ICL releases preemergent herbicide with optimizer

May 10, 2017 -  By
Photo: ICL Specialty Fertilizers

Photo: ICL Specialty Fertilizers

ICL Specialty Fertilizers released the Gemini Granular preemergent herbicide, which features ICL’s R-50 Optimizer.

“Gemini’s new granular formulation features the active ingredients Prodiamine and Isoxaben,” said Kurt Brace, ornamental horticulture marketing manager for ICL Specialty Fertilizers. “This combination and R-50 Optimizer makes any herbicide program more efficient and flexible by delivering reliable control with less herbicide.”

When traditional granular herbicides are applied and watered in, only a portion of their active ingredients comes off each granule, or carrier, according to ICL. The R-50 Optimizer in Gemini Granular is designed to move more of the herbicide’s active ingredients off of the carrier and spread them out further, providing a wider and more effective protective barrier.

“Professionals can apply Gemini Granular with R-50 Optimizer up to three times per year before reaching the maximum limits,” Brace said. “And, because they can put down more applications each growing season, they’re able to extend the length of their weed control programs. That means they’re not only able to be more effective but also more efficient.”

Gemini Granular with R-50 Optimizer controls more than 120 grassy and broadleaf weeds for up to four months. The preemergent herbicide has a low risk of phytotoxicity with more than 450 tolerant ornamental species.

 

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  1. Moe Clements says:

    Is this product safety use on centipede is always your grasses. Also is it available in liquid form?

  2. Dear Mr. Clements
    Gemini Granular is not labeled for use on Turfgrasses at this time, but that may change in the future. R-50 Optimizer is only part of the Gemini Granular formulation because it’s role is to help move the active ingredients off of the granules.

    Gemini 3.7SC is the liquid formulation and it is labeled for Turfgrasses, including Centipede and Zoysiagrass. You can download a specimen label at our website: https://icl-sf.com/us-en/. Gemini 3.7SC is available in 1/2 gallon and 2.5 gallon containers.