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Alfalfa



Alfalfa

RESTRICTED USE PESTICIDE

Due to Hazards to Non-target Species
For retail sale to and use only by Certified Applicators or persons under their direct supervision and only for those uses covered by the Certified Applicator’s certification.

The text below is for informational purposes only.  It is meant to provide an overview of the target pests and applications for our ZP AG line of products. Always consult the product label for specific instructions for use, and always follow the use restrictions and limitation guidelines.

Alfalfa

  • Product: ZP AG Pellets & Short Pellets
    • USE RESTRICTIONS: For control of meadow voles, long-tailed voles, California voles, Oregon voles, mountain voles and Townsend’s voles (Microtus spp.) in alfalfa. All applications must occur shortly after a cutting of the hay, and/or prior to the next growth’s attaining a length of 2 inches. Alfalfa forage from treated areas must not be harvested until it reaches maturity. This use is restricted to Montana, California, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.

    • BROADCAST BAITING: This product may be broadcast by air or ground-driven dispensing devices. Apply at a rate of up to 10 lbs. per acre (0.2 lb. ai/A). For voles, make two applications per year separated by a minimum interval of 25 days. A maximum of 20 lbs per acre (0.24 lb ai/A) may be applied per year. Do not apply by air when wind velocity exceeds 10 mph. Do not apply in piles or permit piles to be formed by equipment.

  • Product: ZP AG Oats & Squirrel Oats
    • USE RESTRICTIONS: For control of meadow voles, long-tailed voles, California voles, Oregon voles, mountain voles and Townsend’s voles (Microtus spp.) and Richardson’s ground squirrels (Spermophilus richardsonii) in alfalfa.  All applications must occur shortly after a cutting of the hay, and/or prior to the next growth’s attaining a length of 2 inches.  Alfalfa forage from treated areas must not be harvested until it reaches maturity.  This use is restricted to Montana,  California, Idaho, Oregon, and the state of Washington.

    • PREBAITING: When bait is to be used to control Richardson’s ground squirrels, prebaiting with untreated steamed crimped oats at a rate of 6 lbs. per acre 2-3 days before ZP RODENT OAT BAIT AG is applied is likely to enhance acceptance of the toxic bait.

    • BROADCAST BAITING: This product may be broadcast by air or ground-driven dispensing devices.  Apply at a rate of up to 10 lbs. (0.2 lb. active ingredient) per acre. Make only one application per year if Richardson’s ground squirrels are being targeted.  If voles are being targeted, a second bait application may be made after 10 days. A maximum of 20 lbs. (0.4 lb. active ingredient) per acre may be applied per year. Do not apply by air when wind velocity exceeds 10 mph.  Do not apply in piles or permit piles to be formed by equipment.

Timothy and Timothy/Alfalfa and Mixtures Produced for Hay

  • Product: ZP AG Pellets & Short Pellets
    • USE RESTRICTIONS: For control of meadow voles, long-tailed voles, California voles, Oregon voles, mountain voles, and Townsend’s voles (Microtus spp.) in timothy and timothy/alfalfa mixtures.  Do not apply by air.  Do not apply to actively growing timothy or timothy/alfalfa mixtures.  This use is restricted to California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Do not apply to timothy or timothy/alfalfa mixtures within 60 days of harvest.  Do not graze animals in treated areas.

    • BROADCAST BAITING: Broadcast bait using by hand, cyclone seeder, or ground-driven dispensing devices.  A maximum of 2 applications by ground may be made at the rate of 5 to 10 lbs. per acre (0.1-0.2 lb ai/A), one in the fall after the last cutting and one in the spring when timothy and timothy-legume mixtures are still dormant.  Do not apply in piles or permit piles to be formed by equipment.   A maximum of 20 lbs (0.4 lb ai/A) per acre may be applied annually.

  • Product: ZP AG Oats & Squirrel Oats
    • USE RESTRICTIONS: For control of meadow voles, long-tailed voles, California voles, Oregon voles, mountain voles, and Townsend’s voles (Microtus spp.) in timothy and timothy/alfalfa mixtures.  Do not apply by air.  Do not apply to actively growing timothy or timothy/alfalfa mixtures.  This use is restricted to California, Idaho, Oregon and the state of Washington. Do not apply to timothy or timothy/alfalfa mixtures within 60 days of harvest.

    • BROADCAST BAITING: Broadcast bait using by hand, cyclone seeder, or ground-driven dispensing devices.  Wear rubber gloves during hand-broadcast operations. A maximum of 2 applications by ground may be made at the rate of 5 to 10 lbs. per acre, one in the fall after the last cutting and one in the spring when timothy and timothy-legume mixtures are still dormant.  Do not apply in piles or permit piles to be formed by equipment.