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Expect crabgrass breakthrough in the Northeast.

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by phasthound, May 13, 2020.

  1. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Fanatic
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  2. Hineline

    Hineline LawnSite Bronze Member
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    After last years two month spraypalooza I put down.38 prodiamine at 4.25 bags per acre and didn't start until April 15. I hope that's good enough.
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  3. OP

    phasthound LawnSite Fanatic
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    Time will tell.
  4. BigJlittleC

    BigJlittleC LawnSite Fanatic
    from Chicago
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    Why would you say such a thing. Take it back.
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  5. Wye Oak Tree

    Wye Oak Tree LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'm just seeing the first tiny leaf of crabgrass emerge here in Southern RI.
    Several weeks ago daily temps were in the mid-low 40's.
    Since then it has been in the mid-upper 50's and more or less sunny enough to warm soil temps up enough for germination.

    Vile weed it is!
  6. zlandman

    zlandman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,208

    Great. Just finished round 2 today with no additional pre. Preemergent round 1 was applied in the final "optimum " days per GDD Tracker. Hope that helps.
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  7. The Green One

    The Green One LawnSite Member
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    At that 0.80 Rate A.I per Acre, you should be fine. If you had applied at .65 ai, and had some late summer very heavy rainfalls, concern would be an option.

    Remember that cooler soils also have lower microbial activity, and that is the key player on Prodiamine degradation.

    GDD base 50 is far later than any season I recall, and soil temps have remained below 50F at 7am in Central N.J. even as of today.

    IF folks went out too early with their Pre and A.I. was low, you should consider a split app, to cover your 6 o'clock for the Nasty crabgrass.

    No disrespect of course to Barry's post or the Cornell Expert.

    Check your rates and timing people, if you are unsure. Better safe than sorry.
  8. OP

    phasthound LawnSite Fanatic
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    That's good info Green One.
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    CHARLES CUE LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,072

    Well i am glad i am in the south I seen crabgrass back in the first of april but we have had many frost in the last 5 weeks
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  10. grass4gas

    grass4gas LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 939

    Last year I upped my prodiamine to .42AI at the 225 lb/ac rate. Same this year. Much better results. Prior to last year ,I was using a .37AI prodiamine
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