Fight the Pasture Flowers

Ever looked across your pasture during the late winter to early spring and smile when you saw how nice it was greening up? That smile could turn into a frown quickly if you take a close look at what is growing.

Many times what we think is that great stand of grass about to take off is none other than what some have referred to as our new “state flower” – the wild buttercup. That pretty yellow flowering plant robs your grass and clover of nutrients they need to grow.

Don’t let the wild buttercup be the best crop you have this year. University of Tennessee studies have shown that spraying alone can dramatically increase grass populations in fields. Stockdale’s has a full line of products to keep your hay and pasture fields weed-free. Products such as 2,4-D, Banvel and Grazon Next in 20-gallons of water will help keep you on the right track to quality forages.

To achieve maximum efficiency with pasture herbicides, the use of an adjuvant is a must. Adjuvants improve the chemical effectiveness, enhances penetration of pesticides, reduces surface tension and increases wetting activity. 80-20 Surfactant is an economical formulation that can be used when the pesticide label recommends the addition of a nonionic surfactant.

These pasture herbicides can be used in our complete line of sprayers that range from 15 gallons to 300 gallons, helping your make quick work of weeds.

For more information contact your nearest Stockdale’s store or visit www.stockdales.com.