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September 24, 2018

Introducing Nutgrass Eliminator

Introducting Nutgrass Eliminator

Nutgrass Eliminator Product

Nutgrass Eliminator Turf Herbicide is the newest addition to CSI’s consumer line Martin’s brand, for lawn, garden, weed and pest control products.  

Nutgrass Eliminator is a selective post-emergent herbicide.  Just what is a “selective post-emergent” herbicide? 

‘Selective” herbicides control weeds without damaging the surrounding grass.  “Post-emergent” herbicides target weeds that are already growing, killing them and preventing them from growing back.  So, Nutgrass Eliminator controls weeds (see below) growing in lawns and other landscaped areas without harming desirable plants.

Kyllinga, Yellow and Purple Nutsedge

Nutgrass Eliminator will control purple nutsedge and yellow nutsedge, as well as several other broadleaf weeds.  (See label for complete list.)  Nutgrass Eliminator can be used in well-established commercial & residential turfgrass and around woody ornamentals in landscaped areas.  It can be used on both cool-season & warm-season grasses. (See the label for list of tolerant grasses).

Nutgrass Eliminator is easy to use.  Just add the contents of one of the ½ ounce pouches to a gallon of water, mixing or shaking the solution to ensure ingredients are completely dispersed.  Apply this gallon of mixture to 1,000 square feet of well-established turfgrass.  (See the label for complete directions).

 Nutgrass Eliminator often works with one application.  Herbicide symptoms – a ring of dead tissue at the base of the plant - are likely to show within 2 weeks, even though the leaves remain green.  Depending on the size and age of the nutsedge, a second treatment 6 – 10 weeks after the initial application may be needed.

Use Precautions

  • Do not mow turf for 2 days before or 2 days after application.
  • Avoid applications when rainfall is forecasted to occur within 4 hours.
  • Use on established seeded, sodded, or sprigged turfgrass.
  • Allow the turf to develop a good root system and uniform stand before application.
  • Treated areas may be overseeded with annual or perennial ryegrass or bermudagrass, 2 weeks after application.
  • Avoid application of Nutgrass Eliminator when turfgrass or nutsedge is under stress since turf injury and poor nutsedge control may result.
  • Avoid excessive overlap of the spray.
  • Annual and perennial herbaceous ornamentals, including color plants, may be injured when transplanted into landscaped areas treated with Nutgrass Eliminator.

Doug Ross

Technical Services Manager Martin's Brand

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