Will it hurt to spray Manor close to loblolly pine trees that are 3 to 4...

Asked August 7, 2017, 10:25 AM EDT

Will it hurt to spray Manor close to loblolly pine trees that are 3 to 4 years old?

Butler County Alabama weeds pine trees loblolly pines

1 Response

Good Afternoon,

Manor is a turfgrass maintenance herbicide and is not labeled for use around pine stands. You would be breaking the label directions using it in such a locale. (http://www.cdms.net/ldat/ld6KL006.pdf)

For treatment with Metsulfuron (the active ingredient in Manor) you should look to a formulation like Escort (http://www.cdms.net/ldat/ldCFM000.pdf).

If you are working with a landscape instead of a pine stand, be aware that Metsulfuron has been problematic around trees of many species, particularly oaks. See the attached paper (https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/FR/FR40000.pdf).

Hope this is the information you were looking for. Always use pesticides according to their label directions!