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fungicide treatment offered as part of your program?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by RasterBlaster, Jun 18, 2004.

  1. RasterBlaster

    RasterBlaster LawnSite Member
    Posts: 19

    I'm looking to offer fungicide treatments after what's been going on around here this year. Any of you transition zone folks offer a fungicide treatment program? I'm thinking of offering 3 or 4 treatments, all in the spring/early summer spaced @ 3 weeks apart.
  2. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,457

    No, that stuff is to expensive and I can make to much money on it if I don't include it.
  3. I offer them, but only to customers who demand the most from their lawns and are willing to pay the big buck for them.

    Strangely when I started offering them, I found the most popular service was a PCNB winterizer treatment, to prevent snow mold!?!?

    If you offer them, charge accordingly.
  4. James Cormier

    James Cormier LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Posts: 1,218

    We offered mostly a red thread preventive apps this season, The customers that have been struggling with red thread ate it up, I charged alot for it.

    The problem, well it didnt work, I was never a fan of fungi's just cause I knew alot more rides on control diseases other than fungi's, These customer recieve aeration several times a year, 5lbs of N, water and mow properly, but they struggle with red thread every year, I thought fungi's was the missing link.
  5. Usually with proper cultural programs, the turf disease pressure not severe enough to justify fungicide program on home lawns.
  6. RasterBlaster

    RasterBlaster LawnSite Member
    Posts: 19

    What did you use, and how often did you apply? In reading the labels the range is anywhere from 7 days to 30 days, depending upon curative rates, preventative rates and so on. Why do you think you had such bad results?
  7. James,

    5 lbs of n/m is alot of fert on home lawns in my area, got to be a ton for maine!
  8. James Cormier

    James Cormier LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Posts: 1,218

    Tim, I m in mass, but all the same, my normal program is 3.5-4 lbs per year, but I do have some High maintenance people that require more, Im gonna try increasing my Iron and see if I can decrease my N.

    You would think I would be complaining about leafspot, meltout or fusiuriam blight ( sp? ) but red thread is a major problem up here. the good thing is everone has it not just me.
  9. James Cormier

    James Cormier LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Posts: 1,218

    Raster, I use bayleton granular, I applied 2 treatments 20-25 days apart at 2.5lbs per k as the label stated.

    I wanted to use 17-0-17 with bayleton but no one could find it for me.
  10. TSM

    TSM LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA
    Posts: 711

    true, except with red thread, at least here in Massachusetts, red thread is a major problem here. And I believe the disease has evolved over the years. Used to be you'd see red thread end of may into june...now any given time of the season.

    proper cultural practices or not

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