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Old 01-17-2013, 05:39 PM
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Soil temperature

Here in Myrtle Beach we have had temps in the mid 70's the past two weeks. Soil temps are above 55 degrees. In fact I just stuck an instant read thermometer in the ground, came back 20 mins later and it read 68 degrees. What do you do about preemergent in this situation? Should I have put it out the first week of January?!?!
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:43 PM
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It would be nice to have a chart showing different weed seeds and next to each one would be,,,soil temp of germ and the length of time required at that temp for actual germination. Unless its seconds. Then it wouldn't matter. But I bet its not seconds and it does matter and hell, it would also answer this question.
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:26 PM
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That's a strange one for me. Im going to get soil temp here tomorrow and see what it is.. usually our January February is the coldest 2 months..
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:24 AM
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The sun makes the difference in daytime soil temps... the seeds will respond to nite time soil temps...
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:37 AM
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If you feel you need to do a pre-em then just consider using one with a split application recommendation.

Or, if you can, do two different products with a different AI so your not over-dosing the lawns with one AI in one season.




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Old 01-20-2013, 12:37 PM
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That's a strange one for me. Im going to get soil temp here tomorrow and see what it is.. usually our January February is the coldest 2 months..
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What did you find out?
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