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Speed Zone

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by xtremelawn, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. xtremelawn

    xtremelawn LawnSite Member
    from USA
    Messages: 109

    Does anyone use Speed Zone for Broadleaf weed control. Does it work good and at what rate per 1000?


    LIBERTYLANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 1,283

  3. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,763

    I use it. Especially on heavy infestations of spurge and oxalis where it is not wise to use metsulfuron because of the trees and shrubs. On weeds that are 2,4-D sensitive, I spike my low vol ester with Quicksilver and fry broadleaves for cheap.
  4. Atlantic Lawn

    Atlantic Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Outer Banks NC
    Messages: 948

    I use it, and rate is on the label. I'll use at the upper end of rate for spot spraying.
  5. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,384

    Speedzone is a good product, not cheap but you get what you pay for! My experience with pbi gordon spans 30 years, trimec,trimec +, super trimec.speedzone, transfilm. All their products are top quality!
  6. Hissing Cobra

    Hissing Cobra LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 705

    In Massachusetts, Three-Way is on the Restricted use list so we sell the Speed Zone to those customers who are not certified to buy the Three Way. We get a LOT of good feedback.
  7. whoopassonthebluegrass

    whoopassonthebluegrass LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,305

    My climate is different than yours, but I used it for a few years and then quit. Fast kills, but sometimes would get top-burn and the weed would recover. (Yes, I was applying correctly.) Just wasn't worth the extra cost.

    I DID enjoy the smell, tough. :)

    LIBERTYLANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 1,283

    3-Way is restricted but Speedzone is not??;) Speedzone IS 3-Way+Quicksilver! Seems like that slipped through the cracks:laugh:
  9. humble1

    humble1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,519

    three way has like 50 plus % 24d
    speedzone has 20 or less
    Ma restricts anything over 20% 2-4-D
  10. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,795

    speed zone had a low LD 50 and it carries a caution label i think. dont quote me on that. i use it and they tweaked it to work better than mixing a three way and quicksilver yourself. i used to mix my own herbicides to get better spectrum of control and although the end was great, speedzone worked faster and better. i know a major player at PBI Gordon who makes the stuff near here and i get the inside on some things, it will perform top notch more you dude,. i never even have to use it at full rate unless it is just a forsaken field of a lawn

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