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We at Carmel Landscaper always recommend learning from the best. When it comes to your lawn we actively follow the recommendations and best practices that come from the Purdue University Ag Extension Office. Annually they produce their Turf Weed Control manual which is now available.
The 96 page publication includes content on:
Weed Life Cycles
Developing a Weed Control Program
Herbicide Information (use, nomenclature, classification, mode of action, movement, resistance, etc.)
Control of Tough Weeds
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers About Weed Control with Herbicides
Nonselective Herbicides/Fumigants for Turfgrass Renovation
Nonselective Herbicides for Turfgrass Border Maintenance (Edging)
Preemergence Herbicides (weed control ratings for preemergence herbicides, turf tolerance information, and more instructions for each product)
Postemergence Herbicides (weed control ratings for postemergence broadleaf herbicides and turf tolerance, and more instructions for each product)
Commonly Used Broadleaf Herbicide Combinations for Turfgrass
Active Ingredients in Commonly Used Herbicide Combinations
Sedge Control Herbicides (sedge control and turfgrass tolerance ratings, turf tolerance information, and more instructions for each product)
Plant Growth Regulators for General Turf Use
Preemergence, Postemergence and PGR Options for Putting Greens
Postemergence Weed Control in Creeping Bentgrass Putting Greens
Common and Trade Names of Registered Herbicides and Plant Growth Regulators (264 different products and 98 unique herbicide ingredient combination are discussing in this publication)
Herbicide/PGR Common Names, Chemical Families, and Modes of Action
This is truly a comprehensive guide for those using herbicides in turf regardless of whether you manage athletic fields, a golf course, lawns, cemeteries, sod farms, parks, or other turf areas.
Added in 2013 are
Color Photos of Crabgrass Growth Stages
Color Photos of Herbicide Mode of Action
Answers to 9 New Frequently Asked Questions
Also new in 2013 is the availability of a .pdf version for those that want an electronic copy.
The publication is available by visiting this link: http://purdueturftips.blogspot.com/2013/01/2013-turf-weed-control-for.html
At Carmel Landscaper we are here to help! If you need tips, advice or someone to help or take over your landscaping and grounds keeping duties just give us a call at (317) 459-2767