timturf(primarly work with cool season turf)

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by ant, Feb 17, 2004.

  1. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,469

    tim: i see your profile that you primarily work with cool season turf.
    few states south of me.
    how do you deal with bermuda that is encroaching in on a cool season turf?
  2. heritage

    heritage LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,358

    Hope I am not steppin' on tim's toes with my reply.
    I would use the broadleaf herbicide by dow elanco
    Turflon Ester. It will injure bermuda and zoysia but will not harm cool season turf. Use it when bermuda and or zoysia is actively growing but when high temps are below 75F (cool day in may or september) as herbicides in the ester form are volitle when it gets hot out and can injure off target plants from drift.

    Pete D.
  3. turfsolutions

    turfsolutions LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 854


    I read that fusilad/ornamec can be applied to cool season turf at a rate of .05 - .14 oz per k to control bermuda. I am adding this to my optional treatments for my customers. I would lean to the low end of the scale to avoid photo and apply at temps in the 70's with plenty of moisture in the ground.

  4. Hamons

    Hamons LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 706

    I've had very good luck with turflon ester and Ornamec both on bermuda. The keys ems to be hit them when they are actively growing and make hit them again in 6 - 8 weeks. You'll probably even have to do it agin a little the enxt summer.

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