Grasses In Common Bermuda

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by RWear, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. RWear

    RWear LawnSite Member
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    Will MSMA kill fescue grass (not weeds) in my common bermuda? If not, what can I use to control these grasses coming up in my bermuda
     
  2. Hogjaw

    Hogjaw LawnSite Senior Member
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    Don't know if bermuda will go completely dormant in your area. If so, and only after the bermuda is completely dormant, you can spray roundup on the fescue.

    Again, ONLY after bermuda is COMPLETELY dormant!
     
  3. kbrashears

    kbrashears LawnSite Senior Member
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    1. No.
    2. Revolver
     
  4. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Corsair (Chlorsulfuron) is another option.
     
  5. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
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    Two applications of simazine + Image will kill most weedy grasses in bermuda. Add MSMA to this if goosegrass is a problem. Do not apply this too soon after the bermuda is emerging from dormancy or within a month of it going dormant. You can also use atrazine on bermuda that is completely dormant. The atrazine is not a good idea on growing bermuda, too harsh.
     
  6. hmartin

    hmartin LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 590

    Are you having trouble with fescue now? All the fescue in my area looks almost dead. Does the lawn have too much shade for the common bermuda to be healthy?

    Around here, fescue is clumpy in a bermuda lawn. A little round-up might be the cheapest and easiest way to get rid of it. Frequent close mowing and fertilzer will usually wipe out fescue this far south.
     

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