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re: Tropical Sod Webworms - CrawDude
[quote]Surprised he suggested bifen (Talstar). It’s not in the published literature from the Ag Center and doesn’t provide sufficient control for the larvae themselves.[/quote] I’ll contact Dr Strahan and ask him to clarify and I’ll report back. I’m speculating, but may be wrong, that there are be...
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re: Weed grass ID help - CrawDude
[quote]Is there an alternative to Celsius that will do the same? Im looking locally in BTR area and not sure where I can find this product without ordering. Any help is appreciated. Trying to kill the Lezpedeza in the yard.[/quote] Sure there are alternatives - MSM Turf (methsulfuron methyl) or Fer...
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re: When are you applying your pre emergent? - CrawDude
[quote]Are there any problems with spraying MSM and then a few days later putting down pre-emergent or vice versa?[/quote] No ...
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re: When are you applying your pre emergent? - CrawDude
[quote]Any problems spreading dimension when the yard is wet? I don’t know if it will dry up in the next few days. I didn’t see anything on the label about it.[/quote] No as it is a granular [b]Pre-Emergent Herbicide[/b] that must be watered into the soil/root zone anyway where weed seeds germinate...
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re: When are you applying your pre emergent? - CrawDude
[quote]Can I spray prodiamine today while it's drizzling? Anyone see a problem with this?[/quote] ???? - it needs to be watered in anyway. Very light drizzle I would speculate to be OK...
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re: Tropical Sod Webworms - CrawDude
Yeah that surprised me, the AgCenter Ag Communication’s unit almost always does a better job than that - must have been in a rush to get it out. ...
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re: Killing weed in a large area - CrawDude
Depending on size of the area, perhaps ready to spray Fertilome Weed-Free-Zone, provided temperature is less than 85 F (though label says 90 F). It is a good herbicide that will control lespedeza. [link=(https://www.fertilome.com/ProductFiles/Weed%20Free%20Zone-32oz-10527.pdf)]Label[/link] [img...
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re: MSM Turf vs. Celsius - CrawDude
[quote]Where can I buy MSM in BR[/quote] Cleggs on Siegen, Site One Landscape Supply, Woener Sod, Plant Tech (I think) ...
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Tropical Sod Webworms - CrawDude
There have been a fair amount of questions on sod webworms on the H&G board the past couple weeks. So here is a PSA - a 5 min video on tropical sod webworms, featuring Dr. Ron Strahan, weed science extension specialist and professor, was posted today by the LSU AgCenter. [link=(https://youtu.be/S2...
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re: When are you applying your pre emergent? - CrawDude
[quote]Next 5 days have highs in 70s and lows in the 60s in BR area. Might be wise to get this down sooner than later.[/quote] Agree - plus a little rain to water it in. ...
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re: Mimosa grass and VBW - CrawDude
The best time to spray weeds are when you see them (there are a few exceptions, like newly sodded lawns) so I’d spray them now. Celsius or MSM Turf are both very effective, compatible with St Augustine, and neither have a temperature restriction, against VBW. Celsius is effective against “mimos...
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re: When are you applying your pre emergent? - CrawDude
[quote]Gotcha, so the idea is to get it down before 70 but not too early where it would be wasted. [/quote] Right [quote]I saw somewhere else that it's best to do it a couple of days after cutting but not sure if that really matter[/quote] I think that largely applies more to post-emergent herbic...
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re: When are you applying your pre emergent? - CrawDude
[quote]Are we supposed to wait until the soil is actually below 70 before we apply or just on the way down to 70 in a few weeks? Also, is that 70 a daily average or just a low? I'm seeing BR today is an 80 average but everyone is saying to apply in the next couple of weeks. [/quote] Honestly, i ju...
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re: When are you applying your pre emergent? - CrawDude
[quote]I'm guessing with a boom sprayer[/quote] Yes (pump sprayer, handheld or backpack) [quote]Also do you spray the whole yard or just spot treat for the weeds? [/quote] Both, but usually in my case spot spraying. [quote]popping up (lespedeza, doveweed, etc) and have been spot treating with M...
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re: When are you applying your pre emergent? - CrawDude
[quote]LSUEnvy[/quote] Yes VBW. I wouldn’t use atrazine alone, mixed with a Fertilome Weed Free Zone, is effective for VBW, but I still think it’s to hot/risky for that application. MSM or Celsius would be better choices for controlling the VBW. ...
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re: When are you applying your pre emergent? - CrawDude
[quote]Cool” front coming tomorrow here, got some atrazine left over. Can I spot treat St Aug safely?? Temps below 85[/quote] According to the label [link=(https://www.fertilome.com/ProductFiles/33430%20Atrazine%20Weed%20Killer%2032oz.pdf)]LINK[/link] it states not to apply if temps exceed 90 F, so...
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re: When are you applying your pre emergent? - CrawDude
[quote]HowboutthemTigers[/quote] Yes - that product. If you are in BR, SiteOne Landscape Supply sells it at the cheapest price at about $100 per bottle, but as we say often on this board you’ll likely get 4 to 5 years out of a single bottle so the overall cost is likely $20 to $ 30 per year - much...
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re: When are you applying your pre emergent? - CrawDude
[quote]Spray Quali-pro Msm Turf Herbicide 2 Oz[/quote] This will control clover and creeping Charlie, but not carpetgrass. Celsius will control all three and many others. [quote]Wait until early October, when soil temps are giht, to apply my granular weed/feed pre-emergent Fertilizer? I prem...
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re: Replace lawn with centipede NOW or wait until next spring? - CrawDude
[quote]actually I think some old Bermuda is what is taking over my St. Aug in one spot. I hate how it looks[/quote] Likely common bermuda. I have some as well in backyard with St Augustine. Cutting the St Augustine high is helping to displacing/shading out the common Bermudagrass. ...
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re: Replace lawn with centipede NOW or wait until next spring? - CrawDude
As an individual with centipede front and side and St Augustine backyard I agree with ronk - you’ll have the same issues with centipede. Though centipede doesn’t grow as fast and there is at least one herbicide you can use to control weeds in centipede but not St Augustine, expect the same issues yo...
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