Ronstar herbicide controls weeds through shoots, not roots. So unlike competitive products that don’t distinguish between roots of weeds and roots of desirable plants, Ronstar doesn’t harm healthy turf. This product can be applied to sensitive grasses and areas where roots are already weakened by winterkill, pests or injury.
- One pre-emergent application – even in cold weather, or weeks before seed germination – controls weeds all season long
- Offers an environment conducive to sprigging
- Doesn’t inhibit turf root growth or recovery from damage
- Doesn’t prevent roots from tacking down
Ronstar does not inhibit turf root growth/turf recovery from damage or prevent roots from tacking down. It offers an environment conducive to sprigging.
Bittergrass, bristly oxtongue, carpetweed, cheeseweed, common groundsel, common purslane, evening primrose ragwort, lambsquarters, liverwort, oxalis, Pennsylvania smartweed, prostrate spurge, redroot pigweed, sow thistle, speedwell, spotted catsear, swinecress, yellow woodsorrel
Annual bluegrass, barnyardgrass, carpetgrass, crabgrass, fall panicum, goose grass, green foxtail, wild oats
Rate & Coverage:
1.85 ~ 2.8 ozs. per gal. of water covers approximately 1000 sq. ft.
Q: What's a DNA? And what makes Ronstar's mode of action unique?
A: Dinitroaniline (DNA) herbicides control weeds by halting root growth. But these products don't distinguish between weed roots and turf/ornamental roots, so they can inhibit turfgrass and ornamentals in treated areas. Another problem with these products has been herbicide resistance by goosegrass. Ronstar, on the other hand, contains the active ingredient oxadiazon, and is not in the DNA chemical class. Ronstar controls weeds through the shoots, not the roots. It does not harm turf and ornamental roots and is effective against DNA-resistant goosegrass.
Q: Is Ronstar effective on goosegrass and crabgrass?
A: Yes. However, it must be applied prior to emergence. Ronstar's performance is not significantly affected by temperature, and it will not lose its effectiveness if it's applied early. In fact, the opposite is true—an early application ensures excellent crabgrass and goosegrass control.
Q: Does Ronstar control Poa annua?
A: Yes. Just one application of Ronstar provides control that's equal to or better than other products registered for use on Poa annua.
Q: What's the best way to ensure effectiveness after Ronstar is applied?
A: Thoroughly water the treated areas soon after it's applied. Water only the soil and don't incorporate the chemical by raking; Ronstar works best when the soil surface is not disturbed.
*Do not use in greenhouse.
*PROFESSINAL LAWN CARE TIP
Lime regularly to maintain an ideal pH in your soil
Water your lawn to prevent summer drought dormancy
Use weed control products only on an as-needed basis
Fertilize 3-4 times per year to keep a lush, green lawn
Test your soil every 3 years... a few $$ will save many!