violet ... smoked

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by dgw, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. dgw

    dgw LawnSite Bronze Member
    from OH
    Messages: 1,008

    well im happy with my new spot spray concoction (done with 3-way blanket apps other than new starts)

    i tested it on a lawn recently with large patches of nutsedge, a lot of violet and some CG

    i went back today and everything was done, brown or gone

    one app

    its 4 tablespoons of drive DF, 4.8-5 ounces of t-zone and a couple ounces of lesco spreader sticker in a 4 gallon backpack

    and im darn close , if not lower in cost than Q4

    i had much better results with them combined than separate
  2. kbrashears

    kbrashears LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 777

    1g per 1k?
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  3. dgw

    dgw LawnSite Bronze Member
    from OH
    Messages: 1,008

    yea, its a stihl and has a nice spray, so i actually am pretty close to that

    but i mainly just spot spray and wet the leaves
  4. kbrashears

    kbrashears LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 777

    Just mainly? Thats what we all do. That's why you have to know your rate.

    It's like playing golf with a friend on his course you aren't familiar with.

    "How far is it to the pin?"

    " About a nine iron."

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    CHARLES CUE LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,318

    That's great that it worked for you i have done concoction like this before and have good results. but i found that on violts temp and humidity have a lot to do with it. I hope your concoction works all the time.

    Charles Cue
  6. dgw

    dgw LawnSite Bronze Member
    from OH
    Messages: 1,008

    i know, i have walked out 1k to calibrate , but im just saying i doubt i get the same rate spot spraying
  7. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,795

    why not use drive xlr8? it is supposed to be better and i thought they did away with even making drive df since? i always hated drive df due to poor mixing and disolving.
  8. dgw

    dgw LawnSite Bronze Member
    from OH
    Messages: 1,008

    i got the df cheap, if im happy with the results i will eventually have to start getting the xlr8
  9. bx24

    bx24 LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA/TX
    Messages: 503

    I still have a 1lb bottle of Drive DF but never using it since most times it performs poorly. At least I have it and it works on violets.
    I still use other products for that :)
  10. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,436

    There is a way to calibrate back packs and hand sprayers with a stopwatch. Timing yourself with a watch. Spray into a measuring cup until you have sprayed one ounce. Then you have the number of seconds per ounce. For instance 3 seconds.
    That means you are applying one-third of an ounce per second.
    Try to cover one sq ft circle (13.5 inches diameter).
    If you spray for one second, you are spraying 333 ounces per 1000 sqft.

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