Buffalograss Herbicide Information


1. Weed Control in Buffalograss (1st Year)

 

-Round Up or other glyphosate herbicides can be used prior to seeding for existing weed/grass control. Check the product label for the waiting period before planting new seed.

 

-Pre-emergent herbicides can be used the first year, but ONLY applied after Buffalograss emergence. This can be done to control weeds that germinate later in the season.

Barricade (prodiamine) can be applied 60 days after spring seeding

Pendulum Aquacap (pendimethalin) can be applied 90 days after spring seeding

 

-Post-emergent herbicides that can be used safely on first year Buffalograss. It is safe to apply some at seeding time with sequential applications throughout the season as instructed on the product label. Do not apply more than the maximum seasonal rate as specified by the product label.

 

Product                                                                        Weeds Controlled

Drive XLR8 (quinclorac)                                     grassy weeds, broadleaves

SquareOne (carfentrazone+quinclorac)               grassy weeds, broadleaves

Solitare (sulfentrazone+quinclorac)                     grassy weeds, broadleaves, sedges

Quicksilver (carfentrazone)                                 broadleaves

Tenacity (mesotrione)                                        grassy weeds, broadleaves, sedges

Dismiss (sulfentrazone)                                     grassy weeds, broadleaves, sedges

 

 

2. Weed Control on Established Buffalograss (After 1st Year)

 

-Round Up or other glyphosate herbicides can be used in the early spring or late fall on FULLY dormant Buffalograss to control perennial cool season grasses/weeds. Applications made to actively growing Buffalograss may result in stand reduction.

 

-Pre-emergent herbicides are strongly recommended on established Buffalograss stands. Best results are obtained with split applications for season long control. Do not apply more than the maximum seasonal rate as specified by the product label.

Barricade (prodiamine)

Pendulum Aquacap (pendimethalin)

Dimension (dithiopyr)

 Specticle (indaziflam

 

-Post-emergent herbicides that can be used safely on Buffalograss. Do not apply more than the maximum seasonal rate as specified by the product label.

 

Product                                                                        Weeds Controlled

Drive XLR8 (quinclorac)                                     grassy weeds, broadleaves

SquareOne (carfentrazone+quinclorac)               grassy weeds, broadleaves

Solitare (sulfentrazone+quinclorac)                     grassy weeds, broadleaves, sedges

Quicksilver (carfentrazone)                                 broadleaves

Tenacity (mesotrione)                                        grassy weeds, broadleaves, sedges

Dismiss (sulfentrazone)                                     grassy weeds, broadleaves, sedges

 

 

Using any herbicide in a manner inconsistent with the manufacturer’s instructions can give inconsistent and undesired results.  Always read the label prior to using any herbicide.

 

The above herbicide recommendations are based on trials performed by the University of Nebraska Turf Science Program 2010-2013.