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08-20-2002, 08:07 PM
My Drive label recommends crop oil or some kind of other oil as an additive rather than a surfactant.
Ha s anyone successfully used a surfactant or sticker/spreader with Drive?
Any other use tips?
08-21-2002, 01:46 AM
I use crop oil. Lesco guys said alot of guys are useing their spreader/sticker w/ good results. I have had excellent results w/ crop oil.:) ;) :) ED
08-22-2002, 11:34 PM
I've used methylated seed oil, very inexpensive and have had great results. The seed oil is usually available at most mills or farm supply locations.
I've been using a surfactant called LI700, also doubles as a wetting agent. Kind of expensive, but so is drive. I'm thinking of switching to a spreader/sticker.
08-24-2002, 08:54 AM
Newer Drive labels have been amended to include Lesco spreader sticker as an approved surfactant.
08-24-2002, 08:58 AM
Drive has done a poor job at controlling crabs for a 2-3 week period this summer.
BASF recognizes that Drive fails for a while during crabgrass "middle age". The cuticle gets too tough & waxy around the 2 tiller stage. They're working with collges now for help.
During the 2 tiller stage, MSO offers a 20% increase in efficacy. Still not great. Just better.
The rest of the time, both before & after, conventional spreader stickers will perform equally well.
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