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Speedzone not working

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by ProLawns, Apr 28, 2006.

  1. ProLawns

    ProLawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 476

    I'm not having good results with speedzone. It just stuns the plant and doesn't seem to kill it. I've been spraying chickweed and it just turns it yellow and a month later it's still there. I'm mixing 1.5 oz./gal. in a backpack sprayer. Anyone else experiencing this?
  2. DLS1

    DLS1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,619

    I use 2 oz /gal and spreader sticker.

    Yes it kills the weeds but doesn't vaporize it. :laugh: :laugh:
  3. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,656

    Are you using a surfactant? You should be. Are the weeds dry at time of application?
  4. ProLawns

    ProLawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 476

    I've added a spreader sticker at times even though I believe it already contains it and yes the weeds are dry.
  5. tremor

    tremor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,476

    I cannot speak for the current conditions in Virginia, but here in CT the chickweed has set seed & is finished growing after a "perfect spring". Hence no herbicide will demostrate dazzling results. The chickweed here is simply finished growing.

    Might be the same situation down there.
  6. ProLawns

    ProLawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 476

    That makes sense. I've noticed that when it's full of seeds there's hardly any leaf surface and that would affect the absorbtion of herbicide. However I didn't experience much better results in the fall.
  7. Grandview

    Grandview LawnSite Gold Member
    from WI
    Messages: 3,251

    I use 9 oz per gallon. Works all the time.
  8. grasswhacker

    grasswhacker LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,873

    Wow I bet your lawns a purdy :laugh:
  9. DLS1

    DLS1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,619

    Does where you spray look like dog pee war zone. Big yellow spots all over the yard.
    Your way way over the max per gallon per instructions.

    :laugh: :laugh:
  10. stumper1620

    stumper1620 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,889

    That's slightly INCONSISTENT with the label don't ya think?
    A max. recommended rate of 1.8oz A/I per 1000 would mean you must be spraying an extremely thin mist.
    I do believe its against the law to use a product inconsistent with its labeling.
    Nothing like overkill and no concern for the environment.

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