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Backpack Srayers/quikpro Roundup

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by ajmctree, May 29, 2005.

  1. ajmctree

    ajmctree LawnSite Member
    Posts: 68

    I have two questions i'm looking for information on ?
    #1 In regards to backpack sprayers what are brand names of quality equipment .I purchased a cheap one because choice was limited and broke the pump out of it before the job was done. Which was maYbe 20 minutes worth.
    #2 Has anyone used quikpro roundup with 73.3% glyphosate and diquate and if so did it work well .Interested on your experience with this product.

  2. BCSteel

    BCSteel LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 876

  3. LonniesLawns

    LonniesLawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from KS
    Posts: 317

    Swissmex backapacks is all I will use -- I love my SP0's

    I use quickpro all the time when I need a quick viusla burndown. Just don't spoil yourself and use it instead of regular roundup for most jobs -- too expensive.
  4. ajmctree

    ajmctree LawnSite Member
    Posts: 68

    Thanks for the the info.

  5. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,858

    I bought some of the round-up quick pro (the granular stuff) in the 1.5 oz. pouches to give it a try. Frankly, at 1.5 oz per gallon I didn't get that great of results. I was spraying fescue and general annual weeds and had maybe 75% kill. I really made a point to soak them well too. That was 3 weeks ago when I sprayed that and finally a couple days ago I used regular 50% round-up at 3 oz. per gallon and had to hit it all again.
  6. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,563

    love roundup quick pro and use solo sprayers.
  7. Garth

    Garth LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 382

    Shindaka Sprayer is what we use. QuikPro rocks especially if you use a little Scythe in the mix. Burns weeds down in MINUTES. Little tip to save you some money. Mix 3 oz QuikPro, 1.5 oz Scythe, 2 tsp. ammonium sulfate, and a non-ionic adjuvant like Helena Rocket Oil. Mix this with 3 gallons of water for annuals and 2 gallons for perennials and 1.5 gallons for heavy brush. ( 8oz/ gallon is the most you can use according to the label) The plants "sense" nitrogen and suck this stuff up like a python in a bunny cage. More herbicide is translocated to the root and the plant "pops it's clog" as they say back home. That was a little trick I learned from a professor at Davis. :blob3:
  8. ArizPestWeed

    ArizPestWeed LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,457

    How does that save some one money ? :confused:
  9. Grandview

    Grandview LawnSite Gold Member
    from WI
    Posts: 3,251

    It saves money because of no call backs and customers are impressed.
  10. Garth

    Garth LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 382

    EXACTLY!! The effect is astounding when you can walk into an overgrown field and the next morning EVERYTHING is t!ts up.

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