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Plantain Buckhorn

How to Get Rid of Plantain Buckhorn

Characteristics

 

  • Plantago lanceolata
  • perennial weed
  • basal rosette (leaves are grouped from a central point in a circular shape)
  • low growing with flower stems that extend upwards
  • flowers are bunched at end of them (broadleaf plantain’s have flowers that extend along the flower stem)
  • flowers during the summer months

Treatment

Selective 

Non-Selective

  • spot treat in trouble areas
  • only treat the target weed and avoid wanted vegetation
  • best time to apply is in the spring and fall
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Prevention

    • pre-emergent herbicides are not as effective because it is a perennial 
    • the best time to apply these herbicides is during the fall months
    • multiple applications are necessary
    • look for active ingredients that pre-emergent that also has post-emergent qualities (dithiopyr and indaziflam)

 

 

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  1. Dismiss Herbicide

    Starting at: $88.85

    Dismiss Herbicide, by FMC is a selective, post-emergent herbicide. It has shown to work faster than Certainty, Sedgehammer or Monument. Dismiss Herbicide is one of the best herbicides for sedge weed control in residential and commercial turf. Troublesome sedges such as green kylinga and yellow nutsedge are knocked out with visible results from one to two days. It not only attacks the surface of the weeds but better yet, gets into the soil to penetrate the sedge tubers. This penetrating soil action helps to prevent additional outbreaks of sedges. It is also labeled for the control or suppression on over 45 broadleaf weeds and grasses.

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  2. Trimec Southern -2.5 Gallon

    Starting at: $37.75

    Trimec Southern combines three active ingredients, MCPP, 2,4-D and Dicamba for an effective broadleaf herbicide for southern grasses. The formulation in Trimec Southern minimizes the risk associated with southern turfgrass. It controls over 90 different broadleaf weeds, including clover, dandelion, and spurge. It is exceptional on clover and chickweed.

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