Fomesafen 2SL

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Read all label directions before using.
Fomesafen 2SL is a selective herbicide which may be applied preplant surface, preemergence and/or postemergence for control or partial control of broadleaf weeds, grasses and sedges in cotton, dry beans, snap beans and soybeans.

Preplant Surface and Preemergence Applications
Certain germinating broad leaf weeds, grasses and sedges can be controlled or partially controlled by soil residual activity from either preplant surface or preemergence applications of Fomesafen 2SL. Moisture is necessary to activate Fomesafen 2SL in soil for residual weed control. Dry weather following applications of Fomesafen 2SL may reduce effectiveness. When adequate moisture is not received after a Fomesafen 2SL application, weed control may be improved by overhead irrigation with at least a 1/4 inch of water.

Postemergence Applications
Fomesafen 2SL is generally most effective when used postemergence, working through contact action.
Therefore, emerged weeds must have thorough spray coverage for effective control. Best broadspectrum postemergence control of susceptible broad leaf weeds is obtained when Fomesafen 2SL is applied early to actively growing weeds.
This usually occurs within 14 to 28 days after planting. Refer to the weed control tables for specific recommendations on weed growth stages and rates. Some bronzing, crinkling or spotting of labeled crop leaves may occur following postemergence applications, but labeled crops soon outgrow these effects and develop normally.

Drift Management: Avoiding spray drift at the application site is the responsibility of the applicator and the grower. The interaction of many eqUipment and weather-related factors determines the potential for spray drift. The applicator and grower must consider the interaction of equipment and weather-related
factors to ensure that the potential for drift to sensitive nontarget plants is minimal. This pesticide may only be applied when the potential for drift to adjacent sensitive areas (e.g., residential areas, bodies of water, nontarget plants) is minimal (i.e., when the wind is blowing away from the sensitive area).
Spray Additives: Only spray additives cleared for use on growing crops under 40 CFR 180.1001 may be used in spray mixture.
For Postemergence Applications Always Add One Of The Following Except in Tank Mix With Products

Prohibiting Spray Additives:
Nonionic Surfactant (NIS) - Use NIS containing at least 75% surface active agent at 0.25 to 0.5% v/V (1- 2 qts./100 gals.) of the finished spray volume. Crop Oil Concentrate (COC) - Use a non phytotoxic COC containing 15-20% approved emulsifier, at 0.5- 1% v/v (0.5-1 gal./l00 gals.) of the finished spray volume. COC can improve weed control but may slightly reduce crop tolerance.
Other Adjuvants - Adjuvants other than COC or NIS may be used providing the product meets the following criteria:
1. Contains only EPA exempt ingredients.
2. Is nonphytotoxic to the target crop.
3. Is compatible in mixture. (May be established through a jar test.)
4. Is supported locally for use with Fomesafen 2SL on the target crop through proven field trials and through university and extension recommendations.
Note: No adjuvants are needed for preplant surface or preemergence applications unless Fomesafen 2SL is being used in i;I burndown on emerged weeds.
Recommended Mixing Order:
1. Fill the spray tank with half the required amount of water and begin agitation. *
2. Add dry pesticide formulations.
3. Add Fomesafen 2SL Herbicide.
4. Add liquid pesticide formulations.
5. Add spray adjuvant and fertilizer (if used).
6. Add the remaining water and maintain agitation throughout the spray operation.
* Compatibility agent, 1 gallon/500 gallons of water or 0.2% v/v, may be added as needed. 

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