5 Products To Help Put Weeds Away


Paladin, based on the active ingredient dimethyl disulfide, is Arkema’s broad-spectrum, pre-plant soil fumigant that is effective against not only weeds, but also nematodes and soilborne plant pathogens. It is registered for use with vegetables (tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants), cucurbit crops (cucumber, squash, and melons), strawberries, blueberries, field-grown ornamentals, and forest nursery stock. Paladin can be used as a standalone fumigant, as a component in a sequential fumigation with metam sodium, or as a component in a fumigant cocktail of 79% Paladin + 21% chloropicrin.

Purple nutsedge on tomato plants

Photo by Frank Giles



Gowan Co.’s Sandea is a selective herbicide providing control of both yellow and purple nutsedge and many broadleaf weeds in certain vegetable crops, alfalfa, and sugarcane. With its active ingredient (Halosulfuron-methyl), Sandea provides both preemergence and postemergence weed control, inhibiting cell growth in targeted weeds within 24 hours of treatment.


Cheetah from Nufarm Americas Inc. is a non-selective herbicide now labeled for use in sweet corn. It also is labeled for use as a desiccant on potato vines, where it provides fast, complete vine desiccation to allow for a more timely harvest. This herbicide provides control of more than 100 grass and broadleaf weeds, including glyphosate-resistant weeds such as marestail, fleabane, malva, clover, and kochia.

Suppress EC

Westbridge Agricultural Products’ Suppress EC is registered as a broad-spectrum contact herbicide for post-emergent, non-selective weed control for use in food and non-food crops. The formulation is an emulsifiable concentrate that has been approved by the Organic Materials Review Institute.

Dual II Magnum

Offering broad-spectrum control of most annual grasses and small-seeded broadleaf weeds is Dual II Magnum from Syngenta. For weed control in beans, peas, corn, peanuts, potatoes, pumpkin, tomatoes, and more. The product features a flexible application timing with early preplant, pre-emergence, and post-applied options.