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MSMA Target 6 Plus Herbicide 2.5 Gallon

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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

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.
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.

Product Q & A

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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...
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.
Dose msma kills sand burr ?
A shopper on Aug 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will kill the plant. It will not kill the seeds (sand spurs) that are on the ground waiting to germinate. It is a long battle to wipe them out.
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.

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.
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.
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.
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.
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: I agree with the other answer,definitely need some training in mixing and applying pesticides.
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
can dish soap be used as a surfactant ?
vegas on Mar 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It can be used as a surfactant, it will foam up quite a bit.

Better to use a non ionic surfactant, low cost and stores for long periods.

Will this kill clover?
bud on Mar 2, 2017

I would recommend using the 2 4-d amine to control the clover. The 2 4-d amine will be a better product at controlling the broadleaf weeds.
Is it effective on Nut Sedge or nut grass?
Robbin on Sep 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, I had to apply Sedgehammer to control nutsedge. MSMA didn't touch it even after 2 full-strength apps.
So will this kill the crabgrass in my Bermuda lawn. What kind of residual effect on the lawn.
Big d on Sep 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It can yellow out the Bermuda grass be very careful and mix according to instructions
Will it kill pop annual?
Schminky on Aug 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Sorry what are you trying to control? Poa Annual? No it will not control annual bluegrass, and you should apply a good pre-emergent a in spring and summer months and then a herbicide would depend on the type of lawn you currently have trying to control it in,
Atrazine is a good option.
Can this be used on zoysia
Skin on Aug 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes it is tolerable if applied to properly.

Can you spray this directly on st Augustine grass
Dale on Jul 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, please read the label before you apply any herbicides. If your crop is not specified in the label, then the product is not intended for this use and it is also illegal to do so.
Do you need to use a surfactant ? With mama 6 plus?
Gofher on Jun 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yep, recommended or most of the product solution will roll off and the weed has the last laugh. I use 1/4 cup Dawn blue dishwashing soap per gallon and when I'm feeling malicious I'll add a cup of white vinegar per gallon. For infestations though, it's best to RoundUp the area and start fresh. I generally do that in the fall when forced to extremes. Don't be satisfied with just spraying the leafy part of the weed; put the wand in the core of the weed and give a healthy 10 second burst of liquid.
Will MSMA kill Poa Annua and if this does not, what can I use on a Bermuda lawn in Oklahoma?
Dean on Apr 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No you will not want to use the MSMA to kill the Blugrass Poa Annua. We would recommend Atrazine (Bonus, Purge, others) is labeled for centipedegrass, zoysiagrass, St. Augustinegrass and bermudagrass. Atrazine can be applied to actively growing and dormant centipedegrass or St. Augustinegrass but bermudagrass can be injured if treated while actively growing. Simazine (WynStar, others) may be applied to actively growing bermudagrass, centipedegrass, St. Augustinegrass and zoysiagrass lawns. Atrazine and simazine have excellent preemergence activity on annual bluegrass but soil residual is generally shorter (four to six weeks) compared to aforementioned herbicides. Several atrazine and simazine products are not labeled for residential lawns and turf managers should check labels for further information before use.
Can target 6 plus kill trees?
A shopper on Aug 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It is not on the label but you would stay away from spraying on to the foliage and any roots coming off the ground
How long do I need to keep horses off pasture after spraying?
A shopper on Aug 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: MSMA is not labeled for use on grazed areas, and is only recommended for commercial areas.
How soon after application to kill johnson grass can i plant winter oats?
chad c on Aug 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: MSMA is labeled for use for weed control in Cotton. It does have a pre-emergent effect and would prevent germination of any seeds for a season.
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: Rate is 1 to 2 ounces for established grasses, in 1 to 2 gallons of water to cover 1,000 square feet of area.
I live on extremely sandy soil in East Texas. The sticker burrs are out of control. Have a young boy and 2 dogs.
How long do we need to keep animals off of lawn after use?
I'm not sure what grass we have, can we use this on any type of grass?
Cassie on Jul 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: As long as you do not have St. Augustine grass, then you can use the MSMA.

i would recommend using a good pre-emergent in the Fall and Spring, Prodiamine is a good choice,


Customer Reviews

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Kills Grassy Weeds
Local stores in my area stopped carrying "Bermuda Weeder". I came across this product and love it. I have several investment properties this works fantastic on killing those irritating grassy weeds. Would highly recommend.
August 20, 2017
3 months ago
Control of Crabgrass
Yes. I would recommend others to try this product to control or kill crabgrass. Several lawn season ago the one acre grass lawn began have weed issues (I can nolonger purchase my preemergent due to EPA, only professionals). This past growing season I tried Target 6 Plus. Several weeks after my first application I found no improvement on either killing the crabgrass or other lawn weeds (my home is located outside of town). About mid summer, I noticed that most the crabgrass had disappeared along with other weeds. Therefore, I plan to repeat my efforts this fall and will re order another 2.5 gallons of Target 6 Plus.
August 19, 2017
5 months ago
Great Product for Hard to Kill Weeds.
Worked quickly and efficiently on Dallas grass that was hard to remove. We tried everything at the big box stores to no avail. This is a great product.
August 19, 2017
4 months ago
target 6 plus
it works good !!!! thank you no more Dallas grass !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
August 18, 2017
4 months ago
Works great
Works just like I planned on keeping crabgrass and dallasgrass out of the Bermuda. Solutions shipped it quickly. Will order from again.
August 18, 2017
4 months ago
This product is absolutely amazing! followed the instructions and now I have the best looking lawn on the block. Definitely recommend this product
August 18, 2017
3 months ago
The shipping was very fast and the product was priced at a competitive and fair price!
August 18, 2017
2 months ago
Great product. Really works. Try to spray only on weeds not the lawn. Unless your whole lawn is weeds then do it but in early spring before march. Then just spot treat it. It's august and my lawn is 95% weed free. Now I just pull the weeds out because it's in control and small baby weeds here and there. In august/September spray again. Cut your lawn at 3/3.5 inches to help avoid weeds
August 17, 2017
7 months ago
Put this back in the hands of homeowners!
This is the only thing that works. After it was taken out of the retail stores, I tried one weed killer after another. They were expensive, I had to apply lots of it [according to instructions] and THEY DID NOT WORK and if the truth were revealed, they are probably detrimental to the environment, especially in those large quantities! My bermuda was overrun with weeds to the point of being unrecognizable as lawn grass. Why is it that the state is allowed to spray this product on highway medians and bar ditches with abandon but a homeowner cannot make one or two applications to his lawn when needed?? I think the findings of those restricting this product are inconclusive and self-serving.
August 16, 2017
1 month ago
5 stars
I bought MSMA for stickers and it worked very well.
August 14, 2017
1 month ago

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