Wedelia problem in St augustine.

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by elitecuts, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. elitecuts

    elitecuts LawnSite Member
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    Got a client that had a small problem with wedelia about a year ago, I'm new to the full service aspect of landscaping and now want to offer a great product to my clients. The wedelia has gone crazy..... he has a sprinkler system which isnt helping but need some feedback of products to eliminate wedelia. Hoping i don't have to do it manually but If i have to so be it...
     
  2. RedRobin

    RedRobin LawnSite Member
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    Mix Manor and Dismiss - it will smoke the Wedelia
     
  3. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
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  4. elitecuts

    elitecuts LawnSite Member
    from wpb fl
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    Thanks jvanvlite..... I started to research taking the class for it at the Mounts, but took the master landscaper course instead, so that is my next step. As for the web-site, i looked at the earlier and I saw that gylphosate works, but I only have super concentrate RU. if there is another product that has another gylphosate in a lower dose I'd love to know it. I do most of my shopping at the Lesco/John deere dealership so any specific product is appreciated. Also wanted to make sure that all i need to do is take the day long course, take a state test and then I'm certified to apply herbicide?
     
  5. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    I hate to correct the U of F but I have found Wedelia to be Resistant to Roundup, 3 way Herbicide, and a whole list of selective herbicides . Fact is I use Roundup as a Over the top Select Herbicide on Wedelia. Yes it is considered invasive plant but I use it as a shady loving ground cover in utility areas.

    BTW I find Basagram does a nice job of controlling it.




    Elitecuts

    In order to legally Treat Residential turf in Florida you need a Commercial Lawn & Ornamental License. I Qualified with a College Degree in Horticulture and 1 year working under a CPO. Other Qualify by working under a CPO for 3 years.

    My advice is hire a Pesticide company to Treat the problem.



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  6. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    Correction or addision to the above.

    Roundup Does STUNT Wedelia but it comes back pretty darn quick.

    Glyphosate does have a wide range of uses at different rates. ROW work they use Roundup for Chemically mowing.

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  7. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
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    Didn't agree with the U of A either, Floratam hates Glyco. Anyway he needs a license, so that's all there is.

    How does the St Augustine hold up with Basagram and @ what temperatures?
     
  8. easy-lift guy

    easy-lift guy LawnSite Gold Member
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    Once you have secured your proper license, I would suggest 41% Round-up at a rate of 2oz per gal of H2O + 1 ts of dishwashing liquid as a spreader sticker. I treated my own lawn that way and than removed all of the dead material afterwards to lay all new sod. The Wedelia never came back and I did not have to waste time and effort trying to control something that I never wanted in the first place. I suspect your customer may want to consider this option as well since IMHO you will never completly remove all of this material otherwise.
    easy-lift guy
     
  9. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
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    Many "yardmen" here have made the mistake of applying Certainty or Sedgehammer to a bed of wedelia to control purple nutsedge. The damage is even worse when they have added the recommended 0.25% surfactant to the spray. I have controlled wedelia with 0.5 oz metsulfuron per acre. A touch up application is needed a month later.
     
  10. elitecuts

    elitecuts LawnSite Member
    from wpb fl
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    Your right, I thought if I got the generic landscaper license for applying RU that would cover it...... Wrong!!! No lawn care/ landscaper may apply and chemicals to turf unless the product is purchased by the customer. Seems silly but thats the law
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