Using Sticker or Soap with Speedzone

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by pgiambat, Apr 22, 2005.

  1. pgiambat

    pgiambat LawnSite Member
    Posts: 70

    I have used Speedzone the last two years without great results. I know to put some saop in to break down the surface tension to help efficacy.

    I've never had much success with it. I don't think I was using it correctly. I was putting in about 3 to 4 drops of dishsoap in a 2 gallon mix.

    I recently talk to an experienced veteran (chemical guy), he says to use a "sticker".

    Please advise on the use of a "sticker" (name and quantity, assume I'm mixing up a 2 gallon batch at a time) or is soap good enough.
  2. marko

    marko LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 963

    Lesco sells a surfacant for $23/gal. You use 3/4oz per gal. I dont think you were using enough soap.
  3. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,457

    Speedzone's label specifically says a sticker is not necessary.

    I was using Lesco's Spreader Sticker with Speedzone and my Lesco guy said I was wasting my money.

    I'm getting great results without the sticker.
  4. I was getting great results with SpeedZone last year with no sticker.

    I was told by a PBI Gordon rep at a trade show that there is a surfactant mixed in already.

    My only compliant about the product is the price.
  5. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
    Posts: 1,405

    I just recently purchased some sticker because the dishsoap idea was failing for me as well....
  6. Grandview

    Grandview LawnSite Gold Member
    from WI
    Posts: 3,251

    My guess is you are not putting enough herbicide down. I get great results with a three-way.

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