Bayleton: Growth Regulator?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by lawnguy26, Jul 16, 2005.

  1. lawnguy26

    lawnguy26 LawnSite Member
    from Florida
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    Has anyone used Bayleton on shady lawns to regulate top growth in order to encourage more lateral growth and root growth. Anyone heard of this?
     
  2. Williams Services

    Williams Services LawnSite Senior Member
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  3. lawnguy26

    lawnguy26 LawnSite Member
    from Florida
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    Yes, I've read the label. Just something an experienced LCO told me. Just curious if anybody heard of this.
     
  4. Williams Services

    Williams Services LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'm not exactly sure how it is that Bayleton is supposed to act like Primo. That's a new one to me ... I can say, for what it's worth, that what you're describing can be done with Primo.
     
  5. Triple R

    Triple R LawnSite Member
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    Bayleton is a pretty expensive fungicide, if it did have growth regulating effects it would still be much more costly the simply using Primo Maxx
     
  6. mertzmertz

    mertzmertz LawnSite Member
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  7. GrowinGreeninc

    GrowinGreeninc LawnSite Member
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    Actually the reason you have probably heard this is because bayleton is a sterol inhibitor type fungi. This class which also includes banner Maxx can cause some growth regulator qualities if over used. I have seen this in roses and it is very common on golf greens. primo however would be the better choice to obtain the results you are wanting.
     
  8. lawnguy26

    lawnguy26 LawnSite Member
    from Florida
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    So, a growth regulator could encourage a denser turf in shady areas?
     
  9. ThreeWide

    ThreeWide LawnSite Bronze Member
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    According to this study, it does have that possibility with some grasses.

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