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Joe from Frankston Tx writes

Does Pastora stop the Sandburg seed from regenerating?


Pastora Herbicide is primarily labeled for post emergent control of sandbur and best applied when the sandbur is newly germinated to 1.5” tall per the product label. For overwintering sandbur or newly germinated sandbur that is greater than 1.5” tall, applications of PASTORA® HERBICIDE may only suppress growth resulting in a reduction in sandbur seedheads.  Per page 13 of the Product Label for Sandbur: Make applications when bermudagrass is less than 4” tall following green-up in the spring or after cutting for hay. Tall, dense stands of bermudagrass can intercept spray and reduce sandbur control. In some areas, sandbur may overwinter and start the new season with an established root system.  For overwintering Sandbur that is greater than 1.5”, it is best to tank mix Pastora Herbicide with a glyphosate non selective at the rate of 0.156 to 0.257 pounds glyphosate per acre. A follow-up application of PASTORA® HERBICIDE may be necessary to control subsequent germination (flushes) of sandbur following the first application or when the first application was made to larger sandbur or under unfavorable environmental conditions. Sandbur Management must be part of an overall pasture management plan which includes good fertility, adequate moisture (rainfall, irrigation), insect and rodent control, and other agronomic practices which maximize bermudagrass growth. In contrast, sandbur control in areas with thin stands of bermudagrass may not be satisfactory.

Answer last updated on: 10/04/2022

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