Acclaim is this backwards

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by humble1, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. humble1

    humble1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from MA
    Posts: 2,499

    Ok I need some help here am i backwards on this?
    I always thought tillers come before leaves , so having said that the rate is higher for tiller stage .90 than w/ leaves .46. This is why I am wondering does the tiller come before the leaf? My rep also said tiller before leaf. What do you think?
     
  2. Az Gardener

    Az Gardener LawnSite Gold Member
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    Yes, tiller before leaf.
     
  3. Grandview

    Grandview LawnSite Gold Member
    from WI
    Posts: 3,251

    The tillers come after the leaf. Crabgrass, like most annual grasses, emerges as a single leaf. With times it sends out tillers off to the side. This gives it its spreading habit. The bigger the plant the more root system to kill the more herbicide required.
     
  4. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yep, sorry guys...the leaf comes before tillering. That is how we have the term of pre-tillering crabgrass.
     
  5. Az Gardener

    Az Gardener LawnSite Gold Member
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    I am talking about Bermuda what did I miss :confused: Was the question about crabgrass?
     
  6. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    Well?....I don't KNOW! LOL :)
     
  7. tremor

    tremor LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Leaves mature into tillers. Hence tillered crabs are bigger & older & require more herbicide to die.
     
  8. Grandview

    Grandview LawnSite Gold Member
    from WI
    Posts: 3,251

    If Humble is in MA, he is not talking about Bermuda.
     

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