How to kill Bahiagrass and not bermuda

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by eaglejrl, May 18, 2007.

  1. eaglejrl

    eaglejrl LawnSite Member
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    I tried Image that you can buy at walmart - didn't work (please don't laugh). I found another product that has MSMA in it that says it will kill Bahia but not bermuda. Is that what I need? I do not have any St. Augustine. I just need something that will kill the Bahia and let my Bermuda come on up.

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. GTP

    GTP LawnSite Member
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    Manor or Blade. It is a slow kill but will knock it out and won't hurt your good grass.
     
  3. eaglejrl

    eaglejrl LawnSite Member
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    Thanks.
    Where can I buy it?
     
  4. GTP

    GTP LawnSite Member
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    I get the feeling you don't have a license. You can't buy these products without a license. If you do, any pesticide/herbicide distributor will carry them.
     
  5. eaglejrl

    eaglejrl LawnSite Member
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    Thanks again. No, I don't have a license. I just mow. But, I know someone who does. I will get him to order me some.
     
  6. gpenny

    gpenny LawnSite Member
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    There another product that contains the same ingredients as Manor at half the price (Cimmarron).
     
  7. bug-guy

    bug-guy LawnSite Senior Member
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    last time i looked manor/blade are not ristricted use pesticide and do not require a certificate to buy. but if you want to spray for money you will need to get legal. atleast in fla anyway
     
  8. GTP

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    You're right, I stand corrected. I'm so used to doing this as a service I don't think in terms of what you can do on your own with non-restricted use items. The other guy is right to if this is your own lawn. Cimarron is half the cost of Manor but I can go you one better, Valuron is half the cost of Cimarron. The only difference is what applications it is labeled for. This drives me crazy cause I do a lot of business selectively removing bahia from the preferred grasses. I have to pay $70/ounce for the same level of active ingredient a farmer can pay $17/ounce for to spray on pasture land.:confused:
     
  9. eaglejrl

    eaglejrl LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for all the input. This is for my own yard. Where then can I purchase any of these (especially the valuron if it cheaper).
     
  10. eaglejrl

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