Pat from Simpsonville, Sc writes
Could you please give me an idea of when to apply Gallery for control of Burweed in upstate (Greenville area) South Carolina? I believe I am in zone 7.
According to an article by the Clemson Cooperative Extension, you would want to apply Ferti-Lome Broadleaf Weed Control with Gallery during the winter months of December, January, & February. The weed is smaller and easier to control during this time of year and has not yet developed the spine-tipped burs. Control is not impossible in March, April, & May, but the spines have already formed by this time and will remain after the weed dies. Because lawn burweed is a winter annual, it will begin to die in late spring as air temperatures reach 90 degrees F. Once the weed has reached a more mature state, multiple herbicide applications may be necessary which increases the potential for turfgrass injury.
Answer last updated on: 08/29/2016