Drive and MSO

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Scott's Lawn Maintenance, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. Scott's Lawn Maintenance

    Scott's Lawn Maintenance LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 307

    The drive label recommends using methylated seed oil as the adjuvant. My supplier does not carry MSO , can anyone recommend a different adjuvant that would work well (crabgrass) ? Perhaps Hawkeye or Lesco spreader sticker ?
     
  2. LIBERTYLANDSCAPING

    LIBERTYLANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 1,283

    UAP/CPS's LI700 or Liberate works VERY well. Surf King Spreader, Thouroghbred are also listed on my label for Quinpro(generic Drive75)
     
  3. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
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    I use lesco spreader sticker.
     
  4. bx24

    bx24 LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA/TX
    Posts: 503

    I tried the sticker and got mixed results. I am going to try the MSO (not local I think) and see what happens.

    If not working, last time I spend $80 for 1lb of drive.
     
  5. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,272

    We are using the liquid xlr8, all done with the powder. The liquid seems to work faster and we see control on all stages of the plant. There is no settling out factor on the liquid, easy to mix & measure.
     
  6. bx24

    bx24 LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA/TX
    Posts: 503

    Hm...have to try if the price is right.
     
  7. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,097

    Crop oil is a good replacemnt for MSO. Also Lesco's spreader sticker, also Lesco Hawkeye, (around $50 for half gallon)(but a little goes a long way).
     
  8. RAlmaroad

    RAlmaroad LawnSite Silver Member
    from SC
    Posts: 2,185

    I use Drive and MSO here in TN for the Crabgrass on Fescue turf. It does an OK job but just wondering if there is anything that would spike it? Maybe 3-way?
    Roy
     
  9. nick9882

    nick9882 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 96

    we use drive in a backpack sprayer and have mixed it with 3 way.for a sticker we use dishsoap.it will stick to the plant alot better.the only downside we had with mixing it with 3 way is that we had some browning of the grass,we leaned out the 3 way mix a little and it seemed to help with the browning.the only time we mix the two is when we need to,mostly on new cust. that have alot of weeds and crabgrass otherwise we just spot spray the crabgrass.
     

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