Bermuda and Crabgrass

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by turfman33, Oct 29, 2002.

  1. turfman33

    turfman33 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 226

    Anybody know the best way to get rid of Bermuda and CrabGrass without killing the lawn. The lawn is St. Augustine.


  2. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,457

    Numerous light applications of Fuselade II.

  3. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,485

    Drive 75 for the crabgrass, Fusilade II IF it's labeled for residentual lawns in your state for the bermuda!
  4. digger1

    digger1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 73

    not too familiar with warm season grasses. PBI Gordon (chemical company I believe in Kansas City, MO) has a product called Ornamec that is used for elimination of Bermuda Grass. May want to look them up and research this product.
  5. greenman

    greenman LawnSite Addict
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    Ornamec is NR for use in residential turf. The active ingredient is Fluazifop-p, which is the same ingredient in Fusilade II. Fluazifop will stress St.Augustine.

    I have used Ornamec before in beds. It kills out Bermuda completely usually with one application,BUT it takes several weeks to die out. It does stop growth within 48 hours and is rainfast in 1 hour.
  6. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
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    good luck with the crabgrass tropicare is spraying it with round up and massey told one of my customers that it was my job to get rid of it, im down to my last few ozs of asulox I use only on my lawn lesco just sold a freind of mines asulox it must have been the last jug because he got 3x what he paid for it
  7. cutting edge

    cutting edge LawnSite Member
    Messages: 194

    Would atrazine work on the bermuda? St. Augustine is tolerant to atrazine, but bermuda has intermediate tolerance.
  8. Fvstringpicker

    Fvstringpicker LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,670

    Atrazine is primarily a broadleaf herbicide (but St Aug safe). Hence, its not going to be much use on crabgrass. I have used Manor for bahigrass in centipede with good success and it took out the crabgrass and goosegrass too. I recommend you contact your Dept of Agriculture's county extention office
  9. cutting edge

    cutting edge LawnSite Member
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    I was wondering if atrazine would eliminate bermuda, not crabgrass, growing in St. Augustine.

    Have you tried using Vantage on centipede to get rid of bahia? I have been using Manor also.
  10. Fvstringpicker

    Fvstringpicker LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,670

    I've used atrizine as a broadleaf herbicide. I don't think it's going to be much use controlling bermuda. I've got good results no behiagrass in St Augustine and centipede with Manor. Thusfar, I've never used Vantage since Manor has worked well.

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