F-J Weeds

Control of Common Weeds

Weeds are indexed alphabetically.  Select the section of interest.

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Facelis or Annual Trampweed (Facelis retusa)
Improve turf growing conditions and maintain a regular mowing schedule.  Repeat applications of two- or three-way mixtures of 2,4-D, dicamba, MCPP, or MCPA.  Other suggested options include atrazine/simazine, metribuzin, triclopyr alone or combined with clopyralid or 2,4-D, atrazine plus bentazon, and metsulfuron.

Florida Betony or Rattlesnake Weed, Florida Hedgenettle (Stachys floridana)
Fumigate contaminated soil.  Repeat applications of two- or three-way mixtures of 2,4-D, dicamba, MCPP, or MCPA.  Other suggested options include atrazine/simazine, metribuzin, triclopyr alone or combined with clopyralid or 2,4-D, and atrazine plus bentazon.

Goosegrass (Eleusine indica)
Preemergence control is best with Ronstar at 3 lbs ai/acre. Mix with pendimethalin or Barricade (Regalstar II) for additional control of crabgrass. First applications is in early spring when soil temperatures at 4-inches reach 63 F for 24 consecutive hours.  POST control is with repeat applications of Illoxan 3EC at 1 to 1.4 qts/a, Sencor 75DF (0.19 lbs/a) + MSMA (1 lb ai/a), Fusilade 2EC (4 to 6 oz/a), Acclaim Extra (13 to 39 oz/a), Revolver 0.19L at 26oz/a, or Dismiss 4L at 8 oz/acre applied twice, 10 days apart.  Illoxand and Revolver may be used on bermudagrass greens. Avoid treating drought- & heat-stressed turf.

Ground Ivy (Glechoma hederacea)
Reduce shade source and grow shade-tolerant turfgrasses.  Herbicides include 3 to 4-way combinations of 2,4-D,  MCPP, dicamba, 2,4-DP, fluroxypyr, or triclopyr; dicamba alone also work well. Confront (triclopyr + Clopyralid) works well on approved sites but is not labeled for use in home lawns. Mid- to late-fall applications are best followed by spring. Back to Index.