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My turn for advice...

Posted by rager_w ATL (My Page) on
Sat, May 5, 12 at 15:34

Why am I getting this purple clover in my Bermuda. I follow the Bbible religiously (pun intended). The Weed-B-Gone for clover says NOT to use on Bermuda. How else should I attack this?


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RE: My turn for advice...

Real simple do not use Triclopyr, use post-emergence products containing mecoprop and dicamba.


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Also have a soil test done. High phosphorus levels in the soil promotes the invasion of clovers. I assume you already know low nitrogen levels will promote clover growth right?


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RE: My turn for advice...

Thanks TW. It first appeared during dormancy.
I did have a soil test last year, I just need to find the report. I have been using the 39-0-0. Thanks!


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RE: My turn for advice...

Rager you are welcome but when you say Purple Clover, do you mean the flowers or leaves. If you mean the leaves it is not clover.

Secondly if it is clover and your Bermuda is actively growing, it should choke it out assuming you are mowing correctly.

If your phosphorous levels are high not much you can do except quit using fertilizers with phosphorous for the next few years until the levels drop below normal.

One last though is the area with clover in an area that is wetter than the rest of the surrounding area?


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