Arysta LifeScience North America says XONERATE herbicide is now approved for sales and distribution in Florida. This is the 45th state to receive approval on XONERATE.
XONERATE will provide a solution to Florida's turf and ornamental professionals that eliminates Poa annua on a variety of outdoor surfaces, including golf courses and sports turf. It is available in an easy-to-use, water-dispersible granule formulation and offers selective removal of Poa annua in warm-season turfgrasses (including seashore paspalum
"Many turfgrasses provide conditions ideal for Poa annua growth, including high moisture, nitrogen and high-traffic areas," said Doug Houseworth, technical services manager for Arysta LifeScience. "In turn, XONERATE eliminates the Poa with little to no disruption to the growth of desireable warm-season grasses. We know this will be a welcomed tool for T&O professionals and golf course superintendents throughout Florida as they work to eliminate Poa."
XONERATE works as it is absorbed by plant leaves and roots. It inhibits photosynthesis in sensitive plants; with Poa annua, the weed loses its green color and becomes brown.