What will kill wild voilets?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by sawdust, May 26, 2004.

  1. sawdust

    sawdust LawnSite Member
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    Anyone know what will kill wild violets? Momentum seems to turn them yellow but don't think it will kill them.
     
  2. steve in Pa.

    steve in Pa. LawnSite Senior Member
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    trimec or trimec plus!!
     
  3. robertsturf

    robertsturf LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Try adding spreader sticker at the highest rate 3 pts per 100 gals. Also there is a product called Quicksilver that Lesco sells , that is labeled for Wild Violets. If you read the label Momentum is not labeled for Wild Violets.
     
  4. Hamons

    Hamons LawnSite Senior Member
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    Quicksilver is very effective against violets. The AI is carfentrazone. Mix with a threeway or pay a little more and buy it mixed alreadya s a product called Speedzone made by Gordon
     
  5. kppurn

    kppurn LawnSite Senior Member
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    Quicksilver works well on them. Sometimes a second app. is necessary to get decent control.

    I use a mix of Quicksilver/ Three-way.
     
  6. kppurn

    kppurn LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hamons beat me to it.:D
     
  7. I hear good things about "Confront", but I have not used it.
     
  8. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
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    Speedzone works but I have found that you have to also use a surfactant and you will possibly have to do multiple apps (2) over a 2 week period. I think wild violets have quite an underground network so make sure you are spraying over a big area to get the entire plant network.
     
  9. When you sat a surfactant, do you mean something like "Lesco spreader sticker"? or do you mean something like dish soap?
     
  10. Hamons

    Hamons LawnSite Senior Member
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    Non-ionic surfactant is much better than dish soap! I use a product called Super shot 40 if just needing surfactant. A humic baced product. If need a sticker I use Lesco's Spreader Sticker.
     

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