Tower® Herbicide

A New Preemergent for Control of Tough Golf Course Turfgrass Weeds

Tower herbicide is a broad-spectrum preemergence herbicide with a new active ingredient, dimethenamid-p (DMTA-P), for use in golf course turfgrass and ornamental landscape management. Highly effective on many small-seeded broadleaf weeds, Tower also controls numerous grassy weeds, several annual sedges and yellow nutsedge. Tower controls susceptible weed species as an inhibitor of shoot formation and cell development. Application timings can take advantage of a wider use pattern with preemergence applications on hard-to-control species such as goosegrass, as well as broadleaf weeds such as spurges and doveweed.

Weeds Controlled

  • Annual Bluegrass*
  • Barnyardgrass
  • Bittercress (Hairy)
  • Carpetweed
  • Crabgrass
  • Cupgrass (Southwestern)
  • Doveweed
  • Eclipta
  • Fall Panicum
  • Florida Pusley
  • Foxtails
  • Goosegrass
  • Nightshade spp.
  • Nutsedge (Yellow*)
  • Pigweed spp.
  • Ryegrass (Italian)
  • Sandbur (Field)
  • Shepherdspurse
  • Sedges (Annual)
  • Signalgrass (Broadleaf)
  • Spurge spp.
  • Willowherb
*Denotes partial control or suppression only of the weed. (See label for complete list of weeds controlled.)

Keys to Success

Tower may be used on tees, fairways, roughs and other amenity turfgrass around common areas. Do not use on putting greens or in areas where Poa annua (annual bluegrass) is a significant percentage of the turfgrass stand. When using Tower, you should delay overseeding for one month following application and delay sprigging for two months following establishment. In addition, you should delay reseeding of treated turfgrass for at least two months following the last Tower application.

Avoid applications of Tower to fall-planted overseed stands during the very early spring months as discoloration and thinning may occur if moderate cold to extreme cold temperatures are experienced.

Tower may be tank-mixed with Pendulum® AquaCap herbicide or with other herbicides labeled for use in turfgrass on golf courses. When tank-mixing with Pendulum AquaCap, first add Pendulum AquaCap to the partially filled spray tank while agitating, then add Tower. Fill the remainder of the spray tank with water while agitating. BASF recommends testing other Tower tank mixes on a small portion of the target turf to determine if damage is likely to occur.

Always read and follow label directions

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