With the industry as a whole being more environmentally aware, especially in sports turf with participation levels so high in competitive and recreational youth athletics, it is expected that companies will move toward active ingredients that offer effective control and are not harmful.-Jim Goodrich, product sales specialist, professional products, PBI-Gordon Corp.

Post-emergent products

With the industry as a whole being more environmentally aware, especially in sports turf with participation levels so high in competitive and recreational youth athletics, it is expected that companies will move toward active ingredients that offer effective control and are not harmful. That being stated, it is important to note that every pesticide sold or used has been thoroughly tested for a possible impact on human health and only control products determined to have a reasonable certainty of not being harmful to the environment or to humans will be registered by the EPA.-Jim Goodrich, product sales specialist, professional products, PBI-Gordon Corp.

Blindside herbicide

Blindside herbicide is a new, fast-acting postemergence herbicide offering a unique solution for challenging weeds like doveweed, dollarweed, buttonweed and sedges in warm-season turf. Blindside can be applied to most types of warm-season turfgrass even St. Augustinegrass as well as Kentucky bluegrass and tall fescue, offering transition zone flexibility. Dual-action Blindside works through both foliar and root uptake to deliver faster control of more than 70 broadleaf weeds and sedges. An optimized combination of active ingredients, Blindside delivers visible signs of control within a week, making it significantly faster than other products. The label allows for a follow-up application under extreme weed pressure or for specific weeds.  Blindside can also be applied in warmer temperatures without causing additional stress to turf.


Tribute Total

Tribute Total provides broad-spectrum, post-emergent weed control in bermudagrass. Tribute Total is a novel herbicide that provides sports turf managers a complete solution for post-emergent control of the most troublesome weeds including Poa annua, goosegrass, dallisgrass, Virginia buttonweed, doveweed, and sedges as well as many other broadleaf weeds. Tribute Total is readily absorbed by the foliage and carried to the site of action in the growing points of the susceptible plant. The unique combination of active ingredients in Tribute Total replaces the need for tank mixing multiple products to achieve desired weed control.

Bayer Environmental Science

Q4 Plus

One of PBI Gordon’s best herbicides formulations for sports turf is Q4 Plus. It is a combination of 4 active ingredients (2, 4-D; dicamba, quinclorac and sulfentrazone) and offers broad spectrum weed control. It is very affordable and safe to use on cool-season and warm-season turf. It controls broadleaf weeds and grassy weeds so it makes it kind of an “all-in-one” option for sports field managers. Sports fields are made playable because of weed control.

PBI Gordon
Monument 75WG herbicide
The post-emergence, broad-spectrum herbicide Monument 75WG from Syngenta controls all major sedges and key weeds that frustrate professionals in a water-soluble, pre-measured package, with two application options, broadcast or spot treatment. Monument 75WG controls all major sedges and more than 40 other weeds, including key lawn weeds on warm-season grasses. Monument 75WG is conveniently packaged in new individual 0.5 gram pre-measured packets. Simply add the water-soluble packet to two gallons of water in a backpack or handheld sprayer.
Combo product from Lebanon Turf
ProScape 19-0-6 40% MESA with LockUp and .17 Dimension is the ultimate combination product that delivers extended feeding to the plant with MESA, while providing post-emergent control of perennial broadleaf weeds and annual grasses with LockUp, and pre-emergent control of annual grassy weeds with Dimension. Labeled for use on established residential lawns, golf courses, parks, sports fields, commercial buildings and any other turf situation where eliminating existing weeds and preventing new weeds is highly desirable. This time saving product successfully performs three specific jobs with one simple application.
Lebanon Turf

XONERATE herbicide

XONERATE Herbicide doesn’t just manage or suppress Poa annua, it eliminates it. Studies have shown XONERATE to be 90% effective in controlling Poa annua, more than any current product on the market, a major breakthrough in Poa annua control. XONERATE also provides greater application flexibility than current products. And by eliminating Poa annua, you’re also eliminating the time and expense of trying to manage it: Less nutrient and water requirements. Less time spent watering and mowing. And less pesticide use due to a possible reduction in disease and insects. XONERATE allows for selective removal of Poa annua.

Arysta LifeScience

NEGATE, a synergistic post-emergent herbicide

Quali-Pro, a division of Control Solutions Inc., has launched NEGATE 37WG herbicide. NEGATE’s synergistic formulation allows turf managers to control more than 35 grasses and broadleaf weeds in Bermudagrass and Zoysiagrass. NEGATE inhibits the growth enzyme acetolactate synthase (ALS), providing fast and complete post-emergent control. NEGATE also allows you the ability to control problematic grasses such as POA, and ryegrass as well as broadleaf weeds. NEGATE attacks grasses and weeds systemically, moving through the plant by absorption through the foliage and roots. The distinct formulation of NEGATE will also control stubborn weed species such as clover, dandelion, henbit, chickweed, and prostrate spurge