|Trade Name: Surflan||Common Name: oryzalin||Formulation: 4 AS|
Limited Supplies - Future in Question
Supplies of Surflan are limited. I cannot independently confirm the following but this is what I was told by a distributor. "The manufacturing facility was damaged and the active ingredient (oryzalin) is in very short supply. It is unclear oryzalin will be discontinued."
If you have supplies (or can purchase supplies) the labels are still valid and you can continue to use the Surflan you have. As I get additional information I will update this post.
Preemergence, surface-applied herbicide for control of annual grasses and many broadleaf weeds in established and newly planted field-grown ornamentals, groundcovers, bulbs, and some flowers as well as some container-grown ornamentals.
|Amount of Active Ingredient||Amount by Formulation|
|Per Acre||2 to 4 lb||2 to 4 qt|
|Per 1,000 sq. ft.||1.5 to 3 oz|
Major Weeds Controlled
Annual grasses such as crabgrass, barnyardgrass, ryegrass, and johnsongrass (from seed). Broadleaf weeds controlled include pigweed, bittercress, common chickweed, spurge, and yellow woodsorrel. At the higher rate partial control of velvetleaf, groundsel, and smartweed is obtained.
Major Weeds Not Controlled
Poor or erratic control of ragweed, groundsel, jimsonweed, galinsoga, nightshade, morningglory, prickly sida, horseweed, velvetleaf, dodder, and Venice mallow have been reported.
For Best Results
Use as a directed spray where possible to avoid injury to growing points. Apply 1⁄2 inch of water to activate. May be shallowly cultivated (1 to 2 inches). May be tank mixed with other herbicides for improved broadleaf control following label directions.
Cautions and Precautions
Do not repeat applications for at least 90 days. Use on several species is prohibited; see label for details. Do not use in conifer seedbeds or transplant beds. Severe injury to some conifers, including hemlock and Douglas fir, in transplant beds has been reported. Although labeled and safe on a wide number or woody and herbaceous ornamentals, injury has been observed on many herbaceous ornamentals, including salvia, russian sage, monarda, penstemon, blue fescue, Phlox panniculata, begonia, celosia, melampodium, and fountain grass. Stem girdling on some cultivars of Kurume-type azaleas and salvia have been observed. Rooted cuttings should be established two weeks or more before application. Over-dosing may result in crop injury.
In mineral soils: four to six months of weed control depending on rate, irrigation practices, weed spectrum, and soil type. In cool climates, residues from spring applications may inhibit the establishment and growth of fall-seeded grasses (such as oats or rye) used as a winter cover crop. In soilless substrates: shorter residuals of 6 to 8 weeks can be expected.
Volatility and Leaching Potential
Little volatility or photodegradation. Stable on the soil surface for several weeks without incorporation. A limited amount of leaching may occur in coarse textured, low organic matter.
Symptoms and Mode of Action
Inhibits root development by affecting cell division. No significant translocation occurs. Typical injury symptoms include swollen, stubby roots. These symptoms are most commonly seen on grasses. Symptoms from foliar applications may include “puckered” foliage, stunting or tip dieback. May cause girdling and stem swelling when used on young fir or spruce seedlings (see Root Inhibitors). Mode of Action Group 3
|Worker Protection Standards||REI: 24 hours (with exceptions following irrigation, see label)|
|PPE: coveralls, chemical resistant gloves, shoes plus socks|
|Manufacturer: United Phosphorus||EPA Reg. # 70506-44|
Publication date: July 20, 2016
Revised: Jan. 29, 2021
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