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Old 04-23-2015, 05:17 PM
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Tough year ahead nutgrass already out

Gonna be a tune year! Finally getting started on fertilizing warm season turf and this is what I see on the first lawn!! A nice big patch!

We've got lawns that aren't even 100% green.

Thinking I might need to test some of the newer pre products on the market.
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Old 04-23-2015, 05:38 PM
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We've been using Certainty by monsanto, with a surfactant, works pretty good,,
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Old 04-23-2015, 06:43 PM
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Ive seen it in landscape beds but not lawns yet. I am sure its coming we have had 12" rain this april and consistent temps in the 70's and 80's I think its going to be a weedy year!
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Old 04-23-2015, 08:37 PM
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We have it up already also. Certainty works great last yr keeping it at bay. Dismiss was not good for us.
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Old 04-24-2015, 07:05 AM
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mostly cool season here so certainty is no good for us...have had good results with dismiss and sedgehammer but it seems like you can never fully eliminate nutsedge. No preventative products available. It's a never ending battle.
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Old 04-24-2015, 03:51 PM
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Old 04-25-2015, 02:04 AM
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We have it up already also. Certainty works great last yr keeping it at bay. Dismiss was not good for us.
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One application of Dismiss will not completely control purple nutsedge. I will add the lowest rate of Dismiss to Certainty or Image for rapid burndown. Prevents having to make long explanations about why the weeds are still green a week later.
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Old 04-25-2015, 06:54 AM
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I thought I read that freehand was a pre for nutgrass.
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Old 04-25-2015, 07:30 AM
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Yellow nutsedge only. A lot of us in the South and tropics have purple. Another pre for yellow only is metolaclor(Pennant Magnum). That has been around for years. Not much good for me because all of my nutsedge is of the purple variety.
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Old 04-25-2015, 09:05 AM
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I'd happily mix a sedge pre in with normal round 1 apps... Or even round 2 apps if there was a cost effective product that would at least get yellow. Purple isn't as wide spread here.

Seems any sedge pre I've looked at is too costly for my market and price structure. I thought about using it as an add on but could lengthen the round and cause extra stops. Might work though.
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