Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by LawnsharkMB, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. LawnsharkMB

    LawnsharkMB LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 650

    As I'm spraying pre emergent today I notice a lot of henbit already 3 or 4 inches tall in the flower beds.

    Does henbit germinate earlier than poa or is this a clear sign I am way too late putting down pre?
  2. windflower

    windflower LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,108

    Wow, I haven't seen any yet, been dry here though.
  3. georgialawn88

    georgialawn88 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,075

    looks like youre spraying too late. I think germinates same time
  4. grassmasterswilson

    grassmasterswilson LawnSite Platinum Member
    from nc
    Messages: 4,988

    I've seen some at one commercial property we only mow.

    Been dry and pretty warm here over last few weeks. Forecast looks cool and wet going forward.

    I normally never see henbit until December or January and only then in lawns where now fall pre was sprayed.

    GALAWN LawnSite Member
    Messages: 167

    The nights have been cool in north atl. I saw poa about 5 weeks ago doing my first rnd of specticle. I was kinda pist because specticle here says you can spray the first app up to oct 15th. In lawns that are in shade and don't heat up it's gonna germinate early. I have seen henbit three weeks ago so henbit and poa germinate at the same time.

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