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What do your applications consist of?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by touhey33, Mar 2, 2005.

  1. touhey33

    touhey33 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 778

    For those of you who apply pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizer how many applications do you apply in a year, and what do they consist of? EX:preemergence, spring fert, grub control, another round of preemergence, more fert, etc....
  2. southernsprayguy

    southernsprayguy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 129

    7. Two spring preemergent apps, Three summer post apps + fert., One fall preemergent app., and a lime app.
  3. touhey33, in noblesville, indiana,
    I assume you are treating cool season turf,

    while southernsprayguy, in memphsis,
    I assume is treating warm season turf, from is reply

    If this is correct, touhey33, I wouldn't follow southernsprayguy advice!
  4. ThreeWide

    ThreeWide LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,116

    Different climate than you but here it is anyway:

    Bermuda - 3 pre-emergent, 5 lbs N/M - 7 apps
    Fescue - 2 pre-emergent, 4 lbs N/M - 6 apps
    Zoysia - 3 pre-emergent, 4 lbs N/M - 6 apps

    Lime would be an additional app and applied only if the soil test warrants. Same with fungicides and insecticides. I only apply them when necessary.

    I'd guess your program would be similar to what I use for Fescue.
  5. southernsprayguy

    southernsprayguy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 129

    He wasn't asking for advice . He asked how many appl. we were making in a year.
  6. [/B]

    YOU BETTER REREAD THE ORGINAL QUESTION, southernsprauguy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  7. southernsprayguy

    southernsprayguy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 129

    I did. So jerkoff ...where does it say anything about "I NEED SOME ADVICE ON A SPRAY PROGRAM IN MY AREA"? Nowhere! Perhaps you should learn to read before you make a comment.
  8. turfsurfer

    turfsurfer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 364

    Actually he DOES ask how many applications "AND WHAT DO THEY CONSIST OF". Here in central Ohio I do 6 for fert and weed control (including two pre-emergent), plus grub/insect and/or flea/tick apps. I do shy away from fungicides unless they really want it. Preventive programs are expensive and curative programs don't produce the dramatic fast results people expect for the money.
  9. southernsprayguy

    southernsprayguy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 129

    Yeah I know. He didn't ask for advise. Would you agree?
  10. He was asking what do you do? Guess that's advice, wouldn't you say?

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