How to get Centipede grass out of Bermuda

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by wildstarblazer, Apr 14, 2018.

  1. wildstarblazer

    wildstarblazer LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Is there a product that will kill Centipede grass and not harm the Bermuda? Besides using gly in winter, because ya know its not winter right now.:)
     
  2. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
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    Revolver, Monument or Drive.
     
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  3. ETM

    ETM LawnSite Bronze Member
    from GEORGIA
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    3 way will kill that centipede
     
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  4. jcollett83

    jcollett83 LawnSite Member
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    MSMA is the best @ .75oz/tsf
     
  5. takervader

    takervader LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
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    Ive never used Drive for anything but crab, but it will work. MSMA will work but not everyone can use it.

    Typically I don't get any invasion of centipede because of my more active fert schedule and the multiple applications of 3-way and other stuff to wipe out wintry weeds early on in the year.
     
  6. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
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    keep the centipede and get rid of the bermuda.
     
  7. Traveling Man

    Traveling Man LawnSite Member
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    That’s what I would do
     
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  8. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
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    Centipede does not grow volunteer unless soil and climate conditions are right for it. I can make a Centipede lawn as nice as a Bermuda or Zoysia lawn. Difference is, lower inputs will be needed for the Centipede growing in the right place.
     
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  9. wildstarblazer

    wildstarblazer LawnSite Bronze Member
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    This lawn is a nice hybrid bermuda with just a small patch (volunteer) of centipede. Need to control it before it spreads worse.
     
  10. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
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    This has not been discussed, but what are the soil pH and Phosphorus levels? Centipede has the advantage when pH and P levels are low. I would get the soil tested and then correct the soil so it is optimum for Bermuda. Bermuda and Centipede do not grow well on the same soil chemistry profile.
     

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