I cannot get Sucker Stopper at Lesco

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Coffeecraver, Nov 12, 2004.

  1. Coffeecraver

    Coffeecraver LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA.
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    Is there something compatable?
     
  2. turf78

    turf78 LawnSite Member
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    Yes you can, Scythe.
     
  3. heritage

    heritage LawnSite Bronze Member
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  4. turf78

    turf78 LawnSite Member
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    Scythe Herbicide.
     
  5. Coffeecraver

    Coffeecraver LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA.
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    turf78 Scythe Herbicide.
    That is a non-selective herbicide and im not sure it can be used to control suckers on Crape Myrtles.

    http://www.extremelygreen.com/Product.cfm?Name=Scythe Herbicide

    Thanks heritage,I have that link.

    The Sucker Stopper i know I can get online,however I would rather get a product to do the samething locally. I have heard that Lesco has a product that is compatable but when I called them they seemed to have no clue.
    So I guess I need to know the active ingredient and then ask them for that.

    Thanks again
    Norm
     
  6. kickin sum grass

    kickin sum grass LawnSite Senior Member
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    I know several people round here that uses round up for sucker control. I have personally seen them spray crab, pear, and a few others with it with no harmful side effects to the tree. I am to affraid to try it myself. For what its worth...
     
  7. ThreeWide

    ThreeWide LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Well this is no surprise since Glyphosate was originally developed as PGR.

    Does anyone have data on rates of application as a PGR? I don't recall any of this being on the label.

    I think it would be an easy way to control suckers on crepe myrtles if used at the correct rate.
     
  8. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    I got a bottle of sucker stopper for crape myrtles a couple years ago and had less than good results with it. We weed them off now and even though it scars the bark I don't see any bad effects on plant or blooming.
     
  9. kevinheap

    kevinheap LawnSite Member
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    What will work on Cottonwood suckers all over my back yard. I have 2 Cottonwoods one is 40' the other was 40' but broke and was cut down to 25'. My backyard is 40' x 100' and has a sucker every square ft almost.
     

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