PBI/Gordon Corporation announced that its Katana turf herbicide 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 percent of a residential lawn.
Katana Turf Herbicide is part of PBI/Gordon’s ProForm® product line of fast-acting herbicides. Like other products in this line, Katana continues to work in cooler weather, and is not as temperature dependent as competitive products.
The herbicide is labeled for control of 58 weeds with post-emergence and some pre-emergence activity. Highly selective in bermuda, zoysia, centipede and buffalo grasses, and seashore paspalum, Katana is an excellent product for removal of overseeded cool-season grasses. In addition, university trials prove Katana excels in controlling Poa annua, ryegrass, clumpy ryegrass, Poa trivialis, tall fescue and annual ryegrass in warm-season turf.