Pesticides: Trimec
Pesticide Classification
_X Herbicide __ Fungicide
__ Bactericide
__ Insecticide/Miticide
__ Molluscicide __ Repellent
Properties Properties Properties
_X Selective
__ Non-selective

__ Pre-emergent
_X Post-emergent

_X Systemic
__ Contact
__ Broad Spectrum
__ Specific

__ Systemic
__ Non-systemic

__ Protectant
__ Eradicant
__ Synthetic
__ Biological
__ Oil
__ Soap
__ Botanical
__ Other
__ Broad-spectrum
__ Specific

__ Systemic
__ Non-systemic

__ Contact poison
__ Stomach poison
__ Other

Common Brand Names:

Bayer Advanced All in One Lawn Weed and Crabgrass Killer (2,4-D, Dicamba & Quinclorac)
Bayer Advanced Weed Killer for Lawns (Trimec)
Bonide Weed Beater Lawn Weed Killer (Trimec)
Bonide Weed Beater Plus Crabgrass & Broadleaf Weed Killer (2,4-D, Dicamba & Quinclorac)
Ferti-lome Weed Free Zone (Trimec + Carfentrazone)
Ferti-lome Weed Out Lawn Weed Killer (Trimec)
Ferti-lome Weed Out with Q (2,4-D, Dicamba & Quinclorac)
Gordon’s Trimec Lawn Weed Killer (Trimec)
Monterey Crab-E-Rad™ Plus (2,4-D, Dicamba & Quinclorac)
Ortho Weed B Gone Max for Southern Lawns (Trimec + Carfentrazone)
Ortho Weed B Gone Max Plus Crabgrass Control (2,4-D, Dicamba & Quinclorac)
Ortho Weed B Gone Max Weed Killer for Lawns (Trimec)
Spectracide Weed Stop for Lawns (Trimec)
Spectracide Weed Stop for Lawns plus Crabgrass Killer (2,4-D, Dicamba, Quinclorac & Sulftrazone)
Speed-Zone (Trimec + Carfentrazone)

Chemical Action and Usages: Trimec is a selective herbicide for the control of a wide range of broad-leafed weeds including dandelion, plantains, chickweed, clover, henbit, spurge, wild onion and more in established lawns without harming the turf grass. It may also be used for broadleaf weed control in other non-crop areas of the landscape. Trimec is a combination of 2, 4-D, Mecoprop and Dicamba.  The addition of Quinclorac in the products listed above adds post emergence control of some grassy weeds including crabgrass (large & smooth) and foxtail (green, yellow & giant). Additionally, Quinclorac also controls certain harder to control broad leafed weeds including clovers, ground ivy and violets. Products containing Carfentrazone will enhance broad leaf weed control in the cool weather of early spring and fall but will not control grassy weeds. All of these chemicals are absorbed through the leaves and translocated throughout the plant. Most of these products are available in liquid concentrate, RTU & RTS sprays and in granular forms as a weed killer alone or in combination with lawn fertilizer (Weed and Feed). For control of nut sedges such as yellow nutsedge, see the information on Specialty - Nut-Sedge and for better control of clover, wild violets, poison ivy and other hard to control broad-leafs see the information on Specialty - Broadleaves. Spot spraying of weeds helps protect the environment and uses less chemical.

Cautions/Instructions: Read the label carefully of the brand and formulation you have selected. Apply these products according to the directions on the label. Avoid spraying when air temperatures are above 90 degrees F. Do not apply spray products in windy conditions as damage to desirable vegetation may result. Consult individual product label to determine the amount of time needed between application and when rain or irrigation is expected.  Do not use grass clippings in your vegetable garden from turf grass sprayed with these products. Do not apply directly to areas where surface water is present. The dicamba in some of these products may be absorbed by surface and shallow roots and cause significant damage to desirable trees and shrubs.

Toxicity: Low to moderate toxicity to humans (possible eye, skin and mucous membrane irritation), pets and birds. Toxic to fish and aquatic invertebrates.  Low toxicity to bees.