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Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by bug-guy, Nov 30, 2007.

  1. bug-guy

    bug-guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 954

    i just had a rep stop by my shop and gave me 5 - 8 oz bottles of ATRIMEC pgr
    and one 8 oz speedzone red any body have any feed back on these products .
    i sprayed my shrubs @ work and left off about 10 ft of shrub line ...i hope to take some b-4 and after pics well post them if they're worth it
     
  2. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Posts: 5,842

    Speedzone kicks a$$ on difficult weeds. Great herbicide.
     
  3. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,795

    i use only speedsone and its sister products since they wer tested on the market many years back now. i know a head guy that works for pbi gordon the manufacturer her in kc and he has been awesome in advice. i do have a ?, is speedsone red a new product or is that a typo?
     
  4. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,795

    oh yeah, it aint cheap, much more than other products, but it has a in soil residual that helps along with the great instant control to really reduce a call back and jsut plain look better longer. i use it at 1.5 oz rate and kill everything i need it too, but wild violet is a lilttle tougher, need multiple apps for this one.
     
  5. bug-guy

    bug-guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 954

    speedzone red is for cool season grass and speedzone green for warm season grass.
    is that what you meant????
     
  6. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,765

    Speedzone works unusually fast because of the carfentrazone in the mix, (it is combined with Trimec). Its about the same on some tough weeds--like spurge, oxalis and violets, but for me it worked really fast on ground ivy, dandelions, and mallow. It is amazing on purslane--turns it black in 24 hours
     
  7. RAlmaroad

    RAlmaroad LawnSite Silver Member
    from SC
    Posts: 2,159

    Hey guys: you should check the label for the "Red" before you use it on the St. Augustine in Flordia!!!!You may be more in the red than you bargained for. Too much 2-4 D in the mix for warm season grass.
     
  8. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,795

    i guess that is what i meant, yeah, i was just wondering. i use the same stuff but they dont sell green here that is why i didnt know what it is that you meant
     
  9. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,953

    I am interested in the Atrimec results......since our climates are similar the result could be the same. Last year I sprayed twice but since it rained 40 inches I was still doing bushes more than I wanted. I am trying to figure out when to do the first application for next year. I was thinking early Feb when stuff starts coming back out. I am going all out this year and spray heavy. One results of its use is the shrubs fill out better.
     
  10. rcreech

    rcreech Sponsor
    Male, from OHIO
    Posts: 6,011


    I always add Quick Silver to my Three Way which is the same thing as Red Zone. What is the price difference in price as I don't remember since I checked so long ago.

    Why not just tank mix Quick Silver and save money instead of using Red Zone? Just curious!
     

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