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Adam from Fairview, Pa writes

Can I use Atrazine on Kentucky Bluegrass?

I want to kill Poa Annua and thought KBG would not be harmed if Hi-Yield Atrazine Weed Killer is safe on St. Augustine lawns.

Answer:

Atrazine is not labeled for use on Kentucky Blue Grass so we cannot recommend you use it for this type of application. Most products that are labeled for poa annua cannot be used on KBG. We recommend that you spot treat the poa annua using a non-selective herbicide such as Killz All Grass and Weed Killer. Your best option for poa annua is to use a pre-emergent herbicide in the Fall such as Hi-Yield Turf & Ornamental Weed & Grass Stopper with Dimension. It will prevent the poa annua seed from germinating into weeds. It will not kill existing weeds and it is safe to use on KBG. Apply the granules and water in after application. Repeat treatment in Spring to prevent other grassy and broad-leaf weeds in your yard.

Answer last updated on: 05/10/2012

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