Emergency use herbicide registration
May 28, 2009 By Elaine Roddy OMAFRA
May 28, 2009, Ridgetown, Ont. – Command 360 ME herbicide has been
granted an emergency use registration for use on field cucumbers,
melons, squash and processing pumpkins for the 2009 growing season.
May 28, 2009, Ridgetown, Ont. – Command 360 ME herbicide has been granted an emergency use registration for use on field cucumbers, melons, squash and processing pumpkins for the 2009 growing season.
Command 360 ME controls a wide range of broadleaf weeds including velvetleaf and lamb’s-quarters. Pigweed seedling escapes may occur, resulting in the need for follow-up mechanical controls such as hoeing or cultivation. Command is taken up by germinating seedlings causing them to turn white and die. Under dry soil conditions the effectiveness of this product may be delayed or decreased due to poor uptake by the weed seedlings.
Apply Command 360 ME at a rate of 0.78 to 1.17 L/ha (320 to 480 mL/acre). Use the low rate on sandy loam soils and on melon crops. Apply Command as a pre-emergence treatment.
Certain varieties of jack-o-lantern pumpkins and squash from the cucurbita maxima family may experience fruit discolouration when treated with Command. These va- rieties include NK 530, NK 580, turk’s turban, golden delicious and all banana types.
Do not plant a commercial winter wheat or rye in the fall following a Command 360 ME application. Grain crops used as winter cover crops may exhibit carryover injury, however the crop will usually still establish sufficient winter ground cover to offer erosion protection.
Certain tree species commonly found in fencerows and woodlots are very sensitive to Command drift, as are many neighbouring crops. Take all appropriate measures to prevent drift when applying this product. Do not apply when winds exceed 16km/ hour or during periods of dead calm or when air temperatures exceed 25C.
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