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Can Liquid Pre M be applied with a Z-Spray or boom sprayer?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by CharlieBingo, Mar 15, 2005.

  1. CharlieBingo

    CharlieBingo LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 400

    Just wondering can I, or do I need a Tank sprayer with a chemlawn type gun?
  2. mcambrose

    mcambrose LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 518

    Yes it can be sprayed with a boom sprayer. It will turn everything yellow. I am spraying pre-emerge right now with a boom sprayer I made for a walker. I am using Dimension which is about $35/acre, but it also kills small crab grass if it is coming up.

    TURFLORD LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 834

    If you're doing residential, the gun would be better for all those tight spots. If you're doing big fields, use a boom sprayer. Dragging that hose around can be rough in large open areas.
  4. turfsolutions

    turfsolutions LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 853

    I was going to post this same question. I have a z spray and was concerned that applying only 1 gallon of mixture per thousand square feet would not be enough carrier for the product to be effective. I apply a granular fert with dimension in the early spring but would love to be able to apply the liquid for the 2nd application of dimension 6 weeks later. It is unnecessary to apply granular fertilizer in late spring which is what I would have to apply if I wanted to apply a granular dimension as they don't offer a straight granular product. I had been applying straight team for the 2nd ap., however, I would like to get away from team if I could. If anyone has applied liquid dimension with their z spray or similiar unit, please let us know what kind of results you got, and at what rate of mixture per thousand did you apply?

    Great question Bingo.
  5. Triple R

    Triple R LawnSite Member
    Messages: 244

    I have applied all my herbicides at 1gal/k for years with excellent results. With preemergent herbicides volume can be very low since the product has to be watered into the soil. Check the product label for spray volume, I believe I have seen some that are less than 10 gal/acre.
  6. Grandview

    Grandview LawnSite Gold Member
    from WI
    Messages: 3,251

    I will do post work at 5 gal/acre.
  7. cemars

    cemars LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 387

    You can get granular Dimension from Lesco and others in a 0-0-7. That way you can use the tank on your Z-Spray for broadleaf spray and only spray as needed.

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