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Examples of Herbicide Products Available for Homeowner Use

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Fred Yelverton
Feb 22, 2001
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Examples of Herbicide Products Available for Homeowner Use

Fred Yelverton Extension Crop Science Specialist- Weeds N. C. State University HTML Version (SCH): July 31, 1995

The following lists include some commonly available products which selectively control growing broadleaf and/or brass weeds in home lawns. The lists are broken down into products which control broadleaf weeds, brush and vines such as poison ivy and kudzu, moss, and grassy weeds in lawns and ornamentals after they emerge, and grassy weeds in lawns before they germinate and emerge.

Broadleaf Weed Control

  • Products Mixed with Water and Sprayed
    • 2,4-D: (2,4-dichlorophenoxy) acetic acid
      • American Brand: 2,4-D Weed Killer
      • Universal Cooperatives Inc: 2,4-D Amine Weed Killer
    • Mecoprop (MCPP): 2-(2-methyl-4-chlorophenoxy) propionic acid
      • Ortho Chickweed and Clover Control
    • 2,4-D + Mecoprop (MCPP): (2,4-dichlorophenoxy) acetic acid plus
    • 2-(2-methyl-4-chlorophenoxy) propionic acid
      • Ortho Weed-B-Gon Lawn Weed Killer
    • 2,4-D + Mecoprop (MCPP) + dicamba: (2,4-dichlorophenoxy) acetic acid plus 2-(2-methyl-4-chlorophenoxy) propionic acid plus 3,6-dichloro-0-anisic acid
      • Ace Lawn Weed Killer
      • Dragon Lawn Weed Killer
      • Fertilome Weed-Out Lawn Weed Killer
      • Super KGro Broadleaf Weed Killer
      • Ortho Weed-B-Gon for Southern Lawns/Formula II
      • Spectracide Lawns Weed Killer
    • MCPA + Mecoprop (MCPP) + dicamba: 2 methyl-4-chlorophenoxyacetic acid plus 2-(2-methyl-4-chlorophenoxy) propionic acid plus 3,6-dichloro-0-anisic acid
      • Green Charm Lawn Weed Killer
    • Glyphosate (Roundup): N-(phosphonomethyl) glycine
      • Green Charm Knockout 5%
      • Hi-Yield Killzall Weed and Grass Killer 10%
      • KGro Shootout Grass & Weed Killer 5%
      • Ortho Kleenup Systemic Weed & Grass Killer 5%
      • Roundup 41%
      • Roundup L& G 18%
    • Atrazine: 6-chloro-N-ethyl-N'-(1-methylethyl)-1,3,5-triazine-2,4-diamine
      • Ortho Atrazine Plus
      • Purge II Southern Formula Broadleaf Weed Control
      • Hi-Yield Atrazine Weed Killer
  • Ready To Use Products
  • 2,4-D + MCPP
    • Ortho Weed-B-Gon Weed Killer
  • 2,4-D + MCPP + dicamba
    • Ace Spot Weed Killer
    • Dragon Spot Weeder
    • Fertilome Weed Out Lawn Weed Killer
    • Spectracide Spot Weed Killer
    • Security Weed Patrol Spot Weeder Ready-To-Use
  • 2,4-D + MCPP + 2,4-DP
    • Ortho Weed-B-Gon Jet Weeder Formula III
  • MCPA + MCPP + dicamba
    • Green Charm Lawn Weed Killer
  • Glyphosate (Roundup)
    • Fertilome Nutgrass, Poison Ivy & Vine Killer 0.5%
    • Green Charm Knockout 0.96%
    • Hi-Yield Killzall Weed and Grass Killer 0.5%
    • Ortho Kleenup Spot Weed and Grass Killer 0.75%
    • Roundup
  • Glyphosate and aciflurofen
    • Ortho Kleenup Grass and Weed Killer
  • Diquat
    • Spectracide Grass and Killer

Brush, Poison Oak, Honeysuckle, Kudzu, etc., Control

  • Products Mixed with Water and Sprayed
    • 2,4-D + 2,4-DP: (2,4-dichlorophenoxy) acetic acid plus 2-(2,4-dichlorophenoxy)propionic acid
      • Dragon Super Brush Killer
      • Security Super BK-32 Brush, Berry, and Stump Killer
    • 2,4-D + 2,4-DP + dicamba: (2,4-dichlorophenoxy) acetic acid plus 2-(2,4-dichlorophenoxy) propionic acid, butoxyethyl ester plus 3,6-dichloro-2-methoxybenzoic acid
      • Security Weed Patrol Broadleaf Weed Killer
      • Acme Super Brush Killer
    • Triclopyr: [(3,5,6-trichloro-2-pyridinyl)oxy] acetic acid
      • Ortho Brush-B-Gon Brush Killer
  • Ready to Use Products
    • 2,4-D + MCPP + dicamba
      • Ace Poison Oak & Poison Ivy Killer
      • Dragon Poison Ivy Poison Oak Killer
      • Security Poison Oak & Poison Ivy Killer
    • Triclopyr
      • Ortho Poison Ivy & Poison Oak Killer Formula II

Postemergence Selective Control of Growing Grass Weeds in Turf

All Products Mixed with Water and Sprayed

  • CMA: calcium methanearsonate
    • Ortho Crabgrass Killer Formula II
  • MSMA: monosodium salt of MAA
    • Ace Crab Grass Killer
    • Fertilome Crabgrass, Nutgrass & Dallisgrass Killer
  • Sethoxydim: 2-[1-(ethoxyimino)butyl]-5-[2-(ethylthio)propyl]-3-hydroxy-2-cyclohexen-1-one
    • BASF Poast
    • Hi-Yield Poast
    • Vantage T/O

Postemergence Selective Grass Weed Control in Ornamentals

All Products Mixed with Water and Sprayed

  • Fluazifop (Fusilade): (+)-2-[4-[[5-(trifluoromethyl)-2-pyridinyl]oxy]phenoxy] propanoic acid
    • Fertilome Over-The-Top Weed and Grass Killer
    • Ortho Grass-B-Gon Grass Killer
  • Sethoxydim: 2-[1-(ethoxyimino)butyl]-5-[2-(ethylthio)propyl]- 3-hydroxy- 2-cyclohexen-1-one
    • BASF Poast
    • Hi-Yield Poast
    • Vantage T/O

Postemergence Moss Control

    • Safer Moss & Algae Attack
    • Safer Moss Attack for Lawns

Granular Herbicide Products for Preemergence Crabgrass Control in Lawns

  • Balan (benefin)
    • Statesman Crabgrass Control for Established Lawns 1.72% G
    • Lebanon Balan 2.5% G
    • Pennington Penngreen Crabgrass Preventer 2.5% G
  • Team (benefin + trifluralin)
    • Ace Crabgrass Preventer with Fertilizer 1.25% G on 25-3-10
    • Fertilome Crabgrass Preventer & Lawn Food 1.15% G on 28-3-3
    • Hi-Yield Crabgrass Control 2% G
    • KGro Premium Crabgrass Preventer Plus Fertilizer 1.25% G on 28-3-4
    • Lebanon Team 2% G
    • Lebanon 20-3-5 with Team 1.16% G
    • Sta-Green Crabgrass Preventer, Team 2.5% G
    • Sta-Green Crabgrass Preventer plus Fertilizer, Team 1.28% G
    • Wal-Mart Super Team Crabgrass Preventer plus Lawn Fertilizer 1.25% G on 18-3-6
  • Halts (pendimethalin)
    • Scotts Halts Crabgrass Preventer 1.71% G
    • Scotts Turf Builder plus Halts 1.21% G on 28-3-4

This listing of products is an attempt to aid the homeowner in selecting an appropriate turf herbicide. The list was created from a survey of products found on shelves of stores featuring home and garden products in six North Carolina counties. On product labels, the herbicide will be listed as a particular form of the chemical. For example, 2,4-D may be indicated as the dimethylamine salt of 2,4,-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid.

Use of brand names in this publication does not imply endorsement of the products named or criticism of similar ones not mentioned. Before selecting a product, check on the safety to the turfgrass and whether or not it will control the weeds present in the turf.

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