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Summer Weed Control - Tall Fescue and Kentucky Bluegrass

Positive identification of the specific weed and knowledge the kind of turfgrass being treated is CRITICAL, or, you could end up with a dead lawn!

Additionally, read and carefully follow all label instructions including the specific kind of weeds controlled and any restrictions on where materials can be applied!

Choose products that contain the following active ingredients:

Grassy weed control (such as crabgrass or goosegrass)

  • carfentrazone + quinclorac (Square One)
  • fenoxaprop (Acclaim)
  • mesotrione (Tenacity)
  • quinclorac (Drive)
  • quinclorac + 2,4-D amine + dicamba (Quincept)
  • quinclorac + mecoprop + dicamba (Onetime)
  • quinclorac + sulfentrazone + 2,4-D amine + dicamba (Q4)
  • sulfentrazone (Dismiss)
  • sulfentrazone + quinclorac (Solitare)
  • thiencarbazone-methyl + iodosulfuron + dicamba (Celsius)

Broadleaf weed control

  • quinclorac (Drive)
  • quinclorac + 2,4-D amine + dicamba (Quincept)
  • quinclorac + mecoprop + dicamba (Onetime)
  • sulfentrazone + quinclorac (Solitare)
  • 2,4-D amine (various brands)
  • mecoprop (MCPP Amine, Mecomec)
  • dicamba (Banvel)
  • 2,4-D amine + MCPP + dicamba (Trimec [various formulations], Triplet, Three-Way Selective Herbicide)
  • 2,4-D amine + fluroxypyr + dicamba (Escalade)
  • 2,4-D amine + MCPP + dichlorprop (Spoiler, Triamine)
  • MCPA + MCPP + dicamba (Tri-Power)
  • MCPA ester + triclopyr ester + dicamba (Cool Power)
  • MCPA amine + triclopyr amine + dicamba (Horsepower)
  • MCPA amiine + fluroxypyr ester + triclopyr amine (Battleship III)
  • carfentrazone-ethyl (QuickSilver)
  • carfentrazone + 2,4-D ester + MCPP + dicamba (Speed Zone)
  • carfentrazone + MCPA ester + MCPP + dicamba (Power Zone)
  • sulfentrazone + 2,4-D amine + MCPP + dicamba (Surge)
  • triclopyr ester + sulfentrazone + 2,4-D ester + dicamba (T Zone)
  • penoxsulam (various brands)
  • pyraflufen ethyl (Octane)
     

Sedges

  • bentazon (Basagran T/O, Lescogran)
  • halosulfuron (Sedgehammer, Prosedge)
  • sulfentrazone (Dismiss)
     

For help with weed identification or for more detail on herbicide efficacy and turfgrass tolerance see the following:

www.TurfFiles.ncsu.edu