Prodiamine and Trimec Southern question

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by marc417, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. marc417

    marc417 LawnSite Member
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    Thanks guys. i just bought some simazine to try in a month or so. How do you gyys feel about me spraying some trimec southern now
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  2. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    I advised him to try Celcius...I've used it on centipede with great results.
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  3. greendoctor

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    When I first got into the business, the only broadleaf weed controls available were the Trimec products, Banvel or 2,4-D. I once applied Trimec Southern at the centipede grass rate. That application was a total failure. Not only did it yellow and damage the centipede, it also failed to kill the weeds. Celsius, or even the 0.25-0.5 oz rate of Manor is now my go to for centipede weed control. The only place I would consider Trimec is on zoysia or bermuda as a cheap application. Those are the only grasses that tolerate rates that provide acceptable weed control.
     
  4. marc417

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    In my limited time investigating the app rate per acre and # of apps per 10 oz. container, it seems that celsius is pretty pricey. is it usually around $120/10 oz container providing 4 acres per bottle?
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  5. greendoctor

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    Balance that with safety to labeled turf and efficacy on weeds. Control failures and/or damage to the lawn can cost me much more than even the most expensive product. Celsius is not supposed to cost $120 unless it is from a non agency vendor.
     
  6. marc417

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    How much are you guys buying Celsius for ? Would I be good to spray some Celsius within the next few days and then maybe spray some Simazine end of Oct or 1st of Nov
     
  7. greendoctor

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    Celsius is about $80 for me. $120 sounds like a price from online vendors catering to homeowners and unlicensed applicators.
     
  8. cgaengineer

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    $80 for Celcius is right...
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  9. greendoctor

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    I paid $70 per ounce for Manor a year ago. Price of that came down quite a bit. Am I upset? NO. Having that product enabled me to control weeds not phased by other products.
     
  10. cecropia11

    cecropia11 LawnSite Member
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    can prodiamine be used on kuntucky 31 tall fescue also can prodiamine be used on perinial blue grass ass the label states that it will remove anual blue grass
     

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