Balan Dry Flowable

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BALAN DF is a preemergence herbicide for control of annual grasses and broadleaf weeds. I ncorporation of BALAN DF is required to assure effective season long weed control. BALAN DF may be applied in liquid sprays of water or liquid fertilizer. BALAN DF controls weeds as they germinate. BALAN DF does not control established weeds.

When applied according to use directions and under normal growing conditions, BALAN DF will not harm the treated crop. Over-application can result in crop injury, delayed emergence or soil residue. Uneven application or improper soil incorporation of BALAN DF can result in erratic weed control or crop injury. Seedling disease, cold weather, deep planting, excessive moisture, high salt concentration or drought may weaken crop seedlings and increase the possibility of damage from BALAN DF. Under these conditions, delayed crop development or reduced yields may result. In arid, irrigated areas of the Western United States-Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming-certain crops are susceptible to injury when planted in soil previously treated with BALAN DF. To avoid such injury, do not plant wheat, barley, oats, rye, other grasses, onions, corn, milo (grain sorghum), spinach, red beets, sugar beets, or other root crops for 10months following an application of BALAN DF. DF should not be applied to soils that are wet or subject to prolonged periods of flooding as poor weed control may result. Other than the crops listed on this labeling, do not plant or transplant crops in the treated area for at least 12 months following an application of this product Chemlgatfon: Do not apply BALAN DF through any type of irrigation system.

Avoid applying BALAN DF to soils that are wet, cloddy, contain excessive plant residue or that are subject to prolonged periods of flooding as poor weed control
or crop injury may result.

BALAN DF may be applied in water and liquid fertilizer materials. Prior to mixing BALAN DF in liquid fertilizer, refer to the label section entitled 'Testing for
Compatibility in Liquid Fertilizers" for test procedures to determine compatibility with the fertilizer product to be used.
Equipment Requirements: Vigorous continuous agitation is required for BALAN DF. Agitation should be sufficient to create a rippling or roiling action at the liquid
surface. Centrifugal pumps are preferred and should have sufficient capacity to provide good bypass volume at all times. Screens placed on the suction side of the
pump should be at least 16 mesh or coarser. Use 50 mesh or coarser screens between the pump and boom and when required at the nozzles. Line screens in
the tank should be no finer than 50 mesh (100 mesh is finer than 50 meSh). Before mixing, be sure equipment is clean and does not contain oily residues from emulsifiable concentrates. If bypass return volume is restricted (i.e.; partial plugging of screen on suction side, or bypass return valve being used to regulate system pressure) poor dispersion or  settling of BALAN DF may occur, causing erratic or poor weed control and/or crop injury.
A premix slurry of BALAN DF and water will help assure good initial dispersion if insufficient agitation exists. Refer to the premix portion of this label. Start with a clean spray tank. Fill the sprayer to 14 of the required spray volume. Start agitation. Add the required amount of BALAN DF in a controlled fashion to allow gradual wetting of the product and prevent clogging of screens and outlet ports. Continue agitation and fill spray tank to required spray volume. Maintain continuous agitation from mixing through application.
Precaution: Do not allow the mixture to back siphon into the water source.

BALAN OF In Tank Mix Combinations
BALAN DF may be tank mixed with other products when applied with water or liquid fertilizer materials. Prior to mixing BALAN DF and another product in liquid fertilizer, refer to the tank mix product manufacturer's label to determine if application in liquid fertilizer is recommended. Also refer to the section in this label entitled "Testing for Compatibility in Liquid Fertilizer" for testing procedures to determine tank mix compatibility with the liquid fertilizer product to be used. Read and follow all label instructions for each material to be added to the spray tank. Vigorous continuous agitation is required for all tank mixtures. Sparger pipe agitators generally provide the best agitation in spray tanks. To prevent foaming in the spray tank during filling; keep the end of the fill pipe below the surface of the water. This prevents air from being stirred or splashed into the mixture.
Mixing Order: Add BALAN DF to spray tank according to mixing directions for "BALAN DF-Alone." Fill the spray tank to 90% of the final spray volume. Add different tank mix formulation types in the following order: dry flowables (DF); wettable powders (WP); aqueous suspensions (AS); flowables (F); liquids (L); solutions (S), and emulsifiable concentrates (EC, LC). Allow time for complete mixing and dispersion after addition of each product. Allow extra mixing and dispersion time for dry flowable products. Continue agitation and fill tank to final spray volume. Maintain continuous agitation during mixing, final filling and throughout application. If spraying and agitation must be stopped before the spray tank is empty, the materials may settle to the bottom. Settled materials must be resuspended before spraying is resumed. A sparger or jet agitator is particularly useful for this purpose. Settled materials may be more difficult to resuspend than when originally mixed. The addition of a suspending agent such as FLOZINE (Loveland Industries, Inc., Greeley, CO) will aid in better dispersion and resuspension of BALAN DF if settling has occurred.
Premixing: When tank mixing, initial mixing and dispersion of certain dry flowable or wettable powder products may be improved by premixing with water (slurrying). Where recommended, follow product label instructions for each material. Adding the slurried material to the spray tank through a 20 to 35 mesh wetting screen will help assure good initial dispersion. 

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