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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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    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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