nutsedge and manage

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by lqmustang, Aug 25, 2005.

  1. lqmustang

    lqmustang LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have a customer with a very small patch of nutsedge that she wants knocked out. It seems that Manage is the prefered product most are using for nutsedge control, but I was wondering on an area as small as I need to treat (about 10 sq ft), if there may be a more cost effiecent way to treat. From what I've read pulling is not effective as the tubers will still sprout new plants. I was also thinking painting the blades with glyphosphate, but that could end up time consuming and eat up any cost savings over the cost of Manage. If I use Manage, I would only need to mix up a few ounces to spray on this small area. I was also wondering how much some of you charge for spot spraying with Manage? The stuff is crazy expensive. :dizzy:

    Btw, yes, I'm licensed and all that other good stuff. :D
     
  2. ArizPestWeed

    ArizPestWeed LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You did not mention what it's growing in , all by it's self ?
     
  3. lqmustang

    lqmustang LawnSite Senior Member
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    Sorry, it's smack in the middle of the lawn, fine fescue/bg mix. Very nice lawn also, don't want to harm the turf.
     
  4. A.T.A.K

    A.T.A.K LawnSite Senior Member
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    Get the manage while you can it is being replaced by another product Cleary I thinkthe name is. If you thought Manage was costly wait till you get the sticker shock from this. Weed head was right what type of turf is it. Basagran might work price is a lot lower but the results reflect the price may take a couple of trips.
     
  5. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    Tim

    Cleary is a chemical company and many of their products are named by number. Cleary 3336 is a fungicide for example. Basagran is an Excellent Herbicide but can be expensive also. The problem with Basagran is, it is a contact kill and does not get the Nutlets like Manage or Image. IMHO it only suppresses Sedge. Manage and Image will control it given enough applications and time.

    Are you telling us Manage is coming off the market and if so WHY. I have found Manage to be an excellent over the top Herbicide for non-grassy weeds. It is a great herbicide but has a very short life after mixed. It will go bad in about 4 hr or less.
     
  6. A.T.A.K

    A.T.A.K LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yea it will be fased out have not been given the reason. The name I can't remember Clearity or something.
     
  7. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    Tim

    Maybe the tree hugger have gotten another one. Who knows. Asulox was not re-registered for Horticulture for economy reasons. It still carries a Agi label and is sold by the RR car load to Big Sugar among others.

    I guess we could both get on the soap box about our feeling about Pesticide Misuse age and Chemical company greed. But whats the use?
     
  8. Dallas Turf

    Dallas Turf LawnSite Member
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    The replacement for Manage is Certanty by Monsanto. It is about $350 per bottle that coverer's 5 acres. I am in the process of trying it here in the Dallas area in my next round of apps. It is supposed to eradicate it completely in 2-3 apps. according to those I have talked to. According to the ag labeling it will also kill Johnson grass, Poa, and several other weeds.
     
  9. NattyLawn

    NattyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Does that mean the patent on Manage is expiring and Monsanto is making a "new and improved" product?
     
  10. Dallas Turf

    Dallas Turf LawnSite Member
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    From what I understand Nissan Chemical will no longer be producing the active ingredient for Manage. It is hard to believe that it won't be available because of the use on the ag side it is sold as Permit, Sandia, Sempra. Run an active ingredient search for halosulferon.
     

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