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Drive additives

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by HBFOXJr, Aug 20, 2002.

  1. HBFOXJr

    HBFOXJr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,712

    My Drive label recommends crop oil or some kind of other oil as an additive rather than a surfactant.

    Ha s anyone successfully used a surfactant or sticker/spreader with Drive?

    Any other use tips?
  2. EJK2352

    EJK2352 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,150

    I use crop oil. Lesco guys said alot of guys are useing their spreader/sticker w/ good results. I have had excellent results w/ crop oil.:) ;) :) ED
  3. grassguy_

    grassguy_ LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 633

    I've used methylated seed oil, very inexpensive and have had great results. The seed oil is usually available at most mills or farm supply locations.
  4. SCL

    SCL LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 543

    I've been using a surfactant called LI700, also doubles as a wetting agent. Kind of expensive, but so is drive. I'm thinking of switching to a spreader/sticker.

    FERT REP LawnSite Member
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 8

    Newer Drive labels have been amended to include Lesco spreader sticker as an approved surfactant.
  6. tremor

    tremor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,476

    Drive has done a poor job at controlling crabs for a 2-3 week period this summer.
    BASF recognizes that Drive fails for a while during crabgrass "middle age". The cuticle gets too tough & waxy around the 2 tiller stage. They're working with collges now for help.

    During the 2 tiller stage, MSO offers a 20% increase in efficacy. Still not great. Just better.

    The rest of the time, both before & after, conventional spreader stickers will perform equally well.


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