G-Max Lite

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For retail sale to and use only by certified applicators or persons under their direct supervision, and only for those uses covered by the certified applicator's certification. This product is a restricted use herbicide due to ground and surface water concerns. Users must read and follow all precautionary statements and instructions for use in order to minimize potential for atrazine to reach ground and surface water.

General Information G-Max Lite herbicide is a selective preemergence herbicide for controlling most annual grasses, many annual broadleaf weeds and sedges in field corn, popcorn, seed corn, sweet corn, and grain sorghum (refer to Table 1. Weeds Controlled). Weeds Controlled Some weed species have triazine-resistant biotypes that will not be controlled adequately by this product. If resistant biotypes are suspected, use an alternate program or use nontriazine products such as Clarity«herbicide or ProwlC!> herbicide in combination with G-Max Lite, or use Distinct herbicide or StatusC!> herbicide sequentially.

Mode of Action
G-Max Lite contains two active ingredients: dimethenamid-P, as an inhibitor of cell division, Group 15; and atrazine, an inhibitor of photosynthesis at photo system "Site A, Group 5. G-Max Lite typically controls weeds before or soon after they emerge from the soil.

Herbicide Resistance
Naturally occurring biotypes of certain pests with resistance to the atrazine component in G-Max Lite are known to exist. Selection of resistant biotypes, through repeated use of atrazine or related triazine herbicides (same mode of action), may result in reduced levels of control. If poor performance cannot be attributed to adverse weather conditions or improper application methods, a resistant biotype may be present. In such a case, additional treatments with this herbicide or related products are not recommended. Consult your local extension specialist or agricultural advisor for assistance in managing resistant weed bibtypes.

Cleaning Spray Equipment
Clean application equipment thoroughly by using a strong detergent or commercial sprayer cleaner according to the manufacturer's directions; then triple rinse the equipment before and after applying this product. '

Application Instructions
Apply G-Max Lite preplant surface, preplant incorporated, preemergence, or early postemergence to corn or sorghum. G-Max Lite will provide most effective weed
control when applied (by ground or aerial equipment) and subsequently incorporated into soil by rainfall, sprinkler irrigation, or mechanical tillage prior to weed seedling emergence from soil. Apply G-Max Lite with either water or fluid fertilizer as the spray carrier, or impregnated onto and applied with dry bulk fertilizer. Sprayable fluid fertilizer as a carrier is not recommended for use after crop emergence unless the typical fertilizer burn symptoms on the crop are acceptable. Refer to Additives section for more information.

Application Rate
Use rates for G-Max Lite when used C)lone, in tank mix, or in sequential applications are given in Table 2 (refer to General Tank Mixing Information and Crop-specific Information sections for more details). Use rates of this '\ product vary by soil texture and organic matter. Soil texture groupings used in this label are coarse (sand, loamy sand, sandy loam), medium (silt, silt loam, loam, sandy clay loam), and fine (sandy clay, silty clay, silty clay loam, clay loam, and clay).
When use rates are expressed in ranges, use the lower rates for more coarsely textured ,soils lower in organic matter; use the higher rates for more finely textured soils that are higher in organic matter. Reduced rates may be used where partial control or reduced length of soil residua! control is required (refer to Table 2).

Application Timing
Preplant Surfae<e Applications. For use in minimum tillage or noetillage production systems, apply G-Max Lite alone or in tank mixes up to 45 days befo're planting. When making early preplant applications (15 to 45 days prior to planting), use 3.5 pints of G-Max Lite on all soil types. Early preplant applications are not recommended for use on coarse-textured soils or in areas where average annual rainfall (or rainfall + irrigation) typically exceeds 40 inches. Early preplant applications may be applied as part of a split application program where the second application is made after planting (use 2/3 of G-Max Lite rate early followed by 1/3 of rate after planting). Use a split application when the initial application is made more than 30 days prior to planting. Tank mixes with postemergence
herbicides such as Clarity herbicide, glyphosate, Gramoxone Inteon herbicide, or TouchdownGll herbicide must be used when weeds are more than 1.5 inches
tall at the time of application. Pre plant Incorporated Applications. Apply G-Max Lite and incorporate into the upper (1 to 2 inches) soil surface up to 2 weeks before planting. Use a harrow, rolling cultivator, finishing disk, or other implement capable of giving uniform shallow incorporation. Avoid deeper incorporation
or reduced weed control may result. Preemergence Surface Applications. Broadcast treatment uniformly to the soil surface after planting and before crop emergence. Rainfall, sprinkler irrigation, or shallow mechanical incorporation after application is required to move this product into the upper soil surface where weed seeds germinate. If adequate rainfall or irrigation does not occur and weed seedling emergence begins, a shallow cultivation or rotary hoeing will improve performance. Early Postemergence Applications. Apply G-Max Lite early postemergence to corn or sorghum up to 12 inches tall. Apply G-Max Lite before broadleaf weeds are greater than 1.5 inches tall and before grass weeds emerge. If grass and/or broadleaf weeds exceed those growth states, use G-Max Lite in tank mix with products that control those emerged weeds.
Split Applications. Use G-Max Lite in split application programs where applications are made as part of the methods described above. If applications are less than
2 weeks apart, the total G-Max Lite rate used must not exceed the maximum rate given for each specific soil type. If applications are 2 weeks or more apart, a total G-Max Lite use rate of up to 3.5 pints per acre per year may be used on any soil type. 

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