«VisionMAX™ Silviculture Herbicide COMMERCIAL SOLUTION CAUTION POISON WARNING – EYE AND SKIN IRRITANT REGISTRATION NO. 27736 PEST CONTROL PRODUCTS ...»
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1.8 SPILLS Soak up small amounts of spill with absorbent clays.
Sweep or scoop up spilled materials and dispose of in an approved landfill.
Wash down surfaces (floors, truckbeds, streets, etc.) with detergent and water solution.
1.9 EMERGENCY NUMBERS
In case of an emergency involving this product, call Monsanto collect, day or night:
Accident/Spills/Medical Emergency ……………….…………. (314) 694-4000 Or ……………………………...1-800-332-3111 Or CANUTEC …………………(613) 996-6666
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
2.0 GENERAL INFORMATION When applied as directed under conditions described, this product controls undesirable vegetation listed on this label. This product also suppresses or controls undesirable vegetation listed on this label, when applied at recommended rates for release of established coniferous or deciduous species listed in the "Conifer Release" and "Deciduous Release" sections of this label.
This product may be applied using aerial and ground spray or wiper equipment for silvicultural site preparation, rights-of-ways, and conifer release, and ground spray or wiper equipment for deciduous release, forest road-side vegetation management and forest tree planting nurseries. Woody vegetation may be controlled by injection application of this product. See the "Mixing", "Application Instructions" and "Selective Equipment" sections of this label for information on how to properly apply this product.
For herbaceous weeds, woody brush, and trees controlled, see the "Vegetation Controlled" section of this label.
For specific site preparation instructions, see the "Site Preparation, Forest Roadside and Rights of Way Vegetation Management" section of the label.
For specific conifer or deciduous release instructions see the "Conifer Release" or "Deciduous Release" sections of this label.
For specific industrial, military base, rights-of-way and public areas instructions see the “Industrial, Military Bases, Rights-of-Way, Recreational, and Public Areas” section of this label.
Treatments should not be made to trees or brush after fall leaf drop has begun.
For specific forest tree planting nursery instructions, see the "Forest Tree Planting Nurseries" section of this label.
For specific injection application instructions, see the "Injection Applications" section of this label.
For specific instructions on use of wick or wiper applicators for vegetation control, see the "Selective Equipment" section of this label.
This product moves through the plant from the point of foliage contact to and into the root system. Visible effects on most annual weeds occur within 2 to 4 days, but on most susceptible perennial weeds, trees and woody brush, may not occur until 7 to 14 days.
Extremely cool or cloudy weather at treatment time may slow down activity of this product and delay visual effects or control. Visible effects are a gradual wilting and yellowing of the plant which advances to complete browning of above-ground growth and deterioration of underground plant parts.
Delay application until vegetation has emerged to the stages described for control of such vegetation under the "Vegetation Controlled" section of this label to provide adequate leaf surface to receive the spray. Unemerged plants arising from underground rhizomes or rootstocks of perennials will not be affected by the spray and will continue to grow. For this reason best control of most perennial herbaceous vegetation is obtained when treatment is made at late growth stages approaching maturity.
Always use the higher rate of this product per hectare within the recommended range on hard to control species or when vegetation growth is heavy or dense.
Do not treat vegetation under poor growing conditions such as drought stress, disease or insect damage as reduced vegetation control may result. Reduced results may also occur when treating vegetation heavily covered with dust.
Rainfall occurring soon after application may reduce effectiveness. Heavy rainfall within 2 hours after application may wash the product off the foliage and a repeat treatment may be required.
Do not mix with any surfactant, pesticide, herbicide oils or any other material other than water unless specified in this label.
For best results spray coverage should be uniform and complete. Do not spray weed foliage to the point of runoff.
RESISTANCE-MANAGEMENT RECOMMENDATIONSFor resistance management, VisionMAX Silviculture Herbicide is a Group 9 herbicide.
Any weed population may contain or develop plants naturally resistant to VisionMAX Silviculture Herbicide and other Group 9 herbicides. The resistant biotypes may dominate the weed population if these herbicides are used repeatedly in the same field.
Other resistance mechanisms that are not linked to site of action, but specific for individual chemicals, such as enhanced metabolism, may also exist. Appropriate resistance-management strategies should be followed.
To delay herbicide resistance:
• Where possible, rotate the use of VisionMAX Silvicutrural Herbicide or other Group 9 herbicides within a growing season (sequence) or among growing seasons with different herbicide groups that control the same weeds in a field.
• Use tank mixtures with herbicides from a different group when such use is permitted. To delay resistance, the less resistance-prone partner should control the target weed(s) as effectively as the more resistance-prone partner.
• Herbicide use should be based on an integrated weed management program that includes scouting, historical information related to herbicide use and crop rotation, and considers tillage (or other mechanical control methods), cultural (for example, higher crop seeding rates; precision fertilizer application method and timing to favour the crop and not the weeds), biological (weed-competitive crops or varieties) and other management practices.
• Monitor weed populations after herbicide application for signs of resistance development (for example, only one weed species on the herbicide label not controlled). If resistance is suspected, prevent weed seed production in the affected area if possible by an alternative herbicide from a different group. Prevent movement of resistant weed seeds to other fields by cleaning harvesting and tillage equipment when moving between fields, and planting clean seed.
• Have suspected resistant weed seeds tested by a qualified laboratory to confirm resistance and identify alternative herbicide options.
• Contact your local extension specialist or certified crop advisors for any additional pesticide resistance-management and/or integrated weed-management recommendations for specific crops and weed biotypes.
• For further information or to report suspected resistance, contact Monsanto Canada at 1-800-667-4944 or at www.Monsanto.ca.
3.0 MIXING AND APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
ATTENTION: AVOID CONTACT WITH FOLIAGE, GREEN STEMS, OR
FRUIT OF CROPS, DESIRABLE PLANTS AND TREES SINCE SEVERE
INJURY OR DESTRUCTION MAY RESULT.
APPLY THESE SPRAY SOLUTIONS IN PROPERLY MAINTAINED AND
CALIBRATED EQUIPMENT CAPABLE OF DELIVERING DESIREDVOLUMES.
AVOID DRIFT. EXTREME CARE MUST BE USED WHEN APPLYING THIS
PRODUCT TO PREVENT INJURING DESIRABLE PLANTS AND CROPS.
Do not allow spray mist to drift, since even minute quantities of spray can cause severe damage or destruction to nearby crops, plants or other areas on which treatment is not intended, or may cause other unintended consequences. Apply only in wind conditions in compliance with local and/or provincial regulations. Do not apply when other climatic conditions, including lesser wind velocities, will allow significant drift to occur. When spraying, avoid combinations of pressure and nozzle type that will result in fine particles (mist) which are more likely to drift.
NOTE: Use of this product in any manner not consistent with this label may result in injury to persons, animals or crops, or other unintended consequences. Keep container closed to prevent spills and contamination.
Clean sprayer parts immediately after using this product by thoroughly flushing with water.
Do not contaminate water sources by disposal of wastes or cleaning of equipment.
DO NOT USE IN GREENHOUSES, REDUCED RESULTS MAY OCCUR IF
WATER CONTAINING SOIL IS USED, SUCH AS WATER FROM PONDS ANDUNLINED DITCHES.
3.2 MIXING This product mixes readily with water.
For ground, aerial or industrial type sprayers, fill the spray tank with one-half the required amount of water. Add the proper amount of herbicide (see “Application Rates” section of this booklet) and mix well before adding the remaining portion of water.
Placing the filling hose below the surface of the liquid solution will prevent excessive foaming. Removing hose from tank immediately will avoid back siphoning into water source. Use of mechanical agitators may cause excessive foaming. Bypass lines should terminate at the bottom of the tank.
For use in knapsack sprayers, it is suggested that the proper amount of this herbicide be mixed with water in a larger container. Fill sprayer with the mixed solution.
3.3 APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
APPLY THESE SPRAY SOLUTIONS IN PROPERLY MAINTAINED AND
CALIBRATED EQUIPMENT CAPABLE OF DELIVERING DESIRED
VOLUMES. HAND GUN APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE PROPERLY
DIRECTED TO AVOID SPRAYING DESIRABLE PLANTS.
AVOID DRIFT – Drift may cause damage to any vegetation contact for which treatment is not intended. Applications in wind conditions in excess of local and/or provincial aerial spray regulations are not recommended.
To prevent injury to adjacent vegetation, appropriate buffer zones must be maintained.
Do not apply directly to any body of water populated with fish or used for domestic purposes. Do not use in areas where adverse impact on domestic water or aquatic species is likely.
3.3.1 APPLICATION RATES To control or suppress herbaceous weeds, woody brush and trees, apply 2.0 to 4.0 litres of this product per hectare using aerial, ground boom or boomless, or mist blower equipment, or apply as a 0.7 to 1.3% solution using hand-held high volume equipment. For control of perennial herbaceous weeds in site preparation applications using aerial, ground boom or boomless, or mist blower equipment, apply 4.6 to 7.9 litres of this product per hectare as directed in the recommended volume of clean water to the foliage of actively growing vegetation.
For specific rates for wick or wiper applicators, see the "Selective Equipment" section of this label.
3.3.2 AERIAL EQUIPMENT Apply only by fixed-wing or rotary aircraft equipment which has been functionally and operationally calibrated for the atmospheric condition of the area and the application rates and conditions of this label. Label rates, condition and precautions are product specific.
Read and understand the entire label before opening this product. Apply only at rate(s) recommended for aerial application on this label in 20 to 100 L of water per hectare unless otherwise directed on this label.
For aerial application in site preparation refer to section 5.1.1 of this label.
For aerial application in conifer release refer to section 5.1.2 of this label.
For aerial application in industrial, rights-of-way and military bases refer to section 5.3.5 of this label.
Where no rate for aerial application appears for the specific use, this product cannot be applied by any type of aerial equipment. As density of vegetation increases, spray volume should be increased within recommended range to ensure complete coverage.
Ensure uniform application -- to avoid streaked, uneven or overlapped application, use appropriate marking devices, or equivalent electronic positioning systems (GPS).
Thoroughly wash aircraft, especially landing gear, after each day of spraying to remove residues of this product accumulated during spraying or from spills. PROLONGED
EXPOSURE OF THIS PRODUCT TO UNCOATED STEEL SURFACES MAY RESULT
IN CORROSION AND POSSIBLE FAILURE OF THE PART. LANDING GEAR ISMOST SUSCEPTIBLE. The maintenance of an organic coating (paint) which meets aerospace specification MIL-C-38412 may prevent corrosion.
Use Precautions Apply only when meteorological conditions at the treatment site allow for complete and even crop coverage. Apply only under conditions of good practice specific to aerial application as outlined in the National Aerial Pesticide Application Manual, developed by the Federal/Provincial/Territorial Committee on Pest Management and Pesticides. Do not apply to any body of water. Avoid drifting of spray onto any body of water or other nontarget areas. Specified buffer zones should be observed.
Coarse sprays are less likely to drift; therefore do not use nozzles or nozzle configurations which dispense spray as fine spray droplets. Do not angle nozzles forward into the airstream and do not increase spray volume by increasing nozzle pressure. Do not spray during period of dead calm or when wind velocity and direction pose a risk of spray drift. Do not spray when wind is blowing towards nearby sensitive crop, garden, terrestrial habitat (such as a shelter belt) or aquatic habitat.
Applicator Precautions Do not allow the pilot to mix chemical to be loaded onto the aircraft. Loading of premixed chemicals with a closed system is permitted.
It is desirable that the pilot has communication capabilities at each treatment site at the time of application.