Tobacco Sucker Controls: Contact

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Ten Tac is a carefully balanced combination of active ingredients, emulsifiers and wetting agents to be used for the control of sucker growth on Burley, Flue-Cured, Dark, Maryland and Cigar Tobacco. The active ingredient in Ten Tac is a C10 fatty alcohol. The single source alcohol in Ten Tac is more active on suckers but also has a higher potential of bronzing young tobacco. Therefore, the use rate is lower than that of blended contact sucker control materials. The concentrated product is diluted with water to form a creamy emulsion which is then applied as a course spray. Ten Tac is a contact sucker control material and is effective only when it comes in direct contact with suckers. The emulsion should be applied so that maximum contact is made with the suckers.

Benefits

  • Carefully balanced combination of active ingredients, emulsifiers and wetting agents formulated for the control of sucker growth
  • The active ingredient is a C10 fatty alcohol which is more active on suckers but also has a higher potential of bronzing young tobacco. Therefore, the use rate is lower than that of blended contact sucker control materials.
  • Effective when it comes in direct contact with suckers

Application

  • Start at 30%-40% button stage. Apply Ten Tac at a 3% concentration
    (3% concentration = 1 ½ gallons Ten Tac in 48 ½ gallons of water).
  • Apply Ten Tac every 3-5 days at a 3% concentration until tip leaves reach adequate size for a systemic application (Tip leaves 16-18 inches).

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