A special local needs registration to FMC Corp. has been issued by North Dakota agricultural commissioner Doug Goehring, enabling North Dakota dry bean producers to use the herbicide Spartan Charge to control kochia, eastern black nightshade and other problem weeds.
Producers must read the label and be aware of rotational restrictions, application rates and methods and other directions and restrictions. The registration supplemental labeling allows early pre-plant or pre-emergence application of Spartan Charge to dry bean fields by ground or aerial equipment. Rates vary from 3.75 to 5.75 fluid ounces of product per acre depending on soil texture and percent organic matter, and labeling prohibits applying more than 7.75 fluid ounces of product per acre per 12-month period. The product may not be used on coarse soils classified as sand with less than 1.5 percent organic matter and a soil pH greater than 7.0.
Users must follow all precautionary statements from the Section 3 label and the supplemental special local needs labeling and must have the special local needs labeling in their possession during application. This registration is effective immediately and expires on Jan. 1, 2015.