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mikesturf
07-21-2004, 06:55 PM
I have used Momentum this spring for spot treating weeds. I am thinking of switching to SpeedZone:

Benefits:
3 hour drying time vs. 24-48 hours with Momentum
Caution vs. Danger rating
better for ground ivy than Momentum

Yes, I know it should not be used with the temps are over 90 degrees.

Anyone using/thinking of using SpeedZone for spot treatments?

Hamons
07-21-2004, 07:03 PM
I use speedzone and think it is a much better product than Momentum.

LwnmwrMan22
07-21-2004, 08:23 PM
I use Momentum, I think it's a much better product than speedzone. :)

Plus I use it all year long, and haven't had a problem yet when it's 90+ out.

Well, except for that one yard....... :o

scottt
07-21-2004, 10:22 PM
I love speedzone. A little pricey, but it is a very fast acting product. I use it exclusively until the temps reach 80. One app. and all broadleaves in my area are gone. It's also great for broadcast apps on new lawns with a lot of broadleafs, the customers can't figure out how all the weeds disappear so fast.

Avery
07-21-2004, 10:28 PM
Speedzone here as well. Hard to beat.

NC Big Daddy
07-22-2004, 12:37 AM
Originally posted by LwnmwrMan22
I use Momentum, I think it's a much better product than speedzone. :)

Plus I use it all year long, and haven't had a problem yet when it's 90+ out.

Well, except for that one yard....... :o

:confused: Speedzone hands down.

LwnmwrMan22
07-22-2004, 06:21 AM
Does SpeedZone = SpeedZone "Southern"??? Tried looking it up on Lesco's website or rates and "pricing" and that's what came up, the "SpeedZone Southern" poduct. I'm assuming they are the same?

MrBarefoot
07-22-2004, 07:36 AM
Originally posted by LwnmwrMan22
Does SpeedZone = SpeedZone "Southern"???

SpeedZone is not the same product as SpeedZone Southern.

Here is the SpeedZone page from PBI Gordon.

http://www.pbigordon.com/speedzone/index.htm

And here is the SpeedZone Southern page from PBI Gordon.

http://www.pbigordon.com/speedzoneso/index.htm

The labels are different (lower temp limit with SpeedZone Southern) and so are the amounts of active ingredient.

MOW ED
07-22-2004, 10:14 AM
I do spot and wide area spraying of speedzone. I won't consider anything else.
I tested the 3 hoour limit by applying and then the weather suddenly dumped a 1/2 inch of rain about 3 hours later. No callback and total weed kill on that 1.5 acre property.

LwnmwrMan22
07-22-2004, 12:40 PM
Thanks for the labels MrBarefoot

MrBarefoot
07-22-2004, 03:05 PM
While we are on the topic of SpeedZone...

I am pretty happy with the control I have been getting with only one exception.

The only weed that seems to be in my lawns is oxalis. Has anyone that is using speedzone found oxalis in areas that were treated?

Thanks

mikesturf
07-22-2004, 10:58 PM
Thanks for all your feedback. I am going to try the SpeedZone. I love the fact that it is rain safe after 3 hours!:blob4:

GarPA
07-23-2004, 04:55 AM
first year I;ve used Speedzone...fast and effective...tested it at 85 degrees and saw no turf damage...will use momentum above 85

mikesturf
07-31-2004, 09:25 AM
6 weeks ago, applied Momentum to ground ivy/creeping charlie. Not very good. Last week, applied SpeedZone. COMPLETE kill. This stuff is great!

Neal Wolbert
08-01-2004, 02:01 AM
In the Northwest Confront outperformed Speedzone by a mile then we lost it to a labeling snafu. If you have it in your area it is worth trying. We used 3/4 oz. 1000 sq/ft with excellent results consistantly for years. Neal

MOW ED
08-02-2004, 08:10 AM
Neal, what was the cost of a 2.5 gal jug of Confront?