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Early Spring weeds up North

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by SchlepRock, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. SchlepRock

    SchlepRock LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 10

    Hey everyone,
    SchlepRock here.
    Just got back on after a few years being off.

    Question: In your opinion, what's the best cost effective herbicide to use in early spring weed control like for let's say chickweed?

    3 way amine, Triclopyr, speedzone?
  2. group501

    group501 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 174

    I have found that when the temps are cooler Speed Zone works well. As soon as it starts to warm up we switch to Eliminate.
  3. SchlepRock

    SchlepRock LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 10


    I read a few posts and it seems to be unanimous. I have some quicksilver, so I'll just spike the mix myself.
    I love how well that stuff works in the fall. After the sticker shock wore off I got accustomed to it.
  4. group501

    group501 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 174

    There is no need to spike Speed Zone with Quick Silver. Speed Zone already contains Carfentrazone which is the active ingredient in Quick Silver.
  5. Atlantic Lawn

    Atlantic Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Outer Banks NC
    Messages: 948

    Speedzone works for us. We treat warm season grasses.
  6. Shades of Green LService

    Shades of Green LService LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,011

    For me, i like 3 way for chickweed (especially) Works great. You can also spike it w/ octane or quicsilver.
  7. EA Quinn

    EA Quinn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 393

    I use speedzone and then switch to surge once it gets warmer out.

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