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Old 01-28-2007, 04:06 PM
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Help with wild onions

Hello all. Most of the customers lawns that I maintain have centipede grass, and a couple of these lawns are for lack of a better term are infested with wild onions. Do any of you know if there is a weed and feed fertilizer, or a product that will kill the wild onions but not damage the centipede grass.

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Old 01-28-2007, 04:19 PM
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I've got something in my shed for onion grass in lawns, it's in a spray bottle like homeowner roundup. Can't think of the name and I'm flat on my back (threw my back out today), but maybe someone else knows?
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Old 01-28-2007, 04:23 PM
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A product called Coolpower works really well.
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Old 01-28-2007, 05:28 PM
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It disappears for the year after a couple of mowings. However--may I suggst that you use a top of the line herbicide mixed with a wetting agent to coat the onions more completely and reduce the amount that runs off the vertical waxy leaves. I suggest the organosilicone type wetting agent. It costs about a hundred dollars per gallon but a little goes a long way. Lesco calls theirs "Hawkeye". Rates for such products are about 2 to 13 ounces per hundred gallons. Wetting agents are mixed on a per gallon basis--not per thousand sq ft or acre. So...you need less with a lower volume of water--low volume saves money. Keep in mind wetting agents may cause foam if you sprayer has good agitation. Are you using big sprayer, PG, hand can, or back pack?
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Old 01-28-2007, 05:44 PM
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wild onion

Other brands of organosilicone wetting agents are: Capsil by Scotts. Or Breakthru. Or Drench.
I could be wrong, but I think Lesco Hawkeye label has an error. Lesco Hawkeye costs about $49 for a half gallon. The label rate table indicates that you should use it at about 25 to 64 ounces per 100 gallons--about 12 times the rate for Capsil, (and 12 times the cost). At the highest rate, Hawkeye would use a whole 64 ounce jug for a hundred gallons at $49.
---Does anybody use Hawkeye? Anybody agree with me? Disagree?
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Old 01-28-2007, 06:02 PM
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Mow"N"Bud:
Dig you a deep trench from the Neuse River and flood the yard--it will kill anything. Couldn't help myself. I used to sail over there for many years and still have a buddy that we sail from there to Ocracoke and to Beaufort. I don't know too much about the wild onions but will check the books. Be Well, stay out of the Neuse River.
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Old 01-28-2007, 06:08 PM
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if you can step on them before applying whichever herbicide you choose. it will allow the herbicide to translocate much easier.
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Old 01-28-2007, 08:00 PM
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try Corsair Selective seems to work pretty good
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Old 01-28-2007, 09:40 PM
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Before you spray them stomp on them to break the skin, this will let the herbicide absorb into the plant.
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Old 01-29-2007, 04:24 AM
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You can spray it with 2,4-D at this time of year without fear. The Centipede should be as close to dormant as it gets and the 2,4-D shouldn't hurt it. I use Lesco Momentum liquid mixed at 1.5 oz per gallon on mine. Stomping is not required.
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