What weeds does MCCP control?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by redbuckcavs, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. redbuckcavs

    redbuckcavs LawnSite Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 135

    In years past I was using Trimec 992 or triplet in the spring and Fall to control weeds. These products contain 2,4 D- Dicamda and MCCP.
    This year I'm thinking about using a SPRING application of my own mixture of 2,4- D and Dicamba ( Banvel) without the MCCP.

    Can any of you experts advise me if this is a good decision and if not do you "mix" your own products?------thanks in advance

    P.S Our lawns contain Bluegrass and Rhygrass (Indiana lawns)
  2. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,659

    Not sure, but I think I have heard MCPP is particularly effective for clover. 2,4-D is not.
  3. redbuckcavs

    redbuckcavs LawnSite Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 135

    If Mccp main target is clover then I would be satisfied not using it. With 2,4 D and Dicamba controling most every other weed.
  4. Plant Buyer 83

    Plant Buyer 83 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 176

    Yes MCPP is much better than 2, 4-D at controlling clover. It also does fairly well with speedwell, spurge, chickweed, and plaintain. But like REDBUCK said 2,4-D and Dicamba also control the others. So I would say unless clover is a real issue 2, 4-D and Dicamba should do fine.

    Also, clover usually is a good indicator that soil is low in N so if clover is the overwleming weed I would do a soil test and see what it finds.
  5. Lawn Care Pros

    Lawn Care Pros LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    If you're looking to control clover try Drive (Quinclorac) I have not found anything that works better! (I have been told by a weed scientist that Fluroxapyr works even better than Quinclorac, but I have not tried it.)

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