Always read and follow label directions. That is a phrase farmers are very familiar with. It is a tagline you hear on every pesticide commercial, or will see somewhere on every pesticide print ad. It is more than a phrase though, it is the law. Using a pesticide in a way not defined on the label is a violation of federal law. This is a picture of a label on a herbicide I am using this spring.

Yes, it is 50 pages of fine print telling you everything about the herbicide and how to use it. I am sure lawyers were involved in writing the label, but it is in language we can understand. I know it is hard to believe, but I did read this label. I did skip over the sections that did not apply to me like using it on peanuts or cotton. Just to be safe I also talk with my agronomist and supplier about how to use the herbicide.

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