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nutsedge herbicides

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by RigglePLC, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,216

    I sprayed a big patch of yellow nutsedge. Manage on the left. Surge in the center and T-Zone on the right. All appeared to be somewhat effective, and turned the nutsedge first yellow, then brown. Manage (now marketed as Sedgehammer) worked slower at first.


  2. CL&T

    CL&T LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 493

    T-Zone and Surge are labeled to only suppress nutsedge, Surge only when it first emerges. So I wouldn't expect any control. How about also trying Basagran with a spreader/sticker? I would like to see how to stacks up against halosulfuron (Sedgehammer). My experience this year with Basagran is that it is a quick kill but proper application is critical to provide control while avoiding burning. You can't just spray to wet.
  3. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,216

    I do not have any Basagran--and I don't plan on buying any for the small mount that I would need--sorry.
    I agree that Surge and T-Zone probably have mainly contact action due to the sulfentrazone ingredient. Quick action, though.
  4. chemrh

    chemrh LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 9

    Certainty w/ MSO has worked pretty well for me. Takes about a week to yellow up the Nutsedge, but it knocks it out.
  5. CL&T

    CL&T LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 493

    If I had a small amount left in a jug I would send it to you. Maybe next year.

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