z-spray and acclaim

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by turf hokie, Aug 11, 2005.

  1. turf hokie

    turf hokie LawnSite Silver Member
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    Anybody use their z spray to apply acclaim?

    I was wondering about the results you have gotten. I was going to try the 1/2 gallon per k nozzles and see.

    I know it is late but the customer (a landscaper) wants it done for some of his bigger accounts.

    SHOWCASE LAWNS LLC LawnSite Member
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    I Dont Use A Zspray But With The Weather In My Area (not Too Far From You) Being So Dry......i Would Be Extremely Careful With Acclaim Or Msma...i Spray At The Lower Rate With 1 Gal Per Thousand Nozzle On The Chemlawn Gun And Its Way Borderline. Dont Do It In The Heat Of The Day Or If Over 90 Or If You Havent Had At Least A Little Rain In The Past Few Days, Other Guys Around Here Have Done It And The Lawns They Did Look Like They Did Roundup (reddish Brown Patches) Instead Of Acclaim. Customers With Proper Sprinler System Might Be Ok Too.
  3. turf hokie

    turf hokie LawnSite Silver Member
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    Thanks. I know it is border line. I am not spraying today way too hot, especially since I have not tried this method before.

    Does any body else have experience with the z and acclaim.

  4. turfsolutions

    turfsolutions LawnSite Senior Member
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    I sprayed a lawn infested with crabgrass last year with my z spray using acclaim and had good results. Just make sure your calibrated and you will be fine.
  5. turf hokie

    turf hokie LawnSite Silver Member
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    Thanks. I am going to give it a whirl tomorrow before it gets hot. We'll see in a week if it worked.
  6. osc

    osc LawnSite Senior Member
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    If you have three tillers or more you may have a problem.
  7. Puttinggreens

    Puttinggreens LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from southeast PA
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    Also be very careful of any overlap in your spray pattern, especially at the awkward shaped ends.

    I used Acclaim earlier last month with success at the 1/2 rate. It is tough on fine fescue and any turf under stress.

    I only use acclaim on lowcut KBG. Everywhere else I think Drive is more cost effective.

    Also, when I sprayed I used the 1.4 GPM nozzles to keep my spray volume high.
  8. turf hokie

    turf hokie LawnSite Silver Member
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    Thanks guys -- I will cross my fingers and hope for the best. I think it is too late to spray at this point anyway.

    I wish I could use drive. But NY won;t register it. :angry:

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