Lets talk about Revolver and first treatment pricing...

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by andyslawncare, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. andyslawncare

    andyslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 812

    Guys, I'm paying $300 for a quart of revolver and its gone in no time. I see several companies in the area not doing anything about the bluegrass, but I've been treating all of our new contracted accounts... The price tag is adding up, as some applications of revolver cost more in material than the average application pays. At the .5 oz per gallon rate, 4 gallon back pack spot sprayed; this application is costing us $18.75 per 4 gallons applied, not to mention that experimenting has shown that broadleaf and liquid peremergence should be a separate application than the revolver app. How do you guys handle the extra material and labor cost? Charge twice for the first application? My skid sprayer is currently applying 3 pints per acre of speed zone southern, 1.25 lbs per acre Stonewall, and sticker. This mixture costs around $50 per acre in material. Some of these new accounts are killing me, just looking for advice from more seasoned people...

    All accounts that were contracted by October received a split application of Dimension in the fall, and don't have problems; just the new properties.
  2. kbrashears

    kbrashears LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 778

    Gly in the winter.
    Celcius in the heat.

    I don't use Revolver anymore. Don't need it.
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  3. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,132

    Celsius kills almost everything that the Revolver does. You only need Revolver for goosegrass or contamination by centipede grass if that is not the desired species.
  4. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,132

    To add, bluegrass is also killed or severely injured by atrazine or simazine. Image(imazaquin) is also very effective and has the added benefit of killing most sedges.
  5. grenskpr

    grenskpr LawnSite Member
    Messages: 120

    You need to tell the new accounts that because they did'nt recieve a fall pre emergent you can't do anything about the poa, it'll be gone with the heat soon enough, and let them know that next year they will not have an issue with it.

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