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PBI/Gordon herbicide approval expanded for sports turf

May 9, 2013  - By

PBI/Gordon Corp. has announced that its Katana Turf Herbicide can now be used in a wider variety of sports turf applications and, for the first time, targeted residential weed control.

The product received United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approval on expanded labeling for use on professionally managed sports turf. It had been approved only for “professionally managed college and professional sports fields.”

In addition, it is now registered by the EPA for use as a spot weed treatment on residential turf. Currently available in most southern and transition zone states, acceptance of these new uses are pending in California.

The labeling allows use on golf courses (fairways, roughs and tees) and these turf areas: industrial parks, tank farms, sod farms, seed farms, cemeteries, professionally managed sports fields, commercial turf and residential turf.

Use on residential turfgrass sites is limited to targeted or spot treatment with the spray directed to the weeds. Spot treatments are limited to no more than 10 percent of a residential lawn.

Katana Turf Herbicide is part of PBI/Gordon’s ProFormproduct line of fast-acting herbicides. Like other products in this line, Katana continues to work in cooler weather, and is not as temperature dependent as competitive products, according to the company.

It is labeled for control of 58 weeds with post-emergence and some pre-emergence activity. Highly selective in bermuda, zoysia, centipede and buffalo grasses, and seashore paspalum, Katana is ideal for the removal of overseeded cool-season grasses. University trials prove Katana excels in controlling Poa annua, ryegrass, clumpy ryegrass, Poa trivialis, tall fescue and annual ryegrass in warm-season turf, said the company.


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