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Leonard from Glendora, Ca writes

Can Fusilade II be used on Kurupia (Lippia nodiflora) ?

I have an established lawn (13 months) of Kurapia (Lippia nodiflora) in So. California. Kurapia is relatively new in California but is becoming popular to it's drought resistant properties and appearance. It is doing well except for some weeds. I've tried spot treating with Roundup but it is not effective long term. Once I get these weeds under control I will treat with a pre-emergent (Prodiamine 65WDG).

Answer:

Fusilade II Herbicide is a grassy weed control herbicide, so it is not safe for use around most types of grasses. Since Kurapia is not listed as tolerant on the product label, we would not recommend using the Fusilade II Herbicide on this groundcover. If you are going to test it for tolerance, we would recommend testing a small area first. If you would like to let us know what specific weeds you are targeting, then we could at least suggest a produce that would control those plants, even if the Kurapia may not tolerate it. You may also want to check with your local Cooperative Extension office for assistance with what herbicides it may be able to tolerate. Since this is a newer type of groundcover, it probably will take some time before it is listed on herbicide labels.

Answer last updated on: 01/29/2017

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