Use & Mixing

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Degree Xtra Herbicide

Standard Sprayable Fluid FertilizerCompatibility TestHerbicides may not always mix evenly throughout a sprayable fluid fertilizer or the components may separate too quickly to make their combined use of practical value. This may be due to certain characteristics of the different fluid fertilizers. A simple test using small quantities of the components is suggested to provide compatibility potential.The test follows:A. Materials Required For A Compatibility Test1. Two one-quart jars with lid or stopper (marked with and without).2. TEAspoons (for a more exacting test, a five to ten milliliter (mL) pipette or graduated cylinder is desirable).3. Sprayable fluid fertilizer to be tested.4. The herbicide chemicals to be mixed.5. A compatibility agent (the purpose of the adjuvant is to help keep the fertilizer and crop protection chemical in suspension, if this assistance is needed).B. Procedure1. Add one pint of the sprayable fluid fertilizer that will be used or other herbicide carrier to each jar marked with and without.2. To the jar marked with, add 1/4 TEAspoon or 1.2 milliliters of a suitable compatibility agent; shake gently for five to ten seconds to mix. (1/4 TEAspoon in one pint is the equivalent of two pints per 100 gallons of liquid fertilizer.)3. To each jar add the appropriate amount of herbicide(s). If more than one is used, add them separately with the wettable powders or dry flowables added first, flowables second and liquid last. Shake gently five to ten seconds after each addition.See table on page 4 of Master Label.This compatibility test is designed for 25 gallons of spray per acre with the maximum labeled rate of herbicide. For changes in spray volume or herbicide rate, make appropriate changes in the ingredients of the test. Regardless of spray volume, the amount of compatibility agent should be equal to two or three pints (two pints = 1/4 TEAspoon or 1.2 milliliters, three pints = 3/8 TEAspoon or 1.8 milliliters per pint of sprayable fluid fertilizer) per 100 gallons of liquid fertilizer.C. Observations and Decisions1. If the herbicide(s) and the sprayable fluid fertilizer are compatible.2. If a compatibility agent is necessary.Five minutes after the final addition and mixing, observe both jars for the formation of large flakes, sludge, gels or other precipitates. Observe if the herbicide(s) cannot be physically mixed with the liquid fertilizer but remains as small oily particles in the solution.If incompatibility in any form described above occurs in the jar With the compatibility agent added, the liquid fertilizer and the herbicide(s) should not be used together in the same spray tank.If incompatibility as described above occurs in the jar Without the adjuvant but not in the jar With adjuvant, the use of a compatibility adjuvant is recommended.Both jars should be allowed to stand and be observed periodically for one-half hour.If the separate layers of liquid fertilizer and additives can be resuspended by shaking, commercial application is possible. An emulsifiable concentrate normally will go to the top after standing; wettable powders will either settle to the bottom of the tank or jar, or float to the top, depending upon the density of the fertilizers.If the herbicide(s) is compatible with fluid fertilizer in the foregoing test without having to use a compatibility agent, fluid fertilizer may be used for the premixing. If it is not compatible without the compatibility agent, the herbicide(s) should be premixed with water before adding to the spray tank.
Reentry PPE
PPE required for early entry to treated areas that is permitted under the Worker Protection Standard and that involves contact with anything that has been treated, such as plants, soil, or water, is: coveralls, shoes plus socks and chemical-resistant gloves made of any waterproof material.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)Some materials that are chemical-resistant to this product are listed below. If you want more options, follow the instructions for category A on an EPA chemical-resistance category selection chart.Mixers, loaders, applicators, and other handlers must wear: long-sleeved shirt and long pants, chemical-resistant gloves such as polyethylene or polyvinylchloride, shoes plus socks, chemical-resistant apron when mixing/loading, cleaning up spills, or cleaning equipment, or otherwise exposed to the concentrate. See Engineering Controls for additional requirements.
Sprayer CompatibilityAlways predetermine the compatibility of this product or labeled mixtures of this product with water carrier or sprayable fluid fertilizer carrier by mixing small proportional quantities in advance. See the STANDARD SPRAYABLE FLUID FERTILIZER COMPATIBILITY TEST section in this label to determine the compatibility of this product and the labeled tank mixtures specified for use with sprayable fluid fertilizer carrier.Mix this product or labeled tank mixtures of this product with the appropriate carrier as follows:1. Place a 20- to 35-mesh screen or wetting basket over filling port.2. Through the screen, fill the sprayer tank one-half full with appropriate carrier.3. If a compatibility agent is necessary to improve mixing or to prevent the formation of undesirable and unsprayable gels or precipitates, while agitating add it to the carrier already in the tank. Use only compatibility agents cleared by FDA for this use. Read and follow all directions for use, cautionary statements and all other information appearing on the selected compatibility agent label. Check for adequate agitation.4. If a wettable powder or dry flowable formulation is used, make a slurry with water, and add it slowly through the screen into the tank. Continue agitation.5. If a flowable formulation is used, add slowly through screen into the tank. Mixing and compatibility may be improved when flowable is premixed one part flowable with one part water and added slowly to the tank in diluted form.6. Add this product slowly through the screen into the tank. Mixing and compatibility may be improved when this product is prediluted with two parts of water and added to the tank in diluted form.7. Complete filling the sprayer tank with carrier. If a Roundup(R) agricultural herbicide or GramoxoneTM brand herbicide is used, add the required amount near the end of the filling process. Remove hose from tank immediately after filling to avoid siphoning back into the water source.Maintain good agitation at all times until the contents of the tank are sprayed.NOTE: If spray mixture is allowed to settle at any time, thorough agitation is required to resuspend the mixture before spraying is resumed. Keep bypass line on or near bottom of tank to minimize foaming. Screen size in nozzle or line strainers should be no finer than 50-mesh. Carefully select proper nozzle to avoid spraying a fine mist. Check for even distribution of spray droplets. For best results with ground application, use flat-fan or whirl-chamber nozzle. To reduce loss of chemical due to drift of a fine mist, apply at pressures less than 40 psi.

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