Drexel Imitator Aquatic Herbicide is a highly effective solution against unwanted annual and perennial weeds and woody plants. Contains glyphosate as its active ingredient which is known to powerfully eliminate weeds and grasses that compete with crops. It offers versatility since it may be used for both ground and aerial applications. Drexel Imitator Aquatic Herbicide is proven to be fast-acting because it is immediately absorbed through plant foliage, and then translocates to the root system within 6 hours. Visible effects on annual weeds can be seen in as little as 2 to 4 days depending on the weed(s) being treated. Recommended for use in non-crop sites, around aquatic sites, forests, and wildlife habitat areas. Long-lasting and rainfast in 2 hours.
Do not contaminate water when cleaning equipment or disposing of equipment washwaters. Treatment of aquatic weeds can result in oxygen depletion or loss due to decomposition of dead plants. This oxygen loss can cause fish suffocation.
In case of spill or leak, soak up and remove to a landfill.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
It is a violation of Federal law to use this product in any manner inconsistent with its labeling. For any requirements specific to your State or Tribe, consult the agency responsible for pesticide regulation.
IMITATOR AQUATIC HERBICIDE is a water-soluble liquid, which mixes readily with water and non-ionic surfactants to be applied as a foliar spray for the control or destruction of many Herbaceous and Woody plants. This product is intended for control of Annual and Perennial weeds and Woody plants in forests, pine straw plantations, Non-crop sites such as Utility Rights-of-Way and in and around aquatic sites; also for use in wildlife habitat areas, for Perennial grass release and Grass growth suppression and grazed areas on these sites.
The active ingredient in 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 Perennial brush species may not occur for 7 days or more. Extremely cool or cloudy weather following treatment may slow the activity of this product and delay visual effects of control. Visible effects include gradual wilting and yellowing of the plant which advances to complete browning of above ground growth and deterioration of underground plant parts
Unless otherwise directed on this label, delay application until vegetation has emerged and reached the stages described for control of such vegetation under the “WEEDS CONTROLLED” section of this label.
Unemerged plants arising from unattached underground rhizomes or root stocks of Perennials will not be affected by the spray and will continue to grow. For this reason, best control of most Perennial weeds is obtained when treatment is made at late growth stages approaching maturity.
Always use the higher rate of this product per acre with the labeled range when weed growth is heavy or dense, when treating dense multi-canopied sites or Woody vegetation or difficult-to-control Herbaceous or Woody plants.
Do not treat weeds, brush or trees under poor growing conditions such as drought stress, disease or insect damage as reduced weed control may result. Reduced control or target vegetation may also occur if foliage is heavily covered with dust.
Reduced control may also result when applications are made to Woody plants or weeds following site disturbance or plant top growth removal from grazing, mowing, logging or mechanical brush control. For best results, delay treatment of such areas until resprouting and foliar growth has restored the target vegetation to the specified stage of growth for optimum herbicide exposure and control.
Rainfall or irrigation occurring within 6 hours after application may reduce effectiveness. Heavy rainfall or irrigation within 2 hours after application may wash the product off the foliage and a repeat treatment may be required.
MIXING AND APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Apply these spray solutions in properly maintained and calibrated equipment capable of delivering desired volumes. Properly direct handgun applications to avoid spraying desirable plants. Note: Reduced results may occur if water containing soil is used, such as water from ponds and unlined ditches.
This product mixes readily with water. Mix spray solutions of this product as follows:
Fill the mixing or spray tank with the required amount of water while adding the required amount of this product (see the “DIRECTIONS FOR USE” and “WEEDS CONTROLLED” sections of this label).
Near the end of the filling process, add the required surfactant and mix well. Remove hose from tank immediately after filling to avoid siphoning back into the water source.
Note: If tank-mixing with Garlon® 3A herbicide, ensure that Garlon 3A is well mixed with at least 75% of the total spray volume before adding this product to the spray tank to avoid incompatibility. During mixing and application, foaming of the spray solution may occur. To prevent or minimize foam, avoid the use of mechanical agitators, place the filling hose below the surface of the spray solution (only during filling), terminate by-pass and return lines at the bottom of the tank and if needed, use an approved anti-foam or defoaming agent.
Keep by-pass line on or near the bottom of tank to minimize foaming. Screen size in nozzle or line strainers should be no finer than 50 mesh. Carefully select correct nozzle to avoid spraying a fine mist. For best results with conventional ground application equipment, use flat fan nozzles. Check for even distribution of spray droplets.
IMPORTANT: When using this product, unless otherwise specified, mix with a surfactant such as a non-ionic surfactant containing 80% or greater active ingredient. For Conifer release (Pine release), use only surfactants that are approved for Conifer release and specified on the surfactant label as safe for use in Conifer release (Pine release). Always read and follow the manufacturer’s surfactant label directions for best results.
Colorants or Dyes: Colorants or marking dyes approved for use with herbicides may be added to this product. Colorants or dyes used in spray solutions of this product may reduce performance, especially at lower rates or dilution. Use colorants or dyes according to the manufacturer’s directions.
Clean sprayer and parts immediately after using this product by thoroughly flushing with water and dispose of rinsate according to labeled use or disposal instructions.
Carefully observe all cautionary statements and other information appearing in the surfactant label.
Apply to actively growing Annual grasses and Broadleaf weeds. Allow at least 3 days after application before disturbing treated vegetation. After this period the weeds may be mowed, tilled or burned. See “DIRECTIONS FOR USE,” “USE INFORMATION” and “MIXING AND APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS” for labeled uses and specific application instructions.
Broadcast Application - Use 1.5 pints of this product per acre plus a surfactant such as a non-ionic surfactant containing 80% or more active ingredient if weeds are less than 6 inches tall. If weeds are greater than 6 inches tall, use 2.5 pints of this product per acre plus a non-ionic surfactant containing 80% or more active ingredient.
Hand-Held, High-Volume Application - Use a 0.75% solution of this product in water plus a surfactant such as a non-ionic surfactant containing 80% or more active ingredient and apply to foliage of vegetation to be controlled.
Apply this product to control most vigorously growing weeds. Unless otherwise directed, apply when target plants are actively growing and most have reached early head or early bud stage of growth. Unless otherwise directed, allow at least 7 days after application before disturbing vegetation.
NOTE: If weeds have been mowed or tilled, do not treat until regrowth has reached the specified stages. Fall treatments must be applied before a killing frost.
Repeat treatments may be necessary to control weeds regenerating from underground parts or seed.
Specific Weed Control: For Perennial weeds, apply the labeled rate plus a surfactant such as a non-ionic surfactant containing 80% or greater active ingredient. Use of this product without surfactant will result in reduced herbicide performance. Refer to the “MIXING AND APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS” section of this label and the surfactant manufacturer label for more information.
WOODY BRUSH AND TREES
Application Rates and Timing
When applied as a 5 to 8% solution as a directed application as described in the “HAND-HELD AND HIGH-VOLUME EQUIPMENT” section, this product will control or partially control all Woody brush and tree species listed in this section of the label. Use the higher rate of application for dense stands and larger Woody brush and trees.
Specific Brush or Tree Control
For Woody brush and trees, apply the specified rate plus a surfactant such as a non-ionic surfactant containing 80% or greater active ingredient. Use of this product without surfactant will result in reduced herbicide performance. Refer to the “MIXING AND APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS” section of this label and the manufacturer label for more information. Make applications when plants are actively growing and, unless otherwise directed, after full-leaf expansion. Use the higher rate for larger plants and/or dense areas of growth. On vines, use the higher rate for plants that have reached the woody stage of growth. Best results are obtained when application is made in late Summer or Fall after fruit formation.
In arid areas, best results are obtained when application is made in the Spring or early Summer when brush species are at high moisture content and are flowering. Ensure thorough coverage when using hand-held equipment. Symptoms may not appear prior to frost or senescence with Fall treatments.
Allow 7 or more days after application before tillage, mowing or removal. Repeat treatments may be necessary to control plants regenerating from underground parts or seed. Some Autumn colors on undesirable deciduous species are acceptable provided no major leaf drop has occurred. Reduced performance may result if Fall treatments are made following a frost.
AQUATIC AND OTHER NON-CROP SITES
Apply this product as directed and under the conditions described to control or partially control weeds and Woody plants listed in the “WEEDS CONTROLLED” section in industrial, recreational and public areas, or other aquatic or terrestrial sites on this label.
This product may be applied to emerged weeds in all bodies of fresh and brackish water which may be flowing, non-flowing or transient. This includes lakes, rivers, streams, ponds, estuaries, rice levies, seeps, irrigation and drainage ditches, canals, reservoirs, wastewater treatment facilities, wildlife habitat restoration and management areas. If aquatic sites are present in the Non-crop area and are part of the intended treatment, read and observe the following directions:
This product does not control plants which are completely submerged or have a majority of their foliage under water.
There is no restriction on the use of treated water for irrigation, recreation or domestic purposes.
Consult local/state fish and game agency and water control authorities before applying this product to public water. Permits may be required to treat such water.