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Best product for fescue clean up prior to seeding

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by grassmasterswilson, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. grassmasterswilson

    grassmasterswilson LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I usually like to clean up my fescue prior to seeding. Because of weather and being backed up I can no longer use a q4 or Quincept product because of the 30 day wait til seeding.

    Any ideas what else would work? May just use 3way and wait the 7 days. Our temps have really cooled off here an we are getting good rain. I may get to seeding a lot earlier than originally planned.
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  2. Ijustwantausername

    Ijustwantausername LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Grassmasters, wouldn't it be fine to wait 30 days as its only the first of September? When do you normally seed? What 3-way are you going to use?
     
  3. vaacutabove

    vaacutabove LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Speedzone not sure what your trying to kill but its a great broadleaf with im pretty sure 7 day seed time.
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  4. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    I am not sure I understand this.
    On the Drive XLR-8 label it says you can use Drive before seed--and in fine print indicates you should allow 7 days before seeding.
    I could not find any reference to using the product BEFORE seeding for Quincept
    http://tirmsdev.com/Nufarm-Turf-amp-Specialty-Quincept-Herbicide-p28704, but allow 3rd mowing AFTER seeding for Quincept use.
    Drive seems to indicate that fine fescue is the most sensitive of the common types of grass.
     
  5. grassmasterswilson

    grassmasterswilson LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I counldn't find anything on the quincept label either. It quinclorac + 24d + dicamba. So I'm guessing it would be similar to a drive + speedzone mix.
     
  6. grassmasterswilson

    grassmasterswilson LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I usually try to start scheduling seeding around mid september, but it depends on the temp. It has cooled off here as you know so maybe we can start seeding before October!! I normally use speedzone red label to clean up clover, chickweed, etc. The crabgrass is still there, but if you scalp the lawn it doesn't come back if the temps stay low.
     
  7. TurfsUpLawns

    TurfsUpLawns LawnSite Member
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    I was talking to JDL the other day about this and they suggested Tenacity from Syngenta.
     
  8. lawns Etc

    lawns Etc LawnSite Silver Member
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    Plain drive will work well to seed in 7 days. Also: f you have other issues with different weeds you can seed 7 days after spraying glyso. I usually just so spray with gly.
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  9. Reliable 1

    Reliable 1 LawnSite Member
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    For some of my lawns, I intend to spray Tenacity and charge accordingly. On the others that I have more time to work with I intend to spray Q4 plus.....Q4 tends to be cheaper for me per application vs. Tenacity. We've been getting rain here in Southeast Va almost every day for the last 4. I will let you know which works best for my lawns
     
  10. grassmasterswilson

    grassmasterswilson LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I think I'm gonna give quincept a go. I don't have much sedge pressure now. I spoke with the Nufarm rep and he says 2-3 week wait time but he thought you could go earlier if need be without a problem
     

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