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New Crabgrass Killer

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by turfman33, Aug 7, 2004.

  1. turfman33

    turfman33 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 226

  2. Critical Care

    Critical Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,654

    I wonder what the active chemical is... I didn't see it mentioned anywhere.
  3. nriddle77

    nriddle77 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 269

    Seems a bit pricy to me.
  4. chimmygew

    chimmygew LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 576

    You will still need a license to apply it to your customer's lawns...
  5. mowerman90

    mowerman90 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,491

    I'm sure that this is a get rich scheme (IMHO) by someone who's packaged good old "baking soda" and is trying to sell it as a miracle herbicide. For anyone who doesn't believe this go find a patch of carpet grass and wet it with a hose and then sprinkle a little Arm & Hammer on it and come back in about an hour. What you'll find is black decaying dead carpet grass.
  6. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,995

    I have an old lady as a client who swears by baking soda to kill crab grass.

    I was like yeah right. But she got some and poured it on the crabgrass and surrounding St augustine. I be damned if the crabgrass wasn't dead this week and the St. augustine looked fine.

    So I have to agree with mowerman90
  7. Liberty Lawncare

    Liberty Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 485

    The grasses in the north rye, fescue, kentuckey blue and bent grass are not tested. That is strange IMO.
  8. GregoryR

    GregoryR LawnSite Member
    Posts: 39

    I wrote them for a label and MSDS. I wonder if they will send any.
  9. Norm Al

    Norm Al LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,227

    im curious greg why would you think they wouldnt send you a label and msds sheet?

    liberty testing has been done on those grass but it burns the northern turfs,,,,,lesco has done a ton of testing with it!

    i have a feeling you guys would be surprised to find out what most of the products we use are made out of! just do a search on permethrins or glyphosates or 24d!
  10. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,468

    its got cinnamon,corn and wheat flour baking soda and a few other ingrediants in it.

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