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Range and Pasture

When you stop to look at your range and pasture you may find that a lot of the green you are seeing is actually weeds. Weeds pose a number of problems when you are managing a stand of grass. They choke out desirable grasses and use valuable moisture. In addition, weeds steal nutrients from the soil profile which have to be replaced by fertilization.

There are two important things to remember when selecting a herbicide for Range and Pasture use are:

1. Select An Appropriate Herbicide

  • determine what type of grass or forage you have
  • refer to the label to make sure the product is safe for that grass or forage
  • determine your target weed to and see if that product targets it
  • always check for grazing restrictions and re-entry time for animals.3

Here are articles to help determine what kind of grass or forage you have:

2. Apply the Herbicide at the Proper Time of Year.

Herbicides typically work best on younger actively growing weeds. So it is important to know the weeds growth habits and reproductive cycle in order to properly time the application.   In order to do this you need to determine which type of weed group your target weed belongs in.

Cool-Season Weeds

  • weeds that germinate in the fall
  • apply in early spring (March-April) or after they emerge in the fall (October-November)
  • examples:  buttercup, biennial thistles, and poison hemlock

Warm Season Weeds

  • weeds that germinate in the spring
  • apply in early summer (May-June) when they start to emerge as seedlings
  • examples: common ragweed, spiny amaranth, and cockle bur

Perennial Weeds

  • weeds that germinate all year long
  • best to apply in the late summer (August- early September)
  • late summer applications help facilitate herbicide movement into these weeds root systems
  • mid-summer mowing followed by application of regrowth is also recommended.
  • examples: curly dock, tall iron weed, and Canada thistle


To help identify what type which type of grass or forage you have, you can refer to these articles.  


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  1. Alligare  2,4-D LV 6

    Alligare's 2,4-D LV 6 Herbicide is a selective, low volatile ester broad-leaf herbicide that is useful in areas in which nearby crops may be susceptible to injury by a more volatile product. Apply this product without injury to most established grasses to control many broadleaf weeds and wood plants.

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  2. Dicamba + 2,4-D DMA

    Dicamba + 2,4-D DMA combines two active ingredients, 2,4-D 36.0 % and Dicamba 12.5% in a concentrated formula to control and kill many broadleaf weeds( annual, biennial and perennial ) as well as brush. Dicamba + 2,4-D DMA compares Weedmaster Herbicide with the same formulation.

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  3. Alligare Dicamba 4

    Alligare Dicamba 4 with 50.2% dicamba is a post-emergent, group 4 herbicide. It is used for weed control in Sorghum, Corn, Pasture, Small Grains, Rangeland, General Farmland (non-crop), cotton, fallow, sugarcane, asparagus, turf and grass seed crops. Dicamba 4 is not to be applied directly to water or areas where surface water is located.

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  4. Cleargraze Pasture Herbicide

    Starting at: $82.35

    Cleargraze Pasture Herbicide with a combination Triclopyr and Fluroxypyr herbicides provides outstanding control of brush and herbaceous weeds without out dicambz, picloram or 2,4,D restrictions. It has a caution signal word with no grazing restrictions including lactating dairy animals. Use Cleargaze against unwanted broadleaf and woody plants in permanent pastures, rangeland, CRP acres, fence rows, around farm buildings and in non-crop areas. IT may be applied using broadcast, foliar, basal bark or cut stump individual plant treatment methods.

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  5. Southern Ag Crossbow Specialty Herbicide -qt

    Starting at: $24.50

    Southern Ag Crossbow Specialty Herbicide with a 2,4-D and Triclopyr BEE combination is an excellent non-selective herbicide. This post-emergent herbicide kills many undesired trees, brush, and vines. It also kills many annual broad-leaf weeds and grasses.

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  6. Pathfinder II Specialty Herbicide

    Starting at: $161.95

    Pathfinder II Specialty Herbicide is a ready-to-use formula with 13.6% of triclopyr controls more than 80 woody plants through the use of basal bark application treatments. As a specialty herbicide, it may be applied to bark or cut surfaces of undesirable trees or vines in non-crop areas, forests, permanent and rangeland pastures, rights-of-way sites, fence rows, and other sites (see label for the complete list). Learn More
  7. Alligare Clopyralid

    Starting at: $59.95

    Alligare's Clopyralid 3 contains Clopyralid 40.9%. This post-emergent herbicide controls broadleaf weeds such as clover, dandelion, ragweed, and woody/brush such as Eastern redbud and kudzu (see label for a complete list). Clopyralid 3 may be applied in non-cropland, industrial manufacturing, forest, and storage sites, rights-of-way, and wildlife openings including grazed areas on these sites, tree plantations, rangeland and permanent grass pastures. It is a popular product for post-emergent control in cottonwood/poplar and eucalyptus tree plantations. It is labeled for use on mesquite and certain associated woody species on rangeland and permanent grass pastures in Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and Oklahoma.

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  8. Brushmaster Herbicide- Qt

    Starting at: $32.50

    Brushmaster Herbicide as a post-emergent herbicide controls the toughest brush such as brambles, multiflora rose, kudzu, poison ivy, poison oak, and many other listed trees, vines and broadleaf weeds. Brushmaster is an ester Trimec formulation that can be sprayed almost any season of the year with its flexible label. Many uses include roadside ditches, fencerows, shoulders, farmstead buildings and other non-crop areas. Brushmaster is a low-volatile formulation that penetrates the unwanted vegetation and kills the roots. It is tough on broadleaf weeds and brush. It will not strip treated areas of erosion protection such as chemical sterilants and is economical to use.

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  9. Alligare Triclopyr 4 -Gallon and 2.5 Gallon

    Starting at: $38.90

    Alligare Triclopyr 4 Qt

    Alligare Triclopyr 4 with Triclopyr 61.6% is more economical than other Triclopyr 60.0% products such as Remedy Ultra and Garlon 4.

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  10. 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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