Dandilions

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by RAlmaroad, Apr 8, 2014.

  1. RAlmaroad

    RAlmaroad LawnSite Silver Member
    from SC
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    I normally only work with warm season-turf on the coast. However one of my best friends has a business with about a 100' strip down the side of his building that is almost yellow with dandelions. I have plenty of Gordon's 3 wayand Drive. Any suggestions to which surfactant will work best to begin to knock them down.
    Sorry for the dumb question, but I just don't do much cool season turf like his fescue/bluegrass mix.

    Thanks,
     
  2. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
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    I use Chameleon non ionic. Works well.
    But honestly Dandy's are easy prey. Mix your 3 way at max rate and have at em. Spike with Octane if you want a quicker visual effect.
     
  3. M&L

    M&L LawnSite Member
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    I use the generic 90/10 from JDL/Lesco
    The 3 way should work fine, but I'd leave the Drive out unless there was CG
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  4. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
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    2 4D Amine
     
  5. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    Warm humid conditions are best. Over 55 and humid with any good wetting agent should work nicely.
    However--once the flowers turn upside down and its been mowed a couple of times--sometimes the biggest dandelions with deepest roots will survive. Best to spray them in the fall when the new dandelion plants are only about 4 inches in diameter.
     
  6. RAlmaroad

    RAlmaroad LawnSite Silver Member
    from SC
    Posts: 2,182

    Thanks guys--not a big issue on surfactant--I use about three main ones for the warm season turf. The use of cool season A.I. are so seldom that remembering which one works best is almost a guess. Thanks again.
     
  7. jds912

    jds912 LawnSite Member
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    Sure it is dandelions and not asiatic hawksbeard? Reason I ask is because it is everywhere down here, becoming a real problem. One or two unmaintaned yards and the neighbords full.
     

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