Bayer Alion Herbicide is a suspension concentrate formula that provides a long-lasting, residual control of a wide range of broadleaf weeds and annual grasses on citrus fruit, grapes, olives, pome fruit, stone fruit, and tree nuts for up to 6 months. It contains Indaziflam at a concentration of 1.67 lbs. per gallon which provides pre-emergent control of tough weeds such as buckwheat, burclover, carpetweed, chickweed, cudweed, dandelion, filaree, pigweed, ragweed, brome, bluegrass, and more. It works by inhibiting cellulose biosynthesis in plants and deliver exceptional chemistry that helps control even glyphosate-resistance species. Product may be applied as a uniform broadcast or band application for effective prevention of weed emergence.
Alion Herbicide may be applied to the soil as a uniform broadcast or band application for the prevention of new weed emergence. Alion Herbicide provides preemergence, residual control of weeds. A dry soil surface at time of application and 48 hours after application is optimum for binding the active ingredient to soil particles and preventing its downward movement to the crop’s roots. Moisture is needed for activation of Alion Herbicide. Dry soil conditions following the initial 48-hour period after application of Alion Herbicide may result in reduced weed control. Weeds that germinate prior to activation by rain or irrigation may not be controlled. If weeds have emerged, the addition of a foliar active herbicide is needed. Alion Herbicide applied alone will not control weeds that are already emerged. Refer to the “Tank Mix Instructions” section on the label.
PRECAUTIONS FOR USE:
Avoid direct or indirect spray contact with crop foliage, green bark, roots, or fruit as it may cause localized crop injury or death. Only trunks with callused, mature brown bark may be sprayed with Alion Herbicide. If the trunks are not fully callused mature brown bark, they should not be sprayed unless protected from spray contact by nonporous wraps, grow tubes or waxed containers. Contact of Alion Herbicide with tissues other than mature brown bark may result in serious damage or plant death.
The soil surface where Alion Herbicide is to be applied should not have open channels or cracks in the soil. This is to prevent the product from reaching the crop roots either through direct contact from the spray application or with water movement from rain or irrigation as this may cause crop injury. If depressions in the soil such as from settling following transplanting exist around the base of the crop, fill them in with soil prior to applying Alion Herbicide. Crops that are stressed may be more sensitive to herbicide injury and should not be treated.
Weed control activity may be reduced if the application is made to soil covered in heavy crop or weed debris that prevents a uniform distribution of the product reaching the soil. Removing the debris prior to applying Alion Herbicide may improve weed control.
Rates provided on this label are based on broadcast treatment. For banded applications, reduce the broadcast rate of Alion Herbicide to the proportion of the field being treated. No area of the field may be treated with more than the highest rate provided on this label regardless of the portion of the field that this represents.
Do not use in crops that exhibit low vigor or poor health as they may be more susceptible to crop injury. Causes of reduced vigor may include such things as previous pesticide applications, excess fertilizer or salt, diseases, insects, nematodes, drought, flooding, wind damage, frost, nutrient deficiency, or mechanical damage.
RESTRICTIONS FOR USE:
Alion Herbicide can only be applied in citrus trees established for a minimum of one year after transplanting and exhibiting normal growth and good vigor or in new citrus groves one month after planting if the transplanted trees were potted plants (such as citripots) and not bare-rooted, the trunks are protected from spray contact by nonporous wraps, grow tubes or waxed containers, and the trees are actively growing and exhibiting good health and vigor.
Alion Herbicide can only be applied in labeled tree nut crops (except pecan) that have been established for a minimum of one year after transplanting and exhibiting normal growth and good vigor.
Alion Herbicide can only be applied in labeled pome and stone fruit, pecan, and olive that have been established for a minimum of three years after transplanting and exhibiting normal growth and good vigor.
Do not use on soils with 20% or more gravel content. To determine gravel content do not remove gravel from soil samples before sending the samples for soil texture analysis, and request that gravel content be included in the analysis. The gravel content (greater than 2 mm or 0.079 inches in size, US standard sieve size 10) is defined as total percent gravel by weight before conducting soil texture analysis.
Determine soil organic matter content (%OM) of specific orchards, vineyards, and groves by having soil core samples to a minimum depth of 6 inches of soil analyzed.
Do not apply more than the amount of Alion Herbicide specified per application and per year or in a 12 month period on this label based on soil texture, percent organic matter content, application site, and crop.
Allow at least 90 days between applications of Alion Herbicide.
Only use in vineyards where the grapes have at least 6 inches of soil barrier between the soil surface and the major portion of the root system.
Alion Herbicide can only be applied in grapes that have been established for a minimum of three years after transplanting and exhibiting normal growth and good vigor.
Do not apply this product through any type of irrigation system.
Use of spot spraying around desired plants is not allowed due to the variability of the actual application rate. Excessive application rates may result in severe crop injury or death.
Do not apply this product by aerial application.
Do not harvest citrus crops within 7 days after the application of Alion Herbicide.
Do not harvest crops other than citrus within 14 days after the application of Alion Herbicide.
Only crops listed on this label may be replanted or rotated within 24 months after the last application of Alion Herbicide and while following the instructions listed in the “Rotational Crop Restrictions” section.
Do not apply this product to frozen or snow covered soil.
Do not apply this product to water-saturated soil.
Do not flood-irrigate orchards or vineyards containing stone fruit, pome fruit, grapes, tree nuts, or olives within 60 days following application of Alion Herbicide.
Do not apply irrigation, exclusive of flood-irrigation, to treated areas within 48 hours after application.
Do not apply within 25 feet of ponds, lakes, rivers, streams, wetlands, and habitat containing aquatic and semi-aquatic plants.
Do not use Alion Herbicide in Nassau and Suffolk Counties of New York State.
APPLICATION DIRECTIONS FOR USE IN POME and STONE FRUIT, TREE NUTS, AND OLIVE
For use in pome and stone fruit, pecan, and olive only use Alion Herbicide in orchards where the trees have been established at least three years and exhibiting normal growth and good vigor.
For use in tree nuts, except pecan, only use Alion Herbicide in orchards where the trees have been established at least one year and exhibiting normal growth and good vigor.
If cracks in the soil or depressions from transplanting are present, fill them in prior to applying Alion Herbicide.
Pome Fruit: Crop group 11 including apple; azarole; crabapple; loquat; mayhaw; medlar; pear; pear, Asian; quince; quince, Chinese; quince, Japanese; tejocote; cultivars, varieties, and/or hybrids of these
Stone Fruit: Crop group 12 apricot; cherry, sweet; cherry, tart; nectarine; peach; plum; plum, Chickasaw; plum, Damson; plum, Japanese; plumcot; prune Tree Nuts: Crop group 14 including almond; beech nut; Brazil nut; butternut; cashew; chestnut; chinquapin; filbert (hazelnut); hickory nut; macadamia nut; pecan; pistachio; walnut, black and English
SEE LABEL FOR COMPLETE RATES AND INSTRUCTIONS.
This product is toxic to fish, aquatic invertebrates, and plants. Do not apply directly to water, or to areas where surface water is present or to intertidal areas below the mean watermark. Do not contaminate water when disposing of equipment rinsate or washwater. This product may enter water through spray drift or runoff. Follow directions for use to avoid spray drift and runoff. A level well maintained vegetative buffer strip between areas to which this product is applied and surface water features including ponds, streams, and springs will reduce the potential of this product entering water from rainfall-runoff. Runoff of this product will be reduced by avoiding applications when rainfall is forecasted to occur within 48 hours.
Surface Water Advisory: This pesticide may impact surface water quality due to runoff of rainwater. This is especially true for poorly draining soils with shallow ground water. This product is classified as having high potential for reaching surface water via runoff for several months or more after application. Ground Water Advisory: This pesticide has properties and characteristics associated with chemicals detected in ground water. This chemical may leach into ground water if used in areas where soils are permeable, particularly where the water table is shallow.