Broadleafs in Centipede

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by overtona, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. overtona

    overtona LawnSite Member
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    What is your favorite herbicide for broadleaf control in centipede ?
    I keep hearing about Celsius
     
  2. Ben Harris

    Ben Harris LawnSite Member
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    Bump.

    Need info please.
     
  3. doug1980

    doug1980 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Celsius in the summer, mansion the rest of the year.
     
  4. PamlicoLawnCare

    PamlicoLawnCare LawnSite Member
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    Celsius is good but expensive.

    In my opinion there is no better chemical than Atrazine for centipede.


    Rod J
    Pamlico Lawn Care, LLC
    Oriental, NC
     
  5. Ben Harris

    Ben Harris LawnSite Member
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    How big of a price difference is altrazine vs celsius?
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  6. PamlicoLawnCare

    PamlicoLawnCare LawnSite Member
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    The going rate for Atrazine 4L is $60.00 - $80.00 for a 2-1/2 gallon jug, depending on who you know. Rate is 3/4 oz. (22 ml) per 1000 sq. ft.

    I saw the price on a 10 oz. bottle of Celsius somewhere for over $100.00. Rate seemed like it was around 1/10 oz. per 1000 sq. ft.

    That being said...426,000 sq. ft. for a 2-1/2 gallon jug of Atrazine....100,000 sq. ft for 10 oz. bottle of Celsius.

    Rod J
    Pamlico Lawn Care, LLC
    Oriental, NC
     
  7. metalworx

    metalworx LawnSite Member
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    celsius is good, also look at Speedzone Southern, it will take clover out in 24 hours or so
     
  8. PamlicoLawnCare

    PamlicoLawnCare LawnSite Member
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    You're a braver man than I am to put 2,4-D (Speedzone) on centipede, but I know competitors that do it...usually 3-4 weeks later I'll have a new client.


    Rod J
    Pamlico Lawn Care, LLC
    Oriental, NC
     
  9. metalworx

    metalworx LawnSite Member
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    Use the Southern formula, it has less 24d in it, even safe on st aug, only time may be an issue is when it is first breaking dormancy
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  10. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
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    Anything but Three Way amines, including Trimec Southern. I once used the label rate on centipede. Not only did it severely damage the lawn, it failed to kill the weeds. Broadcast sprayed with calibrated equipment. Lower end of the safe rates for centipede. Low rate of a regular nonionic surfactant used. Now, my mainstays for centipede include Celsius, Certainty, Image, Manor, and Dismiss in combination with the above products. No reason to use Three Way on centipede when there are safer and more effective options. I do not even care for it on the other grasses. If I am going 2,4-D based, my preference is for Speedzone Southern or even ester with Banvel and Quicksilver, but never on centipede or St Augustine.

    Celsius is Agency Priced at $80 per 10 oz bottle. At the medium rate, that will cover over 3 acres. It is also not a federal RUP with restrictions on usage where there is drainage off site into waterways. A centipede lawn with a known broadleaf weed issue is a candidate for broadcast application of Gallery DF. Expensive, but cheaper that fixing a lawn burnt by too much postemergent herbicides or the fines from not being compliant with product labels.
     

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