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Best broadleaf control in spring

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by jfgold, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. jfgold

    jfgold LawnSite Member
    Posts: 16

    Hello, I am a recently licensed applicator and wanted some opinions on the best broadleaf control that could be put down in conjunction with a spring fertilizer w/dimension. There are a couple choices that my suppliers have and I just was looking for what the good and bad about all of them are. The ones that I am looking at are Super Trimec, Horsepower and Momentum. Sweeney recommends a sticker for the horsepower. Do you use stickers and are they worth the extra $$. My choices for vendors are Sweeney seed (closest) Shemin and Lesco. Sweeney wants 157.00 for 2 1/2 gallons of horsepower which is on the large side for quantity for me. I'd like to stick with a gallon size if possible. Thanks in advance for your time, this is an awesome site!
  2. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Posts: 1,873

    I use a 3 way weed control like triplet or trimec992 or classic. cost about $17 per gallon in 55 gal drum, $55-$60 in 2.5 gal. I don't use a sticker and get very good results.
  3. RAlmaroad

    RAlmaroad LawnSite Silver Member
    from SC
    Posts: 2,195

    Is your grass Fescue? If so Trimec is great...Speedzone is another that I use a lot here in TN. Speedzone is about $100/gal, Lesco's Three-Way is about $55 and Southern Speedzone (less 2-4D) is about 55/gal. On our fescue the Trimec does the best. When you state:"-best broadleaf control that could be put down in conjunction with a spring fertilizer w/dimension." You're not planning to put it down at the same time are you? Post Chems should be used when the weeds and grass are a little further alone maybe 4-6 weeks.
    Some others a little further north may have a better choice.
  4. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,372

    This is the advice you need to follow. I realize your soil temps are probably higher than mine, and your season is 2-3, maybe 4 weeks earlier than mine, but with that said, if you haven't already had your pre-emergent down yet, then you don't need to be applying post emergent.

    Mid to late May is the ideal for a spring time application.

    Personally I use Momentum.
  5. jc1

    jc1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,620

    If spot spraying with a back pack sprayer is it advisable to mix at the 1 oz per gallon of water or should it be a lighter mixture. I know that it should be 1 oz per 1k. But I'm talking about wandering through a lawn hitting only the dandelions and not blanketing the area.
  6. Nathan Robinson

    Nathan Robinson LawnSite Senior Member
    from 47712
    Posts: 317

    Stickers are a waste of money and only beneficial with wild violets. On wild violets make sure you spray them under the leaf. The top of the leaf has a waxy substance on them and can be hard to control. Just use a basic 3way. Horsepower is very good. Prob the best that riverdale has to offer. I use a 3way and see very good results. Nathan
  7. Shades of Green LService

    Shades of Green LService LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,011

    Lesco 3 way, momentum fx2 and trimec plus are what i use. Was also hoping to try Q4, if i can get it.
  8. bntt68

    bntt68 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 329

    I use surfactants on all my weed control apps. Does anyone else use surfactants or stickers. I also get excellent control. Just curious.
  9. Shades of Green LService

    Shades of Green LService LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,011

    I've heard dish detergent works just as well.
  10. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,372

    I've tried with and without spreader sticker from Lesco.

    I BELIEVE I get better control, rainfast faster with the sticker.

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