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Old 08-11-2014, 12:34 PM
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Spotted spurge control

What is you favorite for those obnoxious summer annuals? Spurge is the one I hate the most.
I tested 4 combinations, and included non-ionic-surfactant. I dug up the spurge after 72 hours so as to get better photographs.
Naturally if you mix two products together, there is a chance you will go over the 2 pounds per acre limit on 2,4-D. Spot spraying should be OK.
You could go over the safe rate for root uptake by trees, if you use two products containing dicamba.

The effectiveness of all combinations was similar.

I scored them like this.

1. T-Zone + Speedzone
2. T-Zone+3-way
3. Speedzone+Surge
4. Speedzone+3-way
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Old 08-11-2014, 04:13 PM
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Not sure if you are cool or warm season turf. We have cool season and, spotted spurge is huge in our area. We use battleship III works great and you dont have to worry about 2,4-D limit.
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Old 08-11-2014, 10:28 PM
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Cool season turf here.
You mean Battleship III
http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/ba...utm_creative=p

I think dicamba is important. Anyone else have a sure fire formula? Is surfactant important? How effective is your crabgrass pre-emergent? Will it help to use Barricade? Dimension?
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Old 08-12-2014, 12:54 PM
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We were using foundation works good but is a higher rate and surfactant makes big difference which makes cost go up. Since twitching to battleship no surfactant faster results and and can be used in high temps. I have sprayed in 100 degree heat and had no probs. We only use it in the summer rounds when clover,spurge,oxalis,black medic, and mallow run rampid in our area. Crabgrass is not a big problem we rotate prodiamine and dimension every other year one app spot spray with Q-4 if needed. Most of my calls for crabgrass are customers mistaking tall fescue for crabgrass.
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I just lost a customer because i failed to control the spurge. I guess my big mistake is i thought since the full rate of celsius was supposed to control it according to label, that it would work. I also tried just speedzone at full rate spot treatment. I come out looking like a fool. I'm treating bermuda, and i have a few patches on the edge of my fence of spotted spurge, so gonna try some tests on my own. I here MSM works? When its hot i typically try to go with the herbicide that i know will do least amount of yellowing. I haven't really delt with spurge much here in a while, i've only been back in business a few years, and my trugreen days are kinda hazy. lol.
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My favorite is Chaser Turf herbicide. It fries spurge just like crisp bacon.
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