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Old 08-29-2014, 12:47 AM
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Not wanting to hijack this thread but I have gotten word that a couple of my competitors are charging extra for nutgrass control this year...I think probably due to abundance of this weed this season.

I'd like to know who charges extra and who just spot treats it as part of their regularly scheduled applications.

Just curious...
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I just run TZone (incl. Sulfentrazone) and treat nutsedge like the rest of the broadleaf weeds out there, no extra charge.
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Old 08-29-2014, 08:04 AM
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Not wanting to hijack this thread but I have gotten word that a couple of my competitors are charging extra for nutgrass control this year...I think probably due to abundance of this weed this season.

I'd like to know who charges extra and who just spot treats it as part of their regularly scheduled applications.

Just curious...
Thanks for the basagram review. I have looked into it for some applications. Just wish the smart guys would work on an effective pre!!

I include two rounds of sedge treatments in my middle rounds since im only spot treating. I have considered adding an extra charge if more than two apps are needed to retreat sedges. May hold off and hope it was just a bad wet year.
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Anything I do for nutsedge on athletic fields is an additional charge, albeit a small one.
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We have had a lot of rain here this year. Weeds have been extremely persistent because of it. Especially ones that love wet conditions(Nutgrass, various sedges and Virginia Buttonweed) We have rotated products this year. R-2 we used Certainty, R-3 we used Sedgehammer and now R-4 we have been using Basagran T/O. I have never used Basagran before this season and I have to say, I have been impressed. It has pretty much wiped out all sedges we have sprayed. The label says it will not control Purple nutsedge but we see very little of that. Yellow Nutsedge, Globe sedge, Kylinga...smoked!

May be "old school", but it works...

Side note:
I've lost several "Partial Program" customers due to the extreme weed pressure this year. It seems they thought they could be "cheap" and still have a lawn that looked pretty much like a Full Program customers lawn...WRONG-O...not this year.

Suits me fine...
UNUSUAL year for sure. 3 rounds of sedge control, wow. Approx what was the timing of those? Do you rotate products because your thinking of resistence or targeting diff weeds?

On the Basagran did you have additional weeds in mind when you decided to try it, buttonweed maybe? Just saw yellow nut on the label so I avoided using. Seems I see more globe but I'm not an expert at sedge ID. What is the sweet smelling on when you mow it?

Certainty is my go to for sedge though it's not listed for cool season turf.
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Old 08-29-2014, 02:00 PM
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UNUSUAL year for sure. 3 rounds of sedge control, wow. Approx what was the timing of those? Do you rotate products because your thinking of resistence or targeting diff weeds?

On the Basagran did you have additional weeds in mind when you decided to try it, buttonweed maybe? Just saw yellow nut on the label so I avoided using. Seems I see more globe but I'm not an expert at sedge ID. What is the sweet smelling on when you mow it?

Certainty is my go to for sedge though it's not listed for cool season turf.
Yes. 3 times. April/May, June/July, August/Sept. We guarantee a green, virtually weed free lawn to our customers as long as they are doing their part and following our instructions. The "weed free" part includes nutgrass at this point... We treat at the time of regular apps

I was just trying to figure out how others handle it mainly to see if this was something that caused a major "uproar" with the customers. I don't want to cause a mass exodus.

I rotate and use the products that I use when I use them for a couple of reasons. Resistance prevention, specific weed control at specific times and cost all play a role.

The smelly sedge is Green Kyllinga aka Annual Sedge.
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