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need help with yellow nutsedge

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

  1. BBN

    BBN LawnSite Member
    Messages: 133

    I have Bermuda in the front yard and yellow nutsedge has blended itself in with it. It makes the lawn look alot taller than what it is since it grows so fast. What would be a good herbicide to kill it off? Thanks
  2. ATVracer

    ATVracer LawnSite Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 346

    Sedgehammer, make sure you use a sticker when mixing. It may take multiple applications since it grows from seed and tubers, and is likely to reinfest the same areas the following years until you eradicate it all. My supplier sells a small bottle covering an acre or more for $100, or individual use packets are close to $10 and makes 1-2 gallons of mix.
  3. tremor

    tremor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,476

  4. Az Gardener

    Az Gardener LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,899

    My rep just recommended "Certantied" Sp? I can't comment yet as we just applied some last week.
  5. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,765

    Certainty is what I use in the "sedge paradise" of America. This goes down at 1.25 oz/acre + 1 oz Quicksilver and 1 qt MSO. This mix causes dramatic damage to sedges within 5 days. Would rather use Dismess, but it is illegal here.
  6. Whitey4

    Whitey4 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,448

    SedgeHammer has worked very well for me... it takes two weeks, but the kill is excellent. But.... I am on cool season grasses and zoysia.... know nothing about Bermuda.
  7. LTL

    LTL LawnSite Member
    from Tulsa
    Messages: 98

    How does your Bermuda do in IL. Do you have much winter kill? I didn't know Bermuda was used much north of Kansas City. Just interested.
  8. RAlmaroad

    RAlmaroad LawnSite Silver Member
    from SC
    Messages: 2,248

    I've used it all. Sedgehammer is good--use a good sticker and remember that it has a shelf life of about 4-6 hours depending on the PH of your water. Dismiss is best of all but really expensive. I've treated all of my lawns and they are Kyliinga free, and Sedge free. The overwaterinig and shallow watering will promote the sedges even more. Another good treatement is a Simazine and Image mix, or a Simazine and Basagran mix. On other turf Vantage/Basagran will work extremly well, but Vantage can not be used on Bermuda.
    Read up on the label of the Image/Simazine combo or use the Sedgehammer and sticker.
  9. turfman07

    turfman07 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 52

    sedgehammer is good, but i like using certainty because it will also control green kyllinga. certainty doesn't work as fast as sedgehammer, but it does a good job. remember, you have to use sticker like Ralmaroad said.
  10. Fert33

    Fert33 LawnSite Member
    Male, from Central Pa
    Messages: 133

    dismiss or sedgehammer are good I think. I have had success with both of them. watch your temps. with application to warm season turf.

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