Quackgrass and K31 everywhere this year

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by DA Quality Lawn & YS, May 7, 2013.

  1. n-green

    n-green LawnSite Senior Member
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    If you find a cure for the Orchard Grass, let us know. I am going to apply dimension this fall. Every weed call I got this spring was either annual blue, bittercress, henbit and chickweed and I blanket spray in fall. The customers think its all crabgrass.
     
  2. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
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    The first company that comes up with a post emergent foolproof solution to nail quack and K31 or similar out of KBG/fescue/rye lawns wins a prize with me.

    Unless of course, their name is DuPont.
     
  3. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    Brushing the tall grasses with RU when the lawn is short... It may take a little extra time,,, but then,,, just how lazy are we getting.... :)
     
  4. jad004

    jad004 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Sounds like a prize was just won to me!
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  5. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
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    I tried to 'paint' a small patch of quackgrass in my own lawn tonight. What a nighmare - too much tiddlywinks. I ended up just flagging off the infested area and spray killed the whole thing. Will resod wont take too much.

    But man oh man, don't let the quack get a good foothold, or else......
     
  6. greenskeeper44

    greenskeeper44 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I believe certainty will take out fescue and quack grass out of bluegrass...may want to double check that.
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  7. FdLLawnMan

    FdLLawnMan LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Certainty label was changed and can no longer be used on cool seaso grasses. I used to use it with varying results.
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  8. Cadzilla

    Cadzilla LawnSite Senior Member
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    Tractor Supply.

    It's their number one selling seed.

    They have a pallet of it at the front door of both the stores near me.

    Pisses me off.

    I am in Michigan and also seeing a lot of Poa and quack. I always see a lot of tall fescue.

    The problem is that most people believe it is crabgrass and we are not doing our job. I do my best to tell everyone whats going on but it is probably my number one objection or concern amongst clients. More so than weeds.


    I tell people I wish you did have crab grass. But sadly you don't.
     
    Last edited: May 12, 2013
  9. DA Quality Lawn & YS

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    Ha I hear ya. At least crabgrass you can fry post emergent. Quack is like death to lawns.....death by Roundup that is.
     

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