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Homeplate Non-Selective Herbicide

Homeplate is an OMRI listed, non-selective, broad-spectrum, fatty acid burndown herbicide that works as a foliar contact spray to control a wide variety of weeds. Homeplate is a non-systemic Total Vegetation Killer labeled for use in all crops, including outdoor and protected crops. Homeplate has proven efficacy against a growing list of broadleaf weeds and grasses that includes black nightshade, Canada thistle, catchweed bedstraw, chickweed, common lamb’s quarter, foxtail, shepherd’s purse and wild Chamomile. It is rainfast within three hours and achieves total kill within 12 hours to 72 hours depending upon environmental conditions. In addition to burndown, Homeplate is flexible with uses in direct and shielded sprays, pre-plant applications, post-harvest sprays, as well as for sucker control and as a pruning and trimming aid.

Homeplate contains a blend of 44 percent caprylic acid and 36 percent capric acid as its active ingredients. It is fast-acting and features a unique mode of action that kills only plant leaves and shuts down photosynthesis, causing the plants to essentially starve to death. Homeplate’s high solubility and formulation stability allow for better spreading and knockdown and aid in absorption and delivery of long residual control. It comes conveniently packaged in two, 2.5-gallon jugs per case, as well as 250-gallon totes. Homeplate has a storage stability of two years, a reentry interval (REI) of 12 hours and has a zero-day pre-harvest interval (PHI). It is NOP (USDA National Organics Program) compliant, OMRI® listed and has a CAUTION signal word.

*OMRI® Listed with conditions.

HomeplateHomeplate® Non-Selective Herbicide is the Total Vegetation Killer

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Homeplate has proven efficacy against a growing list of broadleaf weeds and grasses including:

  • Black nightshade
  • Canada thistle
  • Catchweed bedstraw
  • Chickweed
  • Common lamb’s quarter
  • Foxtail
  • Shepherd’s purse
  • Wild Chamomile

Homeplate is a non-systemic Total Vegetation Killer labeled for use in all crops, including outdoor and protected crops. Common uses include:

  • Vegetation Burndown
  • Directed and Shielded Sprays
  • Pre-plant Application
  • Post-Harvest Spray
  • Sucker Control, Pruning and Trimming
  • Harvest Aid and Desiccation
  • Structural and Building Applications

For more information, please consult the product label.

Homeplate Applications

Active Ingredient: C8/C10 Fatty Acid blend (80%)

Rates: Use a 3% solution for small, easy-to-kill weeds, less than 5 inches tall, and for moss and algae. Use a 3 – 6% solution for larger perennial weeds and grasses. Use a 5-9% solution for tough to kill weeds, vines, brush and sucker control. Consult the product label for more details.

Re-entry Interval: 12 hours

Days to Harvest: 0


This product is a fast-acting, non-selective, broadleaf weed, grass, algae, and moss killer. The product is not translocated. It will burn only those plant parts that are coated with spray solution. This product can be used any time during the year and works best during warm and dry conditions. Application during cold weather may delay appearance of plant damage. If rain falls within 3 hours of treatment, an additional spray may be required. This product controls many common annual weeds and suppresses the growth of biennial and perennial weeds. It can be used in cultivated areas prior to planting crops. Areas can be re-planted as soon as desirable level of weed control is obtained.

Organic Crops

NOP Approved:

This product is approved for organic production by the National Organic Program (NOP), a marketing program housed within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service, the agency that sets marketing standards. The NOP mission is to develop and implement national standards that govern the marketing of agricultural products as organically produced, to facilitate commerce in fresh and processed food that is organically produced, and to assure consumers that such products meet consistent standards.

OMRI Listed®:

This product is OMRI Listed, therefore it is determined by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) to be suitable for use in certified organic production.

*OMRI® Listed with conditions.

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