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DRIVE..check my math please

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by xtreem3d, Jun 26, 2009.

  1. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 801

    hi guys,
    new to apps...putting down Drive for the first time, the only place anywhere on the label ( that i could find) says for spot applications use 0.367 per 1000 sq ft. so...
    0.367 x 43 (acre)= 15.8 oz per acre...about 1 pound for each acre.....does that sound right? the mention of spot application only is throwing me a bit, i'm used to more "detailed" mixing instructions,
    thanks guys,

    VARMIT COMMISSION LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 547

    Yes you are correct. Dont forget MSO or it wont work.
  3. foreplease

    foreplease LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,939

    I just looked through that ten page label online. You're right, while it is specific, not much space or attention is devoted to the application rate.

    Looks to me like you have it right. They mention 0.75 # AI/acre and the rate you mentioned above of 0.367 oz/M.

    0.347 x 43.56 = 15.98 oz of product/acre.
    product is 75% AI
    15.98 oz x 75% = 11.98 oz AI/acre
    11.98 oz/16 oz per pound = 0.74 # AI/acre, closely matching the label rate.

    Good idea to check here if you are not sure. I have not used this product, hopefully others will weigh in.
  4. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 801

    i did read that on the label..it also says i could use a sticker..are they suggesting a sticker in addition to MSO for better results OR sticker as a substitute for MSO......what exactly does the seed oil do?
  5. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,219

    Sounds about right Xtreme,
    But it is difficult to measure that amount. We use a calorie counter kitchen scale to measure out one ounce and mix up enough for 2700 sqft--or about 3000 sqft. Close enough. Mark the level of one ounce or the amount you need on your measuring cup. Once you have weighed it once--it is more convenient to use a marked measuring cup. Use a good surfactant. And calibrate your hand sprayer on cement so you know how many sqft one gallon covers. Ask your dealer to help you weigh it. I mean your fert dealer.
  6. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 801

    yeah just got off the phone with my heroin dealer...said he couldn't help:laugh:

    thanks for the help guys !!
  7. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,279

    I have gone to drive xlr8 (liquid), much easier to mix and stays in suspension.
  8. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 801

    hadn't heard of it but will look into it saturday...thanks for the tip

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