. "Ammonium nitrogen solution can be a real benefit with this product. Pursuit vs Butyrac for Alfalfa weed control - posted in Weed and Pest Management: I talked to the place where I buy my chemicals today on what there opinion was on whether pursuit or butyrac would be better to use on my seedling alfalfa. I have a field of alfalfa that has started thinning out and is probably on its last year. Good crop competition is essential for effective weed control. Spraying will give you more pure alfalfa but may cost some in total tonnage. Even though applied post emergence toweeds, both herbicides enter the soil and can persist for months. Then scout each week until your next cutting. A spray adjuvant must always be added, as per the “Directions for Use” table, while Boost liquid ammonium sulphate should also be added in situations indicated in the table. Spraying will give you more pure alfalfa but may cost some in total tonnage. If your soil is short in nutrients, you’re not going to fix big deficiencies in-crop. Raptor 1AS (imazamox, Group 2) â Raptor may be used for weed control in seedling or established alfalfa. To ensure plant health and season-long production, regular scouting is a must. The hardest part seems to be just figuring out what chemicals to use. It is an improved product over Slay Herbicide and is much cheaper per acre! Spray equipment used for Raptor application must be drained and thoroughly cleaned with water before being used to apply other products. Apply Raptor at 4 to 6 fl oz/A plus adjuvants to small, actively growing weeds and to established alfalfa in the fall or in the spring. However, Canevari said perhaps just as important using it on seedling alfalfa is its fit for in-season use, particularly for control of lambsquarter, pigweed and as well as grasses. The sun will help the vinegar dry out and kill them. Most use post-emergent materials. The ai active ingredient() rate per acre of Raptor ranges from .024-.047 Lb/A Roundup Ready alfalfa is resistant to glyphosate herbicide which can be used to provide weed control. 4. A maximum total of 6 fl. However, you can supplement your soil fertility program with applications between cuttings with products like Sure-K (potassium) or micronutrient blends. Available in Quarts and Gallons. For fall-planted alfalfa, including Roundup Ready alfalfa, this product may be applied at 1.25 to 2 quarts per acre up to or at the 4th-trifoliate stage following emergence of the new stand, or following green-up or re-growth the following spring. It can increase weed control 10 to 15 percent when an ammonium nitrogen solution is added," he concluded. Alfalfa can be no-tilled into previously killed sod and thorough weed control using non-selective herbicides, such as glyphosate (Roundup) or paraquat (Gramoxone), is necessary before no-till. Pursuit may be used on established alfalfa-grass mixtures. When applied to alfalfa grown for seed, apply Raptor before bud formation. 21 Loss of alfalfa density and1st harvest problems ... âwater back 2 to 3 days after spraying âLabel says use on dormant alfalfa Raptor 1AS (imazamox) — Raptor may be used for weed control in seedling or established per acre. Herbicides are applied to 75 percent of newly planted alfalfa in California. Spray early. However, Canevari said perhaps just as important using it on seedling alfalfa is its fit for in-season use, particularly for control of â¦ Canevari said the new selective, post emergence herbicide must be applied early to seedling alfalfa when the crop has reached the two trifoliate leaf stage and weeds are one to three inches tall. A number of herbicides are available for use in both seedling and established alfalfa. 2. oz./A of Raptor may be applied per year. Grazing following spraying can help control. On no-till planting, only post-emergence herbicides, such as Raptor, Pursuit, or Select can be used. Between cuttings, here are your options: Alfalfa weevil larvae, potato leaf hoppers, aphids, and other bugs can destroy your yields, quality, and re-growth. Observe all cautions and limitations on this label and on the labels of products used in combination with Raptor. The mode of weed-killing activity involves uptake of Raptor by foliage and/or weed roots and rapid transloca-tion to the growing points. Raptor® herbicide, a soluble liquid, is a postemergence herbicide to control and suppress many broadleaf and grass weeds and sedges, as listed in this label. Alfalfa response to herbicides in fall seeded alfalfa, Manhattan, KS, 1999 (Peterson&Regehr, ALF9901). "Raptor controls a similar spectrum of broadleaf weeds as Pursuit but many more grass weeds. 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