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Wild violet control

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by RigglePLC, Apr 29, 2020.

  1. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 17,004

    I tested five different products for control of wild violets.
    I am not sure--so far--Speedzone seems to be the most effective. Temperatures were about 55 F; this was applied just before the first mowing.
    Keep in mind Confront is no longer registered for home lawns. I have some left-over product with the old label.
    Confront is OK on institutional lawns.

    Hopefully, I will be able to test Drive, Quicksilver, surfactant and all possible combinations of the products in the next few weeks.


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  2. Jeff@diyokc

    Jeff@diyokc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 405

    I’ll be following Riggle! Thanks for the control tests!
  3. beck

    beck LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 563

    We are trying out Sure Power this year.
    I sprayed a few patches in my neighbors yard and this is what it looked like 3 days post treatment. I must say I am impressed. But not ready to go all out blanket spraying everything either.

    We have already done a blanket spray for broadleaf with what we use normally - and we will just be using this as a spot spray as needed for any weeds left over and to target violets on our next spray round. IMG_6989[1].JPG

    It is something that I want to see some better results on as it is quite the nemesis.
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  4. Jeff@diyokc

    Jeff@diyokc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 405

    Thanks beck!
  5. Marine03112

    Marine03112 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,485

    Quinclorac done two times on violets does a number on them.
  6. Turf Perfectors

    Turf Perfectors LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    4 Speed Xt is the Golden ticket for violets in my experience! Smokes them every time, no questions asked. Or the full rate of a 3-way plus .5-.75 oz of straight triclopyr per 1K.
    SS Lawn Care likes this.
  7. FdLLawnMan

    FdLLawnMan LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,433

    Sure power works great but I would never use it for a blanket spray, to much phytotoxicity during spr go and summer months.
  8. nickg13

    nickg13 LawnSite Member
    from NY
    Messages: 160

    How far apart?
  9. OP

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 17,004

    Treatments with Quicksilver plus Drive 5 seconds apart, Then--Quicksilver and Drive alone.



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  10. starry night

    starry night LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,328

    Speedzone works well for me
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