Tenacity Herbicide 8 oz. (Mesotrione 40%) is a systemic pre-emergence and post-emergence herbicide for the selective contact and residual control of weeds in turfgrass. When applied as a pre-emergent, weeds absorb Tenacity during emergence from the soil. Dry conditions following application may reduce the pre-emergence activity. If rainfall (0.15 inches) has not occurred within 10 days after a pre-emergence application, activate with 0.15 inches of irrigation. When used as a post-emergent, Tenacity weed killer is absorbed by susceptible weeds through foliar contact and soil absorption. Foliage of treated weeds cease growth after application, then turn white (loss of chlorophyll) and death may take up to three weeks. A repeat application is required after two to three weeks for improved post-emergence weed control. A non-ionic surfactant should be used in post-emergent applications.