Weed Watch
Eurybia compacta. Photo: Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont

Aster, slender
Eurybia compacta

This herbaceous annual weed, slender aster, is commonly found in the southeastern United States along the coastal plains in dry, sandy soils. Slender aster is a small, erect plant with several stems and a thick, woody base — that when left untreated can grow one to three feet tall. Growing in warmer temperatures, this spring/summer weed easily camouflages itself in lawns and fields, hiding under taller, more aggressive grasses.

Slender aster’s flowers produce tiny seeds, dispersed by wind and water, so it’s essential to control this weed before it flowers and goes to seed. Apply a preemergence herbicide that contains isoxaben — such as Gallery® specialty herbicide — or a combination of isoxaben and trifluralin in early spring, before soil temperatures are warm enough to initiate germination.

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Nipped in the bud

It's that time of year when crabgrass begins to germanate over much of the country. As with any weed, crabgrass is easier to control before it emerges, but there are things lawn care operators (LCOs) can do to control it if they can't get it in time.

Dimension® specialty herbicide, especially in combination with cultural methods, can control crabgrass in its early stages and is an easy and effective solution for LCOs.
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Home with lawn treated with Dimension. Photo: Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont
Photo: Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont

A guide to selecting the proper preemergence herbicide

Spring can’t come soon enough for much of the country that endures long winters, but for turf managers, it’s a race against the clock — or a race against Mother Nature. Looking to make fewer applications? Reduce callbacks? Watch March Madness? Add Dimension®, Gallery® or Snapshot® specialty herbicide to your starting lineup for the most effective weed control this spring.
Create your spring weed control plan.

Different name. Same game.

Though our name has changed, our commitment to the turf industry continues with Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont. Our recently updated site — — provides access to product information, labels, videos and weed identification. Be sure to follow us on Twitter, @CortevaUSTurf, to be among the first to hear about all our new products coming this year.
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This issue of Weed Watch was produced by North Coast Media's content marketing staff in collaboration with Dow AgroSciences. The series features key weeds, along with identification tips, control tips and product recommendations.

Photos: Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont