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Old 06-30-2012, 08:14 PM
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Originally Posted by HayBay View Post
The truths gets diluted when you still have access to cavalcade and can claim that Fiesta is the only product being applied. Try going without.

Who is making such a claim?

Glendstone Memorial will be the showpiece for Alternative products, with the secret application of Cavalacade when nobody is watching.

I seriously doubt that will happen.

Regrowth will occur within 2 weeks with Fiesta.
That depends on weed type and maturity of weed
Excessive usage of Fiesta dries out and thins lawns.
Excessive use of anything is a poor management practice.

If you live in an area with no restrictions on 2,4-D or Cavalcade, don't waste your time with FIESTA. If you have customers who want Alternatives on their lawn for safety reasons, educate them that EPA, PMRA registered pesticides are SAFE to use for even Pregnant Women and Children to roll around in the grass.
Luckily in the US we still have choices. And IMHO, the best choice is to greatly reduce the amount of pesticides currently being used especially where pregnant women and children may be exposed.

90% Resale more than likely means that they need that much more product, 6-8 apps to get it to work.
Actually the reports we get are that clients are happy with the results.
To be clear, I agree there are drawbacks with Fiesta. It is expensive and does not work as well chemical herbicides. Fiesta does provide advantages for those who would rather not or cannot use chemical herbicides, lower EPA toxicity rating, less impact on the environment and it beats hand pulling.

No matter which products the professional uses, they should be considered as part of sound cultural management practices.
Barry Draycott

The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
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