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Thread: Nut grass /Nut sedge in lawn

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    Nut grass /Nut sedge in lawn

    Its started popping up in my lawn the last few years. Now its warming up its going crazy this year.

    Does anyone know of a way of selectively killing it in a fescue lawn? I spray the lawn with ignite and turfex to nail other weeds and summer grasses. But this shit is a sedge so my sprays dont kill it.

    An internet search mentions that suger kills it, tried that end of last summer, didnt seem to work.

    Its driving me 'nuts'

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    A spray called "pasma" for paspallum whacks it
    A big fast bullet beats a little fast bullet every time

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7mmsaum View Post
    A spray called "pasma" for paspallum whacks it
    Without killing the grass? Can anyone buy the pasma over the counter? Or is a license needed?

    Would someone like farmlands sell it?

    Jesus Andrew if this works ill be bloody stoked mate.

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    It's non toxic to normal lawn grasses unless you mix it up way too strong.

    Check with your local farmlands or skeletons
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    Ok, is it safe to be used on residential lawn around house with kids etc?

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    Good question.
    Let it dry before having any lil feet run on it, if in doubt ask someone who knows for sure, as I don't know if it's safe.

    And interestingly the most potent poison in your house is probably coffee granules, check out the LD (lethal dose) numbers on coffee, it will surprise you
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    What sort of fescue? .If it is Fine Fescue I think it is possible to use Gallant.But give it a go in an out of way place first .
    As for Pasma from memory it is now banned .And any of the Sedges can be a bugger to kill at times.

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    Get yourself a Pet Goat.

    It'll eat that out in no time, the kids will bloody love having it as a pet and if you get sick of it you can smoke it one night in a drunken stupor and put it in a LAMB curry.

    Win, win, win

    Or you can use sugar, which is pretty non toxic...... but be careful because if the kids lick it up they will be pinging off the walls in no time, which will give Mum the shits and You a bloody ear ache.

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    There is a sedge specific herbicide that works for PNS in turf and that is halosulfuron. Known as Sempra in New Zealand NuFarm are the distributors - Talk to local ag supplier - you might need approved handlers (arichemicals) can't recall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Makros View Post
    There is a sedge specific herbicide that works for PNS in turf and that is halosulfuron. Known as Sempra in New Zealand NuFarm are the distributors - Talk to local ag supplier - you might need approved handlers (arichemicals) can't recall.
    Cheers will follow this up.

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    Check out method three

    4 Ways to Get Rid of Nutgrass - wikiHow


    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Makros View Post
    There is a sedge specific herbicide that works for PNS in turf and that is halosulfuron. Known as Sempra in New Zealand NuFarm are the distributors - Talk to local ag supplier - you might need approved handlers (arichemicals) can't recall.
    Thanks for this, I got farmlands to order some sempra for me. Ordered a 25g bottle, 100g turned up at $189. Will last my life time when only using 1.3g per 10lt of water.

    Mixed in some 'contact' penertrant and hit the lawn this arvo.

    Fingers crossed it fucks the shit up.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spanners View Post
    Results?
    Yep, it tipped it all over. Actually couldnt get over it.

    But I have just had some more sprout up, but maybe only 10% of what I had to start with. Going to hit it again shortly.

    It must have been new bits sprouting that hadnt broken thru the soil yet.

    It certainly appears that sempra does nail nut sedge, selective in a fine fescue lawn.

    The forum does it again ;-)

 

 

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