Dismiss vs. Sedge Hammer

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by fireman1173005, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. fireman1173005

    fireman1173005 LawnSite Member
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    Ok I have a customer with Nutsedge or nut grass, and while I was in Lesco the sales rep recommended Dismiss. I was at a farm store and they had Sedge Hammer for nutgrass. The Sedge Hammer is a little cheaper. I have seen good reports on this site about Dismiss. Anyone ever used Sedge Hammer? Which one do you prefer?

    Brian
     
  2. gregory

    gregory LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i have used both to me dismiss worked better....
     
  3. CrownLawnSvc

    CrownLawnSvc LawnSite Member
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    I have used Sedge Hammer with really good success. I was reading up on Dismiss and thinking I may try it on my parents yard this year. I like the idea, because it is broader spectrum.
     
  4. mrkosar

    mrkosar LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
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    Sedgehammer has worked good for me to kill it off, but it has came back year after year in the same spots. This past year I used Dismiss and am anxious to see if it killed it for good.
     
  5. PSUTURFGEEK

    PSUTURFGEEK LawnSite Senior Member
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    This may help with your decision, number one and the most important thing is, Dismiss is a newer chemical and it actually goes after the nutlet and will help to eliminate the problem, sedgehammer will go after the top growth and thats all. The other big factor is cost, do the math lets say you pay 100.00 for sedgehammer and 179.00 for Dismiss, that bottle of sedgehammer will do one acre while the Dismiss will cover four acres, it's a no brainer better product less cost, my point is, too many people just look at the bottle price or the bag price use cost per m2 I promise it will never fail you.
     
  6. gregory

    gregory LawnSite Bronze Member
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    good point psu alot of people don't look at things thats way...
     
  7. fireman1173005

    fireman1173005 LawnSite Member
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    thanks for all of the input. I agree with u PSU. I noticed it treated more area. I usually like anything my lesco man recommends, just wanted to get someones input who has used it. Also FYI, they have a chemical out that is for sale at Lesco that is a pre-emergent for Nutsedge. I can't remember the name I will look next week when I am in. I was way expensive though. Also he said only one customer has used it as a pre-emerg for Nutsedge and of course it's to soon to tell.
    Brian
     
  8. Fert33

    Fert33 LawnSite Member
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    I have been using sedgehammer, I think after that breakdown I am going to make the switch!!! :clapping:
     
  9. PSUTURFGEEK

    PSUTURFGEEK LawnSite Senior Member
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    The preemergant product you were asking about is called Echelon, this is a combination of Barricade and Dismiss tyed to fert.
     
  10. fireman1173005

    fireman1173005 LawnSite Member
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    Yea that is it! Have you used it? Any luck for Nutsedge? What other weeds did you use it on? Results?
     

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