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Bittercrest and Henbit

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by clallen03, Mar 12, 2007.

  1. clallen03

    clallen03 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 514

    Is Three-Way any good on these and other spring broadleafs?

  2. ampeg76

    ampeg76 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 297

    3-way with alittle surfactant works great for me, some times i add a dash of quicksilver for faster knockdown
  3. hmartin

    hmartin LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 590

    This time of year, the best thing for mature henbit is a lawn mower. New plants are much easier to deal with. 3-way sound good.

    Is the grass greening up in your area?
  4. Turfdoctor1

    Turfdoctor1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 707

    unfortunately, this is right.

    and, if you are like me, 90% of the calls i get are to kill the henbit, etc. I saw some data that showed 10% control of deadnettle (same genus as henbit) with Triplet. The only thing in this study that had any control of the deadnettle was Escalade II, a three way growth regulartor, and I'm sure quite expensive.
  5. clallen03

    clallen03 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 514

    The grass is my area hasn't started to green, that is why the henbit and bittercrest is looking so bad.
  6. teeca

    teeca LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,202

    i'm from the north, and not sure of warm grass but i use an ester based herbicide like cool power or lesco 3-way ester. people say speedzone is good also, but i haven't used it. also, i think speedzone has a herbicide for warm season turf. anyway, the cool power kills the henbit with one app young or hardend off.

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