Is MSMA legal in Texas?
Yes, technically, it is illegal to apply MSMA to residental lawns.
Why was MSMA banned?
Why MSMA Was Banned MSMA contains an organic form of arsenic that is relatively nontoxic. However, in an inorganic state, arsenic is highly toxic. And in 2006, water samples from some golf courses in Florida tested high in arsenic, which prompted the EPA to cancel the registration for ag use.
Will MSMA kill Bermuda grass?
The main selective weed killer for Bermuda is MSMA or DSMA. These arsenicals are good on grassy weeds and smutgrass. They can be tank- mixed with metribuzin or 2,4-D if broader control is necessary. To improve control and minimize Bermuda discoloration, repeat applications at the lowest recommended rate are necessary.
What can I use instead of MSMA?
Two products we carry that have an active ingredient closest to MSMA are Quali Pro MSM 25 OD Liquid Herbicide and AmTide MSM 60 DF Herbicide. St. Augustine grass is labeled as a tolerant to both of these products though, as well as Emeral Zoysia. Your best option though, will be to spot treat with Roundup.
Is MSMA harmful to pets?
MSMA Target 6 Plus is safe for pets and children if used according to label directions. After treatment, keep pets and children away from the treated area until the product has dried. Always wear the proper PPE before application. Do not apply MSMA within 50 feet of bodies of water.
When was MSMA banned?
Is MSMA harmful to humans?
Monosodium methyl arsenate (MSMA) is an arsenic-based herbicide. However, the EPA states that all forms of arsenic are a serious risk to human health and the United States' Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry ranked arsenic as number 1 in its 2001 Priority List of Hazardous Substances at Superfund sites.
When should I spray MSMA?
When to Apply. Herbicides containing MSMA are most effectively applied when grassy weeds such as crab grass and Dallis grass have emerged in the early spring and are actively growing. Repeat applications may be required through the late spring and summer.
Where is MSMA legal?
It can only be used on cotton, sod farms, golf courses, and highway rights-of-way, and cannot be used in Florida except for on cotton in certain counties. On this page: Background -- Organic arsenical pesticides. Uses of MSMA.
Does MSMA have a shelf life?
MSMA has a shelf life of 3 to 4 years when stored in a cool dry environment.
What is the shelf life of 2 4 D herbicide?
The half-life of 2,4-D (the time it takes for half of the active ingredient to degrade) ranges from 12.
What all does MSMA kill?
MSMA is a great solution to kill crabgrass, dallisgrass, sandburrs and many other noxious weeds. If you plan to use MSMA to eliminate your crabgrass, be sure to thoroughly read the label and follow all precautions and directions.
What's the difference between MSM and MSMA?
MSMA is monosodium methyl arsenate (contains arsenic) whereas MSM is metsulfuron-methyl. MSM is only active against broadleaf plants and not grasses.
What products contain MSMA?
Currently, Solutions Pest and Lawn carries MSMA Target 6 Plus Herbicide which can only be used on Cotton, Golf courses, Sod Farms, and highway rights of way for weed control in a very limited fashion.
Does MSMA 6 Plus kill Bermuda grass?
Dismiss… Drexel MSMA 6 Plus was only labeled to be used on Cotton, Golf courses and Sod farms, and Highway Rights-of-Way. It was not labeled to be used on homes lawns containing fescue or bermuda. Dismiss Nxt is an option for dallisgrass safe for both bermuda and fescue.
What does the temperature need to be to spray MSMA?
Apply during warm weather when temperature is between 80°F and 90°F. Do not water turf for at least 24 hours after application. Turfgrass may be temporarily discolored. Bermudagrass, Bluegrass, and Zoysiagrass have shown tolerance if this product is properly applied.
How long does it take for MSMA to work?
I had pretty good experience with MSMA 3-4 years ago working on some stubborn Dallisgrass in my bermuda. Bermuda definitely did take a hit (yellowed) but it recovered after about 2 weeks. First dose killed off about half of the patches of Dallisgrass after about a week.
How long should I wait to mow after spraying MSMA?
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