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Blade Selective Herbicide is excellent for post-emergent applications at low rates to control bahiagrass, many broadleaf weeds and certain grasses in warm-season turf, as well as Kentucky bluegrass and fine fescue turf. Sites include golf course (fair-ways, aprons, tees and roughs), lawns, parks, cemeteries and other similar non-crop areas. This product may also be used on sod farms.
|Active Ingredient:||Metsulfuron Methyl 60%|
|Target pests:||bahiagrass, Kentucky bluegrass, spurge, wild onion, wild garlic, clover, dandelion, dollarweed, plantains, chickweed, clover, lespedeza, Florida pusley and many more listed weeds. Please refer to the product label for complete list.|
|Application:||Blade is effective at very low rates, ranging from 0.125 to 1.0 dry ounce of product per acre.|
|Pet safe:||Blade has an extremely low toxicity to animals and humans.|
|NOT FOR SALE TO:||AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, ID, IL, IN, IA, KY, ME, MA, MI, MN, MT, NE, NH, NJ, NY, ND, OH, OR, PA, RI, SD, UT, VT, WA, WV, WI, WY, AK. (available mostly to southern states like Texas, Florida and Georgia)|
|Shipping Weight:||0.23 lbs|
|Manufactured By:||PBI Gordon Corporation|
Use Blade to remove overseeded ryegrass and hasten spring release of bermudagrass - without injury to the bermudagrass. Blade does not delay the transition to bermudagrass in the spring. Transition occurs slowly over 3 to 4 weeks.
Blade is also used in lawns for control of broadleaf weeds in St. Augustinegrass turf. Blade is effective at very low rates, ranging from 0.125 to 1.0 dry ounce of product per acre, yet has an extremely low toxicity to animals and humans.
Use Blade only on bermudagrass, St. Augustinegrass, zoysiagrass (Meyers and Emerald), centipedegrass, Kentucky bluegrass and fine fescue (excluding tall fescue and turf-type tall fescue). Labeled turf species have a high degree of tolerance at labeled use rates.
Low use rates reduce the impact on the environment and there is very little hazard to humans when Blade is used according to label directions.
- Very low use rates.
- Hastens spring release of overseeded bermudagrass
- Transition occurs slowly over 3-4 weeks
- Overseed in 8 weeks
- Rain-fast in 6-8 hours
- Controls ryegrass, Pensacola Bahiagrass and foxtail.
- Controls broadleaf weeds such as spurge, wild onion, garlic, dandelion, dollarweed and many more.
- Packaged in 2 oz. bottle with easy-to-use measuring device.
- For best results, use a non-ionic surfactant.
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02/11/2012 Anand from Winter Garden, Fl 34787
QCan you use Blade product on Floratam Turf?
I am in Winter Garden (Orlando) FL and I have had a bad breakout of Dollar weed already (FEB 10). I was looking at the SpeedZone but in the Q & A it states not to use on Flroatam. Can this be used?
ABlade is not labeled for use on Floratam grass. However, Celsius herbicide is labeled for both Floratam grass, and dollarweed. Floratam is a very sensitive grass, so you should only use an herbicide if your grass is not stressed and is in good health. Dollarweed typically takes two applications to gain control.
QWhat usage rate of Blade Selective Herbicide is needed to kill dollar weed?
AAccording to the product label you will need 0.5-1.0 oz of Blade Selective Herbicide per acre to treat dollarweed.
QWhat is the mix ratio of Blade Herbicide for residential yards?
I have read the directions of .125 dry ounce per acre but when dealing with a 1 gal hand pump sprayer and spot treating a 1/4 acre residential property what is the ratio per gal?
ABlade Herbicide is really meant to be used on larger spaces and calculating usage rates for smaller spaces can be a bit of a challenge for homeowners. You will need to use 0.03125 oz of Blade for your 1/4 acre property. We recommend that you mix that in at least 5-10 gallons of water (+ 1 teaspoon of surfactant per gallon of water). Most people use a bucket and then transfer the mixture to their sprayer 1 gallon at a time. You need to make sure you are evenly distributing the spray over the area that needs to be treated.
QWhat apparatus do you use to apply Blade to the grass?
I have several properties, two being 1.4 acres. How do I apply this to the grass? Can I put it in a 2 or 3 gallon sprayer? I just canceled a yard service because I'm still having weed issues and the guys are not diligent workers. I would rather do it myself. What should I use for post emergent weeds on Centipede and St. Augustine grasses?
ABlade Herbicide is mixed with water and can be applied from any size sprayer. Most people use at least a 2 gallon hand pump sprayer if they do not have access to a larger power sprayer, but theoretically any size sprayer will work. Speedzone Southern is a post emergent herbicide that is labeled to control a wide variety of broadleaf weeds on Centipede and St. Augustine grasses.
QIs Blade Herbicide harmful to yard trees and shrubs when used near and around them?
AThe product label for Blade Selective Herbicide states that you should not plant shrubs or trees in the treatment area of Blade for at least 1 year. The label does not give any instructions on how far away you should treat from trees and shrubs and we are not sure of the answer. We recommend that you call the manufacturer, PBI Gordon, since they are the true experts on their own products. You can reach them at 1-877-800-5556.