Caliente Herbicide.

Caliente's innovative dual mode of action provides highly effective broadleaf and grassy-weed post-emergent activity.

Turfgrass Safety, Broadleaf Control

Providing excellent turfgrass safety and containing the power of Octane® technology, Caliente's two active ingredients—metsulfuron-methyl and pyraflufen-ethyl—deliver a faster kill for a wide range of broadleaf weeds, providing higher customer satisfaction and reduced customer callbacks. 

Metsulfuron-methyl's systemic action blocks the production of essential amino acids in plants, while pyraflufen-ethyl 's contact herbicide inhibits the enzyme protoporphyrinogen oxidase, which is involved in the production of chlorophyll.  Together they deliver a quick burn down of susceptible weeds in as little as 24 to 48 hours, with systemic activity providing long-term control of targeted weeds. 

  • Fast acting kill of broadleaf weeds powered by Octane, with visual results in 24 to 48 hours.
  • Broad-spectrum control of tough broadleaf weeds such as spurge, clover, wild onion, wild garlic, dandelion, dollarweed/pennywort, Virginia buttonweed, chickweed, plantains, Florida pusley, knotweed, lespedeza and many more.
  • Excellent turf safety to established bermudagrass, St. Augustine, zoysiagrass, centipedegrass, Kentucky bluegrass and fine fescue.

Caliente can be applied to target weeds in established ornamental turfgrass sites, susceptible plants include:

A chart displaying the grassy weeds, and broadleaf weeds, controlled by Caliente Herbicide. 
A single application of Caliente at 0.5 and 1.0 oz/A provided complete control of Florida Pusley (Brecke, UF, 2008). All treatments included a non-ionic surfactant at 0.25% v:v.

A single application of Caliente at 0.5 and 1.0 oz/A provided complete control of Florida Pusley (Brecke, UF, 2008). All treatments included a non-ionic surfactant at 0.25% v:v.

Two applications of Caliente at 1.0 oz/A provided >90% long-term control of Dollarweed in St. Augustinegrass (Brecke, UF, 2008). All treatments included a non-ionic surfactant at 0.25% v:v. Repeat applications (2x) of Caliente were made 30 days after the initial treatment.

Two applications of Caliente at 1.0 oz/A provided >90% long-term control of Dollarweed in St. Augustinegrass (Brecke, UF, 2008). All treatments included a non-ionic surfactant at 0.25% v:v. Repeat applications (2x) of Caliente were made 30 days after the initial treatment.

A single application of Caliente at 0.25 and 1.0 oz/A provided complete long-term control of White Clover (Yelverton, NCSU, 2008). All treatments included a non-ionic surfactant at 0.25% v:v.

A single application of Caliente at 0.25 and 1.0 oz/A provided complete long-term control of White Clover (Yelverton, NCSU, 2008). All treatments included a non-ionic surfactant at 0.25% v:v.

Turfgrass tolerance of Caliente

Caliente possesses excellent turfgrass safety to established bermudagrass, St. Augustine, zoysiagrass, centipedegrass, Kentucky bluegrass and fine fescue.  The table below provides recommended use rates for specific turfgrass species. 

A chart displaying the turfgrasses to which Caliente Herbicide possesses excellent safety.

For more information

For more information about Caliente Herbicide, contact a SePRO Technical Specialist.  May not be registered in all states.  Always read and follow directions.

Caliente and Octane are registered trademarks of Nichino America, Inc.