snapshot bed pre

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by grassmasterswilson, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. grassmasterswilson

    grassmasterswilson LawnSite Platinum Member
    from nc
    Messages: 4,988

    I've been asked to submit a bid for my local extension office. They have detailed what they want as far as applications and mowing.

    They are asking for snapshot pre to be applied 3 times a year in the beds and garden pathes. I've never used it and don't do much bed preemergents.

    Do you guys like snapshot? Is there something better or cheaper that I could use? I figure they would be happy as long as some form of pre was applied.
  2. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,131

    Snapshot does not get certain weeds. You would do well to apply Ronstar or Sureguard. I need to preemerge 4 X per year. I alternate between Ronstar and the sprayable equivalent of Snapshot.

    CHARLES CUE LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,457

    I use Oryzalin it will cover most weeds and is cheap but to cover dandelions you need to add gallery this is a sprayable combo.

    Never used Snapshot but Quail-pro has a product that is the same AI at half the cost i think they call it 1.25 G

    Charles Cue
  4. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 3,065

    We've used Preen, Snap-Shot and Treflon and we've had the best luck with Treflon. We only apply it in the spring right before mulch so we're stuck pulling weeds in late june/early July.
  5. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 3,065

    If its what they asked for, I would use Snap-Shot
  6. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,638

    I would assume your County Extension might have access to research which pre works best on typical soil types....I would suggest with their suggestion since they are the paying customer and have requested it. Besides that it is a good pre emergent IMHO, just make sure you have a quality chest spreader to accurately deliver it or your cost and application rate could be out of balance.
  7. grassmasterswilson

    grassmasterswilson LawnSite Platinum Member
    from nc
    Messages: 4,988

    Thanks guys. I've never used bed pre before. I've always gone with good mulch layer and spot spray with gly at the mowing visit.

    Our growing season is March-October. The ext office has used snapshot in the past and they must like it. They are requesting 3 apps a year, so I'm assuming that they are getting decent control over a 4 month period. I'm also guessing I need to bid it at the max rate of 4.6 lbs per 1000 and say that in my bid.
  8. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,795

    must be a southern thing, we only do 2 apps. i would have to re read the label to see the max app per year rates, thought it was 2, but ............
  9. jad004

    jad004 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 282

    I prefer to use Freehand on my Late Spring / Early Summer Pre app. It controls yellow nutsedge and snapshot does not.

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