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Growth Regulator for Zoysia, Fescue and St. Augustine

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Reel_Green, May 8, 2003.

  1. Reel_Green

    Reel_Green LawnSite Member
    Posts: 27

    Is there a growth regulator on the market that's safe for Zoysia, St. Augustine and Fescue? Thanks.

  2. yardman1

    yardman1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 458

    Embark, I believe.
  3. What about Primo Maxx................
  4. greenman

    greenman LawnSite Addict
    Posts: 1,405

    Ask Kirby's Lawn, I think he uses it.
  5. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Posts: 3,486

    Primo Maxx is awsome on Zoysia, in fact I just killed a fescue lawn and I'm laying Emorald Zoysia sod next week. I tested it last year and mowed the Zoysia 3 times, this guy wants a low maintenance lawn so he is trying it.

    Another good thing at .025 oz per k Primo Maxx goes a looonnngg way on Zoysia. I tried it on a small section St Aug, was not as impressed.

    Here is the thread: http://lawnsite.com/showthread.php?threadid=34185&highlight=primo+maxx
  6. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,964

    What's the cost per k of Primo?
  7. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Posts: 3,486

    Depends on what you are spraying. Fescue gets .75 oz per k, Zoysia gets 0.25, St Aug get 0.01-0.15. A gallon has 128 ounces so just do the math. PRimo is $430 a gallon.
  8. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,964

    Thanks for the per k info. I know the best scenario is to have a weed free lawn but, what affect does it have on weeds like clover, if any?
  9. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Posts: 3,486

    None that I know of, you can mix Momentum with it and knock out 2 problems at once
  10. I don't think you can do both at the same time.

    I think you need to wait at least 2 weeks between the 2.

    Stunt the growth of the weed while you are trying to kill it? Won't that hinder the effects of the herbicide?

    I would seriously check the label on this one, I was told not to.

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