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What is the best Nutsedge product-cool season grass

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by mikesturf, Aug 27, 2014.

  1. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,671

    Not wanting to hijack this thread but I have gotten word that a couple of my competitors are charging extra for nutgrass control this year...I think probably due to abundance of this weed this season.

    I'd like to know who charges extra and who just spot treats it as part of their regularly scheduled applications.

    Just curious...
  2. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,228

    I just run TZone (incl. Sulfentrazone) and treat nutsedge like the rest of the broadleaf weeds out there, no extra charge.
  3. grassmasterswilson

    grassmasterswilson LawnSite Platinum Member
    from nc
    Messages: 4,923

    Thanks for the basagram review. I have looked into it for some applications. Just wish the smart guys would work on an effective pre!!

    I include two rounds of sedge treatments in my middle rounds since im only spot treating. I have considered adding an extra charge if more than two apps are needed to retreat sedges. May hold off and hope it was just a bad wet year.
  4. foreplease

    foreplease LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,056

    Anything I do for nutsedge on athletic fields is an additional charge, albeit a small one.
  5. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Ark
    Messages: 4,268

    UNUSUAL year for sure. 3 rounds of sedge control, wow. Approx what was the timing of those? Do you rotate products because your thinking of resistence or targeting diff weeds?

    On the Basagran did you have additional weeds in mind when you decided to try it, buttonweed maybe? Just saw yellow nut on the label so I avoided using. Seems I see more globe but I'm not an expert at sedge ID. What is the sweet smelling on when you mow it?

    Certainty is my go to for sedge though it's not listed for cool season turf.
  6. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,671

    Yes. 3 times. April/May, June/July, August/Sept. We guarantee a green, virtually weed free lawn to our customers as long as they are doing their part and following our instructions. The "weed free" part includes nutgrass at this point... We treat at the time of regular apps

    I was just trying to figure out how others handle it mainly to see if this was something that caused a major "uproar" with the customers. I don't want to cause a mass exodus.

    I rotate and use the products that I use when I use them for a couple of reasons. Resistance prevention, specific weed control at specific times and cost all play a role.

    The smelly sedge is Green Kyllinga aka Annual Sedge.

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