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Balan 2.5 G Pre-Emergent Herbicide

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This weed killer for lawns is a superior weed control product and a selective pre-emergence herbicide for the control of crabgrass and most other annual weed grasses on lawns and golf courses in established: Bluegrass (perennial) Bahiagrass St. Augustinegrass Ryegrass (perennial) Bermudagrass Zoysiagrass Fescue Centipedegrass

Target Pests

Weeds

For Use In

Lawns and Golf Courses

Application

1. Spring Germinating Summer Annual Grasses - Crabgrasses, Foxtails and Barnyardgrass A. Northern (Cool Season) Turfgrasses For preemergence control apply 60 lbs. per acre (1.5 lbs. active ingredient) or 1.38 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft. of this product in the spring, prior to the onset of conditions favorable for annual weed grass seed germination.  

B. Southern (Warm Season) Turfgrasses For preemergence control apply 80 to 120 lbs. per acre (2 to 3 lbs. active ingredient) or 1.83 to 2.75 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft. of this product in the late winter or early spring, prior to annual weed grass seed germination. In areas of the United States where germination of the annual weed grass species continues for extended periods of time, a second application of this product at the specified rate may be made 8 to 10 weeks after initial treatment for continued control.

 

2. Late Spring, Early Summer Germinating Annual Grasses - Goosegrass Although classified as a summer annual grass, goosegrass normally germinates 4 to 6 weeks later than crabgrass, foxtails and other summer annual grass species. Applications of this product should, therefore, be timed accordingly.

A. Northern (Cool Season) Turfgrasses For preemergence control, apply 60 lbs. per acre (1.5 lbs. active ingredient) or 1.38 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft. of this product in the late spring or early summer 1 to 2 weeks prior to the expected germination of goosegrass.

B. Southern (Warm Season) Turfgrasses For preemergence control, apply 80 to 120 lbs. per acre (2 to 3 lbs. active ingredient) or 1.83 to 2.75 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft. of this product in the late spring or early summer 1 to 2 weeks prior to the expected germination of goosegrass.

 

3. Northern and Southern Turfgrasses In areas of the United States where preemergence control of both early germinating annual grasses (crabgrass, foxtails and barnyardgrass) and the later germinating goosegrass is desired, two applications of this product at the specified rate spaced 8 to 10 weeks apart may be made to provide full season control of these annual grass species.

 

4. Annual bluegrass (Poa annua) control In areas of heavy infestation of annual bluegrass, its elimination will temporarily result in thin turfgrass areas. Proper fertilization, irrigation and soil incorporated reseeding will encourage existing desirable turfgrasses and newly planted seedling turfgrasses to fill in these thin areas previously occupied by annual bluegrass.

A. Northern (Cool Season) Turfgrasses For preemergence control apply 60 lbs. per acre (1.5 lbs. active ingredient) or 1.38 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft. of this product in late summer to early fall, or in early spring 1 to 2 weeks prior to the expected germination of annual bluegrass.

B. Southern (Warm Season) Turfgrasses For preemergence control apply 120 lbs. per acre (3 lbs. active ingredient) or 2.75 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft. of this product in late summer to early fall 1 to 2 weeks prior to the expected germination of annual bluegrass. In areas of the United States where germination of annual bluegrass continues for extended periods of time, a second application of this product at 120 lbs. per acre or 2.75 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft. can be made 10 to 12 weeks after the initial treatment.

Coverage Area

1.5 - 3.0 lb per 1,000 square feet.

Time to Kill

Early Spring and Early Fall

Mix Rate

Cool Season Turf: Maximum of 60 lb. of product per acre or 1.38 lb. product per 1000 sq. ft. (1.5 lb. a.i. per acre) per application. Maximum of 2 applications per year. Maximum of 120 lb. of product per acre or 2 .75 lb. of product per 1000 sq. ft. (3 lbs. a.i. per acre) per year.

Warm Season Turf: Maximum of 120 lb. of product per acre or 2.75 lb. of product per 1000 sq. ft. (3 lbs. a.i. per acre)per application. Maximum of 2 applications per year. Maximum of 240 lb of product per acre or 5.5 lb. of product per 1000 sq. ft. (6 lbs. a.i. per acre) per year.

Active Ingredient

Benefin 2.5%

Balan 2.5 G Pre-Emergent Herbicide

BALAN 2.5 G by Lebanon is one of the most trusted preemergent herbicides available. This popular pre-emergent herbicide has long been used for the control of crabgrass and other annual grassy weeds in established turf. BALAN 2.5 G is labeled for use on established warm and cool season turf grasses. With proper application timing and rates Balan can be used to control a wide variety of grassy weeds. Reseeding can follow application in as little as 6 weeks allowing for overseeding programs to be initiated. Balan controls numerous annual grassy weeds including Crabgrass, Goosegrass, Foxtail, and Barnyardgrass and Poa annua.

Application: 1.38 to 2.76 LB/1000 Sq. Ft.

 

Uses: Preemergence herbicide to application to established grasses for the control of crabgrass and most other annual grassy weeds. Can be used on most cool and warm season turf varieties.


Package: 40LB 40 bags/pallet


Coverage: 29,000 to 14,500 Sq. Ft.

Product Q & A

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Will this product kill sand burr stickers??
A shopper on Feb 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The Balan will not kill the sandburs but it will prevent any germination and stop any new growth.
Does the bag list drop or broadcast spreader settings?
Ollie on Aug 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The bag does not list them. With any granular the speed you walk at is just as important as the setting. We recommend putting 2# in your spreader and walking at your normal pace to see how many sqft it treats. Once you have that number you can adjust up or down on the opening to get the correct flow rate for your speed.
Can this product be used in landscape and shrub areas to prevent weeds?
Jay H on Sep 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The Balan crabgrass preventor and pre-emergent is only labeled for use on turf and lawns, not labeled for us on ornamental flower beds.
https://www.solutionsstores.com/snapshot-2-5-tg Snapshot is a good options for pre-emergent control in a ornamental flower and tree area.
What month do you apply?
A shopper on Jan 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: When to apply a pre-emergent depends on your location and the temperatures. Early spring is ideal, we have a map with zones and months for recommended applications of all lawn care.

https://www.solutionsstores.com/lawn-and-turf
Is it too late to apply Balan in lower Alabama?
A shopper on Mar 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I live in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. I was told to put it down Feb, March, and April. First time using this product so I am hoping for relief as Crab grass and weeds takes over in month of July over here

Will provide solid feedback in July/August time frame as this will tell the truth
will Balan control germination of dandelion?
rick m on Apr 11, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No did not work for me I have this issues right now.
Do I water in the Balan Pre-Emergent after application?
Denise S on Mar 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes it is best to water the Balan right after it is applied to the lawn.
Does Balan 2.5 come in liquid form that can be used with sprayer?
Larry W on Jul 31, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Balan only comes in granular form but if you're looking for a liquid spray, we have a variety available based on what weed you are trying to target. Let me know what you are trying to control for proper recommendations.
will balan kill or prevent poa annua?
A shopper on Jul 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can use a pre-emergent such as Balan to use to prevent Poa Annua. You will want to apply at the end of the summer in early fall to prevent the seeds from the Poa Annua seed heads from germinating.
Can the Preemergent be used under an 80 ft Montezuma Cypress? Can it be applied now (July) to prevent any burrs that might fall off the plant now so that they won't germinate?
Weldon V on Jul 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it can be applied to that area but we would wait for August to September to apply the pre-emergent. It is ideal to apply before the first frost of the season.
How long should I wait to plant grass seeds after pre- emergent treatment?
A shopper on Mar 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: You would not be able to plant for about 90 days after application of Balan, if you are reseeding them you should not apply a pre-emergent till after germination and 1 mowing of the lawn occurs.
Control of grassburrs?
A shopper on Mar 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the Balan will provide control of grassburrs.
DO YOU NEED TO WATER AFTER APPLICATION?
MORAVIA on Feb 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes the Balan will need to be watered in after applying.
Is there a temperature limit as to when to apply in San Antonio Texas area?
David J on Feb 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Germination will begin once the soil temperature reaches 70 ideally for your location you are wanting to apply this product between Feb-Mar the first weeks of March is the cut off time.
Will this be effective for sand burs in the sandy soil of western Oklahoma and if so when do you apply?
Steve P on Feb 8, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The Balan will provide control for the burs and would be best applied February-mid March.
Will it damage trees?
Mike J on Feb 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No, Balan will not damage trees or any other plant or grass. It is a pre-emergent that prevents germination.
Is this pet friendly?
Sammy B on Feb 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, Balan pre-emergent is completely safe for pets. You will want to keep them out of the area while you apply the granules and water in, allow to dry and there you have it. Weed prevention that is safe to use for any type of situation.
Is this safe to apply in a pasture with horses?
A shopper on Feb 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This product is labeled for application on turf grass areas, although the label on the Balan Pre-emergent does not list any restrictions on grazing or pastures.
when is the best time to apply balan in san Antonio, texas?
ernest g on Feb 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The best time to apply the Balan would be from late January and the very beginning of March nothing later than the second week of March. Once we start reaching a constant temperature of 70 we would want to apply the product.
Will Balan help control splurge?
A shopper on Jan 22, 2018
BEST ANSWER: https://www.solutionsstores.com/spurge-control

Yes, we would recommend applying a pre-emergent to the lawn to control Spurge and many other weeds.
When do I apply for Hampton Virginia ?
Kevin on Dec 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You will apply in the months of February and March, again in Mid May.
When to apply in Llano, Tx for grass burr and goatheads?
A shopper on Nov 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You will want to apply the Balan now and in the early spring, to control grass burr and goadhead.
When should I apply it for Goatheads in northern New Mexico?
Russel h on Nov 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You will want to apply in these months for New Mexico, March/April and September/October.
When is best time to apply Balan to prevent germination of Sand Burrs in Washington County Texas?
Jacky H on Oct 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: In the spring, before April 1 to use Balan to control Sand Burrs.
What are the ingredients?
A shopper on Aug 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The active ingredient is Benefin 2.5%, and this is granular product that requires watering in to activate the pre-emergent properties.
when do I apply Balan for Sand Burrs in Nags Head, NC?
A shopper on Aug 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: In most areas in NC, this occurs in mid- to late-March so products need to be applied prior to this time,

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To Prevent Crab Grass
This pre-emergent herbicide was effective to prevent crabgrass germination when applied early enough in the spring season. I'm very pleased with its results.
June 30, 2018
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