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Old 06-27-2011, 09:06 PM
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t-zone trial

i thought about using t-zone in my spot spray back packs this year

maybe mix it with drive or something that kills CG

i usually use Q4 in backpacks and trimec in the tank

but my biggest issue is oxalis and violet, and neither one of those seem to do the trick on those

so i picked up a gallon of t zone to try, and mixed it in a stihl sg 20 BP sprayer, i mixed 5 ounces in 4 gallons (light rate), i did not use a sticker


i have a little nutsedge in my own yard so i sprayed that


my neighbor has violet and oxalis, so i sprayed that as well

it was about 75 degrees and sunny

ill post results for anyone interested
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Old 06-27-2011, 09:25 PM
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Old 06-27-2011, 09:34 PM
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I had good results killing oxalis with T-Zone in tests I did about June 9, 2011. Worked better with surfactant. Not much effect on violets, although adding surfactant helped.

Check the label--Drive is very effective for violets. (And crabgrass). Only problem is that Drive sometimes settled out in the tank when I used it.

Let us know what happens under your conditions. Your oxalis will be a little more mature in Ohio, rightDGW ?

Under my conditions, my hand sprayers cover about 2000 sqft per gallon--so naturally I mix it stronger. Spray some water on cement to find what square feet your backpack covers.

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Old 06-27-2011, 09:43 PM
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I had good results killing oxalis with T-Zone in tests I did about June 9, 2011. Worked better with surfactant. Not much effect on violets, although adding surfactant helped.

Check the label--Drive is very effective for violets. (And crabgrass). Only problem is that Drive sometimes settled out in the tank when I used it.

Let us know what happens under your conditions. Your oxalis will be a little more mature in Ohio, rightDGW ?

Under my conditions, my hand sprayers cover about 2000 sqft per gallon--so naturally I mix it stronger. Spray some water on cement to find what square feet your backpack covers.
you are correct some are more mature, but the trimec did knock back a bit of them

i dont blanket spray with my BPs(unless something breaks ) , so i havent calibrated , i just spot spray

i used the low rate , because tomorrow i plan on mixing with the high rate and a sticker to spray some other sites to compare results
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day one-oxalis is crispy brown and stems are twisted, violet has slight browning , and nutsedge is wilted
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day one-oxalis is crispy brown and stems are twisted, violet has slight browning , and nutsedge is wilted
really 24hrs?
hows the grass look?
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Old 06-29-2011, 07:15 AM
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really 24hrs?
hows the grass look?
no damage to surrounding grass
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I found Surge to be very effective and less expensive. How is T-Zone with 90 degree temps?
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Old 06-29-2011, 09:23 PM
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I found Surge to be very effective and less expensive. How is T-Zone with 90 degree temps?
on oxalis?


havent tried in hot temps yet
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