Centipede Recovery time?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Elite Turf, Apr 9, 2019.

  1. Elite Turf

    Elite Turf LawnSite Member
    Messages: 40

    So I thought I was safe during February to treat Centipede with .35oz MSM, 32oz Atrazine, 1oz Certainty and .5oz Quicksilver (all rates are per Acre) in order to clean up a yard. I haven’t seen it in two weeks but the homeowner says it’s starting to green up but nothing like his neighbor. I wonder if this is just normal delayed green up or if I should expect actual damage?? Steep learning curve on Centipede. Humble pie!
     
  2. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Ark
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    It's gonna be 2 or 3 weeks later than non treated lawns IME. And you may see damage, sorry to be the one to tell you. Hopefully, maybe I'm wrong but......I've been here done this.
     
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  3. ETM

    ETM LawnSite Silver Member
    from GEORGIA
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    Not steep at all. I can pm you how to grow it if you want. Where are you located?
     
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  4. grassmasterswilson

    grassmasterswilson LawnSite Fanatic
    from nc
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    That’s a pretty hot mix for centipede. Seems a lot of herbicides were targeting same weed types?

    Patience is key. Gallery or no pre and see how it comes out.
     
  5. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
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    i wouldn't spray it. it will take care of itself.
     
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  6. jds912

    jds912 LawnSite Member
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    If the turf is in transition to active growth, you definitely will slow green up .I wouldn't sweat it until active growth soil temps arrive and have been there for a couple weeks. I prefer to go real easy with herbicide when grass is near active growth soil temperatures. I prefer to have some fertilizer down before hitting hard with herbicides.
     
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    Elite Turf

    Elite Turf LawnSite Member
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    South Carolina Please DO!!
     
  8. OP
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    Elite Turf

    Elite Turf LawnSite Member
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    We were at least 90% Dormant. I honestly assumed we were dormant enough to hit it with whatever safely. I did not check to see if stolens were green but I would say that they were...
     
  9. OP
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    Elite Turf

    Elite Turf LawnSite Member
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    Attacking mature plants. I did not have faith that the Atrazine by itself would control the Poa or broadleafs nor would the Certainty control mature poa by itself at that rate. Carfentrazone and MSM to help with broadleafs. MSM is so cheap I thought Why Not? I would agree it was overkill but I didn't want to make a return visit if possible and being "Dormant" I wasn't concerned about injury. Trial by Fire I guess...
     
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2019
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    Elite Turf

    Elite Turf LawnSite Member
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    Thanks. It is what it is at this point. Lessons Learned
     

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