Speeding gly up

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by grassmasterswilson, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. wildstarblazer

    wildstarblazer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,058

    I would agree with this. Probably better to use something like diquat alone if you need a quick kill to impress a customer or whatever and then come back later with regular Gly.
  2. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,506

    I find just cutting them part way with the trimmer and exposing fresh plant flesh enhances the speed too. I agree with many guys are mixing way too weak. I use cheap china stuff mixed 5-8% and get great results. That's our daily spray. I've noticed the import glys don't have a sufactant, but that's cheap usually not needed for low weeds.
  3. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,138

    Diquat is something I use quite often for weed control around desirable plants. Glyphosate is saved for when there is no desirable vegetation nearby. Lawns included. Chemical trimming with even Quickpoo often turns into at least 6 or more inches of dead grass. If I do it with Diquat, there is only about an inch of brown grass. For areas with rank weed growth near ornamentals, I prefer Diquat. If in the name of completely covering a weed, a shrub leaf is contacted, the shrub only gets a spotted leaf.

    In Australia, a common practice in AG is to apply glyphosate, wait 7 days, then respray with Paraquat or Diquat. I do intend to try this some day. A "quat" will damage weeds that are either inherently tolerant to glyphosate or are resistant due to selection. I see a lot of glyphosate resistant vegetation, so there is no point in trying to kill it with ever increasing rates.
  4. MarkSupply

    MarkSupply LawnSite Member
    Messages: 41

    Round Up Quik Pro seems to work the best, due to Gly + Diquat mix in it. keeping in mind that it is fool proof when mixing. One product, one measurement ect.... hard to screw it up.
    Not trying to Hi Jack the thread but does anyone have any feed back on the Round Up Pro Max? Monsanto says it is a different form on Gly that will work as good if not better than Quik Pro. It doesn't have any Diquat so I am leary of the burn down time.
  5. frotis

    frotis LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    How long do you have to wait to reseed if you use something like razor burn with diquat?
  6. grassmasterswilson

    grassmasterswilson LawnSite Platinum Member
    from nc
    Messages: 4,988

    Is spiking gly with Diquat the best for cold weather spraying? That was what was required in the bid specs for a property I just did.

    I need to cleanup after fall seeding and it's already expected to have lows in 30s
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  7. Mscotrid

    Mscotrid LawnSite Bronze Member
    from USA
    Messages: 1,456

    I remember the days when you could leave a note for your client asking for 7-10 days for visible results and all was good. We now live in a very impatient world.
  8. grassmasterswilson

    grassmasterswilson LawnSite Platinum Member
    from nc
    Messages: 4,988

    That is the truth. 95% of my call backs are either it's been 2 days and I see no kill or it's been 5 weeks and I have weeds.

    I'm not a miracle worker but if I can show the results fast after the application then I'm the best thing around to them.
  9. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,645

    I have used actual round up and currently use gly star plus. With gly star plus I add a little more than what it says to get a good fast kill. With round up I use the recommend amount and it gets a good fast kill.
  10. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,506

    That's where I like to use the Scythe. Results that afternoon. Couple hours if you hit it with trimmer first.
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