Arrest the Grasses in Your Food Plot
Arrest herbicide was developed by the Whitetail Institute to help control all grasses found in a food plot. Grasses come in many forms, both perennial and annual. Fescue, Johnson grass and foxtail are just a few that commonly plague food plots. These grasses produce lots of seeds and are very aggressive, taking incredible amounts of moisture and nutrients away from desired forages. If not dealt with in fairly short order, they can damage or even destroy the plot. Applying Arrest before the grasses get out of control can clear virtually all of the grass out of the plot without damaging the stands of Imperial Whitetail Clover, Alfa-Rack, Alfa-Rack Plus, or Extreme.
Arrest Grass Control Herbicide is effective on most grass types including:
- Blue Stem
A new tool for top-quality food plots
1 pint treats up to 1 acre
More deer, better quality deer and bigger racks are the result of planting quality food plots. So over recent years, food plots have become more and more a part of good whitetail deer management. Unfortunately, all the work is not necessarily done with the planting. Weeds and grasses can hamper even the best-laid food plot plans.
Weed and grass problems actually lie deep within the soil. Over many years, billions of weed and grass seeds have been deposited and can sit dormant until the day the soil is tilled and they move close to the surface. As the seed moves to the surface, the combination of oxygen, temperature and moisture causes the weed and grass seeds to germinate. It is only a matter of time until the grasses and weeds are aggressively competing with the crops.
Weeds and grasses can cause many problems in a field. First, they compete with desired forages in the food plot taking moisture and nutrients from the soil, which are the life-blood of food plot forages. When moisture and nutrients are stolen by weeds and grasses, huge holes in the food plot can develop. If left unchecked, the weeds and grasses can eventually take over the entire plot. This will require replanting earlier than anticipated, which can be quite expensive. There is not only the cost of the seed but also the lime, fertilizer, fuel and time involved in replanting.
No doubt, weeds and grasses can be costly, frustrating and depressing. Mowing can often rectify the problem, but other times that is not enough. So what can a land manager do? Until now, few options were available. But the Whitetail Institute, in its relentless pursuit to improve the food plot experience, has developed a solution. It is proud to introduce herbicides developed specifically for food plots: Arrest Grass Control Herbicide and Slay Broadleaf Weed Herbicide.
Arrest and Slay are Environmentally Safe and Easy to Use
Arrest and Slay herbicides are both environmentally safe and will not cause damage to the soil or the environment. Application is not difficult and can be done in various ways. A common method is to use a 4-wheeler sprayer as it is an economical piece of equipment and allows effective spraying of small food plots. Tractor sprayers can also be used and for small areas or spot spraying, a hand sprayer is sufficient. Arrest and Slay are most effective if the application is done when grasses and broadleaf weeds are 12 inches tall or less. Application directions can be found on the packages.
If broadleaf weeds and grasses are causing problems in food plots there is no reason to despair. Not only can Arrest and Slay help create picture perfect food plots, they can also provide healthier and more productive food plots. At the same time they can help save money by preventing premature replanting. Arrest and Slay are the only herbicides labeled and developed specifically for food plots. They are available exclusively from the leader in food plot innovation – the Whitetail Institute.
Arrest Label HERBICIDE
3-hydroxy-2-cyclohexen-1-one*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.0%
OTHER INGREDIENTS: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87.0%
TOTAL: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100.0%
*Equivalent to 1.0 pound of sethoxydim per gallon.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN
If swallowed: Call a poison control center or doctor immediately for treatment
advice. Have person sip a glass of water if able to swallow. Do not induce
vomiting unless told to do so by the poison control center or doctor. Do not give
anything by mouth to an unconscious person.
If on skin or clothing: Take off contaminated clothing. Rinse skin immediately
with plenty of water for 15-20 minutes. Call a poison control center or doctor for
If in eyes: Hold eye open and rinse slowly and gently with water for 15-20
minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present, after the first 5 minutes, then
continue rinsing eye. Call a poison control center or doctor for treatment advice.
If inhaled: Move person to fresh air. If person is not breathing, call 911 or an
ambulance, then give artificial respiration, preferably by mouth-to-mouth, if
possible. Call a poison control center or doctor for further treatment advice.
HOT LINE NUMBER: Have the product container or label with you when calling
a poison control center or doctor, or going for treatment. You may also contact
1-800-424-9300 for emergency medical treatment information.
EPA Reg. No. 79676-4-81883 EPA Est. No. 4-NY-001
Distributed by: Whitetail Institute of North America, 239 Whitetail Trail, Hope Hull, AL 36043
This is a specimen label, intended for use only as a guide in providing general information regarding use of this product.
As labels are subject to revision, always carefully read and follow the label on the product container.
HAZARDS TO HUMANS AND DOMESTIC ANIMALS
Causes moderate eye irritation. Harmful if swallowed or absorbed through the
skin. Avoid contact with skin, eyes, or clothing.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE)
Some materials that are chemically resistant to this product are listed below. If
you want more options, follow the instructions for Category E on an EPA chemical-
resistance category selection chart.
Applicators and other handlers must wear:
• Long-sleeved shirt and long pants
• Chemical-resistant gloves such as barrier laminate, nitrile rubber >14 mils,
neoprene rubber >14 mils, or viton >14 mils
• Shoes plus socks
Wash thoroughly with soap and water after handling. Discard clothing and other
absorbent materials that have been drenched or heavily contaminated with this
product’s concentrate. Do not reuse them. Follow manufacturer’s instructions for
cleaning/maintaining PPE. If no such instructions for washables, use detergent
and hot water. Keep and wash PPE separately from other laundry.
ENGINEERING CONTROLS STATEMENT
When handlers use closed systems, enclosed cabs, or aircraft in a manner that
meets the requirements listed in the Worker Protection Standard (WPS) for agricultural
pesticides [40 CFR 170.240(d)(4-6)], the handler PPE requirements may
be reduced or modified as specified in the WPS.
User Safety Recommendations
• Wash hands before eating, drinking, chewing gum, using tobacco, or using
• Remove clothing immediately, if pesticide gets inside. Then wash thoroughly
and put on clean clothing.
• Remove PPE immediately after handling this product. Wash the outside of
gloves before removing. As soon as possible, wash thoroughly and change
into clean clothing.
For terrestrial uses, do not apply directly to water, or to areas where surface
water is present, or to intertidal areas below the mean high water mark. Do not
contaminate water when disposing of equipment washwaters.
ENDANGERED SPECIES CONCERNS
The use of any pesticide in a manner that may kill or otherwise harm an endangered
species or adversely modify their habitat is a violation of Federal law.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
It is a violation of Federal law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with
its labeling. Do not apply this product in a way that will contact workers or other
persons, either directly or through drift. Only protected handlers may be in the
area during application. For any requirements specific to your State or Tribe, consult
the agency responsible for pesticide regulation.
All applicable directions, restrictions, precautions and Conditions of Sale and
Limitation of Warranty and Liability are to be followed. This labeling must be in
the user’s possession during application.
AGRICULTURAL USE REQUIREMENTS
Use this product only in accordance with its labeling and with the Worker
Protection Standard 40 CFR Part 170. This Standard contains requirements for
the protection of agricultural workers on farms, forests, nurseries, and greenhouses,
and handlers of agricultural pesticides. It contains requirements for
training, decontamination, notification, and emergency assistance. It also contains
specific instructions and exceptions pertaining to the statements on this
label about personal protective equipment (PPE), notification to workers, and
restricted-entry interval. The requirements in this box only apply to uses of
this product that are covered by the Worker Protection Standard.
Do not enter or allow worker entry into treated areas during the restrictedentry
interval (REI) of 12 hours.
PPE required for early entry to treated areas that is permitted under the
Worker Protection Standard and that involves contact with anything that has
been treated, such as plants, soil, or water, is:
• Chemical-resistant gloves such as barrier laminate, nitrile rubber >14 mils,
neoprene rubber >14 mils, or viton >14 mils
• Shoes plus socks
NON-AGRICULTURAL USE REQUIREMENTS
The requirements in this box apply to uses of this product that are NOT within
the scope of the Worker Protection Standard for agricultural pesticides (40
CFR Part 170). The WPS applies when this product is used to produce agricultural
plants on farms, forests, nurseries, or greenhouses.
Do not allow people or pets to come into contact with treated areas until
sprays have dried.
Arrest™ Herbicide is a selective, broad spectrum, postemergence herbicide for
control of annual and perennial grass weeds in noncrop sites listed on this label.
Arrest™ does not control sedges or broadleaf weeds. Essentially, all grass crops,
such as sorghum, corn, small grains, and rice, as well as ornamental grasses,
such as turf, are susceptible to Arrest™. A program for total vegetation suppression
may necessitate the use of a broadleaf herbicide. Any combination treatment
using Arrest™ either tank mixed or sequential should be tested to determine
if seedhead growth suppression is maintained without increased injury or
discoloration to tall fescue or other desired plant species. A reduction in grass
competition may make certain broadleaf weeds appear more prominent or may
allow new weeds to germinate.
Arrest™ may be used in or around the following sites:
General indoor/outdoor sites
Mode of Action
Arrest™ rapidly enters the targeted grass weed through its foliage and translocates
throughout the plant. The effects range from slowing or stopping growth
(generally within 2 days), to foliage reddening and leaf tip burn. Subsequently,
foliage burnback occurs. These symptoms will generally be observed within 3
weeks depending on environmental conditions.
All labeled crops are tolerant to Arrest™ at all stages of growth. Leaf speckling
may occur, but plants generally outgrow this condition within 10 days. New
growth is normal and crop vigor is not reduced.
Notice to user: Due to variability within species, and in application techniques
and equipment, and the number of tank mix combinations, neither the manufacturer
nor the seller has determined whether or not Arrest™ can safely be used
on all varieties and species of nonfood crops under all conditions. It is recommended
that the professional user determine if Arrest™ can be used safely
before broad use by applying the recommended use rate of Arrest™ under the
conditions expected to be encountered on a small test area. Any adverse effects
should be visible within 7 days.
Repeated use of Arrest™ (or similar postemergence grass herbicides with the
same mode of action) may lead to the selection of naturally occurring biotypes
with resistance to these products. If poor performance cannot be attributed to
adverse weather conditions or improper application methods, a resistant biotype
may be present. Consult your local representative or agricultural advisor for
In irrigated areas, it may be necessary to irrigate before treatment to ensure
active weed growth.
Apply Arrest™ to the foliage of grasses on a spray-to-wet basis uniformly and
completely. Dense leaf canopies shelter smaller grassy weeds and can prevent
adequate spray coverage. Do not spray to the point of runoff.
If cultivation is an option, do not cultivate during the time between 5 days before
and 7 days after applying Arrest™. Cultivating 7-14 days after treatment may
help provide season-long control of perennial grasses. Centipedegrass and fine
fescue areas should not be mowed within 7 days before or after applying
Arrest™. Increased control has been observed when mowing is delayed until 14
days after application. Grass weeds that have been mowed or have regrown
from mowed stubble may be controlled poorly. Repeat application if new germination
or regrowth occurs.
Cleaning Spray Equipment
Clean spray equipment thoroughly using a strong detergent or commercial
sprayer cleaner according to the manufacturer’s directions before and after
applying this product.
Applications can be made to actively growing grassy weeds as broadcast or spot
spray applications at the rates and growth stages listed in Tables 1 and 2, unless
instructed differently in the Site-Specific Information section of this label. The
most effective control will result from making postemergence applications of
Arrest™ early, when grassy weeds are small. Delaying application permits grassy
weeds to exceed the maximum size stated and may prevent adequate control.
Ground Application (Broadcast)
Water Volume: Use 5-50 gallons of spray solution per acre (1-10 pints per 1,000
Spray Pressure: Use 30-60 psi (measured at the boom, not at the pump or in
the line). When crop and grass weed foliage is dense, use a minimum of 20 gallons
(3.67 pints per 1,000 square feet) of water and 60 psi.
Application Equipment: Use standard high-pressure pesticide flat fan or hollow
cone nozzles spaced up to 20 inches apart. Do not use flood, whirl chamber,
or controlled droplet applicator (CDA) nozzles as erratic coverage can cause
inconsistent weed control. Refer to the nozzle manufacturer’s directions for recommended
height. Do not use selective application equipment such as wiper
applicators or recirculating sprayers.
Spot or Small Area Application
Arrest™ can be applied using tank-type, knapsack sprayers, high-volume equipment
with hand guns, or other suitable nozzle arrangements. Prepare a solution
of Arrest™ in water according to Table 2. Do not make spot treatments in addition
to broadcast treatments.
Table 1. Application Rates for Grass Control
Grass Grasses Grasses
up to up to
6” height 12” height
Bahiagrass1 Panicum, Texas
Bentgrass, Colonial Ryegrass, Annual3
Bentgrass, Highland Sandbur, Field
Broadleaf Signalgrass Shattercane/Wildcane
Crabgrass, Large1 Sprangletop, Red*
Crabgrass, Smooth1 Tall Fescue, Seedling
Downy Brome4 Volunteer, Barley
German Velvetgrass1 Volunteer, Oats
Goosegrass1,2 Volunteer, Rye
Johnsongrass, Rhizome Volunteer, Wheat
Johnsongrass, Seedling Wild Oats
Junglerice Wild Proso Millet
Lovegrass Wirestem Muhly
Orchardgrass, Seedling Witchgrass
Panicum, Browntop Wooly Cupgrass
1 Up to 4”
2 In seedling Centipedegrass and fine fescue, use 1.5 pints (0.5 fl. oz.)
3 Up to 8”
4 Up to 6”
* Not recommended in CA, AZ, or Western NM
Table 2. Spot Treatment Application Rates
Grass Concentration of Arrest™
in Spray Solution
Annual grasses up to 6” height 1.5%
Annual grasses up to 12” height 2.25%
Perennial grasses 2.25%1
1 Use 1.5% for wirestem muhly
Table 3. Spot Treatment Dilution
Spray Solution Amount of Arrest™ to be Added
Volume 1.5% v/v 2.25% v/v
1 gallon 2 fl. oz. 3 fl. oz.
3 gallons 6 fl. oz. 9 fl. oz.
5 gallons 9.5 fl. oz. 14.5 fl. oz.
No additives or adjuvants are recommended for use with Arrest™.
Compatibility Test for Tank Mix Components
Add components in the following sequence using 2 teaspoons for each pound or
1 teaspoon for each pint of recommended label rate per acre.
1. Water - For 20 gallons per acre spray volume, use 3.3 cups (800 ml) of water.
For other spray volumes, adjust rates accordingly. Use only water from the
intended source at the source temperature.
2. Products in PVA bags – Cut an opening in the water-soluble PVA bag just
large enough to use a teaspoon for measuring purposes. Use the opened
water-soluble PVA bag first when preparing spray solution. Cap the jar and
invert 10 cycles.
3. Water-dispersible products – (dry flowables, wettable powders, suspension
concentrates, or suspo-emulsions). Cap the jar and invert 10 cycles.
4. Water-soluble products – Cap the jar and invert 10 cycles.
5. Emulsifiable concentrates – (Arrest™) Cap the jar and invert 10 cycles.
6. Water-soluble additives – Cap the jar and invert 10 cycles.
7. Let the solution stand for 15 minutes.
8. Evaluate the solution for uniformity and stability. The spray solution should
not have free oil on the surface, nor fine particles that precipitate to the bottom,
nor thick (clabbered) texture. Do not use any spray solution that could
clog spray nozzles.
1. Water. Begin by agitating a thoroughly clean spray tank half-full of clean
2. Products in PVA bags. Rinse the tank thoroughly before adding any material
in PVA bags as boron residue will prevent adequate mixing. Place any
product contained in water-soluble PVA bags into the mixing tank. Wait until
all water-soluble PVA bags have fully dissolved and the product is evenly
mixed in the spray tank before continuing.
3. Water-dispersible products (such as dry flowables, wettable powders,
suspension concentrates, or suspo-emulsions).
4. Water-soluble products
5. Emulsifiable concentrates (Arrest™)
6. Water-soluble additives
7. Remaining quantity of water
Maintain constant agitation during application.
TANK MIXING APPLICATION
Always read and follow the applicable Restrictions and Limitations and Directions
for Use on all products involved in tank mixing. Refer to the Site-Specific
Information section of this label for more details. The most restrictive labeling
applies to tank mixes. Separate applications should be made if all target grassy
weeds are not at the correct growth stage for treatment at the same time.
Tank Mix Partners
The following herbicides may be tank mixed with Arrest™ according to the
instructions in the respective product labels.
*For use only in AZ, NV, OR, and WA
Crop injury, reduced grass weed control or physical incompatibility may result
from mixing Arrest™ with other pesticides (fungicides, herbicides, insecticides,
or miticides), additives, or fertilizers. Whitetail Institute of North America does
not recommend using tank mixes other than those listed on Whitetail Institute of
North America labeling. Local agricultural authorities may be a source of information
when using other than Whitetail Institute of North America recommended
GENERAL RESTRICTIONS AND LIMITATIONS
• Avoid all direct or indirect contact with any desired grass crop unless otherwise
recommended on this label.
• Do not use treated vegetation as pasture, hay, feed, or forage.
• Do not apply Arrest™ with another pesticide whose label prohibits use with
additives, surfactants, or oil adjuvants.
• Do not use selective application equipment such as recirculating sprayers,
wiper applicators, or shielded applicators.
• Do not apply through any type of irrigation equipment.
• Arrest™ is rainfast 1 hour after application.
• Do not apply to grasses or crops under stress such as stress due to lack of
moisture, hail damage, flooding, herbicide injury, mechanical injury, or widely
fluctuating temperatures, as unsatisfactory control can result.
• Do not apply to crops that show injury (leaf phytotoxicity or plant stunting)
produced by any other prior herbicide applications as this injury may be
enhanced or prolonged.
SITE SPECIFIC INFORMATION
NONFOOD CROP AREAS, NONCROP AREAS,
and FALLOW LAND
Arrest™ may be applied to sites such as rights-of-way, fallow land, noncrop
areas and nonfood crop areas such as airports, industrial sites, roadsides, and
storage yards. Repeat application if new germination or regrowth occurs.
and NONFOOD CROP ALLEYWAYS
(Not intended for domestic use, except by professional applicators)
Arrest™ will suppress the initiation and development of the seedheads of established
tall fescue. Discoloration of the fescue will occur soon after application and
may persist for 2-8 weeks depending on environmental conditions. Avoid applying
to any tall fescue area where discoloration is aesthetically unacceptable.
Timing: Apply Arrest™ to tall fescue before the emergence of seedheads in
the spring. Do not apply after May 1 in Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee; timing
may vary in other areas. Tall fescue must be one year old before the first
application of Arrest™.
Rate: Apply 1.5 pints per acre (0.6 ounces per 1,000 square feet) of Arrest™.
Spray Volume: Use 30-50 gallons per acre (5.5-9.0 pints per 1,000 square feet).
Restrictions and Limitations
Do not make more than one application of Arrest™ to tall fescue per year.
Treated vegetation may not be used as feed, forage, hay or silage. Arrest™ will
not injure clovers, vetch, or other broadleaf plants that may be present.
STORAGE AND DISPOSAL
Do not contaminate water, food, or feed by storage or disposal.
PESTICIDE STORAGE: Do not store below 32°F or above 100°F. Store in a dry
place away from heat or open flame. Avoid contamination of feed or foodstuffs.
PESTICIDE DISPOSAL: Pesticide wastes are toxic. Improper disposal of
excess pesticide, spray mixture, or rinsate is a violation of Federal Law. If these
wastes cannot be disposed of by use according to label instructions, contact
your State Pesticide or Environmental Control Agency, or the Hazardous Waste
representative at the nearest EPA Regional Office for guidance.
Plastic Containers: Triple rinse (or equivalent). Then offer for recycling or
reconditioning, or puncture and dispose of in a sanitary landfill, or incineration,
or, if allowed by state and local authorities, by burning. If burned, stay
out of smoke.
Storage and Disposal for Homeowners Use
Storage: Keep pesticide in original container. Do not put concentrate or dilute
spray into food, feed or drink containers. Avoid contamination of feed and
foodstuffs. Store in a cool, dry place, preferably in a locked storage area. Do
not store diluted spray.
If empty: Do not reuse this container. Place in trash or offer for recycling if
If partly filled: Call your local solid waste agency or call 1-800-CLEANUP
for disposal instructions. Never place unused product down any indoor or
CONDITION OF SALE AND LIMITATION OF WARRANTY
NOTICE: Read the entire Directions for Use and Conditions of Sale and
Limitation of Warranty and Liability before buying or using this product. If the
terms are not acceptable, return the product at once, unopened, and the purchase
price will be refunded.
The Directions for Use of this product should be followed carefully. It is impossible
to eliminate all risks inherently associated with the use of this product.
Ineffectiveness or other unintended consequences may result because of such
factors as manner of use or application, weather, presence of other materials or
other influencing factors in the use of the product, which are beyond the control
of Whitetail Institute of North America or Seller. All such risks shall be assumed
by Buyer and User, and Buyer and User agree to hold Whitetail Institute of North
America and Seller harmless for any claims relating to such factors.
Whitetail Institute of North America warrants that this product conforms to the
chemical description on the label and is reasonably fit for the purposes stated in
the Directions for Use, subject to the inherent risks referred to above, when used
in accordance with directions under normal use conditions. This warranty does
not extend to the use of this product contrary to label instructions, or under
abnormal conditions or under conditions not reasonably foreseeable to or beyond
the control of Seller or Whitetail Institute of North America, and Buyer and User
assume the risk of any such use. WHITETAIL INSTITUTE OF NORTH AMERICA
MAKES NO WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE NOR ANY OTHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY EXCEPT
AS STATED ABOVE.
In no event shall Whitetail Institute of North America or Seller be liable for any
incidental, consequential or special damages resulting from the use or handling
of this product. THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY OF THE USER OR BUYER, AND
THE EXCLUSIVE LIABILITY OF WHITETAIL INSTITUTE OF NORTH AMERICA
AND SELLER FOR ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, LOSSES, INJURIES OR
DAMAGES (INCLUDING CLAIMS BASED ON BREACH OF WARRANTY,
CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE)
RESULTING FROM THE USE OR HANDLING OF THIS PRODUCT, SHALL BE
THE RETURN OF THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THE PRODUCT OR, AT THE
ELECTION OF WHITETAIL INSTITUTE OF NORTH AMERICA OR SELLER,
THE REPLACEMENT OF THE PRODUCT.
Whitetail Institute of North America and Seller offer this product, and Buyer and
User accept it, subject to the foregoing Conditions of Sale and Limitation of
Warranty and Liability, which may not be modified except by written agreement
signed by a duly authorized representative of Whitetail Institute of North America.
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