PBI/Gordon Corporation announced EPA approval of its new T-Zone broadleaf herbicide for tough weeds. T-Zone, containing triclopyr, sulfentrazone and phenoxies which provide exceptional control of tough broadleaf weeds in cool-season turfgrasses.

T-Zone will be marketed under our ProForm brand, Gordon’s line of fast-acting herbicides with unique active ingredients.

“Triclopyr gives T-Zone an extra kick for controlling problem weeds like wild violets,” said Doug Obermann, product manager for Gordon’s Professional products. “The ‘T’ is triclopyr; the ‘Zone’ is the sulfentrazone which provides enhanced speed as well as yellow nutsedge suppression.”

Other weeds including ground ivy, oxalis and black medic are also among the tough turf weeds controlled by T-Zone.

T-Zone, like all the ProForm products, was developed to provide the professional turf manager with a precision performance tool to eliminate tough turf weeds – fast. “There are a lot of triclorpyr users who have been waiting for this product,” said Obermann. “With twice the amount of triclopyr that many competitive products have, T-Zone will be immediately recognized in the marketplace as premium product for weed control,” he said.

The ProForm line of herbicides was introduced in 2001 as a brand for new products offering unique solutions to the marketplace. Other ProFrom products include SpeedZone, PowerZone, SpeedZone Southern, Surge and Q4 all contain precise ratios of protox inhibitors with phenoxy herbicides and dicamba. “The product line has become well known for its enhanced speed and activity,” said Obermann. “T-Zone is a great addition to the line.”

Limited T-Zone trial samples will be available through distributors this summer; the product is expected to be available for fall tough weed application.