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Hey habitat gurus: What is latest and earliest I can spray glypo on fescue. I'm wondering if I can spray it right now as it still seems to be growing, though at a very slow rate. If it is too late how early in the spring can I start spraying. Just wanting to get a jump on it.
 

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first of May is when I have found its mosy effective ( when everything starts to green up ) just remember that most Glypo products will kill most everything and there are some grass specific herbicides avaible but they are useally much more exspensive
 

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Fall is the best time to get a great kill...that is when fescue is storing nutrients into the root system. I had great luck this year in November before gun season and that fescue is already turning brown so it will be an afterthought next spring. Basically if it is still green and you have 3-4 more warm days left, I don't see why you would not get a kill, especially for southern MO. I would hesitate for up in my area though by the IA line to spray this time of year. :cheers:

Spring is the next best time to get a great kill and like Sully stated, early May would be a sure bet. On years where it really starts to take off sooner from hot springs, I would start spraying before that tho.
 

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[rquote=1489635&tid=104052&author=letemgrow]Fall is the best time to get a great kill...that is when fescue is storing nutrients into the root system. I had great luck this year in November before gun season and that fescue is already turning brown so it will be an afterthought next spring. Basically if it is still green and you have 3-4 more warm days left, I don't see why you would not get a kill, especially for southern MO. I would hesitate for up in my area though by the IA line to spray this time of year. :cheers: [/rquote]

Agreed. And furthermore, if you can, apply it a bit on the high side of the rate structure if you have the material.
Be patient... symptomology is slow to occur at this time of the year.
 

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Agreed. And furthermore, if you can, apply it a bit on the high side of the rate structure if you have the material.
Be patient... symptomology is slow to occur at this time of the year.
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Last fall I sprayed and the fescue did not seem to show any symptoms until the following spring....when it was sprayed last year it stayed a lot cooler afterwards. It sure did waste away the following spring tho.
 

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Thanks for the info. Wishing I had sprayed already- especially the spots I am planning on planting trees in late winter/early spring. Might still try to do some before it turns cold and just hope for the best.
 

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Best I can tell, you should still get a kill with it being warm now. The fescue that I have cows on is still growing some so I would at least spray half of what you originally had planned to spray and see how well it does. :cheers:
 

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Get a few days of over 26f and you are good to spray fescue.

It will germinate and draw in nutrients till consistent 26f send it into a good dormancy.
 
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