POA ANNUA CONVERSION / RENOVATION / SEEDHEAD SUPPRESSION
Podium can be applied to existing turf infested with stands of Poa annua as part of an overseeding/renovation program. Such an application allows better germination and seedling growth of more desirable turf. The use of Podium, with appropriate cultural practices, that help to ensure the vigor and growth of new seedlings, will also result in fewer clippings and thus reduce maintenance traffic on new seedlings. Because Podium is foliarly absorbed, seed germination is not affected. Apply Podium 1-5 days before seeding; and before verticutting, scalping, spiking, or other similar operations.
Temporary initial discoloration is possible with aggressive application rates of Podium to turf with Poa annua. The following spring, apply the upper end rate of Podium for the turf type and setting listed in the Application Rate Table. Actual conversion success will also depend on growing conditions, fertilization, rainfall, and other agronomic and environmental conditions.
Podium will keep Poa annua seedheads lower in the canopy when applied prior to seedhead emergence. Podium can be tank mixed with Proxy® (ethephon) for improved seedhead suppression. Apply 0.125 - 0.25 oz/1000 sq ft of Podium + 5.0 oz/1000 sq ft of Proxy 3-4 weeks prior to expected seedhead emergence. A follow-up application can be made two weeks after the initial application. See Proxy label for use information and restrictions.