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Old 06-06-2013, 09:07 AM
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Blindside Herbicide from FMC

I have been looking at switching over to using a product called Blindside from FMC. I had been using Celsius but it is apparently out of stock by Bayer. I was wondering if anyone had any input on this product? It seems to be a really good product with long lasting results but I wanted to see if anyone had used it. I already found some cheap online but I am looking to get a case and don't want to invest that kind of money in a product if it isn't as good as advertised.
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Old 08-19-2014, 09:43 PM
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I've used both on centipede and both worked really good. The blindside dose is a concern since I used the max of the range (10oz/A) and two weeks out I'm worried about a couple areas.
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Old 08-20-2014, 03:26 PM
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I have been looking at switching over to using a product called Blindside from FMC. I had been using Celsius but it is apparently out of stock by Bayer. I was wondering if anyone had any input on this product? It seems to be a really good product with long lasting results but I wanted to see if anyone had used it. I already found some cheap online but I am looking to get a case and don't want to invest that kind of money in a product if it isn't as good as advertised.
Celsius will get some grassy weeds blindside won't. Can make your own blindside with metsulfuron and your choice of sedge herbicide.
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Old 08-20-2014, 04:11 PM
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I used it last year early spring and actually burnt up turf. Centipede and St Aug. I may have just had a bad experience. Had two different techs treat two different lawns at medium rate and had burnt turf. FMC did somewhat make it right. I have not personally done anymore testing with it.
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Old 08-20-2014, 04:51 PM
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Under the right circumstances, sulfentrazone(one part of Blindside) can be very damaging. I prefer to mix my own with no more than 4 oz Dismiss and 1/2 oz metsulfuron. Another thing to consider is time of year. Sulfentrazone is not a summer application. Centipede is very sensitive to metsulfuron. Know that applying more than the equivalent of 1/2 oz of the 60DF will damage it badly. When I want rapid contact activity on sedges and broadleaves, Quicksilver is much safer.
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Old 08-20-2014, 10:38 PM
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Under the right circumstances, sulfentrazone(one part of Blindside) can be very damaging. I prefer to mix my own with no more than 4 oz Dismiss and 1/2 oz metsulfuron. Another thing to consider is time of year. Sulfentrazone is not a summer application. Centipede is very sensitive to metsulfuron. Know that applying more than the equivalent of 1/2 oz of the 60DF will damage it badly. When I want rapid contact activity on sedges and broadleaves, Quicksilver is much safer.
I found Dismiss doesn't work as good in winter(under 80) months. Therefore I use Sulfentrazone in the winter and Dismiss in summer.


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Old 08-21-2014, 06:51 AM
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I found Dismiss doesn't work as good in winter(under 80) months. Therefore I use Sulfentrazone in the winter and Dismiss in summer.


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I think you meant to say something else. Dismiss is sulfentrazone.
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Old 08-21-2014, 08:16 AM
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I think you meant to say something else. Dismiss is sulfentrazone.
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I use Certainty (Sulfosulfuron) in the winter or cooler months.


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Old 08-21-2014, 10:22 PM
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I am 73 soon to be 74 years old. So the one big advanage of being old is I can blame my stupidity on my age. I will admit I don't keep up with the technial part of the Industry like I use to.

I use Certainty (Sulfosulfuron) in the winter or cooler months.


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Good info to know, I posted a question about using certainty in cooler temps but got no response. I actually thought the opposite would be the case.

Is age why you are kind of grouchy at times.
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Old 08-22-2014, 09:37 AM
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Good info to know, I posted a question about using certainty in cooler temps but got no response. I actually thought the opposite would be the case.

Is age why you are kind of grouchy at times.
No It is stupid people with stupid questions.

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