Sedge control with Round-up

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by khutch, Aug 28, 2004.

  1. khutch

    khutch LawnSite Senior Member
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    Never had sedge in Bermuda lawns like this year. Can't remember if the sedge dies or goes dormant during the winter. I hope it lives so I can KILL it w/Roundup! I'm hearing control of sedges is just about a waste of time and product right now. What are some of everybodies strategies for sedge control, end of season?
     
  2. kickin sum grass

    kickin sum grass LawnSite Senior Member
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    are you talking nutsedge? If so round up will only kill topgrowth but do nothing for the nutlets. Manage is a much better product. If it any other type of sedge you are referring to than sorry I can not help cuz we mainly deal with nutsedge here.
     
  3. khutch

    khutch LawnSite Senior Member
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    I thought round-up was pretty systemic and would get to the nuts....
     
  4. Premo Services

    Premo Services LawnSite Bronze Member
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    True, True, roundup will burn it off, but it comes right back. It can not get the nutlets under the groung. I have had good results with manage in lawns and landscape areas where it is a problem.Need more than one application to be made.
     
  5. khutch

    khutch LawnSite Senior Member
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    Question for you Premo; How is the weather season affecting the process? Sedge being so hardy, do you get better results with certain, say lower temps. Fall of course being a great time to kill off Broadleafs, does that also translate over to better kill rates with sedges?
     
  6. Premo Services

    Premo Services LawnSite Bronze Member
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    This is what I try to do. I have made applications this year in July and august and the second application really knocked it out, but I guess that next spring will tell if the later season applications did a good job. The article states to try to treat early in the season before the tuber formation starts.
     

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