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Range and Pasture

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. Martin's Clear Pasture -1 Gallon

    Martin's Clear Pasture with Triclopyr 61.6 % controls hard to control woody plants, mesquite, trees, heavy brush, annual & perennial weeds and more for improved grassland and long lasting brush control. Compare Martin's Clear Pasture to Remedy Herbicide (Triclopyr 61.6 %) for a more economical alternative.

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Confront Herbicide

    Confront herbicide combines two different active ingredients, Triclopyr and Clopyralid to control a broad spectrum of weeds such as tough to kill weeds like wild violet and oxalis to common weeds such as dandelion, clover, thistle and narrow leaf plantain in non residential in listed warm-season and cool season turf grasses. Confront will provide close to 100 % control of 35 hard to control broadleaf weeds when used according to directions on the label.

    Confront specialty herbicide is for commercial use only (not residential use).

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  6. 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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  7. Crossbow Herbicide

    Crossbow Herbicide has two active ingredients, 2,4-D - 34.4% and Triclopyr - 16.5% for use of unwanted woody plants. Crossbow Herbicide provides excellent control of woody plants and brushes such as poison oak without harming grasses. It is a selective, post-emergent herbicide, which also provides control of annual and perennial broadleaf weeds. There are no grazing restrictions, except lactating dairy animals, and it is rain fast within two hours. Learn More
  8. Quali Pro 2-D

    Quali- Pro's 2 D herbicide is a post emergent, selective, and systemic herbicide that uses a combination of two active ingredients(Triclopyr 33%, Clopyralid 12.2%) to combat tough weed problems(compare to Confront Herbicide). For such difficult to control broadleaf weeds as dandelion, oxalis, clover and other tough to control weeds, a single application of 2 D herbicide delivers eight to twelve weeks of reliable control. 2-D is labeled in non-residential cool and warm season turfgrasses.

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  9. 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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  10. 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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