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Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by sandbur, Jan 26, 2007.

  1. sandbur

    sandbur LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    I've been useing surflan on sandburs for years with good control, is there anyone that knows of something as good with longer control with a sandbur label.
  2. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,956


    You need to tell us what turf you are dealing with before we can give you a real answer. Atrazine 4 L is labeled for sand spurs and does a nice job on controlling them long term. However will Atrazine 4 L work on your turf with out killing it or stressing it?? BTW Atrazine 4 L is now a RUP (Restricted Use Pesticide) so not anyone can buy it.
  3. RAlmaroad

    RAlmaroad LawnSite Silver Member
    from SC
    Posts: 2,194

    I inherited a bunch of those. Last year I used Image...Did a great job!!!The trick is to use a pre-emergent. Atrazine in the early spring should do the trick. We'll see. I sprayed at Christmas, but I've got to overseed in Spring and don't want to risk stunting the germination of the centipede at $30/lb
  4. sandbur

    sandbur LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    Bermudagrass is mostly what i take care of.
  5. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,956


    Believe it or not. 1/4 oz of Roundup per gallon of water spread per thousand Sq Ft will control Sand Spurs and act as a growth regulator at the same time on active growing Bermuda.

    BTW Last time I looked Atrazine was not labeled for Bermuda. However I have applied Atrazine to St Augustine lawns with no effect to the Bermuda weeds in the St Augustine.
  6. hmartin

    hmartin LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 590

    Atrazine/Simazine gets my vote.

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