sleeping plant on Bermuda

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by poipuyardcrew, May 14, 2008.

  1. poipuyardcrew

    poipuyardcrew LawnSite Member
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    Anyone know of a good herbicide to kill mimosa (sleeping plant) but not killing Bermuda turf?
     
  2. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
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    We have mimosa's here. I always had pretty good luck with the 2,4d dicamba combos like 3 way or Trimec. If not Manor(Mansion) will do it. Lose the mimosa and you'll lose the problem. They grow wild here and some people think they're great but they can be a real pain.
     
  3. poipuyardcrew

    poipuyardcrew LawnSite Member
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    thanks Ted, I have speedzone which has those active ingredients. I'm going to test spray a section of it tomorrow.
     
  4. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
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    For taprooted leguminous weeds such as mimosa pudica AKA sleeping plant or hila hila here in Hawaii, I like metsulfuron. This is sold as Blade herbicide. Normal dose on this one is 1/2 oz per acre + a surfactant. A repeat application can be done 30 days after the first if things are not completely gone. Warning, do not apply this to a lawn that is not well fertilized. Do not let this drift towards trees or shrubs, you will kill them. Another option is 8 oz Banvel per acre or 1/4 lb dicamba equivalent. This is a little easier on the lawn, however it is very dangerous to trees if overdosed or on sandy soil. If the soil is sandy, I rather use metsulfuron.
     
  5. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Like greendoctor said, Metsulfuron. Many different trade names . Manor, Mansion, MSM, Blade etc... good luck
     
  6. poipuyardcrew

    poipuyardcrew LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for the info. Sounds like I need to add those herbicides to my collection. I'm in Hawaii too. HilaHila everywhere!!. Hand pulling not an option.
     

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