EPA grants unconditional registration of PoaCure on golf courses

EPA grants unconditional registration of PoaCure on golf courses

Moghu USA will sell herbicide directly to United States customers.

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Moghu Research Center has announced the EPA has granted an unconditional registration of PoaCure as of Dec. 9, 2019. PoaCure is a pre- and post-emergence grass herbicide for selective control of annual bluegrass and roughstalk bluegrass in golf course turf, including creeping bentgrass putting greens.   
 
PoaCure is a turf herbicide based on the new active ingredient methiozolin. The EPA granted registrations of methiozolin and two formulations of PoaCure. The approval covers golf courses only. Moghu plans to expand the uses to sports turfs and sods in the future. 
 
Moghu has started applying for the state registrations. The company expects state registrations in the most states will be available before April 2020, according to a news release. The state registration status will be posted at www.poacure.com, which is to open in January 2020.  
 
PoaCure will be manufactured in South Korea and directly distributed to the United States golf courses by Moghu USA LLC through www.poacure.com. The package of PoaCure will be 16 fluid ounce bottles. The tentative price is $250/bottle, and $5,000/a box (20 bottles). One bottle is good for six applications on a 4,400-square foot putting green. A box is good for six applications on 2.1 acres of putting greens or four applications on 1.6 acres of green surrounds/fairways. 
 
Moghu Research Center is a research company specializing in new herbicide discovery and development located in Daejeon, South Korea.
 
CLICK HERE to read a 2014 Golf Course Industry feature story about PoaCure field trials and Moghu’s quest to get the herbicide registered in the United States.