DIRECTIONS FOR USE
It is a violation of Federal law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling.
Do not apply this product in a way that will contact workers or other persons, either directly or through drift. Only protected handlers may be in the area during application. For any requirements specific to your State or Tribe, consult the agency responsible for pesticide regulation.
USE INFORMATION Mission is a selective herbicide for preemergence and postemergence control of certain broadleaf weeds and grasses in grapes, citrus, tree nuts and conifers. Mission herbicide is absorbed through the root and foliage of plants, rapidly inhibiting the growth of susceptible weeds. For preemergence application, rainfall or irrigation is needed for herbicide activation. Length of control is a function of environmental factors such as soil type, soil moisture, temperature and amount of moisture after the application. Existing weeds or crop residue may reduce the length and level of residual control. Weed control may also be reduced due to environmental stress to the weeds at the time of the application. Weed growth stops within hours after the application, however symptom progress from discoloration or chlorosis to necrosis generally requires from 2 to 4 weeks. Speed of control is generally a function of weather with faster action during warmer weather and actively growing weeds. The best control is obtained when Mission Herbicide is applied either to weeds just prior to germination or to young, actively growing weeds. For optimal herbicidal activity, prior to application, the bed or soil surface should be reasonably even and clear of crop and weed residue. Before herbicide application, crop and weed residue can be mixed into the soil through cultivation, or removed by blowing the area to be treated. Any practices that cause disturbance of the soil surface after herbicide treatment will decrease herbicidal activity. If rainfall does not occur within 2 weeks after a preemergence, application ¼ to ½ inch of irrigation water should be applied. Do not apply more than 1 inch of irrigation water.
Mission Herbicide controls weeds by inhibiting the acetolactate synthase (ALS) biochemical process. Some weeds may contain naturally occurring populations that are resistant to ALS inhibiting herbicides. Applications of ALS inhibiting herbicides, when used alone, over a period of time may lead to biotypes that are resistant to ALS herbicides. This then leads to a reduction in the level of control obtained through the use of these herbicides. To prevent or delay the build-up of ALS resistant weeds, weed management programs should include the use of appropriate registered herbicides for control of these weeds that have a different mode of action. Applications of herbicides with a different mode of action should be used during the same year or in sequential years.
APPLICATION RESTRICTIONS FOR ALL USES
• Do not apply Mission Herbicide aerially.
• Do not apply Mission Herbicide through any irrigation system.
• Do not apply to saturated soils.
• Do not apply to plants that are under stress due to drought, standing water, heavy insect and/or disease pressure, low soil fertility, etc.
• Do not mechanically incorporate into the soil.
• Do not apply more than 0.15 lb ai per acre per year (9.6 ounces of product per acre per year).
• A 25 foot buffer for ground applications must be maintained between the point of direct application and the closest downwind edge of sensitive terrestrial habitats (including grasslands, forested areas, shelter belts, woodlots, hedgerows, riparian areas and shrub lands), sensitive freshwater habitats (including lakes, rivers, sloughs, ponds, creeks, marshes, streams, reservoirs and wetlands) and estuarine/marine habitats.
Apply Mission with spray equipment that has been cleaned and is free of pesticide deposits from previous pesticide use. Clean spray equipment according to manufacturer’s directions, see previous pesticide label for appropriate cleanup directions, or use Mission Spray Equipment Clean Out procedures.
Preemergence Weed Control
Apply Mission Herbicide in a broadcast spray volume of 15 to 50 gallons of water per acre in a uniform application to the soil surface. Soil surfaces should be clean from crop residue and weed-free at the time of the application. If weeds, weeds residue or crop residue is present, these should be removed by light mechanical incorporation or other means. Once the application has been made the soil surface should not be disturbed.
Postemergence Weed Control
Applications for postemergence weed control should be made in 15 to 50 gallons of water per acre. Use the higher water volumes if vegetation or crop residue is present. For directed sprays a spray volume of 20 or more gallons per acre is recommended. Best results are obtained when weeds are small and actively growing. Broadleaf weeds should be no larger than 2 to 4 inches and grasses should be no taller than 4 inches and prior to first tillering.
Broadcast: Apply Mission Herbicide using conventional low-pressure ground spray equipment with flat fan or flood nozzles (preemergence applications only). Follow manufacture’s recommendation for spraying pressure and boom height. Check spray equipment daily for proper maintenance and calibration.
Banded: Mission can also be applied as a banded treatment. Banded rate and volume per treated area can be calculated by multiplying broadcast rate and volume per treated acre by the band width in inches divided by the row width in inches.
Directed Spray: Apply Mission Herbicide as a low-pressure coarse spray in at least 20 gallons of water per acre. Follow manufacturer’s recommendations for nozzle spacing and operating pressure. Nozzles should be adjusted to adequately cover the weed foliage but minimize contact with the crop. Do not apply with hollow cone nozzles.
Spot application: For spot applications apply sprays uniformly to the soil for preemergence weed control or to weeds for postemergence weed control. Mix the required amount of Mission Herbicide with the specified amount of water. For preemergence application use onehalf to one gallon of spray per 1000 sq ft. For postemergence application use a minimum of 1 gallon of spray per 1000 sq ft and add a non-ionic surfactant at 0.5 fl oz (1 Tbs) per gallon of spray. If applying within an established crop use coarse low-pressure sprays and direct the spray to the soil beneath the plants. Do not allow spray to contact leaves or green stems of woody plants. Use 0.062 oz/gallon of water. Thoroughly agitate the spray solution prior to application.
Note: Mission herbicide may be applied in single or sequential applications. Sequential applications are made on a longer term interval such as fall followed by a spring application.
Rotational Crop Information
If rotating to another crop not on the label, allow a 12 month interval between the last application and the planting of the rotational crop.
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