DIRECTiONS FOR USE
Spray Drift Management
A variety of factors Including weather conditions (e.g., wind direction, wind speed, temperature, relative humidity) and method of ground application can influence pesticide drift. The applicator must evaluate all factors and make appropriate adjustments when applying this product.
When applying sprays that contain 2,4-D mixed with other active ingredients that require a Medium or more fine spray, apply only as a Medium or courser spray (ASAE) standard 572) or a volume mean diameter of 300 microns or greater for spinning atomizer nozzles.
Do not apply at wind speeds greater than 10 mph. Only apply this product if the wind direction favors ontarget deposition and there are not sensitive areas (including, but not limited to, bodies of water, known habitat for nontarget species, nontarget crops) within 250 feet downwind. If applying a Medium spray, leave one swath unsprayed at the downwind edge of the treated field.
If applying at wind speeds less than 3 mph, the applicator must determine if: a) conditions of temperature inversion exist, or b) stable atmospheric conditions exist at or below nozzle height. Do not make applications into areas of temperature inversions or stable atmospheric conditions.
Do not apply under circumstances where spray drift may occur to food, forage, or other plantings that might tje damaged or crops thereof rendered unfit for sale, use or consumption. Susceptible crops include; but are not limited to, cotton, okra, flowers, grapes (in growing stage), fruit trees (foliage), soybeans (vegetative stage), ornamentals, sunflowers, tomatoes, beans, and other vegetables, or tobacco. Small amounts of spray drift that might not be visible may injure susceptible broadleaf plants.
Other State and Local Requirements
Applicators must follow.all state and local pesticide drift requirements regarding application of 2,4-D herbicides. Where states have more stringent regulations, they must be observed.
All ground application equipment must be properly maintained and calibrated using appropriate carriers or surrogates. Do not apply with a nozzle height greater than 4 feet above the target site.
Designed for [turfgrass applications] [non-crop] [and IVM (Industrial Vegetation Management)] applications, this product contains three active ingredients.
(1) 2,4-D is an auxin-type herbicide which is a class of plant growth regulators. It is absorbed through the leaves and is translocated to the growing points of the plant, causing weed stems curl and twist, leaf cupping and withering, and eventual plant death.
(2) MCPP-p (mecoprop-p) is an auxin-type herbicide, which is a class of plant growth regulators. It is absorbed through the leaves and is translocated to the growing points of the plant, causing weed stems curl and twist, leaf cupping and withering, and eventual plant death. Dicamba is absorbed through the leaves and roots and has multiples modes of actions for hard-tokill broadleaf weeds.
Combining these herbicides provides a very wide spectrum of weed control for susceptible weeds.
Trimec 992 Broadleaf Herbicide controls weeds by affecting multiple sites within the broadleaf weeds.
The symptoms of susceptible broadleaf weeds include leaf and stem curl or twisting, and weed yellowing.
These combined herbicides provide limited residual activity.
Trimec 992 Broadleaf Herbicide offers these advantages;
• Excellent postemergent activity with proven performance.
• The combinations of these active ingredients provide effective weed control for common and troublesome weed species in turfgrass, including: dandelion, spurge and white clover.
• Rain-fast in as little as 8 hours
• Controls major lawn [turf] weeds
• Often, the weed injury symptoms can be noticed within hours of the application and plant death can occur within 14 to 21 days.
3. Spray Preparation and Tank Mixes
In certain applications, liquid fertilizer may replace part of the water.
Mixing with water:
Add one-half the required amount of water to the spray tank, then add Trimec 992 Broadleaf Herbicide slowly with agitation, and complete filling the tank with water. Mix thoroughly and continue agitation while spraying. When this product is left standing for extended periods of time, re-agitate to assure uniformity of the spray mixture.
Mixing with liquid fertilizers:
Use suitable sources and rates of fertilizer based upon advice of your fertilizer supplier or State Extension' Service Specialist. Verify physical compatibility with a jar test: Always perform a jar test for compatibility before large scale mixing. The jar test can be conducted by mixing all components in a small container in proportionate quantities. If the mixture separates after standing and can be mixed readily by shaking, then the mixture can be used and applied with spray equipment providing continuous agitation. If large flakes, sludge, gels or other precipitates form, or if a separate oily layer or oil globules appear, then the herbicide and the liquid fertilizer must not be prepared as a tank mixture. Liquid fertilizers are either solutions (true fluids) or suspensions. Mixing this product with suspensions or N-P-K solutions may not be satisfactory (may be marginal) without pre-mixing this product with water. Premixing this product with 2 to 4 parts water wili.ensure that the dispersants enable the herbicide to be suspended in the fertilizer.
Adjuvants and spray additives:
Adjuvants (such as surfactants, spreaders, spreader-stickers, spray thickeners, foaming agents, activators, detergents, and drift reducing agents) combined with this product can damage the leaf tissue of turfgrass. If any discoloration or cosmetic effects are objectionable or would be unacceptable, then adjuvant(s) combined with Trimec 992 Broadleaf Herbicide would not be recommended. Do not use adjuvants and spray additive tank-mix combinations, unless your experience indicates that the tank mixture will not result in turf injury. When an adjuvant is used with this product, [name of registrant] recommends the use of Chemical Producers and Distributors Association (CPDA) certified adjuvant.
Spray distribution: The accuracy and uniformity of the herbicide distribution is the sole responsibility of the applicator. Power sprayers fitted with a boom or spray wand/gun may be used for broadcast applications and spot treatments. Boom sprayers equipped with appropriate nozzles, tips, and screens are suitable for broadcast applications. For best spray distribution and coverage, select a spray volume and delivery system that will ensure accurate and uniform coverage. Spray volumes of 5 to 220 gallons per acre with spray pressures adjusted to between 20 to 40 psi.. Note: For bentgrass (except golf greens) spray volumes, use 145 to 220 gallons per acre. Use higher spray volumes for dense weed populations (up to 220 gallons per acre or 5 gallons per 1,000 square feet). .
• Calibration and proper application are essential when using this product.
• Over-application or rates above those specified on this label can cause turf injury.
• Hand-held technique: Wands fitted, with flat fan nozzle tips may be used with the appropriate technique. Flat fan nozzles should not be waved In a back-and-forth motion, or in a side-to-side motion, or in a swinging arm motion. Instead, the nozzle should be held stationary at the proper height. Side-to-side motion results in uneven coverage. Hand operated sprayers including backpack sprayers, compression sprayers are appropriate for small turfgrass areas. After using this product, clean sprayer with soap or detergent and water, or an approved spray tank cleaner and rinse thoroughly before applying other pesticides.