Perma Green and spraying

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Scott's Lawn Maintenance, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. Scott's Lawn Maintenance

    Scott's Lawn Maintenance LawnSite Senior Member
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    Is anyone using their Pg or synergy sprayers for anything other
    then post emergent herbicides, such as pre-m's, insecticides or
    fungicides? If you are what kind of results have you received.
     
  2. thomsoutdoor

    thomsoutdoor LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I think with what little volume you have you can't do anything else.
     
  3. rcreech

    rcreech Sponsor
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    The PG is only good for Pre Crab and Post Broadleaf control.

    As stated the volume of product will not give you the needed coverage.

    This is definitly where the Z-Spray has an edge on the PG.
     
  4. Scott's Lawn Maintenance

    Scott's Lawn Maintenance LawnSite Senior Member
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    What pre-m products are you using with your Perma
    Green and the rate of the product?
     
  5. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I've gotten excellent control of crabgrass post emergently. In fact this is where I think it really shines for me as far as spraying goes.I have not used it for spraying insecticides and fungicides. I have used granular insecticides in it for Fire Ants an sub-surface feeding insects. Rodney is right I think you would need the penetration of higher volumes of liquid for surface feeding insects in turf. You can use liquid Pre-M in it, but I would advise against it. A huge mess. Agitation becomes an issue with WP's and WDG's. It is illegal to use Lesco Three-way in your machine but legal to use Trimec 992, so be sure to read your labels before using certain products.
     
  6. rcreech

    rcreech Sponsor
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    It's illegal to run Lesco's Three Way with a PG?
     
  7. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
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    The label recommends that it be applied in 40-80 gals of water per acre. As you read further it says it can be applied in 1-5 gals /1000. I can't speak for the PG magnum as my PG is an Ultra. Mine has an 8 gal tank that sprays 32k or 4k/gal. I believe the magnum is about the same...not sure. At the beginning of the label it states "It is against Federal Law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with it's labeling." Therefore, technically making it illegal to spray out of a PG...at least my PG Ultra. It sucks because Trimec 992 has the same % active ingredients and has no such stipulations on the volume of water used. I just use the Trimec 992. It makes absolutely no sense at all to me, but I guess if someone wanted to nail you to a cross for it, they could!
     
  8. PSUTURFGEEK

    PSUTURFGEEK LawnSite Senior Member
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    Eliminate lo is actually one of the only broadleaf weed controls that actually is labled correctly for a magnum.
     
  9. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Rodney, Check your PM's
     
  10. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Rodney, you need to check your PM's
     

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