GoalTender registered for postemergence broadleaf weed control in cole crops

Editor’s note: This article is from the archives of the MSU Crop Advisory Team Alerts. Check the label of any pesticide referenced to ensure your use is included.

The Michigan Department of Agriculture has approved a Section 24c label (SLN) for use of GoalTender postemergence on broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower. The label currently is in effect and EPA has 90 days to withdraw the label. Assuming the label is approved, it will be in effect for five years.

GoalTender controls most small broadleaf weeds. It is weak on established common lambsqarters, ladysthumb smartweed, common groundsel, marsh yellowcress, shepherdspurse, and spotted spurge. It has no effect on grasses or nutsedge.

The label allows applications of 4-6 fl oz (0.125-0.188 lb active/acre) of GoalTender to broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower. A total of 8 fl oz may be applied postemergence. If GoalTender also was used pre-transplant, there is a maximum of 16 fl oz/acre/year.

There is a 35-day preharvest interval, and a 24-hour reentery interval after pesticide application. The label advises against mixing adjuvants, fertilizers, or other pesticides with GoalTender for postemergence application to onion.

The label for GoalTender on cole crops may be downloaded from the MSU website at: www.veginfo.msu.

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