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GaryFS
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posted 13 January 2002 13:11     Click Here to See the Profile for GaryFS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Before the warm weather arrives and the grass comes to life again, can anyone tell me how to eliminate Bermuda grass from my Fescue lawn? This stuff is invading the neighborhood and gets worse every year.

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seed
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posted 09 February 2002 12:14     Click Here to See the Profile for seed     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
GaryFS, Acclaim Extra (fenoxaprop-ethyl) and Prograss (ethofumesate), both by Aventis Environmental Sciences, suppress bermudagrass and are labeled for us in tall fescue, with precautions listed on the labels of each product. A mixture of Acclaim + Prograss was shown by various researchers, especially the University of Georgia's B. J. Johnson and Bob Carrow, to cause 95%+ injury to bermudagrass in tall fescue, with generally only slight to moderate injury (<30%) to the tall fescue, generally from 4 to 5 applications. An excerpt of the information is on the web at http://www.griffin.peachnet.edu/cssci/TURF/ETHOFU.htm
("Bermudagrass suppression in tall fescue" which is just below the middle of the listed web page.)

Because of label requirements on Prograss, and the need to be cautious, this should only be done by professional turf applicators.

Phil

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blueridge
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posted 30 July 2003 08:16           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Is there anything available to the homeowner
over the counter for Bermudagrass suppression?

Acclaim is about $300 a gallon here. I formerly held a turfgrass and ornamental
apllicator license, but now I'm in another field and cannot buy the restricted products.

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Dchall_San_Antonio
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posted 31 July 2003 11:01     Click Here to See the Profile for Dchall_San_Antonio     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
blueridge,
I don't know how to say this and be really nice about it, but when you post the same question in several places, we sort of lose focus on the solution. In this case you're asking a question behind someone else's question. The webnerd lingo for this is 'hijacking' the thread. And I realize you had nearly the identical question as the original poster, so it would seem logical to follow up. And it probably would have been fine if you had stopped there.

I'm not the designated website policeman, but I've seen this as a formal policy at work in other places. It really seems to help the folks who are trying to help out when they only have to answer one time.

It is better to open your own new thread with your specific question, which you already did, so thanks!! Either place would have been fine but not both.

If the webmaster thinks I'm out of line, I'll shrink back - I don't want to discourage anyone from posting questions.

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blueridge
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posted 31 July 2003 20:13           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Sorry for the duplicate post. This was my first time to discover this forum and when I noticed that the thread I replied to was started Jan 2002, I thought it was a dead thread, so I reposted my question as a new thread.

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leftbank
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posted 07 April 2006 14:40     Click Here to See the Profile for leftbank     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
[QUOTE]Originally posted by seed:
A mixture of Acclaim + Prograss was shown by various researchers, especially the University of Georgia's B. J. Johnson and Bob Carrow, to cause 95%+ injury to bermudagrass in tall fescue, with generally only slight to moderate injury (<30%) to the tall fescue, generally from 4 to 5 applications.

Alas, a dead page. Do you happen to know where I can get current info on that mixture or what their emails are? There is a web page for the university but it will take a while to get to the profs. Thanks.

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seed
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posted 09 April 2006 21:45     Click Here to See the Profile for seed     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It was moved here:

http://www.griffin.uga.edu/grf/dept/cropsci/turf/weedcontrol/ETHOFU.htm
Phil

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docmoss
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posted 31 January 2007 14:25     Click Here to See the Profile for docmoss     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was told, last year, by someone I dont remember, to use a solution of borax and water on my bermuda to kill it. I did and checked in a couple of day. No help. However, I forgot about it after that and just today I went over to the spot where I had bermuda and zowie, no bermuda, NONE. So unless some miracle occured, it worked. Didnt hurt my Floratam. It has completely filled in where the Bermuda was. Evidently takes a while.

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docmoss
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posted 31 January 2007 15:14     Click Here to See the Profile for docmoss     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I should make myself clear about killing the Bermuda. I used Arm and Hammer Borax Soap. About one cup full in a 2 gallon spray can.

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nightlady
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posted 10 July 2007 22:05     Click Here to See the Profile for nightlady     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by docmoss:
I should make myself clear about killing the Bermuda. I used Arm and Hammer Borax Soap. About one cup full in a 2 gallon spray can.

Does this work on fine bladded fescue?

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Les
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posted 20 July 2007 16:31     Click Here to See the Profile for Les     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nightlady,
Today is 07/12/07.
I am going to try the borax thing on a small area of my lawn this weekend. I'll try to keep you posted.

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Powers
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posted 20 September 2007 18:55     Click Here to See the Profile for Powers     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by docmoss:
I should make myself clear about killing the Bermuda. I used Arm and Hammer Borax Soap. About one cup full in a 2 gallon spray can.

Are the areas you sprayed still Bermuda free?

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hjlinamen
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posted 20 June 2008 12:53     Click Here to See the Profile for hjlinamen     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Prograss for controlling Bermuda in St Augustine grass and Asulox for controlling crabgrass.

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mjd23
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posted 20 May 2009 08:38     Click Here to See the Profile for mjd23     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hey guys, I just love bermuda grass but like you it's one of my problems, I need them controlled most of the time. Anyway, I stumbled on this site: http://www.thehardwarecity.com/?sku=2065266. I hope this helps.

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schooper
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posted 30 July 2009 04:21     Click Here to See the Profile for schooper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'd to try out the bermudagrass control until I found this site: http://www.thehardwarecity.com/?sku=2065266

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