Syngenta released its Recognition Herbicide, which controls more than 40 weeds including all major sedges, dollarweed and clover in St. Augustinegrass, zoysiagrass, buffalograss and kikuyugrass.
“We’re excited about the new control options Recognition will bring lawn care operators,” said Lane Tredway, Ph.D., technical services manager for turf at Syngenta. “It will fill the gaps in their ability to control weeds with unprecedented turf safety.”
Recognition features a proprietary safener, metcamifen, which allows for broadcast applications rather than making repeated spot treatments. Recognition also safens certain herbicides in tank mixtures for faster, stronger and broader-spectrum control.
While Recognition alone has excellent turf safety to bermudagrass, it can also be tank mixed with Fusilade II herbicide to remove bermudagrass (common and hybrid) from established zoysiagrass with excellent turf safety to zoysiagrass. This offers an alternative to burndown herbicides and means bermudagrass can be converted to zoysiagrass about six weeks faster by oversprigging.