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Japanese Clover + St. Augustine Floratam

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by jbannick18, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. jbannick18

    jbannick18 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 490

    Anyone have any reccomendations as to a herbicide that will take care of this weed? Its starting to spread to a few of my yards and I clean my deck every week. This is in orlando, fl. with st. augustine floratam. Thanks for the help!
  2. gregory

    gregory LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,066

    are you sure thats what it is and not creeping beggar weed?
  3. jbannick18

    jbannick18 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 490

    Actually that is exactly what it is, now how to kill it :)?
  4. Lawn-Sharks

    Lawn-Sharks LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 912

    can you post a pic???
  5. jbannick18

    jbannick18 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 490

    I don't have any pics readily available but I was told Speedzone would work well on this, anyone have any input to this?

    I'll try to get pics soon
  6. BamaYards

    BamaYards LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    I need help with this weed also. Has been named by my county agent. Do you have any suggestions. You do not need pictures.
  7. BamaYards

    BamaYards LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    Japanese Clover is also know as "common lespedeza".

    Control Methods
    Preemergence - atrazine
    Postemergence - combination of these products
    dicamva, MCPP, 2, 4E and /or 2,4-DP.

    Has anyone tried any of these methods with centipedegrass or bermudagrass?
  8. clemsonturf

    clemsonturf LawnSite Member
    from SC
    Posts: 109

  9. BocaChris

    BocaChris LawnSite Member
    Posts: 70

    Mansion will control it as will Celsius
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  10. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,064

    I will second the metsulfuron or Celsius. Three Way type treatments are iffy, especially in hot weather. I remember spraying an entire acre of st augustine with metsulfuron + Quicksilver in 90 degree weather. The turf handled it just fine. Would never do that with Trimec Southern and while I have fewer turf injury concerns with Speedzone Southern, that kind of weather is conducive to vaporization of the ester.

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