Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Dye's Valley Ronstar Application

Last week on Dye's Valley we completed a pre-emergent herbicide application with Oxadiazon.  This application is crucial to our spring/summer weed control program, as it prevents germination of goosegrass (Eleusine indica), crabgrass (Digitaria spp.), and annual bluegrass (Poa annua).  All three of these grassy weeds are prolific seed producers, therefore it is extremely important to control them before they are mature and producing seed.  Proper timing and use of Oxadiazon will, over time, help to deplete the soil seedbank of these grassy weeds.  Oxadiazon also controls other grassy and broadleaf weeds.

The product was applied as a dry spray application by Southeastern Turfgrass Supply Inc. of Jacksonville, FL.  Below is a brief video of the process: