That's right, you can establish native grasses in one growing season when you use PLATEAU® herbicide, along with the proper techniques. PLATEAU® can be used in a variety of ways, pre-emergent, post-emergent, no-till or clean till.
PLATEAU® controls more than 60 broadleaf, sedge, and grassy weeds which compete with new native grass seedlings.
PLATEAU® is labeled for use with big bluestem, little bluestem, indiangrass and sideoats grama. But what makes it even more attractive as an establishment tool is there are a number of forbs which are tolerant to PLATEAU®, such as: blackeyed susan, purple coneflower, upright coneflower, lance leaved and plains coreopsis, lespedeza species, partridge pea, Illinois bundleflower, purple prairie clover, desmodium species and others
When nature calls, Plateau Herbicide answers!
Plateau herbicide can be effective in providing the weed control and can be helpful in making the green turf areas more high lightened. Plateau is termed as an imidazolinone herbicide which is effectively applied on PPI, EP, PRE or POST to control the growth of grass. Plateau herbicide also makes notable contributions in controlling the cheat grass before the seedling. The damage is very minimum in these types of grasses hence the use of such grasses is at maximum rate on prairie grasses. The plateau product also works on pre emergent and post emergent grasses.Size container is 1(one)gallon liquid.
The active herbicide ingredient ranges from 23.6 % ammonium salt to imazapic.
BENEFITS OF NWSG:
Native warm season grasses (NWSG) and forb mixes provide excellent cover, nesting and food sources for wildlife. They attract insects vital to chick and poult survival and later produce seeds to maintain birds throughout the winter.
The tall grasses provide excellent overhead cover needed for protection and creates bareground for chicks to bug and travel safely. NWSG clumps produce abundant nesting sites as well as protection from winter storms.
PLATEAU has revolutionized tall fescue control. ROUNDUP is a short term fix, resulting in marginal control of existing fescue and no residual control of new fescue seedlings.
Countless trials and field use have shown that Plateau applied alone or in combination with Roundup provide superior control of fescue over Roundup alone.
TALL FESCUE CONVERSION
When fescue reaches 8 to 10 inches in height apply:
SPRING APPLICATIONS: The recipe for success.
SMOOTH BROME CONVERSION
RESCUE ESTABLISHED NWSG/FORB MIXED STANDS INVADED WITH TALL FESCUE:
To improve control, prepare your fescue the previous year by mowing or grazing it to reduce foliage and it's root reserves. Another option is to burn the fescue when it begins to break dormancy that spring in late February or March. This removes all debris and allows the herbicides to come in direct contact with new green vegetation and the soil to stop new germination of fescue. Fall applications can be as effective but spring applied PLATEAU will give you season long control of fescue seedlings and competitive weeds like foxtail, crabgrass, lambsquarters, pigweeds, Japanese stiltgrass, johnsongrass and over 70 other grasses, sedges and broadleaves.
PLATEAU is the first herbicide specifically registered for the establishment and maintenance of mixed NWSG and forbs. It can be safely applied to established big & little bluestem, broomsedge, Indiangrass, sideoats and blue grama as well as over 40 legumes and wildflowers including Illinois bundleflower, partridgepea, prairie clover, lespedezas, purple coneflower, black-eyed susan, coreopsis, cosmos and desmodium sp. (beggarticks). PLATEAU has been shown to increase NWSG stand survival by 8 to 10 fold over Roundup alone, thus allowing you to use less seed to achieve the same desirable stand. Using 4 ounces PLATEAU at planting provided good results in establishing switchgrass and eastern gamagrass in mixed grass stands.
PLATEAU can achieve this at low use rates minimizing the chemical load on the environment. PLATEAU works by interrupting a pathway only found in plants not in humans or wildlife. PLATEAU can be used to control problem weeds without compromising the values and agenda for wild habitat restoration.
Use 20 gallons of spray solution per acre. Tank-mix: 8 to 12 ounces of Plateau + 1 quart of Roundup Ultra + I quart of MSO per acre + 17 Ibs of Ammonium Sulfate per 100 gallons of water.
Along with Plateau Herbicides, also check out our full range of post emergent, pre emergent herbicides. ePestSolutions also provides both selective herbicides and non-selective weed control products and spray additives for effective weed control.
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Q: 1) what is product size...gallon?2) can it be used effectively in late fall early winter on heavy fesue?
A: This is a gallon. And it can be applied during active growing and also dormant cooler seasons.
Q: what mixture rate is recommended on a second year planting of big bluestem and indian grass?
A: http://www.epestsolutions.com/pdf/Plateu_label.pdf this is the PDF file to the label, it looks like 2 to 12 ounce per acre. Are you
Q: I have a second year planting of big bluestem and indian grass. I am just beginning to see some green plants. at what point do I need to apply plateau and will I need a surfactant at this point?
A: Plateau can be applied in the dormant or active growing season for weed control. Checkout the Label for full application recommendations for Plateau.
Q: what other prairie grass wouldn't be effected by Plateau such as Buffalo grass and especially Hairy Grama which has less protein than the big four but can be grazed year round.
A: Plateau may be used for the release of bermudagrass, bahiagrass, smooth bromegrass, wheatgrass, wildtype common Kentucky Bluegrass, native prairiegrass, wildflowers, crown vetch and other grasses and certain legumes. Plateau can also be used for weed control during the establishment of native prairiegrasses and other forage grasses. Please refer to the attached label for the full list. http://www.epestsolutions.com/pdf/Plateu_label.pdf