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What to Use?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by hazmat2, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. hazmat2

    hazmat2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    What do you suggest to use for violets? i've used surge, q4, trimec and nothing kills them. i've heard horsepower but i would like to hear some thoughts on what to use before going out and buying more stuff.
  2. tremor

    tremor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,476

    Horsepower (amine) would be better than anything you named but the Ester version Coolpower would do better still. Wait for cool weather. The Ester form will break the cuticle. October will find the plant storing energy - mixed with herbicide.
  3. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Messages: 5,954

    Chaser ester kiils some of them each time. We get it from UAP.
  4. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,717

    Its usually used for crabgrass and clover--BUT--Drive is a good product for violets.
    Second choice, Something with triclopyr in it, Or Confront (although not registered for home lawns, anymore). Be sure to include a surfactant.

    Remember only the leaves are above ground, weed control doesn't do much to leaves. The main stem is underground--it creeps--very difficult to reach.
  5. Whitey4

    Whitey4 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,448

    What about QuickSilver? I know this stuff requires repeated apps due to it's spreading nature, but have heard QS is pretty good.
  6. lilmarvin4064

    lilmarvin4064 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 757

    try three way ester II. I know this kills violets. I just recently tried some Q4, first time, we'll see... I've had good results with Turflon ester + Drive, mixed w/ some other broadleaf control ...dicamba, MCPA, or fluroxypyr; 2,4-D etc. If using amine sticker is a must.

    timing is also a factor, best results in "cooler" weather.

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