Beef and forage producers now have more grazing and haying flexibility when using DuPont Velpar L herbicide for smutgrass control on bermudagrass and bahiagrass acreage.

A broader label, approved by the Environmental Protection Agency, allows livestock to be grazed on pasture immediately following a broadcast application of Velpar L at rates of 4.5 pints per acre or less.

The updated label also states that treated acres may be cut, dried and fed 38 days after application as compared to the previous label’s 60-day waiting period.

The herbicide gives single-application control of smutgrass, an invasive bunch grass, and other tough weeds in established bermudagrass and bahiagrass. It also controls little barley, barnyardgrass, dogfennel, fescue, lespedeza, maypop (passionflower), oxalis, pepperweed and pigweed.

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