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pre-emerging with ride-ons

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by MRMelton, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. MRMelton

    MRMelton LawnSite Member
    Messages: 54

    Hi guys,

    I've always used a skid sprayer with 300' of hose. I'm looking into buying a ride-on sprayer/spreader. What are you using for your pre-emergent. I've noticed that most of the sprayers spray at less than 1gal/1000 sq. ft. I've been using barricade but have also used Lesco Pre-M and both require 2 gals/1000 sq. ft.


    VARMIT COMMISSION LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 547

    They may require 2 gallons/1000 but-- my PG magnum at 1 qt/1000 has given me excellent results for years using aqua-cap spring and simazine in the fall. Heck I only use 1.4 gallons of water dragging a hose per 1000. And with pendi approved for agriculture this year I dought very seriously we will see any co-op using 2 gallons per 1000 more like 20 gallons an acre or less.
  3. MRMelton

    MRMelton LawnSite Member
    Messages: 54

    thanks varmint...anyone else want to share?
  4. grassmasterswilson

    grassmasterswilson LawnSite Platinum Member
    from nc
    Messages: 4,918

    spraying at .44 gal per 1000 on my z-spray
  5. SeedPro

    SeedPro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,030

    You couldn't pay me to put that junk in my expensive ride on.

    Just use a granular combo product and be done with it.

    Sheesh why people make this harder than it is is beyond me.
  6. Young Bros

    Young Bros LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 710

    We spread granular crabgrass preventer on our dry fert (evade or dimension). We put w/c only (4-way) thru nozzles of ride on or 2gls/m with our tank trucks.

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