best choice for torpedo grass in centipede

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by gunsnroses, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. gunsnroses

    gunsnroses LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 266

    I am curious on what some of you have had the best luck to control torpedo in centipede grass. I am looking at 60% centipede to 40% torpedo. Drive, image, tranxit, monument, vantage? Torpedo has crept out of a pond bank into turf on a new client property. I am considering a light application of each in rotation. Thoughts? :cry: Cheers
  2. RAlmaroad

    RAlmaroad LawnSite Silver Member
    from SC
    Messages: 2,250

    Go here:
    Read each label of your listed herbicides and check to see if they are label for centipede or/and your particular pest.
    I bet you will find some interesting research, much less discovering answers for yourself.
  3. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,969


    I am so far south that we don't have centipede because it gets too hot. A friend who is further north of me gave this advice. ""Wait until 2 days after the first freeze when the centipede is dormant and spray the Torpedo grass with Roundup. This might take several treatments over a period of time to control all the Torpedo grass."" Sorry this is second hand information and besides not having Centipede we only freeze about once every 10 years.

    I have a herbicide Cocktail that controls Torpedo grass in St Augustine of my own making. Not unlike you I just started experimenting with different herbicides using a very liberal interpretation of the label. But I started with the label as my guide. Sorry certain things I don't share.

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