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Broad Leaf Weed Control

Broadleaf Weed Control

Compared to grassy weeds, broadleaf weeds are much easier identify, eliminate, and control.  There is a wide variety of chemicals and brands in the market that do an excellent job of battling these weeds.  Like with grassy weeds, it is key to identify which broadleaf you are targeting to help get the best results.  Some key features that differentiate broadleaf weeds from grass weeds are:

  • wider leaf blades
  • main vein divides the leaf with smaller ones producing a net-like pattern
  • some leafs can be circular (Dollarweed)
  • produce colorful flowers with different shapes and sizes
  • flowers can be key to help identify the species

Broadleaf weeds may germinate and grow at different times of the year and also have longer life cycles.  This is very important because it helps determine when to apply pre-emergents and post emergents.  We can break down these weeds into three groups that help us better understand how to eliminate them.

  • Winter Annual Broadleaf Weeds
  • Summer Annual Broadleaf Weeds
  • Perennial Broadleaf Weeds

Winter Annual Broadleaf Weeds

  • germinate late summer through early fall
  • germination is the process of development for weeds
  • best time to apply post-emergent herbicides is in the spring while there is active growth
  • some can be controlled/prevented with pre-emergent application in the fall (common chickweed)

Examples

  • Prickly Lettuce
  • Common Chickweed
  • Henbit
  • Shepherd's Purse
  • Hairy Bittercress
  • Dead Nettle

Summer Annual Broadleaf Weeds

  • germination begins in early spring through the rest of the growing season (summer)
  • growing season depends on your geographical location
  • northern areas are going to have a later and shorter growing season 
  • the complete life cycle in one growing season
  • as with winter annuals, the best time to apply post-emergent herbicides is during active growth

Examples

  • Black Medic 
  • Carpetweed
  • Knotweed
  • Mallow
  • Purslane

Perennial Broadleaf Weeds 

Cool Season

  • year-long life cycle
  • reproduce by seed and/or other vegetative means
  • germination occurs in winter so pre-emergents would need to be applied in late fall
  • active growth is during the spring and fall (best time to apply post emergents)
  • these weeds for dormant during the summer
  • multiple applications may be necessary because of the year-long growth cycle

Warm Season 

  • Reproduce by seed and/or other vegetative means
  • Germination occurs in spring (best time to apply pre-emergents)
  • Active growth is during the summer months (best time to apply post-emergent herbicides)
  • These weeds go dormant during the winter
  • Multiple applications may be necessary

Examples

  • Clover (cool season)
  • Dollarweed (warm season)
  • Plantain Buckhorn (cool season)
  • Oxalis
  • Ground Ivy
  • Broadleaf Plantain
  • Beggarweed
  • Buttonweed
  • Dandelion
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  1. Quali Pro MSM 25 OD Liquid Herbicide
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    Quali Pro MSM 25 OD Liquid Herbicide is discontinued. We suggest:MSN Turf or Fahrenheit .

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  2. Everett Herbicide

    Starting at: $59.90

    Everett Herbicide is a low volatile weed and brush herbicide with two active ingredients, 2,4-D and Triclopyr . This post-emergent herbicide controls unwanted trees, brush, annual and perennial broadleaf weeds such as birch, ash, clover, poison ivy, poison oak, clover, cocklebur, kochia, pigweeds, sowthistle, henbit, ground ivy, dandelion, milkweed, ragweed, and other listed weeds and woody plants.

    Spray Everett Herbicide in non-crop areas, rangeland, conservation reserve program (CRP) acres, fence rows, roadsides, and industrial sites.

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  3. Trimec Classic Herbicide

    This classic herbicide 3 way herbicide with amine (2,4-D) has been a trusted herbicide to get rid of hard-to-kill weeds without repeat treatments. Trimec having been introduced as the first broadleaf herbicide 40 years ago has been the standard in the industry. It still maintains one of the top herbicides for intensively managed fine turf.

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  4. SpeedZone Lawn Weed Killer Concentrate - 20 oz.

    SpeedZone Lawn Weed Concentrate - 20 oz., 070251652402. Get SpeedZone Lawn Herbicide, Free Shipping. Speed Zone Lawn Weed Herbicide works on weeds fast. It works against tough broadleaf weeds such as plantain, clover, spurge, and ground ivy. Learn More
  5. SpeedZone Southern Herbicide -Gallon

    SpeedZone Southern Herbicide is a fast and exceptional post-ermergence herbicide for weed control in sensitive southern turf grasses. It is known to work on weeds that are the toughest, such as creeping beggarweed, dollarweed, plantain, clover, ground ivy and spurge with visible results within hours.

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  6. 4 speed xt herbicide selective

    Starting at: $47.95

    4 Speed XT Selective Herbicide combines four active ingredients, triclopyr, 2,4-D, pyraflufen and dicamba for a powerful and fast control of more than 100 broadleaf weeds Learn More
  7. Remedy Ultra Herbicide

    Remedy Ultra Herbicide with triclopyr 60.45% is an emulsifiable and oil-soluble herbicide. Remedy Ultra provides long-term brush control and is flexible. It is ideal for pasture restoration and fence line maintenance and for small tree and selective brush control. It controls more than 35 brush species, plus some significant annual and perennial broadleaf weeds. Remedy Ultra may be applied to rangelands, permanent grass pastures, conservation reserve program (CPR) acres including fence rows and non-irrigation ditches.

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  8. Monterey Brush & Vine Control

    Monterey Brush & Vine Control with 8.8% Triclopyr is recommended for controlling woody plants, vines and stumps around homes, cabins, fences, walkways, and other non crop areas.

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  9. Triclopyr 3 Herbicide

    Starting at: $159.95

    Triclopyr 3 with 44.4 % Triclopyr can be compared to Garlon 3A (same active ingredient and percentage). Triclopyr 3 is a broad-spectrum woody, brush, and perennial broad leaf control specialty herbicide. Apply Triclopyr 3 on industrial non-crop areas, around farm buildings, forest sites, Christmas tree plantations, as well as right-of-ways and roadsides. It may also be used in aquatic sites which have little or no continuous outflow (see label).

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  10. Hi-Yield Triclopyr Ester

    Starting at: $31.50

    Hi-Yield's Triclopyr Ester with Triclopyr Ester 61.6% is a specialty herbicide for the control of annual and perennial broadleaf weeds in cool season turf. It is very effective on the hard to control weeds like ground ivy, wild violets, clover, oxalis, field blindweed, and more. It is also used for hard to kill woody plants like poison ivy. Make 2-3 applications, 10-14 days apart. It also suppresses bermudagrass in fescue lawns by applying in once a month in the summer months. .

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