Pastora Herbicide

4.5 out of 5 stars 4 Reviews | 51 Q&A

Pastora Herbicide
Pastora Herbicide
Pastora Herbicide

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4.5 out of 5 stars Rating: 4.5

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Product Overview

Pastora Herbicide is registered to use on hay meadows and bermudagrass pastures, and in non-crop areas. Check with your state extension or Department of Agriculture before use, to be certain Pastora is registered in your state. Do not use Pastora in the following counties of Colorado: Alamosa, Costilla, Conejos, Rio Grande, and Saquache. Pastora Herbicide is a granule that is dry-flowable that suppresses or controls grass and broad-leaf weeds. Pastora is mixed in water and applied as a uniform broadcast spray. A spray adjuvant must be used in the spray mix unless otherwise specified on the label. Pastora is noncorrosive, nonflammable, nonvolatile, and no freezing restrictions.

Pastora controls broad-leaf weeds by pre-emergence and post-emergence activity and grass weeds by post-emergence activity. To get the best results from Pastora, apply it to young, active growing weeds. Weeds that are hardened off by the cold weather or by drought stress may be difficult to control. The use rate depends upon the weed spectrum and size of weeds at application.

Do not use on lawns, walks, driveways, tennis courts, golf courses, athletic fields, or other high-maintenance, fine turfgrass areas, or similar areas.

Features and Specs

Active Ingredient: Nicosulfuron 56.2% Metsulfuron Methyl 15%
Target pests: Annual Bluegrass, Barnyardgrass, Chickweed, Crabgrass Large, Dandelion, Foxtails, Henbit, Plantain, Purslane, Ryegrass, Thistle, Wild Carrot, Wild Garlic and others
* See label for complete list
For use in: Established Bermudagrass Pastures and Hay Meadows Bermudagrass Turf (Unimproved Only)
Not for Use on Lawns
Application: 1 - 2.5 oz. per 100 gallons of water per acre
* Use a Surfactant to Increase Effectiveness
* See label for complete application instructions
Formulation: Professional Product
Group 2 Herbicide
NOT FOR SALE TO: CA, CO, MN, NY
Coverage Area: 217,800 sq. ft.
Shipping Weight: 0.49 lbs
Manufacturer: Bayer
UPC: 706927836714
EPA Registration: 432-1567

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General Information

Pastora Herbicide controls broadleaf weeds by pre-emergence and post-emergence activity and grass weeds by post-emergence activity. For best results, apply Pastora to young, actively growing weeds. Weeds hardened off by cold weather or drought stress may not be controlled. The use rate depends upon the weed spectrum and size of weeds at application. The degree and duration of control may depend on the following factors:

  • Weed spectrum and infestation intensity
  • Weed size and maturity at application
  • Environmental conditions during and following treatment
  • Application rate and coverage

BIOLOGICAL ACTIVITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

Pastora Herbicide is absorbed through the foliage and roots of weeds, rapidly inhibiting their growth. Leaves of susceptible plants appear chlorotic from 1 to 3 weeks after application and the growing point subsequently dies. The final effects on annual weeds are evident about 4 to 6 weeks after application. The ultimate effects on perennial weeds occur in the growing season following application.

One to two inches of rainfall or sprinkler irrigation (enough to wet the top 2-3 inches of soil profile) may be needed to move Pastora into the weed root zone before the next flush of broadleaf weeds emerge. The amount of moisture required for sufficient activation increases with crop or weed residue and for finer textured soils. Without sufficient rainfall or sprinkler irrigation to move Pastora into the weed root zone, weeds that germinate after treatment will not be controlled.

Application of Pastora provides the best control in vigorously growing pastures that shade competitive weeds. Weed control in areas of thin grass may not be as satisfactory. However, a bermudagrass canopy that is too dense at application can intercept spray and reduce weed control.

In warm, moist conditions, the expression of herbicide symptoms is accelerated in weeds; in cold, dry conditions, expression of herbicide symptoms is delayed. In addition, weeds hardened-off by drought stress are less susceptible to Pastora.

Weed control or suppression may be reduced if rainfall, or sprinkler irrigation occurs within 4 hours after application.

Weed control should 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. Consult your state cooperative extension service, local agricultural dealer, professional consultant or other qualified authority for specific instructions regarding proper management of bermudagrass pastures.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars

    get the mix right

    By John on 07/17/2016

    It will take some math to figure out this mix if you're not spraying this out of an airplane,... but when you get it right you'll find that this stuff will last you over 6 years on a small lawn, and control weeds better than MSMA used to!!! I love this stuff! It's like a slow acting MSMA, and when mixed with 2,4-d theres literally not a weed it won't kill post or pre emergent! Careful around trees and shrubs as this stuff is lethal to them.

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    24 of 27 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Does the job

    By Scott on 09/22/2017

    I live in an area plagued by bluestem. In unimproved pastures the grass is ok though some cattleman say that doesn't have a lot of nutrition. In other areas it is a complete pest. I have now sprayed Pastora twice following label directions for bluestem. The bluestem is dying and both Bermuda and buffalo grass are doing fine.

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    7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Grits in MS

    By Kent on 01/28/2018

    I used this on my Tifton 44 hayfields in spring of 2017. It was slow acting but did a great job! I am planning this year to tank mix 2,4d with it.

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    6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • 3 of 5 Stars

    Not good success for me

    By Bryon on 10/02/2019

    I had better results for grass burrs with Grazon Next HL

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Questions & Answers

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What is a good method to measure .025oz Pastora Herbicide in a 2 gallon sprayer?

.025 oz per gallon - how would i measure such a tiny amount? And what is the half-life of the product in case i want to put a garden in the area in future years?

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Pastora Herbicide can be measured by 1ml into 2 gallons water or 1/4 teaspoon per 2 gallons water. The half life is up to two years in soil.

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Does Pastora kill Sandspurs? Can horses graze after application?
A

Pastora Herbicide is labeled to control sandbur aka sandspur when used as directed on the product label for post or pre emergent control.  The label states that grazing animals do not have to be moved off the pasture before, during, or after applying.

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Can Pastora Herbicide be used to control brush under tree canopies in North Central Texas ?
A

No, Pastora Herbicide should not be used under or around any desirable trees.

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Do you have a product for control of foxtail in pastures?
A

We would recommend using Pastora Herbicide. You will use 1 - 2.5 oz. per 100 gallons of water per acre. This is safe for use in pastures and will stop foxtail from coming up.

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Can Pastora Herbicide be used to treat weeds in Tall Fescue pastures in VA?

I see it is mostly labeled for Bermuda Grass but it does have a chart where tall fescue is listed with Bermuda grass and bluegrass.

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Pastora Herbicide can be used in Tall Fescue pastures. Check with your state extension or Department of Agriculture before use, to be certain Pastora is registered in your state. 

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Pastora Herbicide 4.5 out of 5 stars Rating: 4.5 (4 Reviews / 51 Q&A)

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