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Eliminate-D - Cool Weather Question

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by douglee25, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. douglee25

    douglee25 LawnSite Senior Member
    from PA
    Posts: 298

    Have you guys had success applying Eliminate-D in cool weather?

    I may have missed the boat on my personal lawn.

    Temps are mid 60's this week during the day and upper 40's/low 50's at night.

    Doug
     
  2. GreenI.A.

    GreenI.A. LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,132

    i've used it throughout the season. I have had to do a second app 10 days later to get full control once the temps drop below 60
     
  3. douglee25

    douglee25 LawnSite Senior Member
    from PA
    Posts: 298

    Thanks for the help.

    I will probably go that route once the rain stops later this week.

    Doug
     
  4. GreenI.A.

    GreenI.A. LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,132

    what are you treating for?
     
  5. douglee25

    douglee25 LawnSite Senior Member
    from PA
    Posts: 298

    General broadleaf throughout the lawn.

    I'm going to give it a try and see how well it does.

    Doug
     
  6. bx24

    bx24 LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA/TX
    Posts: 503

    Ya, it works. I like millennium ultra 2 or confront better. Used on my own lawn now.
     
  7. pieperlc

    pieperlc LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 523

    Weeds never die as fast in fall. Most times you don't think it's working but you just have to have a little faith. I've never had to do a second app with to kill anything but violets. Use speedzone or escalade 2 mostly. I've used horsepower (similar to eliminate)some too. Just make sure you're mix rate and calibration is on par.
     
  8. douglee25

    douglee25 LawnSite Senior Member
    from PA
    Posts: 298

    Will do.

    Thanks everyone for the suggestions.

    Doug
     
  9. Mscotrid

    Mscotrid LawnSite Bronze Member
    from USA
    Posts: 1,444

    FYI, Confront is no longer labeled for residential turf.
     
  10. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,783

    Here's what's missing from this conversation.

    There is a difference between chems when it comes to temps.

    One formulation might be an amine compound which is recommended for higher temps as it has less potential to burn a lawn in the late spring through summer.

    Then there are ester formulations. These chems are better for mid-late fall apps. You can use it in extremely "cool" conditions and down to the lower 40's for temps.

    Some would say doing a late fall ester app is going to yield better results on the hard to kill weeds.

    But even I have used amine formulations clear up until late October with great success.

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