Anyone use these?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by ron mexico75, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. ron mexico75

    ron mexico75 LawnSite Bronze Member
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  2. AielLandscaping

    AielLandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    use quikpro all the time. it's not really any faster than any other glyphosate product but it is safer to use because it is less likely to be spilled, and even if it is spilled, it is a dry product so sweeping it up is much easier than trying to clean up a liquid spill. I wouldn't buy the small packs though, just get the large jug that it comes in.
  3. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    They are easy to measure. I used to use the dry packs a lot. Partly because they fit under the seat of my truck. I had shallow plastic baskets under the seats of my truck. They slide out like a drawer. Very convenient. Baskets were about 2 inches deep and 15 inches long. 12 inches wide.
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  4. vaacutabove

    vaacutabove LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I use quick pro everyday but I get it it the jug 6 or 8 lbs can't rember believe it or not southern states is the cheapest place for me to get it.
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  5. ron mexico75

    ron mexico75 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Good idea.

    Yeah Ive seen it at Southern States. I don't spray enough to have to get the big jug although it may be cheaper in the long run.

    How's this stuff on English Ivy? Anyone use it on that before?
  6. vencops

    vencops LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
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    I'm paying $39 for 2.5gals of 41% gly.

    How's this compared to that? I keep a measuring jug in the back of the truck, and measure mine out for backpacks (did it, today).

    I've gone through probably three or four 2.5gal. containers so far this season. I mix 25gal's at least once a month. I've mixed 50gals. on two occasions.
  7. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
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    I bought a case of these things local and for my purpose of use, they weren't worth my money. To defend my plight, I had some shrub beds in semi shaded spots........used a surfactant also to control some immature greenbriar stalks. All that was done was burn the outer tips of the foliage. I then reverted back to my Ranger Pro 41% mixed at 5%/gallon with surfactant and it burned it down.
  8. nik

    nik LawnSite Member
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    The packets seem to be popular with a lot of applicators. As for the formulation, well if your customers worry if you did anything because the glyphosate takes its time, then it might be worth your while. That little bit of diquat does make the plant "look" like its been sprayed.

    What folks don't seem to catch on the label is that the quickpro requires protective eyewear and the Roundup Pro doesn't. If your state requires eyewear always or you wear it all the tie anyways, it's not important then. Even a little bit o' diquat in the eyes is not something you want to deal with
  9. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
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    The real problem lies in one fact--the antagonistic view point of combining glyphosate a slow systemic herbicide with a leaf desiccating herbicide that works within hours. The diquat burns the foliage quickly and could hasten the uptake of the glyphosate.
    I feel that results will vary upon situations. This product didn't impress me at all as i anticipated more results in a short time. The use of diquat dibromide alone is better................? However, the burndown is short lived on some hard to control weeds. The glyphosate alone is more potent without a antagonist to slap it on the back.
  10. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
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    I thought they looked pretty neat, also nice and easy wihout any mess to mix---------till I saw the difference in price. I think I will keep using my so-called generic Round up

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