Black Medic and Crabgrass problem

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by rvsuper, Jun 29, 2003.

  1. rvsuper

    rvsuper Senior Member
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    Can you mix Drive 75 and a Selective herbicide to kill both of these weeds? There are almost no weeds in the middle of my lawn, just along the curbs where the grass is thinner. I have heard that Drive will kill both crabgrass and some weeds at the same time??
     
  2. EJK2352

    EJK2352 LawnSite Bronze Member
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  3. philk17088

    philk17088 LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'm getting good results using Trimec plus for the same problems.
     
  4. rvsuper

    rvsuper Senior Member
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    Trimec Plus killing crabgrass??? I thought it was only a broadleaf herbicide? At the course for broadleaf herbicide I am using Altrazine 4L, used to have Trimec, but I've never heard of Trimec Plus killing crabgrass?
     
  5. kppurn

    kppurn LawnSite Senior Member
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    Trimec Plus is a post-emergent grass and broadleaf herbicide.
     
  6. grassguy_

    grassguy_ LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
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    Trimec Plus does work on both I believe it has MSMA a one of its active components. I've used it in the past and does work decent but can be hot when temps and stress peak out.
     
  7. windmill

    windmill LawnSite Member
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    OK I can't help it but I'm from Canada and am wondering what is in Trimec. Is it similar to our Killex which has Dicamba, Mecoprop and 2,4-d in it? If so could you give me the rates?
     
  8. Fvstringpicker

    Fvstringpicker LawnSite Fanatic
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    First you need to follow the labeling for any herbicide. If and only if Killex is = to Lesco's 3 way, I use 1. oz / 1000 sq ft. when relative humidity is low and temp is
    is below 90 degrees (on warm season turf)
     
  9. ChickensDoo

    ChickensDoo LawnSite Member
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    Trimec Plus is an excellent broad-spectrum herbicide that controls broadleaves, crabgrass, and nutsedge too. However, it is very temperature sensitive, and I wouldn't use it after late spring in our area.

    We use Drive tank-mixed with a 3-way in summer months. Spot- sprays have had no detrimental effects on desirable turf, and are quite effective.....
     
  10. lordohturf

    lordohturf LawnSite Member
    from SW OH
    Posts: 173


    IF YOU READ THE LABEL, DRIVE HERBICIDE TAKES CARE OF BOTH
    WEEDS BY ITSELF. SAVE SOME MONEY AND APPLY IT BY ITSELF.


    "WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS, READ THE DIRECTIONS"
     

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