Acclaim Extra Selective Herbicide

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Acclaim Extra Selective Herbicide

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4 out of 5 stars Rating: 4.1

59 Reviews | 88 Q&A

Product Overview

Acclaim Extra is a selective post-emergence herbicide that controls annual and perennial grasses in turf. A systematic herbicide that works in a single treatment, Acclaim is one of the only post-emergence herbicides that can control crabgrass and goosegrass effectively with good tolerance on desirable turf. And it does so in a wide range of growth stages – from spikes to 5-tillers.

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Features and Specs

Active Ingredient Fenoxaprop-p-ethyl 6.59%
Target pests Barnyardgrass,Bermudagrass (suppression only) Crabgrass (large & smooth), Goosegrass, Foxtail, Panicum, Johnsongrass (seedling), Sandbur, Sprangletop, and Japanese Stiltgrass
For use in Commercial and Residential Cool (Kentucky bluegrass, Perennial ryegrass, Fine fescue, Tall fescue, Annual bluegrass, creeping bentgrass) & Warm-season turf (Zoysiagrass), Sod Farms and Ornamentals
Application 0.46 oz. per 1,000 sq. ft.
20 oz. per 40 - 80 gallons of water per acre
* Use a Surfactant to Increase Effectiveness
* See label for complete application instructions
Formulation Professional Product
Group 1 Herbicide
VT (Restricted To Licensed Applicators Only)
Shipping Weight 1.20 lbs
Manufacturer Envu (Formerly Bayer) (Mfg. Number: 87271250)
UPC 706927860030
EPA Registration 432-950



Acclaim Extra Herbicide is a water emulsion formulation containing 0.57 pound of active ingredient per gallon. Acclaim Extra Herbicide is used for postemergence control of annual grass weeds and suppression of some perennial grass weeds in established turfgrass and ornamental species. Acclaim Extra Herbicide does not control broad-leaf weeds or sedges.

Acclaim Extra Herbicide is absorbed through the foliage. Thorough coverage is important. Visual injury on the grass weed is evident approximately 4 to 10 days after application (dependent upon environmental conditions) but control of the grass weeds will take 12 to 21 days. Visible effects begin as a chlorosis (yellowing) and/or reddening of the leaf surface followed by death of the weed.

Acclaim Extra is absorbed primarily through foliage. It’s most effective during periods of active weed growth, and is rainfast about one hour after drying. Susceptible weeds stop growing, turn red or purple, then die within one week.

Please Note: Broadleaf herbicides such as 2,4-D or MCPP may reduce the effectiveness of Acclaim Extra Herbicide. Do not apply Acclaim Extra within 21 days following a 2,4-D or MCPP application, or 5 days before a 2,4-D or MCPP application.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Only thing that got rid of Japanese Stiltgrass

    By Lowell on 07/28/2012

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    I tried other selective herbicides, adding surfactant, but only Acclaim got rid of most of the Japanese Stiltgrass invading my lawn. Only drawback is its price!! After doing some research, it seems this product is about all that really works for lawns to control this specific weed.

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    126 of 128 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Japanese Stiltgrass is now under control.

    By Rick on 08/27/2012

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    Thanks to Acclaim! Roundup, which kills everything, was the only solution to rid Stiltgrass from my lawn. Two applications of Acclaim Extra Selective from a tank sprayer mixed with Adept surfactant are all that was needed

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    72 of 76 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Great product! Kills Japanese Stilt grass.

    By Scott on 08/07/2014

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    Acclaim killed all the Japanese Stilt grass that had invaded my lawn. Be patient though because it takes about 7-10 days to work. The leaves will begin to yellow after 5-7 days and then brown after 10-14 days. Definitely purchase the recommended Surfactant also. You will use less Acclaim and be able to treat your lawn much faster with better results. Acclaim also kills crab grass and seems to have thinned out some annual Bermuda grass that had invaded my lawn. Tip: I use a clear cough medicine measuring cup to measure out the recommended amount (.46oz=14ml) for my one gallon tank sprayer.

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    68 of 68 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Acclaim Extra works well to supress bermuda grass in fescue

    By Charles on 06/25/2011

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    This product works great to suppress Bermuda grass in my tall fescue lawn. I mix it with turflon ester, herbicide helper surfactant, and colorant. This is the third year of applications and I have seen quite a reduction in Bermuda grass, as well as immediate short term suppression after each application of which I make 3 or 4 during the growing season. has the best price on this item I have found. I see a review that it did not work well in crabgrass and found the following information helpful for that issue. “For killing crabgrass well after it has germinated (e.g., Acclaim Extra), but they are effective only at killing young crabgrass plants. Because these young crabgrass plants are small, they are very difficult to detect in a lawn rendering post emergent herbicides far less useful than pre emergent herbicides for killing crabgrass (Beaulieu, 2011). Reference Beaulieu, D. (2011). How to Kill Crabgrass.

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    43 of 48 people found this review helpful

  • 4 of 5 Stars

    Acclaim Extra/ Phenoxyprop-ethyl formulations

    By Steve on 10/15/2014

    I have used this product with somewhat mixed success. As mentioned on label, it suppresses, but does not control bermuda. Suppression lasts anywhere from 3 months to 2 years. As commercial applicator, I have just begun using it on crabgrass. It seems to work a bit more consistently than Quinchlorac (Drive) based formulations and has less frequent side effect to fescue. For those of you who are not getting results from this product, note that a non ionic surfactant is listed for sale along with Acclaim. Use it. You might also go over how carefully you measured and applied product to lawn area. I figure application of 2 gallons of spray to 1000 sq ft. area at labeled rates. If you don't apply product at labeled rates and 2 gal/1000, it is not likely to work.

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How much Acclaim Extra Selective herbicide do I need to use to make one gallon of finished solution?
According to page 4 of the Acclaim Extra Selective Herbicide product label "Hand-Held Sprayer Application for Spot Treatments: For hand-held pump-type sprayers, add 0.30 to 0.46 fluid ounce of Acclaim Extra Herbicide per gallon of water. Apply 0.30 fluid ounce per gallon of water when the grass weed is in the 1- to 4-leaf stage of growth. Apply 0.46 fluid ounce per gallon of water when the grass weed has 1 to 2 tillers. Spray target weeds thoroughly to the point of spray deposit runoff. Optimum results occur when spray coverage is thorough. The addition of a surfactant will improve coverage. A dye or colorant may be added to avoid spray pattern overlap." You can check out the product label and MSDS on our website by clicking on the link we provided above or by clicking on the links provided on the individual product pages.

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Can you seed following an Acclaim treatment?

when crab grass is dead can seed be put down and if so how long do u wait to seed?

According to the Acclaim product label: Fescues and ryegrass may be overseeded immediately following Acclaim Extra applications. All other turf species should be overseeded after a 21-day waiting period.

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How can I kill Johnsongrass and crabgrass without harming my fescue?

Acclaim Extra Selective Herbicide  is a selective post-emergent herbicide that controls annual and perennial grasses in turf.  This includes Crabgrass as well as seedling Johnsongrass, and it will suppress rhizome Johnsongrass and is safe for use in tall Fescue. 

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What post-emerg product do you recommend for controlling Jap. stilt grass (est. lawn) bluegrass and fescue mix?

I do not want to use glyphosate.

Acclaim Extra Herbicide is labeled for Japanese Stiltgrass and can be used in Kentucky Bluegrass and fescue lawns.

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Minimum Temperature for Application Acclaim Extra Selective Herbicide

Is there is minimum temperature that must be met when applying Acclaim? Also, is there an "ideal" temperature that will maximize its efficacy? The label does not speak to application temperature ranges.

Acclaim Extra Selective Herbicide  can be applied when temps reach above 55 degrees. 

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Acclaim Extra Selective Herbicide 4 out of 5 stars Rating: 4.1 (59 Reviews / 88 Q&A)

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