SpeedZone???

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Gatewayuser, Jan 31, 2006.

  1. Gatewayuser

    Gatewayuser LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Has anyone used Speedzone before and what kind of results did you get? What were if any of the down side to using it? Thanks!
     
  2. LawnTamer

    LawnTamer LawnSite Gold Member
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    I've used speedzone for a couple of years, it has just a few downsides
    Cost-it is a little expensive
    Compatability-it doesn't mix well w/ Barricade
    Mallows- it burns the top without getting that long root
    Irritates eyes- even the normal fumes from spraying all day sometimes gets me

    Otherwise I've found it to be a great product, it is more $$$ than say 3-way but it's much faster.
     
  3. ThreeWide

    ThreeWide LawnSite Bronze Member
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    One other big advantage I've liked about Speedzone.....

    You can spray an area and then seed 2 weeks later. That comes in handy at times.
     
  4. Gatewayuser

    Gatewayuser LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thats what I was thinking too.

    Thanks for all the answers so far.
     
  5. robertsturf

    robertsturf LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You need to combine with another product such as Trimec 992, I used this combo last year with me Perma-Green Ultra, exellent results. Cost is not that bad, the rate is .44 oz per 1,000 sq ft. The cost per gallon may look high but when you break it down by rate its not that bad.
     
  6. philk17088

    philk17088 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Why would you mix with 992?
    992= 2,4D,MCPP,Dicamba
    Speedzone=carfentrazone,2,4D,MCPP and Dicamba.
    You are wasting money mixing these two.

    992 by itself has a little extra 2,4D than trimec classic so it works faster. The speedzone has carfentrazone in it for faster kill.
     
  7. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
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    it works well and fast
     
  8. ThreeWide

    ThreeWide LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Why would you mix an amine formulation with an ester formulation?
     
  9. robertsturf

    robertsturf LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Ester formulations work well when you have temperature fluctuations in the Spring, not as suseptable to frost and lower temperatures. Speedzone gives you the quick kill and the 992 helps get the root.
     
  10. philk17088

    philk17088 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Neither of these are ester formulations.:confused:
    Speedzone is basically 992 with carfentrazone that ruptures cells walls for that intial wilt. It's redundant to use both together.
     

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