A Great Tank Mix to Control Unwanted Grass and Weeds on Warning Tracks and Infields During Social Distancing Due to COVID-19
Collectively, we are in a challenging time. Playing surfaces are out of play with social distancing due to COVID-19. Baseball and softball infields and warning tracks can quickly become covered in weeds and unwanted grass.
So, how do you control this issue? See below:
A simple mixture of Roundup in a 2% solution and SureGuard at 3 teaspoons per 1000 sq. ft. So, in a 3-gallon spray hand can mix 7.68 ounces of Roundup and 9 teaspoons of SureGuard. The tank will cover 3,000 sq. ft. How well does it work? The photos below are from the warning track at a high school. The track was sprayed in the spring of 2017. These photos were taken in late summer 2017.
Note the weeds along the track edge. This is due to the application. As many of you know, Roundup is a non-selective herbicide, meaning it will kill anything it touches, so be careful along all grass edges. Finally, to get better control, try not to work the infield/track up as this will break the Sureguard barrier. Oftentimes, this application may be 80% effective, but that is better than an infield/warning track covered in unwanted grass and weeds.
To learn more about Roundup, click here.
To learn more about Sureguard, click here.
Vice President of Sports Turf