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Help with Crabgrass and Nutgrass

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by FFEMT, Jun 26, 2004.

  1. FFEMT

    FFEMT LawnSite Member
    Messages: 27

    Hi all..

    Does anyone make a pesticide that could knock out Crabgrass and Nutgrass without totally browning my lawn?

    Or maybe I could mix 2....??

    I have used Msma about a month ago and I would say my lawn is 90% better..
    But the Crabgrass and Nutgrass are coming back..

  2. MrBarefoot

    MrBarefoot LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 515

    MSMA is the only thing that I am aware of that will will control Crabgrass and some sedge's. I used it last year but after I burned a lawn with it, I swore it off and will never use it again.

    Manage works well against sedge's, but it won't bother crabgrass.

    Drive 75, and Acclaim both work well against crabgrass, but I don't think either is effective on sedges.

    As far as mixing the two??? I don't know, how that will work. I suppose if the label is silent about it, you could mix a small amount in a jar and see if the are compatible together. If they seem to be, then try it on a small section of lawn to see if still works on your weeds and not kills your grass.

    One more thing, both Manage and drive are pretty expensive products, you may want to do a cost justification before you spend your money.
  3. James Cormier

    James Cormier LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Messages: 1,217

    I just sprayed a lawn with manage and acclaim mixed in my pg, no problems, both products work great together.

    That was my first time with manage and Ive been using acclaim for years now and love the results
  4. FFEMT

    FFEMT LawnSite Member
    Messages: 27

    Had a friend rec a product called Image to me..

    Was at home depot last week and picked some up.
    Sez it will kill nutsedge but nothing about crabgrass..

    Should I return the Image and try the Manage , Acclain mix...?
  5. MrBarefoot

    MrBarefoot LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 515

    That depends, what is the active ingredient in Image? It might be MSMA.
  6. greenerpastures

    greenerpastures LawnSite Member
    Messages: 160

    Mange(halosulfuron) and Image(imazaquin) are different products. Both offer sedge control. Neither are an MSMA product. Neither offer crabgrass control. Manage is labeled for both purple and yellow nutsedge----and last I checked, Image is labeled for yellow only. Both will give some broadleaf control, but expense is a factor.
  7. Hamons

    Hamons LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 706

    I mix Drive and Manage as a special spot spray mix for nutsedge and Crabgrass.
  8. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,969

    Pennant is a Pre-emerge that is labeled for both Crabgrass and Sedge. I have found it to really help control these weeds. I mix it with my spot spray of Crabgrass. However check the label because warm season turf uses different Post-emerges.
  9. Enviro Green

    Enviro Green LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 324


    That might be one of the most expensive sprays I have heard of yet!

    Hope you are doing well....

  10. Hamons

    Hamons LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 706

    Thats why I mix it 16oz at a time

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