Wild onion/garlic in centipede below 50

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by ArTurf, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Gold Member
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    What would you use to knock out wild onion/garlic in centipede with the temps below 50? I do not want to use anything with 2-4-D. I would use metsulfuron but it is not very effective at these temps. I would have sprayed it earlier when it was warmer but this came up later than normal I guess because of the dry conditions and then it turned cool. Certainty maybe?
     
  2. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Spike your metsulfuron mix with triclopyr. When I say spike, I mean 1/8 to 1/10 oz per gal in a backpack sprayer. Excellent knockdown in cold temps and the metsulfuron will finish it off in time.
     
  3. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Gold Member
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    Thanks Ted.
     
  4. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Gold Member
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    Did you notice the onion/garlic coming up later than normal? If so, do you think it was because of the dry condition?
     
  5. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Yes, I think it was because we had little to no rain for 3 months which just so happened to be during the time that onions would be normally emerging. Once we got a couple of rains, that was all the onions needed to come out in full force. The crop has definitely come on later this year than usual.
     

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