Kick ‘em to the curb

These new lawn care products are on the market to help you get rid of weeds and diseases in turf.

Bayer Specticle Total

The pitch: Specticle Total is a non-selective herbicide that kills existing weeds and prevents new ones for up to six months.

  • It is rainproof in 30 minutes and uses less active ingredient, which results in less herbicide in the environment.
  • It’s easily mixed in a backpack sprayer and can be used in both landscapes and hardscapes, including mulched areas and around ornamental plants and grasses.
  • Specticle Total gives landscape managers total control of weeds for up to six months.

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CIVITAS WEEDfree BRAND Concentrate

The pitch: CIVITAS WEEDfree BRAND Concentrate is a hybrid selective herbicide formulated with fewer active ingredients to kill more than 60 listed broadleaf weeds, including clover, dandelions, poison ivy and sumac.

  • Its microtechnology minimizes the three-way mix active ingredients while enhancing the penetration into the plant.
  • Visible injury can be seen on weeds within 12 hours.
  • The white emulsion produced when sprayed identifies treated areas, reducing duplication of efforts and product waste.

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Nufarm Last Call

The pitch: Last Call provides postemergent control of crabgrass, particularly in the mid-tiller stage of growth where quinclorac-based herbicides struggle to provide consistent control.

  • Last Call also controls a broad spectrum of grassy and broadleaf weeds including goosegrass, foxtail, Japanese stiltgrass, dandelion, clover and lespedeza.
  • It can be used for the selective removal of Bermudagrass from zoysiagrass and cool season turf.
  • Last Call can be applied to all managed turf areas including residential and commercial lawns.

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Triathlon BA biofungicide/bactericide

The pitch: A preventative biofungicide, Triathlon BA is labeled for use in both organic and non-organic production on a wide variety of fungal and bacterial diseases.

  • With the active ingredient Bacillus amyloliquefaciens, Triathlon BA provides preventive control of many foliar and soil-borne diseases such as botrytis, powdery mildew, downy mildew, rusts, leaf spots, alternaria, pythium, phytophthora, rhizoctonia, fusarium and bacterial spot.
  • The product is packaged in one-gallon containers, four to a case, 36 cases to a pallet.
  • Triathlon BA features a “caution” signal word and carries a 4-hour restricted entry interval.

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