Post-Emergent Herbicide

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by betmr, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. betmr

    betmr LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I am Licensed Applicator. My position is Groundskeeper. I would like to get opinions on best all-round Broad leaf Herbicide to keep on hand, for use on KBG & Rye blend turf. And if there is a Broad leaf Herbicide that is recommended for use on fine fescue turf.

    I presently have Roundup-Pro for Curbs, Sidewalks, and Post-emergent in beds. I've used Chaser (ester) for cooler temp spraying, and Trimeck for warmer temps. Have I got it right? Or can I improve on what I use?

    Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. suzook

    suzook LawnSite Member
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    Drive works great on KBG and Rye, but will do some serious damage, probable total kill on the fine fescue. acclaim is much safer on the the fine, but not as effective as the drive IMHO.
     
  3. FdLLawnMan

    FdLLawnMan LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Any 3-way, such as Trimec will work on cool season grasses just fine. To really get the job done you can spike the 3-way with Octane or Carfentenzone "Quicksilver".
     
  4. betmr

    betmr LawnSite Bronze Member
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    JD Landscapes says Momentum XF2 is good for me, any opinions on that? Also I have lots of Clover to deal with in the lawns & beds.
     
  5. FdLLawnMan

    FdLLawnMan LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Momentum Fx2 is very good. Will easily take care of clover. If you want fast knockdown mix it with Octane. Just make sure you apply it at the correct rate.
     
  6. kirk1701

    kirk1701 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Quick question.
    I was told Trimec you needed a license to obtain did I get correct info?
     
  7. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Over a certain quantity(I think a quart or a gallon) It becomes an RUP(Restricted Use Pesticide)
     
  8. betmr

    betmr LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have not mixed different chems together before, and have not noticed, in the past, if the label's give proportion amounts for this. I have seen, on the label, how to test compatibility. Would it be like mixing each chem individually, in the same amount of water? (If you know what I mean) For example: if each Label says add one Oz. of chem, to 10 Gal. of water, would I add one Oz. of each Chem. to 10 Gal. of water? is that how it works?
     
  9. FdLLawnMan

    FdLLawnMan LawnSite Bronze Member
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    No, whatever amount of Momentum you have mixed just add the Octane to it. 1.5 oz's of Octane is enough for an acre.
     
  10. betmr

    betmr LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thanx for all the help FD. I guess I'll have to get out my Slide Rule, and figure all that out. All this math is not easy. I wish there were an easier way.
     

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