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Used Fiesta today- stay tuned for results

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by integrityman, May 19, 2014.

  1. integrityman

    integrityman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,713

    This PM I applied an application of Fiesta to a really weedy lawn. Major offenders include: Buckthorn, dandelion, clover and plantain. Temp was around 65 f. I applied around 7:30pm so wind was really minimal.

    Stay tuned for results. If I think about it ill snap some pics tomorrow and post them.
  2. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,058

    What was your application rate? Broadcast or spot treat? Did you follow Dr. Gardner of OSU procedures?
    Keep in mind that Fiesta isn't labeled for Buckthorn and only claims suppression of broadleaf plantain. We have seen good results on clover & dandelion with 2 applications.
  3. HayBay

    HayBay LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 846

    5 applications a year for cool season grass. the customers will be satisfied.

    its probably illegal to apply that many times if you read the label.

    If your neighbor is using 2,4-D he will get the same results in 2 applications and can skip spraying his lawn every other year.

    look at charging 75% more to use FIESTA.

    I don't sell the stuff, i'm legally forced to use it.

    Weed Control is a dying business here. You either have an infested lawn or a weed control guy coming every 3-4 weeks to kill the never ending growth of weeds in your lawn.
  4. HayBay

    HayBay LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 846

    Thats 75% more per visit.

    price out Fiesta , re application rates and lawn coverage. There is no money to be made for the spray guy and well off customers or postage stamp sized lots are the majority.
    Last edited: May 27, 2014
  5. locallawncare.ca

    locallawncare.ca LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 756

    Glad to see a Fiesta thread, that's why I don't do spraying, cost way too much to do it properly and no one wants to pay. Plus Weedman and every other big name company is doing it for dirt cheap but spraying some diluted water at all the wrong times of year and during rain, they also don't follow up 2 weeks after. I have many lawn cutting customers who would gladly have me do the spraying but not at what price I would need to charge to do it properly. Everyone seems to be dissatisfied with whatever spray company they have, they all use the same stuff.
  6. Jbh0724

    Jbh0724 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 201

    Should we still be staying tuned for those results?? Maybe the results were dismal or non existent.
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  7. cdbs01

    cdbs01 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    I'd like to know the results too
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  8. cotyledon

    cotyledon LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 606

    Fiesta can be used as a broadcast app? That stuff is rough in the turf.
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  9. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,058

    See attached studies on Fiesta.

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  10. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,573

    Since the cost is unusually high, why not try a product with similar active ingredients but a more reasonable price?

    Perhaps a heavy-duty application of an iron product. Maybe a moss control solution. Try to reach the same amount of active ingredient per acre.

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