(CAS No. 95266-40-3) . . . . 11.3%
Other Ingredients: 88.7%
Podium is a microemulsion
Podium for turf growth management reduces the frequency of mowing and the amount of grass
clippings by reducing the growth of warm- and cool-season turfgrasses. Other benefits, such as
increased turf density, increased color, and increased turf quality, are frequently observed after
Podium can be applied to well-maintained, quality turfgrass areas, such as residential and commercial
lawns, golf courses, sod farms, sports fields, cemeteries, and similar areas. Podium is useful in the management
of difficult-to-mow areas and can be used to minimize the need for edging turfgrass along
sidewalks, curbs, parking lots, driveways, flower beds, fences and around posts, storage sheds, and
Podium reaches the growing point by foliar uptake and is rainfast from rainfall or irrigation after one
hour. Watering-in is not necessary for activation.
NOTICE TO USER: Plant tolerances to Podium have been found to be acceptable for the grasses
listed on this label. Due to the large number of species and cultivars of grasses, it is impossible to
test every one for tolerance to Podium. Neither the manufacturer nor the seller has determined
whether or not Podium can be used safely on grasses not specified on this label. The professional
user should determine if Podium can be used safely prior to commercial use. Before using Podium
for grasses not listed in the application table, test Podium on a small scale first. Apply the lower
recommended rate for the turf setting (lawn, fairway, etc.) and evaluate for phytotoxicity and
growth inhibition to widespread use.
Environmental conditions, management, and cultural practices that affect turf growth and vigor will
influence the response of the turf to Podium applications. Fertility level, moisture availability, plant
vigor, height, and frequency of mowing, etc. have been shown to influence the activity of Podium.
The rates presented in the Application Rate Table provide approximately 50% growth inhibition over
a 4-week period with little or no discoloration of turf growing under favorable conditions.
Excessive turf growth, which may occur with high fertilization or during spring flushes, may require
higher rates of Podium. Under these conditions, Podium rates may need to be increased up to 50% to
provide an adequate length of control.
For extended growth suppression up to 8 weeks, when temporary discoloration can be tolerated, a
maximum of twice the recommended Podium rate from the Application Rate Table may be applied.
Podium use rates may need to be reduced up to 50% for turfgrass grown under conditions of low
fertility, compaction, or other factors which stress the turf.
Multiple applications of Podium can be made each growing season, but do not exceed a total of 7.0
fl. ozs./1,000 sq. ft. (305 fl. ozs./A; 19.0 pts./A) per year.
Generally, Podium provides more suppression when turfgrasses are maintained at lower mowing
heights than higher mowing heights. Application rates have been selected for typical mowing
heights. The application rate may need to be adjusted depending on actual mowing conditions. To
minimize possible turf injury, apply Podium then wait at least 4 hours before mowing or mow first,
wait at least 1 hour, then apply Podium.
Apply Podium to actively-growing turf. If turf is going into dormancy because of high or low temperatures
or lack of moisture, apply a lower rate of Podium.
Repeat applications of Podium may be made as soon as the turf resumes growth or more suppression
is desired, but do not apply more than 7.0 fl. ozs./1000 sq. ft. per year.
Podium may be applied with backpack sprayers, hand sprayers, boom sprayers, and with spraygun
application devices. Clean spray equipment thoroughly before use. Make sure the sprayer is capable
of accurate and uniform application. Calibrate the sprayer before applying Podium. Rinse sprayer with
clean water after use and dispose of rinsate in an approved manner.
Apply Podium in sufficient carrier (for example 0.5-4.0 gals. of water per 1,000 sq. ft.) to provide uniform
and thorough coverage.
Application rates: .75 to 2 oz. per 1,000 sq. ft.
See label for additional application rates