Old 08-18-2013, 10:08 PM
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Quick question

What preemerge can I use to control spotted spurge? I have tried pre-m and gallery. Gallery did a better job.
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Old 08-19-2013, 08:04 AM
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This older thread is a good discussion of spurge control. I was checking facts on the response I planned to write whenI found this, which is more complete.
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Old 08-20-2013, 10:54 AM
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Re. the Spotted Spurge... is there a real solution? An economically feasible solution? Is Gallery the key? Banvel was listed in the linked thread? Can this be used on ornamental turf/lawns?

To me, Q4 is too pricey. Same with a product like Chaser. Speedzone looks to be essentially the same as Surge, which we use, with limited success. Trimec/2,4-D won't touch it. We tried adding Quicksilver (Carfentrazone) or Octane (Pyraflufen Ethyl) and even with these "kickers" I did not see satisfactory results.

I recently re-treated some gravel with Glyphosate and Pendulum and had what appeared to be a complete kill. Checked back on it yesterday and guess what I saw, hundreds of little baby Spurge plants popping back up to laugh at me.

Thank you for any suggestions.
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:45 PM
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Gallery is the only pre that is likely to prevent spurge. If you didn't like the cost of the selective post products, you won't like the cost of gallery(100+/acre). For a post on bermuda, I like metsulfuron with li700 as the surfactant.
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