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Old 01-13-2001, 02:40 AM
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I've got a customer w/ a juniper/nutgrass bed.
She wants the nutgrass out. She is not concerned with damaging or killing the juniper, I would rather not.
Also in the beds, under a layer of pine straw, is cheap black plastic "fabric" with nugrass growing through it everywhere. Should I just take this up? Could this inhibit the effectiveness of the pesticide?
This is a well established stand of nutgrass.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Also, I took my pest exam a couple of days ago. I was well prepared for it. I expect to have "restricted use" access within 4-6 weeks.
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Old 01-13-2001, 01:38 PM
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I use Manage for nutgrass in turf and it works well, but you'll have to check the label as to its effect on junipers. If the plastic already has holes in it, pull it up.
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Old 01-13-2001, 10:00 PM
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I have used Trimec Plus for yellow nut sedge with great results in lawns. I am switching to Manage this year due to Trimec's unforgiving heat tolerance. I am not sure about use around a juniper.

You might be surprised what Roundup can do without damage to junipers since Roundup is suggested for Christmas tree and evergreen farms.

Check some labels or manufacturer's websites.
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Old 01-14-2001, 01:01 PM
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Nutgrass = yellow nutsedge?

Is nutgrass a southern equivalent of yellow nutsedge, or is it a different plant?
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Old 01-14-2001, 09:08 PM
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Thanks for the info!
After the tips, I did some follow up research.
I'm giving "Manage" the GREEN light.

As I understand, nutgrass is yellow sedge.

Thanks again for the tips!
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Old 01-14-2001, 10:32 PM
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I've used Manage and it works. However its pricy at $10 a gallon!
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Old 01-14-2001, 10:48 PM
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Agree that Manage is the route to go. But don't skimp on the directions. When you're paying $10/gal for basic ingredient, don't forget the few cents worth of surfactant. That can make a major difference in success rate.
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Old 01-19-2001, 01:32 AM
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Thanks everyone!
My next quetion is when is the best time to apply Manage?
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Old 01-19-2001, 06:41 PM
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I have found Trimec plus to work great on nutsedge... cheap too... consentrate is 40 bucks a gallon
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Old 01-19-2001, 11:27 PM
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I've always applied Manage as soon as the Nutgrass is visible. Give it good coverage when spraying!
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