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Got my Private Applicator License - now what chemical to use on weeds?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by landcruiser, Apr 30, 2004.

  1. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,468

    atrazine is what I use on my lawn
  2. Josey Wales

    Josey Wales LawnSite Member
    Messages: 92

    drive pic.jpg
  3. landcruiser

    landcruiser LawnSite Member
    from Tx
    Messages: 134

    Timturf, in Texas, the test is just as dfor says - safety, understanding the label, etc. but no detail on what chemicals to use where. We're on our own on that.
  4. landcruiser

    landcruiser LawnSite Member
    from Tx
    Messages: 134

    Josey Wales, is Drive 75 available at places like Lesco? Is it safe in Bermuda and St. Augustine?
  5. ArizPestWeed

    ArizPestWeed LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,457

    What other names is Drive 75 sold under?

    The active that is?
  6. Josey Wales

    Josey Wales LawnSite Member
    Messages: 92

    Drive is available from Lesco, Estes, etc....

    It's safe for bermuda but the label says that St Augustine is susceptable to injury.

    Here's a link to the page that has the PDF label...

    http://www.turffacts.com/lawn products labelsmsds.asp
  7. SWD

    SWD LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 988

    Yes, Drive is available at Lesco's in Texas.
    For a mixed stand of turf, Drive or Momentum work well-remember to alternate for best efficacy.
    Landcruiser-if you put 2,4-D, atrazine or MSMA on your mixed stand of turf you will, in all probability, kill all of it.
    2,4-D is highly phytotoxic to St Augustine, MSMA will flat kill it and atrazine will kill Bermudagrass.
    You can use Drive, however, Momentum works as well.
    Do not forget the non-ionic spray adjuvant either.
  8. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,656

    Its the way its applied and the addition of surfactants and adjuvants that make the Tru Green lawns look good. Even Weed B Gon at the Home Depot will do a good job if applied correctly with the right equipment.
  9. greenerpastures

    greenerpastures LawnSite Member
    Messages: 160

    Atrazine will not kill bermuda. It is labeled for bermuda and an excellent, economical pre-emerge product when used properly. Simazine is very similar. Best to keep the 2,4-D off of St. Aug especially during green-up---especially Raleigh, but I have never seen significant damage--must labels say to use extreme caution. MSMA will fry it however. If your in Tx your St. Aug is probably just in shade areas anyway.
    Tx Private license has a different test and less CEU requirements,etc for those who wish to apply to own property only. Tx Commercial license is more in line with other states and required for those who charge.

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