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Old 06-19-2011, 04:57 PM
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Noob Q's on gly. apps.

I'm trying my best to learn as much as I can about this stuff without asking a ton of stupid questions. But, there's MUCH out there to sift through.

I've got several large areas I'm going to be applying gly. to (vacant industrial park that's going to be commercially developed). They basically just want the area "maintenance-free" and not looking overgrown.

My question is on adding surfactants to my gly. mix. I keep reading that it "could" (check your label) be a good idea. But, I never hear WHAT to add. Simple is good! I'm also reading that it's a good idea to add amonium nitrate to gly. apps.. Everyone agree?

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Old 06-19-2011, 06:08 PM
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i would not put in fert in the mix, why? srufactant is a must really if it is just gly. we have gly that has surfactant in it. but, try li700, or induce, or many others. your supplier will help you choose one, but they all will work fine really.

if you want a serious kill down, then mix gly at 3oz, and scythe at 3oz per gal. will absolutely smoke stuff down gone and fast too, like in 3 or so days given the conditions when sprayed.
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Old 06-19-2011, 06:36 PM
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fertilizer feeds lawns. if you are spraying gly to kill everything you wouldn't want to force growth. Surfactants are good and i use them in everything unless the label says not to.
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Old 06-19-2011, 06:59 PM
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most generic forms of round up come with a surfactant in it


i have had luck with razor

http://cgi.ebay.com/RAZOR-PRO-WEED-K...#ht_2584wt_752


dont know about the nitrate


gly has been just fine for me without the need for additional chemicals
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Old 06-19-2011, 08:48 PM
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I apologize. I said ammonium nitrate in my orig. post. I meant to say ammonium SULFATE.

I've seen several places (incl. my label) where they talk about adding this.

Anyone do this?
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Old 06-19-2011, 09:55 PM
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seems useless. like i said, mix some scythe in it or even something similar and it will nukify everything on a serious level.
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Old 06-19-2011, 10:01 PM
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I saw a price on scythe for $175/gal.

Is that "typical"? I have no idea. And (the real problem), I didn't figure on this additive.

I'm probably looking at mixing 200gal..

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Old 06-20-2011, 07:18 AM
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that is not right, we pay about .30 per oz, making a gal cost about 38 bucks.
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Old 06-20-2011, 10:16 AM
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Thanks, grassman. I'll do more research. I can handle that ($38).
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Old 06-20-2011, 10:25 AM
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Even I can get Round-Up Pro for 65 bucks for a 2 gallon jug. It just might last until the apocalypse comes......

Definitively check your labels.

Have you thought about throwing a Pre-Emergent down also? I know the make liquid Dimension, or apply snap-shot so that might help keep your over-all applications down over the course of the season. You would need to look at the labels though to figure out if you can apply those to large areas.

If you are getting paid per ap of course then it wouldn't matter, but if you are getting the lots for a seasonal price, then I'd do whatever you could to minimize your time in spraying them.
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