Lesco Three Way on Staugustine

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by JoeTurf, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
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    Celsius does OK in full sun, high heat, just really slow. Have to be careful about concentrations too, max can cause the St. Agustine to shock and go into decline with the unintended consquence of the broadleaf taking over again. I know this because I was agressive with an application on my own lawn :cry:

    I've always had excellent results with Blade & Quicksilver, but the stuff is so expensive.

    I'm afraid of 2-4-D in St. Augustine personally, although Ric is usually right on the money. Sure wish I could get some 40% Atrazine.
     
  2. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    jvanvliet

    Legal applicators can get 4L Atrazine, it is a RUP that only a CPO can legally buy. You must also keep records of every oz and where it was applied. If you can't Buy 4L Atrazine then you are not a licensed applicator.


    I for got to add Read the Label about Heat restrictions on using 3 way herbicide, you can fry a lawn in the summer.
     
  3. tillerstick

    tillerstick LawnSite Member
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    St. Augustine has been taken off the label of Lesco three way in all but a very few applications. Read the label as you are probably not in compliance of the law if you are spraying St. Augustine and/or centipede.
     
  4. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
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    I know :cry:
     
  5. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    jvanvliet

    Don't cry to me if you aren't Certified. I not only paid my dues but I also offered to help others get Certified many time right here on Lawnsite.
     
  6. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
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    Yah, Ric, I know. Wasn't crying to you, just sad cause I can't get a safe and effective broadleaf control agent for my properties because of H/O abuse & mass hysteria started by the Euro Enviro Tofu Farting Fairies and picked up on by the Enviro Tofu Farting Fairies here. :waving:
     
  7. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yea Right, you never would apply Chemicals illegal on your customer's yards.
     
  8. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I agree with you. In fact, I use metsulfuron for new sales that are primarily St. Aug with heavy weed infestation. My earlier post was meant mainly as a course of action I take, out of convenience, for a Fall pre-emergent app for a St Aug lawn that has been under my control for awhile and has had a major portion of the difficult to control weeds already eliminated.
     
  9. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
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    Actually Ric, I don't. We have grown too much in the last several years for me to get busted for something stupid. I recommend a local pest control co. with whom I have a relationship. I do the ornamentals and the fertilizer for which I am licensed.

    My wife and I own several properties which I treat in addition to those of our parents, to the best of my knowledge not illegal.
     

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