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selaeration
07-21-2011, 12:00 PM
Hi Friends:

I just got a new customer with a lawn about 15k sq feet that is mostly all broadleaf, crabgrass and nutsedge. What kind of weed control cocktail are you mixing in order to kill it all in one shot?

WestGaPineStraw
07-21-2011, 12:28 PM
Solitare
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brian10048
07-21-2011, 01:22 PM
Solitare
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Is Solitaire part of your program or do you charge for it? I show it costing about $5 / 1000 SF in material.

RigglePLC
07-21-2011, 02:16 PM
Best to not mix them. Costly; spot spray is better and you don't waste nutsedge control if there is no nutsedge problem in certain areas. Same for Drive. Add surfactant. At most mix Drive and Trimec. And don't plan on good control at this time of year. Good chance you will need additional treatments.

WestGaPineStraw
07-21-2011, 05:10 PM
Spot treatment of all weeds is included for all my customers.

I pay $125 for 16 oz of solitare. At .367oz per 1000 sq I can't treat an acre with it.

It's pricey and it works. The only problem is if the turf is stressed from heat it will burn it.
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SharperImage
07-21-2011, 11:01 PM
@WestGAPineStraw How many applications can you do with a 16 oz jar? I'm also guessing you mix it with water.

WestGaPineStraw
07-21-2011, 11:07 PM
I can treat aprox 43,500 sq ft. Whether is at .5 gal of water p/k out of backpack or 2 gal p/k out of skid. Its not a regular product that I have to use. A good pre in the spring handles most of my crab grass. Its used for new customers and priced accordingly.
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lawns Etc
07-22-2011, 03:30 PM
Q4 works pretty good knocks the sedge back but not a total kill. Works good on many other weeds too.

SharperImage
07-22-2011, 06:02 PM
I can treat aprox 43,500 sq ft. Whether is at .5 gal of water p/k out of backpack or 2 gal p/k out of skid. Its not a regular product that I have to use. A good pre in the spring handles most of my crab grass. Its used for new customers and priced accordingly.
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What would be a good pre to kill cg and nut sedge?

kbrashears
07-22-2011, 07:19 PM
What would be a good pre to kill cg and nut sedge?

There is no such thing.
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jbturf
07-23-2011, 11:29 AM
echelon 4sc ,,but I had louzy results at lable rates, and fmc rep never replied to my concerns n questions bout it
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Ric
07-23-2011, 12:08 PM
Hi Friends:

I just got a new customer with a lawn about 15k sq feet that is mostly all broadleaf, crabgrass and nutsedge. What kind of weed control cocktail are you mixing in order to kill it all in one shot?

Yo! Am I missing something here or are you treating cement with Broad Leaves and sedge?? I never saw anyone say which turf species you are treating.




There is no such thing.
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Try Pennant made Novartis, the active is Metolachlor and it is a pre emerge that controls both Sedge and Crab Grass.

WestGaPineStraw
07-23-2011, 10:05 PM
Yo! Am I missing something here or are you treating cement with Broad Leaves and sedge?? I never saw anyone say which turf species you are treating.

From my experience on this site, most of the newbies are cool season grassers. So I threw solitare as a suggestion. Although, solitare works great on all warm season grasses except st aug.





Try Pennant made Novartis, the active is Metolachlor and it is a pre emerge that controls both Sedge and Crab Grass.
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WestGaPineStraw
07-23-2011, 10:07 PM
From my experience on this site, most of the newbies are cool season grassers. So I threw solitare as a suggestion. Although, solitare works great on all warm season grasses except st aug
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Ric
07-24-2011, 09:32 AM
From my experience on this site, most of the newbies are cool season grassers. So I threw solitare as a suggestion. Although, solitare works great on all warm season grasses except st aug
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West

Because I deal with St Augustine almost exclusively. And it is so susceptible to herbicides. I forget cool season turf is so easy.



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WestGaPineStraw
07-24-2011, 11:24 AM
West

Because I deal with St Augustine almost exclusively. And it is so susceptible to herbicides. I forget cool season turf is so easy.

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Ric,

I deal with as many cool seasons as I do st aug, a handful. By far cool season is so easy here, a lil fert, fungicide n iron.

St aug takes some knowledge because its just not fert n squirt. You can't just give it the flavor of the day. So I agree the st aug requires more skill and an arsenal of products.
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PSUTURFGEEK
07-24-2011, 08:53 PM
You may want to try Tenacity by Syngenta. It is $ 50.00 an acre. all of the other options mentioned are double the cost of Tenacity. If you buy 8 gallons or more there is a pretty big price break coming at you as well.

Lost Pine
07-25-2011, 05:41 PM
Spot treatment of all weeds is included for all my customers.

I pay $125 for 16 oz of solitare. At .367oz per 1000 sq I can't treat an acre with it.

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Could you tell me where you get your Solitare from for $125/lb..? Does that include shipping...?

WestGaPineStraw
07-25-2011, 05:43 PM
John deere landscapes
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Young Bros
07-25-2011, 10:12 PM
We get our Solitare from Agrium. Can't remember the price, something like $110 an acre. We spot treat out of electric backpack as part of the program.

xtreem3d
08-15-2011, 01:31 PM
John deere landscapes
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was that a special? i just paid $ 211.00 for 16 oz ......... OUCH !!!!!!!!!!

Young Bros
08-15-2011, 01:56 PM
No special, we use Agrium.

JWTurfguy
08-15-2011, 06:37 PM
The original post stated that the lawn in question was mostly broadleaf weeds, crabgrass and nutsedge. Aren't we overthinking this a little?

If most of the lawn is weeds and not desirable turf, why not just use roundup (or, better yet, the cheapest generic glyphosate you can find) and just reseed?

vencops
08-15-2011, 09:34 PM
Is gly. killing the nutsedge where you're spraying?

JWTurfguy
08-16-2011, 08:48 AM
LOL. Ok, you got me there.