clover killer

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by mrkosar, May 4, 2007.

  1. mrkosar

    mrkosar LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 664

    which herbicide works better on clover, but is similar to price with 3-way?

    i know i can get speedzone, redzone, momentum, etc...but they are more expensive. any close in price, but more effective?
     
  2. JFF

    JFF LawnSite Member
    Posts: 248

    3-way (2-4-d) always worked for me. Ya just have to scuff the surface of the clover with your shoe. Sounds silly but it works.
     
  3. muddstopper

    muddstopper LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,342

    This might not be exactly what you are looking for, but it sure suprised me.
    Last week I was getting in my last fertilization for my own yard before the summer heat. I used my hydroseeder to mix up the fertilizer and lime I was going to apply and decided to mix in 2oz of Agrispon bio-stimulant to help the microbes a little bit. I applied this to about 18000 sqft. Last nite, (after being away for a week) when I got home I noticed a brown tint to my lawn. All the clover looked to be bitten and dieing. Now I had no intentions of killing the clover and I had fertilized in this manner for years without seeing this type of reaction. The only difference was the addition of Agrispon. Is this an effective way to kill clover, I cant say, but it looks like it is working. Agrispon is a completely organic bio stimulant and is not labeld as a herbicide. MSDS claim you can injest large quantities without a reaction, but it looks like it does a number on clover. I plan on calling the manufacturer to find out what exactly is going on. Some of the other weeds also look a little bitten, but I havent seen anything negative with the fescue grass. Anyways at $50 for 10 acres worth of coverage, its a lot cheaper than conventional herbicides, now if I can just get them to do something about this labeling thingy.

    Disclaimer
    Dont try this if you have bermuda or zoyzia grasses, Agrispon does a number on most warm season grasses according to the manufacturers trials, (Fungus problems) but is supposed to work wonders on fescues. I really, really, really, recommend you do your homework before you buy any of this stuff. And I certainly am not going to apply anymore to my own lawn until I find out the exact reasons for what I am seeing.
     
  4. fall46

    fall46 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 141

    Has anyone ever mixed Tricclopyr in a little spray bottle like (like an old lyscol bottle) Scotts has the concentrate Clover Chickweeed & Oxalils killer, but they say to mix 2 tbs per gallon. How much for a little spray bottle? Any ideas?
     
  5. shaneb

    shaneb Inactive
    Posts: 34

    Adding a little Octane (new herbicide from SePRO) at 1.5 oz. per acre to your 3-way has shown really good results here in Indy.
     
  6. upidstay

    upidstay LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,357

    A very good, cheap clover killer is Lesco Eliminate-D. Used to be called Bentgrass Select. Smoke clover, and it's cheap.
     
  7. Neal Wolbert

    Neal Wolbert LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 407

    Has Ohio banned chlorpyralid (Confront)? If not, it's the best, hands down. Dow's Spotlight is very good too.

    Neal
     
  8. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Posts: 1,873

    Confront is only labeled for commercial properties now, but that was the best for clover! I used to just spike my 3-way with a few ounces and it worked great!
     
  9. Grassworks Inc.

    Grassworks Inc. LawnSite Member
    Posts: 95

    Get some straight MCPP amine and spike your 3way with .25oz./K of the MCPP and add some spreader-sticker. The key to clover control is to spread the herbicide over the leaf. It has a tendency to bead up on clover.
     
  10. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,281

    Drive kicks butt on clover, but its not cheap.
     

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