TZone and Drive XLR8

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by DA Quality Lawn & YS, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
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    Just did a lawn today with this combo in my backpack. Lawn had oxalis, spurge, and crab bad in the backyard. No one had treated the lawn this year yet (new one for me). I am hoping for good results...anyone use this combo?
    Not the cheapest IMO but I need to get after those tough to kills.
     
  2. WestGaPineStraw

    WestGaPineStraw LawnSite Senior Member
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    Solitare + mso would have been cheaper.

    That cocktail you used will work.
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  3. B-Easy

    B-Easy LawnSite Member
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    Never tried T Zone but I would be willing if it kills Spotted Spurge. The Triclopyr must be the thing, if it works for you. It does not appear that different from Surge, which we are using. Surge gives us a little more cushion with the temps down here. I would be worried about spraying that Triclopyr/Ester. But again, if it kills Spotted Spurge I would use just about anything right now. Good Luck
     
  4. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
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    TZone takes out spurge. Problem is, not a cheap ester to apply....
    Also, I apply b/f 10AM or so, when temps are below 80 degrees. Quit spraying after that.....
     
  5. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
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    IMO Chaser Turf (ester) is safer on cool season turf than most any other BWC (especially amines) . Chaser ester also contains 16.5% triclopyr compared to similar brands that only contain half as much triclopyr. "Chaser Turf" herbicide wipes out hard-to-kill weeds like oxalis, spurge, knotweed, purslane, ground ivy, etc.

    I normally use a Shurflo SRS 600 (battery-powered backpack sprayer). 1.5 oz per K of Chaser, then add some LI700, then add my crabgrass (or nutsedge) product. Keep in mind that a fine mist/spray offers much better control on all of the above compared to a lawn gun (larger droplet size). Also, it's best to spray when the weeds are fully leafed out compared to if "they just mowed". Then tell them not to mow or water for 3 - 5 days.

    my 2 cents
     
  6. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    I hope to do some tests on spurge using T-Zone in the next few days. I am not optimistic.
    HOWEVER, a heavy shot of Drive followed by a heavy shot of T-zone is working well on violets--a little slow perhaps.

    Thus far at 93 degrees--T-Zone applied in the heat at label rate, 3 times label rate and 5 times label rate--I found no injury to the rye/blue mixture grass. Also no injury from Lesco Eliminate.

    After spraying a big poison ivy vine with T-Zone--stay tuned--need 24 more hours to see the effects.
     
  7. jfoxtrot9

    jfoxtrot9 LawnSite Senior Member
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    DA, you have my curiosity! I notice that you have changed from Momentum to T Zone. (Is this right?) I am curious if you are getting desired results. I have been using Momentum for years (before the change). I still get pretty great resluts over a very large selection of weeds. I have also priced T Zone as more expensive than Momentum. Please share your thoughts.
     
  8. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
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    You are right on with your comments my friend. The only reason I went away from Momentum FX2 (yes, it works well) is JDL went out of biz here in my local market. And the next closest location wants to charge me a rather absurd delivery charge to bring orders down to me. So, now I shop at Reinder's exclusively and TZone has been my summer hard to kill chem of choice. And yes, it is more expensive than Momentum. Next season, I would rather go back to Momentum personally - now that Imprelis has bombed out big time. Amine in hot weather (Momentum) is much more desirable than ester (TZone). I will post comments on effectiveness as they become available.
     
  9. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    You might consider Horsepower--it has 5.59 percent triclopyr, but it also has dicamba--and I consider that very important. (Momentum has 3.86 percent triclopyr).

    But for the really difficult weeds combine Horsepower plus T-Zone, both at full strength. Add plenty of surfactant , of course. Your mileage may vary.
     
  10. PSUTURFGEEK

    PSUTURFGEEK LawnSite Senior Member
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    Did you ever consider Tenacity? $ 50.00 an acre is pretty tough to beat and it gets everything.
     

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