Atrazine and Simazine.

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Wes Parker, Jan 21, 2020.

  1. Wes Parker

    Wes Parker LawnSite Member
    Messages: 203

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  2. AnotherOkie

    AnotherOkie LawnSite Senior Member
    from Newalla
    Messages: 582

    That's not good. Simizine is what is used by most around here in the fall on bermuda.
  3. Wolfgang

    Wolfgang LawnSite Member
    from Ireland
    Messages: 94

    We have had simazine banned here since 2003, the world still rolls on. There are times though when we miss it still.
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  4. Atlantic Lawn

    Atlantic Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Outer Banks NC
    Messages: 1,024

    The EPA is still taking comments on the proposed changes. Follow that link to NC Turf Files it contains good info. It will still be sold, but application will be off label. All I can recommend is the Industry start a write in campaign and see what happens. I've already submitted my opinion.
  5. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Ark
    Messages: 6,466

    If it is eliminated what are you going to use to replace it? Southern guys weigh in
  6. Digitaria Sanguinalis

    Digitaria Sanguinalis LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 565

    Thank God I don’t deal with Centipede or St. Aug.
  7. grassmasterswilson

    grassmasterswilson LawnSite Fanatic
    from nc
    Messages: 5,199

    Dont think there is a change to atrazine. So we will stop using simazine and switch to a restricted use??

    May be left with specticle and prodiamine options in fall?
  8. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Ark
    Messages: 6,466

    These are the majority of my lawns. :cry::cry:
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  9. takervader

    takervader LawnSite Senior Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 532

    I don't know what to really do without Atrazine on centipede and Ag, especially a troubled area.

    I can probably do without Sim, a SU mix will usually knock out any wintry weeds that I am targeting in March anyway.
  10. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Ark
    Messages: 6,466

    That won't work for me since many of my lawns have a little Bermuda or Zoysia mixed in.

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