Canada

Tandem B

registration_expired
Dow AgroSciences - herbicide
29965

GENERAL INFORMATION
Tandem B Herbicide is a selective postemergent herbicide for the control of annual broadleaved weeds in spring wheat, durum wheat and winter wheat, not underseeded with legumes. Tandem B Herbicide offers a novel mode of action for controlling hard-to-kill annual broadleaved weeds such as kochia (including ALS resistant biotypes) and cleavers. Tandem B Herbicide will also provide suppression of hempnettle, wild buckwheat and chickweed.

MODE OF ACTION
Tandem B Herbicide is a systemic auxin-type herbicide and moves within the plant for control of exposed and underground plant tissues. The product controls weeds by disrupting normal plant growth patterns.
Symptoms of weeds include epinasty (twisting of the stems) and swollen nodes.

GENERAL USE PRECAUTIONS

Sensitive Plants
Do not apply Tandem B Herbicide directly to, or otherwise permit it to come in direct contact with susceptible crops or desirable plants including alfalfa, edible beans, canola, flowers and ornamentals, lentils, lettuce, peas, potatoes, radishes, soybeans, sugar beets, sunflowers, tomatoes or tobacco.

Non-Target Sites
Do not apply where proximity of susceptible crops or other desirable plants is likely to result in exposure to spray or spray drift. See Environmental Hazards section of the label.
To reduce runoff from treated areas into aquatic habitats avoid application to areas with a moderate to steep slope, compacted soil, or clay. Avoid application when heavy rain is forecast. Contamination of aquatic areas as a result of runoff may be reduced by including a vegetative strip between the treated area and the edge of the water body.
As this product is not registered for the control of pests in aquatic systems, DO NOT use to control aquatic pests. DO NOT contaminate irrigation or drinking water supplies or aquatic habitats by cleaning of equipment or disposal of wastes.

Field sprayer application
DO NOT apply during period of dead calm. Avoid application of this product when winds are gusty. DO NOT apply with spray droplets smaller than the American Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASAE) medium classification. Boom height must be 60 cm or less above the crop or ground.

Aerial application
DO NOT apply during periods of dead calm. Avoid application of this product when winds are gusty. DO NOT apply when wind speed is greater than 16 km/h at flying height at the site of application. DO NOT apply with spray droplets smaller than the American Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASAE) medium classification. To reduce drift caused by turbulent wingtip vortices, the nozzle distribution along the spray boom length MUST NOT exceed 65% of the wing or rotor span.

Crop Rotation
Fields previously treated with Tandem B Herbicide can be seeded the following year to barley, canola, dry beans, flax, lentils, mustard, oats, peas, potatoes, soybeans, sunflower, or wheat or fields can be summerfallowed.

Tank Mixtures

In some cases, tank mixing a pest control product with another pest control product or a fertilizer can result in biological effects that could include, but are not limited to: reduced pest efficacy or increased host crop injury. The user should contact Dow AgroSciences Canada Inc at 1-800-667-3852 or www.dowagro.ca for information before mixing any pesticide or fertilizer that is not specifically recommended on this label. The user assumes the risk of losses that result from the use of tank mixes that do not appear on this label or that are not specifically recommended by Dow AgroSciences Canada Inc.

Spray Equipment Precaution

Do not apply through any type of irrigation system.

To Reduce Spray Drift:
 Use nozzles delivering higher volumes and coarser droplets.
 Use low pressures (200 to 275 kPa).
 Use 100 L/ha of spray solution.
 Spray when the wind velocity is 15 km/hr or less.
 Spot treatments should only be applied with a calibrated boom to prevent over-application.
 Apply only when the potential for drift to areas of human habitation or areas of human activity such as houses, cottages, schools and recreational areas is minimal. Take into consideration wind speed, wind direction, temperature inversions, application equipment and sprayer settings.

Sprayer clean-out
To avoid injury to desirable plants, thoroughly clean equipment used to apply this product before re-use or using it to apply other chemicals.
1. Immediately after spraying, completely drain the sprayer tank. Any contamination on the outside of the spraying equipment should be removed by washing with clean water.
2. First rinse:
Spray the inside of tank with clean water and fill the sprayer with at least one tenth of the spray tank volume.
Agitate and circulate for 15 minutes, and flush through booms and hoses.
Remove end caps or open ball valves on the ends of each boom section, and flush solution through the boom ends to ensure there is no spray solution trapped between the boom end and the nozzles.
Drain tank completely.
3. Second rinse:
Fill the tank with clean water.
Add All Clear Spray Tank Decontaminator as per manufacturer’s recommendations while filling the tank with clean water.
Agitate and then flush the boom and hoses with the cleaning solution. Top up with water making sure the tank is completely full. Allow to stand for 15 minutes with agitation. Flush the solution out of the spray tank through the spray booms. Remove end caps or open ball valves on the ends of each boom section, and flush solution through the boom ends to ensure there is no spray solution trapped between the boom end and the nozzles.
If possible, let the solution stand in the sprayer tank and booms for an extended period of time, overnight if possible.
After flushing the boom and hoses, drain tank completely.
Remove nozzles and screens and clean separately with a cleaning agent or an ammonia solution (100 mL in 10 L water).
4. Third rinse:
Rinse the tank with clean water and flush through the boom and hoses using at least one tenth of the spray tank volume.
Remove end caps or open ball valves on the ends of each boom section, and flush solution through the boom ends to ensure there is no spray solution trapped between the boom end and the nozzles.
Drain tank completely.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

READ THE ENTIRE LABEL BEFORE USE. FAILURE TO FOLLOW LABEL INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN ERRATIC WEED CONTROL OR CROP DAMAGE. DO NOT APPLY TO CROPS UNDERSEEDED WITH LEGUMES.

Crops Registered: spring wheat ,durum wheat, winter wheat

TANDEM B HERBICIDE ALONE
Apply Tandem B Herbicide for postemergent control of cleavers and kochia, including ALS resistant kochia and other broadleaved weeds infesting spring wheat, durum wheat and winter wheat. See following table for weeds controlled/suppressed and applications rates.

APPLICATION DIRECTIONS

Application Timing
Apply to actively growing spring wheat and durum wheat from the 2-leaf crop growth stage up to and including initiation of stem elongation. Apply to winter wheat in the spring from the 3 tiller stage to just before the flag leaf stage. Apply when weeds are actively growing. Best results are obtained from applications made to seedling weeds. Only weeds emerged at the time of treatment will be controlled.
Extreme growing conditions such as drought or near freezing temperature prior to, at and following time of application may reduce weed control and increase the risk of crop injury at all stages of growth. Foliage that is wet at the time of application may decrease control. Tandem B Herbicide applications are rainfast within 1 hour after application. Under conditions of low crop and high weed density, control may be reduced.

Preharvest/Grazing Intervals (Tandem B Herbicide applied alone)
Livestock may be grazed on treated crops 3 days following application.
Do not harvest the treated crop within 60 days after application.

APPLICATION DIRECTIONS (GROUND AND AERIAL APPLICATIONS)

(1) Ground Application

Using ground equipment, apply Tandem B alone or with tank mix partners as a broadcast treatment.
Apply Tandem B alone at the recommended rates in a spray volume of 50-100 L water/ha. When tank mixing refer to the label of the tank mix partner label for additional instructions, water volumes, precautions and weeds controlled.

(2) Aerial Application

Do not use human flaggers.
Use Tandem B alone or tank mixed with a product registered for aerial application as a broadcast treatment. Apply the recommended rates of Tandem B and tank mix partner as indicated elsewhere on this label. Apply in a spray volume of 30-50 L water/ha. Refer to the tank mix partner label for additional instructions, precautions and weeds controlled.
Apply only by fixed-wing or rotary aircraft equipment which has been functionally and operationally calibrated for the atmospheric conditions of the area and the application rates and conditions of this label.
Label rates, conditions and precautions are product specific. Read and understand the entire label before opening this product. Apply only at the rate recommended for aerial application on this label. Where no rate for aerial application appears for the specific use, this product cannot be applied by any type of aerial equipment.
Ensure uniform application. To avoid streaked, uneven or overlapped application, use appropriate swath marking devices.

Use Precautions
Apply only when meteorological conditions at the treatment site allow for complete and even coverage. 
Apply only under conditions of good practice specific to aerial application as outlined in the National Aerial Pesticide Application Manual, developed by the Federal/Provincial/Territorial Committee on Pest Management and Pesticides.

Operator Precautions
Do not allow the pilot to mix chemicals to be loaded onto the aircraft. Loading of premixed chemicals with a closed system is permitted.
It is desirable that the pilot have communication capabilities at each treatment site at the time of application.
The field crew and the mixer/loaders must wear chemical resistant gloves, coveralls and goggles or face shield during mixing/loading, cleanup and repair. Follow the more stringent label precautions in cases where the operator precautions exceed the generic label recommendations on the existing ground boom label.
All personnel on the job site must wash hands and face thoroughly before eating and drinking. Protective clothing, aircraft cockpit and vehicle cabs must be decontaminated regularly.

 Product Specific Precautions
Read and understand the entire label before opening this product. If you have questions, call the manufacturer at 1-800-667-3852 or obtain technical advice from the distributor or your provincial agricultural representative. Application of this specific product must meet and/or conform to the following:
1.The interaction of many equipment-and-weather-related factors determine the potential for spray drift.
2. Users are responsible for considering all these factors when making decisions.

The following drift management requirement must be followed to avoid off-target drift movement from aerial applications: Nozzles must always point backward parallel with the air stream and never be pointed downwards more than 45 degrees.

TANK-MIX COMBINATION – TANDEM A HERBICIDE + TANDEM B HERBICIDE OR TANDEM GODRI A HERBICIDE + TANDEM B HERBICIDE
For control of a wide spectrum of grass and broadleaf weeds in spring and durum wheat, apply Tandem A tank mixed with Tandem B or Tandem GoDRI A tank mixed with Tandem B. Apply post-emergence when weeds are actively growing: grass weeds up to the 4 leaf, 2 tiller stage and broadleaf weeds as indicated in the following table. Best results are obtained from applications made to seedling weeds. Apply to actively growing spring or durum wheat from the 3 leaf stage to the first node stage. Apply to winter wheat in the spring in the 2-7 leaf, 4 tiller stage. Extreme growing conditions such as drought or near freezing temperature prior to, at, or following time of application may reduce weed control and increase the risk of crop injury at all stages of growth. Under conditions of low crop and high weed density, control may be reduced.

Preharvest/Grazing Intervals (Tandem A and Tandem B or Tandem GoDRI A and Tandem B)
Livestock may be grazed on treated crops 7 days following application.
Do not harvest the treated crop within 60 days after application.

Rates of Application
I. Low Rate: To control the weeds listed below, apply a uniform spray containing Tandem A at 375 mL/ha tank mixed with Tandem B at 0.21 L/ha or Tandem GoDRI A at 52 g/ha tank mixed with Tandem B at 0.21 L/ha.
Refer to the tank-mix combinations table for a complete list of additional weeds controlled when tank mixed with 2,4-D or MCPA.

II. High Rate: To control the weeds listed below, apply a uniform spray containing Tandem A at 500 mL/ha tank mixed with Tandem B at 0.31 L/ha or Tandem GoDRI A at 70 g/ha tank mixed with Tandem B at 0.31 L/ha.

TANK-MIX COMBINATIONS – TANDEM A + TANDEM B + OTHER HERBICIDES OR TANDEM GODRI A + TANDEM B + OTHER HERBICIDES
When tank mixing Tandem A + Tandem B or Tandem GoDRI A + Tandem B the addition of other herbicides will provide control of additional weeds. For products which may be tank mixed with Tandem A + Tandem B or Tandem GoDRI A + Tandem B and the additional weeds controlled, see following table.
Follow all precautions, minimal interval to harvest and directions for use on the Tandem A, Tandem G oDRI A, Tandem B and tank-mix partner labels.

BUFFER ZONES

Use of the following spray methods or equipment DO NOT require a buffer zone: hand-held or backpack sprayer and spot treatment.
The buffer zones specified in the table below are required between the point of direct application and the closest downwind edge of sensitive terrestrial habitats (such as grasslands, forested areas, shelter belts, woodlots, hedgerows, riparian areas and shrublands) and sensitive freshwater habitats (such as lakes, rivers, sloughs, ponds, prairie potholes, creeks, marshes, streams, reservoirs and wetlands) and estuarine/marine habitats.
For tank mixes, consult the labels of the tank-mix partners and observe the largest (most restrictive) buffer zone of the products involved in the tank mixture and apply using the coarsest spray (ASAE) category indicated on the labels for those tank mix partners.

RESISTANCE MANAGEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS
For resistance management, please note that Tandem B Herbicide is a Group 4 herbicide. Any weed population may contain or develop plants naturally resistant to Tandem B Herbicide and other Group 4 herbicides. The resistant biotypes may dominate the weed population if these herbicides are used repeatedly in the same field. Other resistance mechanisms that are not linked to site of action, but specific for individual chemicals, such as enhanced metabolism, may also exist. Appropriate resistance management strategies should be followed.
To delay herbicide resistance:
Where possible, rotate the use of Tandem B Herbicide or other Group 4 herbicide within a growing season (sequence) or among growing seasons with different herbicide groups that control the same weeds in a field.
Use tank mixtures with herbicides from a different group when such use is permitted. To delay resistance, the less resistance-prone partner should control the target weed(s) as effectively as the more resistance-prone partner.
Herbicide use should be based on an integrated weed management program that includes scouting, historical information related to herbicide use and crop rotation, and considers tillage (or other mechanical control methods), cultural (for example, higher crop seeding rates; precision fertilizer application method and timing to favour the crop and not the weeds), biological (weed-competitive crops or varieties) and other management practices.
Monitor weed populations after herbicide application for signs of resistance development (for example, only one weed species on the herbicide label not controlled). If resistance is suspected, prevent weed seed production in the affected area if possible by an alternative herbicide from a different group. Prevent movement of resistant weed seeds to other fields by cleaning harvesting and tillage equipment when moving between fields, and planting clean seed.
Have suspected resistant weed seeds tested by a qualified laboratory to confirm resistance and identify alternative herbicide options.
Contact your local extension specialist or certified crop advisors for any additional pesticide resistance-management and/or integrated weed-management recommendations for specific crops and weed biotypes.
For further information or to report suspected resistance, contact Dow AgroSciences Canada Inc. at 1-800-667-3852 or at www.dowagro.ca.

NOTICE TO USER: This pest control product is to be used only in accordance with the directions on the label. It is an offence under the Pest Control Products Act to use this product in a way that is inconsistent with the directions on the label. The user assumes the risk to persons or property that arises from any such use of this product.

Effective
Crops
Spring wheat
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
0.21 - 0.41
Preharvest Interval
60
Crops
Winter wheat
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
0.21 - 0.41
Preharvest Interval
60