View Full Version : What will kill wild voilets?

05-26-2004, 10:15 PM
Anyone know what will kill wild violets? Momentum seems to turn them yellow but don't think it will kill them.

steve in Pa.
05-26-2004, 10:18 PM
trimec or trimec plus!!

05-26-2004, 10:57 PM
Try adding spreader sticker at the highest rate 3 pts per 100 gals. Also there is a product called Quicksilver that Lesco sells , that is labeled for Wild Violets. If you read the label Momentum is not labeled for Wild Violets.

05-26-2004, 11:18 PM
Quicksilver is very effective against violets. The AI is carfentrazone. Mix with a threeway or pay a little more and buy it mixed alreadya s a product called Speedzone made by Gordon

05-26-2004, 11:18 PM
Quicksilver works well on them. Sometimes a second app. is necessary to get decent control.

I use a mix of Quicksilver/ Three-way.

05-26-2004, 11:19 PM
Hamons beat me to it.:D

05-26-2004, 11:55 PM
I hear good things about "Confront", but I have not used it.

05-27-2004, 06:45 AM
Speedzone works but I have found that you have to also use a surfactant and you will possibly have to do multiple apps (2) over a 2 week period. I think wild violets have quite an underground network so make sure you are spraying over a big area to get the entire plant network.

05-27-2004, 08:25 AM
Originally posted by MOW ED
Speedzone works but I have found that you have to also use a surfactant...

When you sat a surfactant, do you mean something like "Lesco spreader sticker"? or do you mean something like dish soap?

05-27-2004, 09:40 AM
Non-ionic surfactant is much better than dish soap! I use a product called Super shot 40 if just needing surfactant. A humic baced product. If need a sticker I use Lesco's Spreader Sticker.

Enviro Green
05-27-2004, 09:27 PM
What's the upper temp limit on quicksilver? I just thought to bring this up becuase so many good things are being mentioned that also the upper temp limits might be importnat to someone in a warmer climate.

BTW, I used speedzone on a WEEDY lawn, went back in three weeks, clean, the cllient even commented how good it looked.


James Cormier
05-28-2004, 11:58 AM
I get great results with confront, pricey though, I spray up to 89, or I stop spraying on days over 90

I havnt burned a lawn since I stopped spraying MSMA..

05-29-2004, 08:31 AM
Turflon Ester when it's cool enough.

05-30-2004, 01:11 AM
i used quiksilver and 3 way.and some sticker. Man i hope it works. Hammons told me about it awile back

05-30-2004, 11:23 PM
Corsair does a really good job on Violets too.


05-30-2004, 11:32 PM
What about violets (unwanted) in an established bed? There are other broad leaf perennials mixed in.

05-31-2004, 10:48 PM
:confused: I've had pretty good luck reducing violet populations over time. Seems to me the key is hitting them when they are in flower. Problem is on blanket apps, the one on the left is flowering and the other side isn't. I have had luck over time but have yet to find a quick solution. Thinking about trying some dynamite (TNT). Just curious, anyone recommending ester based products for control, obviously worried about temps but do the temps 80-90 degrees concern you much when spot treating?

I'm in transition zone and we're going to try spot treating confront round 3 for violets. Seems like they would laugh at Trimec this time of year. Didn't think of Quicksilver. Was planning to try it on buttonweed... Never mind, entire other topic. May post it now. later.