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Old 09-26-2012, 09:37 PM
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Buttonweed in St Aug

A new customer called today and apparently buttonweed has taken over his St Aug. Is there any point in treating at this point in the year or should I just wait and get it next year? I'm in south Arkansas and temps here are lows 60 to highs mid 80's. Grass is definitely slowing down but will continue to stay green til late Nov, sometimes into Dec if winters are mild.
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Old 09-27-2012, 12:31 AM
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I am in southern Georgia similar temps I would go ahead and treat I know in a couple months it will be gone but treating now should make it easier to tackle next spring. Fyi great results with celcius on St. Augustine.
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Old 09-27-2012, 12:33 AM
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Not sure how much of it is in the yard...but with those temps and where your at...fill in will take a while...don't think anyone wants to look at bare spots all winter.
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Old 09-27-2012, 04:54 AM
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Don't have a label in front of me now, but check for Buttonweed; using Simazine now would give about three weeks of pre-emergent control. Otherwise, Dismiss or Celsius would be a good choice.
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:08 AM
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Don't have a label in front of me now, but check for Buttonweed; using Simazine now would give about three weeks of pre-emergent control. Otherwise, Dismiss or Celsius would be a good choice.
I was thinking about a Dismiss & Celsius combo, have to check label. I looked at the simazine label and it does not list buttonweed, do you think it would have pre-emergent action on this?

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You're right fill in will be almost non-existent, will make sure to tell customer this.
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:17 AM
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I was thinking about a Dismiss & Celsius combo, have to check label. I looked at the simazine label and it does not list buttonweed, do you think it would have pre-emergent action on this?

Diamond,
You're right fill in will be almost non-existent, will make sure to tell customer this.
Atrazine is labeled for Button Weed.

Sorry I don't know your climate and can not advise best treatment window. My area, turf is year round growing season. However From now till spring we are in the slower part of our growing season. I hate to kill out large patches of weeds this time of year because the turf doesn't grow in as quick. I don't want to plant Rye grass because it will compete with the desirable turf in the spring.

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Old 09-27-2012, 07:09 PM
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Atrazine is labeled for Button Weed.

Sorry I don't know your climate and can not advise best treatment window. My area, turf is year round growing season. However From now till spring we are in the slower part of our growing season. I hate to kill out large patches of weeds this time of year because the turf doesn't grow in as quick. I don't want to plant Rye grass because it will compete with the desirable turf in the spring.

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I've never used atrazine, kind of afraid of it. Are there any pre's for buttonweed, Gallery maybe-even though it is not on the label, just wondering?
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:44 PM
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Virginia Buttonweed will check out over the winter anyway so why is everybody worried about spraying and leaving bare spots. Treat now take advantage of what little growing season you have left, more competition against it next spring.
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Old 11-07-2012, 04:59 PM
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Straight 2,4-D carries the same restrictions.
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:55 PM
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I hear what you're saying, Superscapes. SpeedZone is carfentrazone (Quicksilver) + 2,4-D + MCPP + dicamba. I find that a lot of times these premixes are more expensive than buying the ingredients and mixing them myself -- and I'm not stuck with the ai rates they want to mix.

green, I believe the 2,4-D restriction is not less than 3 mph and not more than 15. The MCPP restriction is not more than 10. But, the 2,4-D label says that even if you're within the 3-15 mph restriction, you can't apply it if susceptible off-target plants are within 250 ft downwind. That's harsh.
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