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Sapphire® 

Specialty Herbicide

Clean up overseeded turf

Sapphire® specialty herbicide slows down and controls the transition of perennial ryegrass and broadleaf weeds from warm-season grasses during the spring. A reduced risk pesticide, it is extremely well tolerated by bermudagrass and provides exceptional control of herbicide resistant English lawn daisy and white clover.

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Benefits

Overseeded clean-up

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Sapphire® specialty herbicide is a great resource for cleaning up overseeded warm-season turf. This postemergence herbicide gives you cleaner lines throughout your golf course or sports turf, while not moving or track off site.

Postemergence control, low use rates

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Sapphire offers excellent postemergence control of white clover and English lawn daisy and white clover with low use rates (0.02 to 0.06 lbs. a.i./A).

Environmentally responsible

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Penoxsulam, the active ingredient in Sapphire, was accepted for review and registration under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Reduced Risk Pesticide Initiative.


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Golf

Commercial Turf

Residential Turf

Sports Turf

Sod Farms

Controlled Weeds

This product delivers effective weed control against the following:

  • Clover
  • English lawn daisy

Refer to the Product Label for complete product efficacy information.

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Technical Specifications

  • Active Ingredient

    Penoxsulam

  • Application Rate

    Apply Sapphire® specialty herbicide to turfgrass at the rate of 0.25 to 1.5 pts./A as a ground broadcast treatment or spot treatment.

  • Application Timing

    Best weed control results are obtained when Sapphire is applied to small, actively growing weeds.

  • Application Method

    Apply in a spray volume of more than 20 gallons per acre (0.5 gallons or more per 1000 square feet). Use a higher application volume when complete and uniform application must be ensured, i.e., when Sapphire is tank-mixed with foliar fertilizers.

  • Approved Use

    Sapphire is labeled for use on the following cool-season turfgrasses, bentgrass; bluegrass (Kentucky); fescue (chewing, creeping red, sheep and tall); ryegrass (perennial). It is also labeled for use on warm-season turfgrasses including bermudagrass, fescue (tall), kikuyugrass and zoysiagrass. It can be used on golf courses, sports fields, residential turf, sod farms and commercial turf.

  • Additional Information

    Sapphire slows down and controls the transition of perennial ryegrass and broadleaf weeds from warm-season turfgrass during the spring. It is available in a 1-gallon bottle.

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