Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by pkresovich, Aug 11, 2005.

  1. pkresovich

    pkresovich LawnSite Member
    from D.C.
    Messages: 2

    I have a problem with unwanted bermuda that is invading my bluegrass/ryegrass, can anyone help? Is there something I can spray?
  2. lilmarvin4064

    lilmarvin4064 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 757

    Acclaim + Turflon + spreader sticker, 3 to 4 times per year for 2 years.
  3. kcchiefs58

    kcchiefs58 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 54

    The only thing I have found to kill bermuda grass is 6% round-up. This will kill bluegrass and rye grass also.
    Turflon is a broadleaf weed killer and aclaim is a post emergent control for annual grassy weeds, I don't think these products are even on these labels are they? Bermuda Grass is a perenial grass which is a warm season grass ...
  4. ThreeWide

    ThreeWide LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,116

    Fusilade would work IF it is labeled for use on your Blue/Rye. Be sure and verify that.

    That particular detail is not in my memory since we don't have Bluegrass here.
  5. ProLawns

    ProLawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 476

    I've all but given up on getting rid of bermuda. I've killed entire lawns with round-up mixed with fusalade and it looks dead but two years later it's back. I'm learning to live with it.
  6. B&B

    B&B LawnSite Member
    Messages: 55

    vantage will do the trick.
  7. Eclipse

    Eclipse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,149

    Unfortunately I have some Bermuda in a couple of my Fescue turfs. The folks at Lesco said there was nothing I could do to effectively eliminate it, with the exeption of RounsUp.
  8. lilmarvin4064

    lilmarvin4064 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 757

    In my experience Acclaim is safer for your desireable grasses than Fusilade. I believe Fusilade WILL kill bluegrass. Also I don't think Fusilade is labeled for residential turf.

    Acclaim is listed for bermuda suppression; so is Turflon. Turflon=triclopyr; bermuda does not like triclopyr. Mixing the two together boosts the effectiveness of acclaim something like at least 10%.

    Isn't Vantage the same thing as Roundup?
  9. Macvols

    Macvols LawnSite Member
    Messages: 54

    Sahara will do the trick!! unfortunately it will kill anything in it's path!!!
    Also, hard to get other things to grow after spraying with this bad boy stuff!!
    Sahara was a great name to call this stuff!!


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