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Atrazine!??

Atrazine!??

TCHallDallas – posted 25 July 2004 13:47

Does anyone know where to buy it and how to apply it?

Any particular brand I should use?

I am trying to kill off some bermuda that is creeping into my yard from my nieghbors house.

Thanks,T.

ted – posted 25 July 2004 15:34

i don’t believe atrazine is labeled for bermudagrass….

roskilan – posted 26 July 2004 14:58

Although not labeled, I was told it will work for Bermuda. The brand I bought was called “Atrazine 4L Herbicide” by Southern AG, although I imagine any brand will work. Bought it at a standard plant/fertilizer store. They also told me to be very careful of root line of trees/shrubs! I haven’t been able to try it yet, too darn hot in South Carolina!

Alex_in_FL – posted 26 July 2004 20:30

Atrazine will turn bermuda yellow and may kill it. You can buy concentrated atrazine at Ace hardware, Wal-mart, Home Depot, etc. To use, simply follow directions on label. Alternatively you can buy a St Augustine weed and feed and fertilize the yard.

Now for the important question:

What type grass do you have in your lawn?

roskilan – posted 27 July 2004 05:55

Does St. Augustine Weed & Feed kill Bermuda? Is there a specific brand you recommend? (I’ve used a S.A. weed and feed product, but it was not effective on the Bermuda growth…)

alex@altamax.net – posted 27 July 2004 06:53

I used Southern Ag’s Atrazine formulation some time ago and was not blown away by the results. The bottle vehemently warned not to spray with a hose end sprayer b/c of the extremely sensitive dosing consequences.

Do y’all agree with this?

Sandy

roskilan – posted 29 July 2004 08:25

Yes, I agree. I was told to use a hand held pump sprayer and spot treat, being careful to avoid root lines of trees and shrubs.

-Andrew

StevieD – posted 30 July 2004 06:58

FWIW, I use a combination of atrazine and Image on my Floratam St. Auggie lawn. I apply it with a hose-end sprayer over the entire yard. I have not had any ill effects wtih it with regards to my St. Auggie grass.

Alex_in_FL – posted 08 August 2004 21:40

Atrazine will help control bermuda. You can get it at homedepot, walmart, etc.

You might have better luck CAREFULLY spot spraying the bermuda with roundup. Mix up a handheld spray bottle (like a windex bottle) full and Carefully try to spray just the bermuda.

Manuel – posted 09 September 2004 18:29

quote:Originally posted by Alex_in_FL:Atrazine will help control bermuda. You can get it at homedepot, walmart, etc.

You might have better luck CAREFULLY spot spraying the bermuda with roundup. Mix up a handheld spray bottle (like a windex bottle) full and Carefully try to spray just the bermuda.

Does this method as well as Atrazine work against bermuda grass invading my Zoysiagrass?

Alex_in_FL – posted 10 September 2004 15:09

Atrazine will help control bermuda in zoysia. A better product to control bermuda in zoysia is fluazifop.

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