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Star of Bethlehem weed help

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by deltascapes, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. deltascapes

    deltascapes LawnSite Member
    Posts: 123

    Anyone know of a chemical control for this weed, any help would be appreciated. It is st. augustine and bermuda. used glyphophate on bermuda repeatedly and about under control but the st. augustine is another story
  2. rcreech

    rcreech Sponsor
    Male, from OHIO
    Posts: 6,057

    This is a very tough weed to control.

    I have never seen it in a lawn situation, but we do fight it from time to time in the ag side.

    It spread like crazy and has a very health bulb like an onion! If you dig them up...they are very sticky!

    If there are not many I would just dig them out!

    If there are a lot of them, I am not sure what to tell you!

    I am not sure if Three Way would have any affect on them or not, as I think it will take out wild onion and garlic.

    I am thinking I have taken out onion and/or garlic before with Three Way. But this SOB is probably a lot tougher then those anyway!

    Let us know how it turns out!

    Atleast they are pretty when they flower! :laugh:
  3. Victor

    Victor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,637

    They call it S.O.B. for a reason. It is tough to control. 2 shots of Q4 does the trick for me. I've seen it in lawns before unfortunately. This was years ago though.
  4. Frank Fescue

    Frank Fescue LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 705

    I usualy just let it die. Doesn't seem to stick around very long around here. It never seems too widespread.
  5. Turfdoctor1

    Turfdoctor1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 705

    bad weed.

    I used to work as a research technician at the University of Arkansas for the weed specialist. We did a study two years in a row for Star of Bethlehem control. It's still there. I cannot remember all of the products we used, but I know there was repeat glyphosate, gramoxone, 3-way, just to name a few.

    it's nasty stuff.

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