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Surflan and Speedzone in one Application?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by hughmcjr, Mar 27, 2007.

  1. hughmcjr

    hughmcjr LawnSite Member
    from Oregon
    Messages: 183

    I have used Pendulum Aqua Cap in beds and walks for a couple of years now. I have switched to Surflan and am seeing better results.

    I have read the label on Surflan and it seems to be ok for use on ornamental turf as a preemergence to control broadleaf weeds.

    IMO am in Oregon and we have a mixture of grasses being grass seed capital of the world. We have primarily Rye and Bent.

    I have used Speedzone as a post emergent herbicide in ornamental turf grasses with good results, but I want to try to prevent weeds from appearing at all or minimizing their appearance and use less Labor and Speedzone.

    Getting to the point. I am wondering if anyone has used Surflan at the same time as Speedzone. I know about warm weather issues, but while we have our rainy spring and our temps rarley go above 70 this time of year, I was thinking it wouldn't burn or harm grasses. I do know that Bent seems more susceptible to sensitivity issues of chemical apps.

    Any thoughts or experience would be greatly appreciated.

    Hugh
     
  2. hughmcjr

    hughmcjr LawnSite Member
    from Oregon
    Messages: 183

    Did the label check and Surflan is NOT good for cool season grasses. I guess I will try Pendulum AC mixed with Speedzone. Anyone try this route?
     
  3. teeca

    teeca LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,202

    i cant speak for speedzone, but i have used pendulum 3.3ec mixed with both amine based products and ester based (speedzone) and have had no problems. to check compatability, do a jar test and unless otherwise stated on the label, if the jar test is ok, then your fine with the mix. our grass here is perennial rye/KB/and fescue.
     

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