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Anyone use Lesco's prosecutor?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by stevenf, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. stevenf

    stevenf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,612

    Or now known as "John Deere Landscapes" Was introduced to Razor burn and it worked great but was about $2.00 a gallon once mixed with water. I ask them if they had a less expensive non-selective herbicide and the guy recommended the prosecutor. It was the same price as Razorburn but cost about $.44 a gallon to spray. I was told that I will get the same end result just wont be as fast as Razorburn was.

    I need to spray two apartment complexes but dont want to waste my time if this stuff is garbage. Any input?
  2. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    Yeah, I've used it several times. It's just glyphosate. 41%, I believe. The Razorburn is the same thing, but just has some diquat mixed in, if I'm not mistaken.
  3. grass4gas

    grass4gas LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 566

    Is scythe still on the market?

    I still have some that I bought years ago. Mix this with the round-up, err, prosecutor and you get some quick knockdown with the gly coming on in a few days depending upon temps.
  4. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
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  5. LawnTamer

    LawnTamer LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,986

    Use the prosecutor, it may not be as fast, but it is a bajillion times safer. Look at the PPE required for diquat products, and google the long term potential side effects of diquat exposure, chronic neurological problems, lung damage, cancer... nasty stuff.
    As far as I am concerned, people can wait an extra day or two for their weeds to die, a fast knock down is not worth my health or theirs.
  6. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    Yes, this is true. This is why diquat - alone, is a RUP here in Michigan. It actually takes an aquatic license to obtain it.

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