What's your choice for Sedge

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by BikePilot, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. BikePilot

    BikePilot LawnSite Member
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    I have been using Certainty for kylinga and sedges, and Celsius for grassy weeds. I like the control of Certainty but not the slow to see results.

    So, can someone give me their opinion for control of Kylinga and primarily Yellow Nutsedge. What would be really awesome is if someone has used Certainty, Solitaire, and Dismiss and could give me the comparison of the 3. In my area Yellow Nutsedge is the most problematic weed and I am looking at maybe trying Dismiss or Dismiss South. I deal with warm season grasses in high hot temps and high humidity. I am not looking to break the bank but the Yellow Nutsedge is such a problem in my area that if I had to spend a little more on the product I would probably get business from neighbors. I have read about Dismiss and it seems to have good control and help prevent for the future.

    Thanks for ya'lls info!
     
  2. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    Sedge was bad this season. I tried Solitaire with not so great results...went back to my old MSMA stock.
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  3. BikePilot

    BikePilot LawnSite Member
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    Yeah, I don't have any MSMA. Wish I did but on to more expensive things for them to outlaw in the future!
     
  4. GreenThumb11

    GreenThumb11 LawnSite Member
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    Dismiss works great!! but in some warm season grasses it does cause a little damage. I mainly use it in bermuda.
     
  5. lawns Etc

    lawns Etc LawnSite Silver Member
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    Pro Sedge/Sedge Hammer not the fastest results but kills it and doesnt come back as much as with others
     
  6. Snapper12

    Snapper12 LawnSite Senior Member
    from CE MO
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    Had great luck so far this year with Dismiss
     
  7. BikePilot

    BikePilot LawnSite Member
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    lawns Etc, do you see any damage to turf when using pro sedge/sedge hammer in high temps? thanks
     
  8. lawns Etc

    lawns Etc LawnSite Silver Member
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    Absolutely no damage with ProSedge up to 95Degrees on fescue/bluegrass. Second yr using it and results are slow about 10 days but no top burn like with the Dismiss/Solitare/Q4 types I used a case of Solitare and not worth it if you ask me I liked Q4 alot better. Ive been mixing Pro Sedge and Drive granular together if there is alot of CG mixed in with great results knocks out clover really well too with the drive.
     
  9. fmcprosolutions

    fmcprosolutions Inactive
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    Thanks for the feedback on Dismiss. Have you tried Blindside yet? This is a new WDG formulation with an optimized amount of sulfentrazone (Dismiss) and metsulfuron (Manor) for sedge and broadleaf weed control. It's labeled for St. Augustinegrass, too, which is sometimes noted with issues using the liquid formulation of Dismiss. The WDG version doesn't have the same solvents, so it's a little easier on turf. No surfactants needed with our sulfentrazone-based products.
     
  10. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
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    I was just wondering from you Dismiss or Blindside users, does it last very long?
    I asked my supplier what he recommended between the Dismiss, Blindside and Certainty and he said Certainty. He said the Certainty takes longer to work but keeps the Sedges out longer also. He said it seems like with the Blindside you get fast knockdown but in 6-8 weeks you will need to treat again and with the Certainty you get months of control. Some of the ones I started with back in June with Certainty or still clean so I can say it does last awhile, just wondering about the other two.
     

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