Environmental conditions at and following treatment
• Soil pH, soil moisture, and soil organic matter
Use the higher rates listed on established plants and on fine-textured soils and the lower
rates listed on smaller weeds and coarse-textured soils.
A drift control agent may be used at the manufacturer’s recommended rate in the application
of Alligare SFM Extra.
Alligare SFM Extra is non-corrosive, nonflammable, nonvolatile, and does not freeze.
Do not apply more than a total of 6 ounces of sulfometuron methyl per acre per year when
applying Alligare SFM Extra alone or in combination with other products containing sulfometuron
Do not apply more than a total of 2.4 ounces of metsulfuron methyl per acre per year when
applying Alligare SFM Extra alone or in combination with other products containing metsulfuron
Do not apply more than 10 2/3 ounces of Alligare SFM Extra per acre per year.
Do not use on food or feed crops.
ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS AND BIOLOGICAL ACTIVITY
Alligare SFM Extra rapidly inhibits the growth of susceptible weeds by being absorbed
through both the roots and foliage of plants when applied as a spray. Alligare SFM Extra is
absorbed primarily via the roots when applied on dry fertilizer. Two to 3 weeks after application
to weeds the growing points turn reddish-purple and leaf growth slows. Within 4 to 6
weeks of application, leaf veins and leaves become discolored followed by the growing
Cold, dry conditions will delay the herbicidal activity of Alligare SFM Extra while warm, moist
conditions following application will accelerate it. Vines, undesirable hardwoods and weeds
hardened-off by drought stress are less susceptible to Alligare SFM Extra. For preemergence
weed control, moisture is necessary to move Alligare SFM Extra into the soil.
When herbicides that affect the same biological site of action are used repeatedly over several
years to control the same weed species in the same field, naturally-occurring resistant
biotypes may survive a correctly applied herbicide treatment, propagate, and become dominate
in that field. Adequate control of these resistant weed biotypes cannot be expected. If
weed control is unsatisfactory, it may be necessary to retreat the problem areas using a
product affecting a different site of action.
To better manage herbicide resistance through delaying the proliferation and possible dominance
of herbicide resistant weed biotypes, it may be necessary to change cultural practices
within and between crop seasons such as using a combination of tillage, retreatment, tankmix
partners and or sequential herbicide applications that have a different site of action. Do
not let weed escapes go to seed. If applicable see Weeds Controlled section of label for additional
information on managing herbicide resistant weed biotypes.
It is advisable to keep accurate records of pesticides applied to individual fields to help obtain
information on the spread and dispersal of resistant biotypes. Consult your agricultural dealer,
consultant, applicator, and/or appropriate state agricultural extension service
representative for specific alternative cultural practices or herbicide recommendations available
in your area.
INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT
This product may be used as a part of an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program that
can include biological, cultural, and genetic practices aimed at preventing economic pest
damage. IPM principles and practices include field scouting or other detection methods, correct
target pest identification, population monitoring, and treating when target pest
populations reach locally determined action thresholds. Consult your state cooperative
extension service, professional consultants or other qualified authorities to determine appropriate
action treatment threshold levels for treating specific pest/crop systems in your area.
It is violation of federal law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling.
Alligare SFM Extra should be used only in accordance with recommendations on this label
or in Alligare SFM Extra supplemental labeling. Do not apply this product in a way that will
contact workers or other persons, either directly or through drift. Only protected handlers
may be in the area during application.
For any requirements specific to your State or Tribe,
consult the agency in your State responsible for pesticide regulation.
ePestSolutions, inc is not responsible for losses or damages resulting from the use of this product
in any manner not specifically recommended by ePestSolutions, inc. The user assumes all risks
ePestSolutions also provides a variety of pre emergent and post emergent herbicides along with various other weed control products for the categories which include aquatic herbicides, range and pasture herbicides and spray additives.