Turf Magazine - February, 2009

TURF SCIENCE

Fertilizers and Preemergent and Postemergent Herbicides

Whether you like the idea of a simple, chemical application or prefer to go the natural route, the fertilizers in this guide have the solution. These products will help get your grass growing and keep it looking its best.

We also know that prevention is the best medicine, and now is the time to plan ahead for the onslaught of those unwanted grassy neighbors. Whether it’s preventing Poa annua in your bentgrass greens, crabgrass in your clients’ lawns or aquatic weeds in ponds and lakes, you’ll find the products you need right here.

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Preemergent and Postemergent Herbicides

Applied Biochemists
Products include broad-range Weedtrine-D, systemic Shoreklear-Plus with nonionic surfactant and selective Harpoon and Navigate.

BASF
Onetime combines quinclorac, MCPP-P and dicamba to control more than 70 annual broadleaf and grassy weeds like crabgrass, foxtail and dandelion.

Bayer
Acclaim Extra is a selective, systemic, postemergent herbicide that works in a single treatment to control annual and perennial grasses in turf.

Dow AgroSciences
Spotlight postemergent herbicide offers control of annual and perennial broadleaf weeds, including clover, on cool and most warm-season grasses.

FMC
Echelon herbicide offers control of crabgrass, sedges and grassy weeds, such as goosegrass, and of postemergent activity in broadleaf weeds.

Lesco
Lifeguard herbicide controls crabgrass, dallisgrass, goosegrass and other weeds on cool and warm-season grasses. The active ingredient is dithiopyr.

Monsanto
Roundup PROMAX is a glyphosate product that is more concentrated, can be applied at lower rates and is rainfast in 30 minutes.

Nufarm
Dynamo herbicide contains dithiopyr to provide preemergent coverage and early postemergent control of broadleaf and grassy weeds.

Phoenix
Starfighter contains oxidiazon and provides preemergent control of crabgrass, goosegrass, annual sedge, pigweed, oxalis, annual bluegrass and more.

Soil Technologies

Phydura is a broad-spectrum contact herbicide that uses clove oil and vinegar as active ingredients. It is a nonselective spray with no re-entry interval.

Syngenta
Tenacity is a selective, systemic herbicide for pre and postemergence control of 46 broadleaf weeds and undesired grasses.

Fertilizers

Agresource
Offers Agresoil Compost made from biosolids, leaf and yard waste, farm waste, as well as Agrestart/Agrefinish Organic Fertilizer.

Art Wilson Co.
Cal-CM Plus provides more calcium sulfate than gypsum. Prilled products are finely ground and then pelletized.

Bay State
Bay State Fertilizer is a 100 percent recycled product that features nitrogen in a natural organic form that breaks down slowly.

Conklin
AgroVantage Feast fertilizers deliver fast green-up and season-long dark green turf with nitrogen nutrition, complete N-P-K formulations and more.

Humate International
Humate Rejuvenator is a line of environmentally friendly fertilizers made from plant-based nutrients, high-energy granular humate and calcium.

Lutz
Perfect Spikes contain chlorophyll-producing iron, manganese and sulfur to help restore healthy green growth in trees and shrubs.

Natural Industries

Actino-Iron is a fungicide that also contains slow-release iron for long-term greening and humic acids for healthy roots and plant growth.

Organic Farms
NatureTech products include OMRI-certified organic, slow-release fertilizers and organic-based, variable-release fertilizers with micro and macronutrients.

Valley Green
Offers reacted and coated slow-release nitrogen fertilizers, foliar fertilizers, organic and combination fertilizers, injectables and more.