Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Should I Apply a Pre-Emergent Product to My Athletic Field?

The short answer is typically yes.  With that in mind, take inventory of the condition of your playing surfaces before making blanket applications.  For example, please see the photo below.  Should pre-emergent products be applied to this surface?

The short answer is NO!  This field needs to be overseeded this spring to achieve 100% cover for the fall football season.  A late spring application of a liquid pre-emergent could be applied after the seed has germinated and acceptable cover is achieved.

Click HERE to see information on when to apply pre-emergent
Click HERE to learn more about pre-emergent products from the Purdue University Turfgrass Department.

Go to to learn more about J&D Turf.

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