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Trimec Plus - Good for New England?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Goodero, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. Goodero

    Goodero LawnSite Member
    Posts: 5

    Have a couple of lawns where the crabgrass has gotten out of control. Is Trimec Plus going to be a good solution right now?

    All suggestions appreciated!
  2. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,279

    Trimec + is never a solution in the northeast, its too damn hot!
  3. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,216

    I used Drive last week. Spot spray-hand sprayer. It worked very nicely--crabgrass is now brown. Used crop oil as surfactant.
  4. ALLPro Landscaping

    ALLPro Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 813

    I use it, never had a problem, I usually put it down late in the day, when the sun is at its minimum, so it don't burn
  5. lawns Etc

    lawns Etc LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,272

    Its great for spot spraying but after July 1 watch yourself if your gonna blanket it. Make sure that its below 85 for a couple of days. I spot spray it all the time year round its my favorite.
  6. humble1

    humble1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from MA
    Posts: 2,499

    trimec plus will smoke fine fescues. There is a point in the summer i think 4th tiller where drive wont touch it, then after 4th tiller it works again weird.
  7. jbturf

    jbturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,433

    ditto, i notice this as well with quinclorac
    typically have to treat 2x with quinclorac to kill tillering crab

    but msma or trimec plus, is a great cost effective tool to have in
    your arsenal, just need some experience on when and how to use

  8. nighthawk117

    nighthawk117 LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA
    Posts: 275

    Look-up Quincept from (NUFARM) has a full load of quinclorac in it, or drive xclr8 in the liquid form, which stays in suspension.Thumbs Up

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