PBI/Gordon’s Katana Turf Herbicide has received U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approval on expanded labeling for use on professionally managed sports turf. Previously, it had been approved only for “professionally managed college and professional sports fields.” Additionally, Katana is now EPA-registered for use as a spot weed treatment on residential turf. Currently available in most southern and transition zone states, these new uses are pending acceptance in California.
The labeling permits Katana to be used on golf courses (fairways, roughs and tees) and the following turf areas: industrial parks, tank farms, sod farms, seed farms, cemeteries, professionally managed sports fields, commercial turf and residential turf. Residential turfgrass sites are limited to targeted or spot treatment with the spray directed to the weeds. Spot treatments are limited to no more than 10% of a residential lawn.
The herbicide is labeled for control of 58 weeds with post-emergence and some pre-emergence activity.