Wild Violets & Speed Zone

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by jrblawncare, Aug 28, 2006.

  1. jrblawncare

    jrblawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 445

    What kind of control are you getting with Speed Zone on Wild Violets, I sprayed some last Thursday....not seeing much yet. Spayed at 2 oz. per 1,000 sq ft.
  2. mrkosar

    mrkosar LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 680

    i sprayed with momentum about week and a half ago, and not seeing much either. never tried speedzone on them, but i am disappointed with the results of momentum at 1.5 oz/per gallon. i'm going to spray them again in a couple days. should we be waiting until middle to late september to get the violets?
  3. ThreeWide

    ThreeWide LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,116

    I've sprayed them twice with Speedzone this year which has been ineffective.

    I think it might be a waste of time unless you spray them in the Fall. I'd like to try some Horsepower or Coolpower if the Speedzone fails again.
  4. jrblawncare

    jrblawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 445

    I was hoping for results....wanted to reseed in 2 weeks....I know crossbow will take them out.....
  5. 6'7 330

    6'7 330 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,821

    Try adding a surfactant
  6. Golf42

    Golf42 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 28

    The key is to come back and hit them again in about 10 days. I used to use Confront in this manner and got pretty decent control. Keep in mind that Violets are one of the toughest weeds to kill.
  7. Neal Wolbert

    Neal Wolbert LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 407

    Drive should do the job...Neal
  8. gardenkeeper88

    gardenkeeper88 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 350

    Been using speedzone about 3 years now and I hav about a 70% kill on them spring or fall (1 shot with spreader sticker)

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 5,132

    u have to drown them in sz
  10. Dr Green

    Dr Green LawnSite Member
    Messages: 24

    I just answered this question this morning for a lawncare tech.

    In the summer , violet control is almost NILL. I wounldnt even attempt it.

    I have rounded up lawns and come back 7-10 days later , and all is dead except the VIOLETS....

    Mid Spring and in early fall is the best time to get those violets. They will take in the weed control much better . Speedzone is a fine product , but violets are nasty.

    If you can still get it, Clopyralid worked well. Slow but well. OLD CONFRONT, OLD MOMENTUM, MILLENIUM ULTRA 2, LONTEL have this in it.

    Most everywhere they removed the residential label from the Active ingredient, but commercial properties are fair game.

    That will do the best job IMO....

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