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Re: CULT: Pre-germinant weed control

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: CULT: Pre-germinant weed control
  • From: "J. Griffin Crump" <jgcrump@erols.com>
  • Date: Fri, 5 Sep 1997 19:40:53 -0600 (MDT)

RMTURLEY@aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 9/5/97 7:16:50 AM, J. Griffin Crump wrote:
> > I'd still like to hear from anyone who knows of the effects on
> > newly-planted adult irises of Barricade, Snapshot and Gallery. >>
> Dear Griff,
> Snapshot is a combo of Treflan and Gallery!  Treflan, Gallery, and Surflan
> are products of DowElanco . . . 
> Treflan and Surflan are "yellow" preemerge herbicides that control grasses
> with some broadleaf with higher rates.
> << Rick wrote: Sorry I can't speak about the above but I do swear by Surflan.
>  The label states that the plants should get rooted first before applying,
> but I do know some growers that spray right after planting.  For me I apply
> in the fall after the plants put down roots (I get winter weeds) and it nary
> lets any germinate.  Lasts a year for me and perhaps longer if I didn't
> replant each year.  >>
> The label is the law!  Rick is correct!  But I am not apprehensive about
> applying right after planting following label rates with a light rain or
> irrigation to seal it in after application.
> Robert Turley
> Lake Charles, LA

Thanks, Robert -- As I said to Rick, earlier, this is the kind of
information that I need. I may give Surflan a try.

Griff Crump, along the tidal Potomac near Mount Vernon, VA, where George
would be astonished at what we're doing on his land.  jgcrumperols.com

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