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MSMA Target 6 Plus Herbicide 2.5 Gallon

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MSMA Target 6 Plus Herbicide is for post-emergent control of crabgrass, dallisgrass, johnsongrass, nutsedge, pigweed, and chickweed. MSMA is one of the best selective post emergent herbicides but is also dangerous if improperly used. Please read all label instructions before use.

Target Pests

MSMA Herbicide will kill and control dallisgrass (dallasgrass) johnsongrass barnyardgrass chickweed cocklebur crabgrass goosegrass nutsedge pigweed puncture vine and sandburs.

For Use In

MSMA can be used on Cotton Golf courses Sod Farms and highway rights of way for weed control.


Application varies based on application site but it is important to apply MSMA when the temperature is between 80 and 90 degrees. Chlorosis, which is a yellowing of the leaves, may occur for broadcast applications of MSMA. It is normal and the desireable turf grasses should regain their normal color in 7-14 days.

You will want to spray crabgrass, johnsongrass, and dallisgrass during the first or second stage of growth. This is usually done during the spring when grasses are beginning to germinate.

For general applications mix 2 oz of MSMA per gallon of water and apply as a coarse spray to weeds.

Applications may only be made twice per season. Wait a minimum of 10 days between treatments.



Recently MSMA was banned for use on golf courses which was the primary use for it. We primarily sell MSMA into the right of way vegetation management and range and pasture market. There are a few agricultural uses for MSMA during the cotton growing season. It is important to refer to the label from the manufacturer for the most up to date application sites for MSMA herbicide. We try to keep our site as up to date as possible but cannot guarantee the validity of the statements on MSMA.

Coverage Area

Each 2.5 Gallon of MSMA will treat up to 4 acres of turf for various weeds depending on application rate.

Time to Kill

MSMA Target 6 Plus will begin killing weeds immediately. You will notice chlorosis which is discoloration of the plant leaves but it may take up to 14 days until complete control is achieved.

Mix Rate

MSMA should be mixed at a rate of 2oz per gallon of water for general applications. Please refer to the label or give us a call for specific mix rates for particular weeds.

Active Ingredient

Monosodium acid Methanearsonate MSMA 48.3%

MSMA Target 6 Plus Herbicide 2.5 Gallon


Product Q & A

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I didn't mix any water with my target 6. killed everything including Bermuda. Since my mistake i have been watering the heck out of my yard. Is there any chance it will grow back or should i start over w sod? Is what i did bad for the environment/water?
UncleMAtt on May 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You should probably not be using herbicides, insecticides, or sharp implements.
Will it effect cattle in pasture?
A shopper on Aug 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Never have used In pasture ... only thing labeled for cattle that I have used is GRAZON...
Will MSMA kill Mondo Grass. Want to keep the Mondo but have various weeds that have infiltrated. I also have Fusilade and know II is also designed to kill weeds/turf grasses and not kill Mondo.
Aubrey on May 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No, it will not kill Mondo grass, Monkey grass or Liriope grass. You instead need to use a commercial grade glyphosate (e.g. Roundup ProMax, Roundup Pro, Ranger Pro, or HomeDepot HDX) product that is somewhere around the range of 40% to 50% glyphosate. The standard Roundup has 18% glyphosate and in my experience will not kill it unless you mix it at least 5X the amount labeled per gal of water. This becomes very cost prohibitive because you'll go through the standard Roundup concentrate after mixing only 2.5 gallons of water. I've had Liriope almost completely take over my yard, and if I remember correctly, when I tested a glyphosate product with 41% concentrate, it took between 2 and 3 weeks before I started to see my Liriope start to brown and die, and then about 6 to 7 weeks later there were bare, circular dirt spots (with absolutely no sign of previous vegetation) where I did my test sprays. I recommend getting the Roundup Pro because of its 50% concentrate.
What is the shelf life?
A shopper on Aug 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You can store the MSMA for about 3 to 5 years before it starts loosing its effectiveness.
Can this be applied if the temperature is over 90 degrees?
A shopper on Aug 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The instructions say, "apply when temp is between 80 and 90 degrees. It does not say what could happen if you do not comply - probably nothing. If there were dire consequences and they did not warn the consumer about them, that would be negligent. If it were me, I would try to comply but if it simply were not possible, I would choose a temp nearest 90 then bravely spray away.
Dose msma kills sand burr ?
A shopper on Aug 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It does kill sand burrs. Great product!
Is it a good time to apply Target 6 right now, this fall?
Robert R on Sep 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It depends on where you are and what you're treating. Here in Texas, we should treat every 6 weeks through September for sandspur.
(according to aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/archives/parsons/turf/grassbur.html)
Can this be used on zoysia
Skin on Aug 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes it is tolerable if applied to properly.

Will this product kill grassburrs?
A shopper on Oct 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I would recommend thinking about using a pre-emergent this spring to control grass spurs.

How long should you wait to mow before and after each application of MSMA for dallisgrass control?
Genna P on Oct 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I live in Lubbock, TX and mow approx 3 days before applying MSMA and then depending on outside temps and how fast my bermuda grass grows, I mow 7-14 days after application. I keep the height of my bermuda at approx 2 inches during active growing season.
Will this kill the sticker weeds? If so when is the best time to apply this product? I have these weeds coming up every where
Kathy on Sep 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: If you mean sand spur, which is a grass, yes. If you mean spurweed, no. Spurweed is just now germinating. Some will germinate in late winter and produce "stickers" late spring or early summer. Check an online weed identification to know. 2,4,D Amine will kill spurweed, especially if treated in the young stage. It becomes difficult to kill with age..
What makes msma dangerous?
A shopper on Sep 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Try as I did [online], I could not get a definitive answer. My conclusion: It was pulled off the market because of adverse conditions surrounding ONE golf course in Florida and it was not even proved to my satisfaction that MSMA was the cause. Personally, I believe the competition with their inferior weed-killing products won the battle and got it pulled off the market to enhance their own profits.
Will mama kill watermelon vines?
John S on Aug 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It is not labeled for this type of weed. You can use Glyphosate to kill the vines be careful not to get it on any other plants that are desirable.

Will target kill Bahaia ?
A shopper on Oct 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Target 6 Plus can be used for selective control of bahiagrass, barnyardgrass, chickweed, smooth and large crabgrass, dallisgrass, nutsedge, sandbur and wood sorrel with little or no injury to well-established, actively-growing turf grasses. Mow turf grass to height of 1 to 1.5 inches before treatment.
How long after spraying yard is it safe for kids to play in the yard?
Ron P on Oct 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I don't know but I assume that once it dries, it doesn't transfer easily to clothing. It's toxic when air-born (breathed in) or wet. Skin exposure treatment is to wash with water for 20 minutes and call poison control for further info. I would wait a day or two with no rain, myself. It's used on Golf courses if that helps any.
Is it dangerously to animals?
A shopper on Aug 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I've used this product and the discontinued Fert-i-lome MSMA product 'Bermuda Grass Weeder'. My understanding is that pets (animals) should NOT be allowed onto the sprayed land until the product has dried. I've followed this recommendation for repeated applications of MSMA on Bermuda grass lawns and pets are fine.

There is EXTENSIVE info on MSMA on-line. Do your own research as required for best outcomes.
Will this product kill torpedo grass in a Bermuda lawn?
A shopper on Aug 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I don't know about torpedo grass, if its a broad leaf weed then most likely it will, though you should confirm with product source.
How long after spraying will I need to wait before I overseed with Rye grass?
Greg W on Oct 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: My major lawn weed issue to control is crab grass. The yard is located in rural area of western Oregon surrounded by pasture, fir and Maple trees. After applying Target 6+ it took another 4 to 5 weeks to notice a significant reduction of crab grass in the lawn. I will apply the herbicide again. Price is great and the shipping was free!
Why can this not be used on residential? I live in the country and my property is considered Agricultural so does that make a difference? Nothing around us but pastures of head tall weeds that no one takes care of.
David C on Sep 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The current EPA label does not allow application to residential turf, only for right of way and golf course spot spraying. That said, up until about 4 or 5 years ago, MSMA was labeled for residential turf use and was the go to for Bermuda an cool season turf grasses. The product hasn't changed so, technically if you find old stock with the old label, it's legally OK but the new product with the new label legally isn't.

Depending on your weed types, there are probably other herbicides that will work as well or better. For sandbur, what MSMA controls most effectively, Imazaquin (Image) is somewhat effective but, control isn't as complete and will require more applications. If you've got a fairly full lawn, better and longer lasting control can be achieved with pre-emergent hrbicides like pendimethalin.
Will MSMA kill Johnson grass roots and all?
Willard H on Sep 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Msma does great to keep my Bermuda lawn weed free. It did seem to struggle with broadleaf weeds but I experimented and if you apply again after 3 weeks of the initial application it killed everything other than my Bermuda. Great product just be careful when you mix to the maximum mixture rate of 2oz/gallon when it is 85 degrees or higher outside. It will fry your Bermuda if your not careful.
Have all of the restrictions that were placed on MSMA in 2009 been lifted? I am wanting to make sure that it can be used on my lawn, everything I have seen online, seems as if it can only be used on golf courses and sod farms, and a few other exceptions. But I really want to use MSMA for the results, just want to make sure I am doing the right thing.
Crystal S on Sep 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The short answer is "yes, you can use MSMA on your lawn", I've read the EPA regs. Here's the relevant text addressing MSMA use for residential turf maintenance: ... existing stocks of MSMA can legally be used for weed control on residential, commercial and sports field turf until they are exhausted, provided that these uses comply with the EPA-approved label and labeling of the affected product.

I assume that Solutions Pest & Lawn is selling from existing stocks. It isn't as though they're hiding their activities. And, FWIW, I've accomplished more "control" in one application this season than during the past 10 years with pre- and postemergence alternatives.
Will MSMA Kill Old World Blue Stem grass?
A shopper on Sep 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Please visit this link, it has the answer to your question.
Why does label and video say 1 oz per 5 gal of water, but technical data on this site call for 2 oz per gallon? That is a huge difference.
Jack B on Aug 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Great results on established Bermuda Grass lawns at the 2 oz. per Gallon rate applied at 85 degrees F. and higher on Oklahoma lawns during the summer.

Kills everything...broadleaf and grassy weeds...quickly. Only the Bermuda Grass remains.

2 Oz per gallon was also the rate for the discontinued Fert-i-lome product, 'Bermuda Grass Weeder'. Same results for me on Oklahoma lawns at 85 degrees minimum. No rain or watering for at least 24 hours after application
How long should keep horse off of after spraying?
Sarge on Jul 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: These comments tell you how much you can trust these statements in this section. ANYONE CAN SAY ANYTHING so use any info with caution.
We have an outbreak of dallis grass and clover on our football field. We dont have a groundkeeper so its up to the coaching staff. Is MSMA the best we can use and what would be the best mixture? We need to be able to use the field by 8/8 (today is 7/5)
BEST ANSWER: Yes! MSMA is basically the only thing that'll kick Dallisgrass. You'll need to hit it with 3 sequential applications 7-12 days apart each application.
live in memphis tn have yard full of weeds with some bermudagrass spayed it with msma it has all turned browen what should my next step be to have all bermudagrass it has not had any rain or water
TJ on Jun 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Be sure to wait 24 hours before watering, but if you've not had rain since the first application you do need to water because MSMA causes the weed to grow to death. Thus, it is important to water. Now then, it's been about 2 weeks since your first application, so it is time to apply your second application, but before doing so you should water the lawn area(s) to be treated before making the second application. As for the color of your bermuda grass, the yellowing/browning is normal, especially during the heat of summer when the lawn is under stress, but give it time and it will eventually green back up after about 4 mowings, give or take.
I planted bermudagrass 4 weeks ago, it is coming up nicely, can I spray with msma now to get rid of the unwanted weeds coming in?
Bill on Jun 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The bermuda grass wiil need to be producing runners before you apply any MSMA, moving low and often will help keep the weeds down till you can spray for weeds.
will grass burr seed sprayed with msma germinate and make new plant? Same question for Bahia grass seed/
Kirk on Jun 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Another pre-emergent product which specifically lists Sandburrs on the bag's list of weeds is Scott's "Halts" Crabgrass and Grassy Weed Preventer, which is granular and is spread by your rotary or drop fertilizer spreader. Its big advantage is that it not only prevents crabgrass, but also henbit and sandburrs and others. Application is only twice per year, and depending on where you live it would be between late-Aug and mid-Sept to prevent winter weeds and between mid-Feb and March 15 for spring and summer weeds. This is critical because you need to apply it before burr seeds and other weed seeds germinate since it's a pre-emergent and not a post-emergent herbicide. The label instructions on the bag are specific about fall and spring application time frames according to where you live. Plus, it's about 2/3's or more LESS than the cost of Prodiamine or Barricade, and neither of those specifically lists sandburrs on their product's pdf label (but may do so on their product labels.
What size bottle of msma is that?
Zoomer on Apr 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Will it kill Johnson grass in my Hatfield
I hand stickers (sandburrs) everywhere in my 5 acre yard. Can I use MSMA to treat?! I have tried everything you can buy in store and nothing is taking them away!
CRaber on Apr 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, definitely . Wait until the heat of the summer. All plants will be thriving and apply. You will se a huge improvement

Customer Reviews

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Worked better than I hoped for.
Great product! A single application flat-out smoked the dallisgrass infestation Iâ??d been fighting for the last couple seasons.
October 7, 2017
2 months ago
The stuff works great and the advice I got from the staff on fighting the crabgrass was invaluable.
September 26, 2017
3 months ago
Excellent product. I have used SolutionsStores on other occasions and they have always provided their products as advertised and delivered them in good time.
September 25, 2017
3 months ago
The best weed killer
It's the best weed killer i've used. It controls all the weeds in my yard and doesn't kill the grass. My yard keeps looking better & better now that i'm using the MSMA
September 22, 2017
4 months ago
I gave it a 4 star because of the length of time it takes to kill my crabgrass. I have a lawn treatment service; however, they did not kill my crabgrass. This product does the job!
September 22, 2017
3 months ago
The most effective and economical solution to hard to control weeds like dallis grass and crabgrass.
September 21, 2017
3 months ago
msma target 6 plus /grasses weeds
msma target 6 plus herbicide works very well on grab grass dallis grass ,nutsedge requires addictional treatment so does common chickweed it will also green kyllinga that is not listed on label also chamber bitter also not listed most effective herbicide I have ever used be very careful not to use more then what label call for because if you do it will do severe damage to your lawn I think the label says 1oz-1gal-2-1/2 of water I used 1oz per gal of water and that was on the strong end had some discoloration on my Bermuda grass but it came back I didn't give it a 5-star because I don't believe nothing or no one is perfect with that being said I would definitely recommend this product
September 21, 2017
4 months ago
The Very Best
In my opinion the only way to control or kill crabgrass and others it targets.
September 17, 2017
3 months ago
works great
It only take a small amount per gallon and the results show up the next day.So far none of the weeds have returned no bad smell to worry about.You should with the wind at your back.
September 16, 2017
3 months ago
Kills Dallisgrass and most other "grassy" weeds.
I think Dallisgrass Is the problem grass I have had in my Bermudagrass lawn. I killed some of it in the spring with another product when Dalliserass was young, but it took a lot of that product. A friend of mine who is responsible for contracting out the yard care at my church mentioned MSMA after I told him that MSM did an outstanding job of riding my place of Bahia grass.

After possibly identifying the pest, I did a search to see what would kill it and perhaps some other grasses and sedges in the yard. MSMA Target 6 Plus kept coming up, and it is apparently the only MSMA formulation available. I read numerous review and recorded notes. On faith and hope, I ordered a container of it. Yes, it did the trick. It even killed Johnson grass, sedges, crabgrass, and others. The label didn't indicate that it was a good broadleaf plant killer, so I was not surprised to see few of them killed.

I'll buy more if needed. I never thought I could have such a beautiful Bermudagrass lawn without hiring professionals.
September 16, 2017
3 months ago

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