3 way + Drive = dead lawn

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by jasond, Aug 12, 2003.

  1. jasond

    jasond LawnSite Member
    Posts: 72

    Has anyone mixed Lesco three way (at 2 ounces/gallon) and Drive 75 (1 ounce/3 gallons) and then did an application, only to find that it also killed the turf grass around the weed?

    Temperature at the time of the application was around 80. On one lawn, we treated for crabgrass and virginia buttonweed. The customer called two days later and said that her lawn was spotted. We came back and every area we sprayed was dead!

    Just wanting to see if anyone has had like experiences.
  2. Enviro Green

    Enviro Green LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 324

    Just a thought, but isn't 80 a bit hot for an ester? Perhaps an amine would be better, also, if Drive is labelled for the broadleaves you are after, why tank mix?

    What time? What is the sun like? What sticker did you use? Drive calls for MSO only, although I use regular sticker from time to time with limited results.

  3. NC Big Daddy

    NC Big Daddy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 267

    Should have used Speed Zone. I'm not sure why you'd apply Drive this late in the season. As for the dead lawn sounds like you laid it down way to hot. Hot as in outside temps and oz. per gal/k.
  4. ChickensDoo

    ChickensDoo LawnSite Member
    Posts: 108

    Sounds like you sprayed the weeds a little too heavily. We tank-mix Drive and Battleship for spot-spraying. No problems, even in higher temperatures, except for with new applicators who try to drown the weeds.
  5. GreenQuest Lawn

    GreenQuest Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 822

    I guess my question, would be, instead of Lesco three way (at 2 ounces/gallon) and Drive 75 (1 ounce/3 gallons),

    how many oz of each per 1000sqft was put down.

    You may tank mix it right but is your application rate right?

    I also mix drive and Battleship for spot spraying.
  6. turf78

    turf78 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 42

    Lesco 3-Way max rate is 1.5 oz/M. Drive goes out at 1 lb/A and must have a methylated seed oil added. Others can be used but may get phototoxicity.
  7. ChicagoLawn

    ChicagoLawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 126

    Can you explain what Battleship is???????????

    Thank you,

  8. NAT

    NAT LawnSite Member
    from Zone 7
    Posts: 96

    Try using confront on va button weed seems to work great .had good results in 80s and 90s temps.button weed and nut sedge going crazy here with all this rain we are having.
  9. LCSR

    LCSR LawnSite Member
    Posts: 8

    Battleship isnt new chemistry. It's the actives of Confront, (triclopyr and clopyralid) blended with mcpa. Your looking at a non 24d based product.

    57% inert ingrediant
    37.9% mcpa
    3.8% tric
    1.3% clop

    If your looking for a non 24d product. I like Eliminate from Lesco. You get the benefit of Dicamba which I feel does a better job for summer and fall weeds than Clopyralid. Plus your not buying as much inert ingrediant.

    40.69% inert
    48.99% mcpa
    5.59% tric
    4.82% dica

    But thats my opinion, and like everybody else we all have one.
  10. Enviro Green

    Enviro Green LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 324

    Confront and VA Buttonweed?

    Sounds like a plan to me, we have it everywhere along with the lespedeza, which Millenium work ok on, but I had to use a high rate and it burnt the turf a bit....Well maybe more than a bit, but I warned them....

    I will get some tomorrow and try it out.



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