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SpeedZone is an excellent selective post-emergent herbicide with superior cool-weather performance and can be used on established cool and warm-season grasses for common and troublesome weeds in turfgrass such as spurge, pennywort, dandelion, and white clover. Evidence of injury can be seen within hours of application, and plants can die in 7 to 14 days. Safe to apply on Kentucky bluegrass, annual bluegrass, perennial ryegrass, tall fescue, red or fineleaf fescue, creeping and colonial bentgrass (excluding golf greens), and mixtures of cool-season species in noncropland (Kentucky bluegrass, tall fescue, smooth bromegrass, and orchardgrass). Uses include institutional, ornamental, and residential sites, sod production, and noncropland (rights-of-way, roadsides, medians, airports, and military installations). Spray solution must be above pH 5 and below pH 8.
|Active Ingredient:||carefen trazone-ethyl - .62%
2, 4-D, 2 Ethylhexyl Ester - 28.57%
Mecoprop-p Acid - 5.88%
|Target pests:||Treats over 100 different varieties of broadleaf weeds including wild violet, clover, garlic, common lespedeza including spurge, plantaih, chickweed, poison oak and ivy and others
* See label for complete list
|For use in:||Cool Season Grass: Kentucky blue grass, Perennial rye grass, Tall fescue, Colonial bent grass
Warm Season Grass: Common Bermuda and Zoyziagrass
|Application:||0.75 - 1.8 oz per 0.1 - 4 gallons per 1,000 sq. ft.
* See label for complete application instructions
|NOT FOR SALE TO:||AR, LA, MA, NJ, NM, TX, WA, VT, HI|
|Shipping Weight:||8.60 lbs|
|Manufactured By:||PBI Gordon Corporation|
Caution: Do not apply SpeedZone Herbicide to bentgrass greens, carpetgrass, dichondra, legumes, and lawns with desirable clovers. Do not apply to new grass seedlings until after the second mowing. Delay applying SpeedZone for 3 to 4 wk on newly sodded, sprigged, or plugged areas. Do not irrigate turfgrass within 24 hr after application. Delay mowing 1 to 2 days before and after application. Treated areas may be reseeded 2 wk after application. Do not apply when air exceeds 90°F. Do not apply to any body of water, wetlands, irrigation ditch banks, or shorelines.
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13 of 13 people found this review helpful:
Impressed so far
By Matt in Charlotte, NC on 06/03/2011
I waited a little too long (May 20) to try to kill the wild violet in my yard with Speed Zone. One treatment killed about half of it and very fast. Temps are above 90 now so I guess I'll try again in the fall or spring so I don't injure the grass. Be very careful if you have a vegetable garden though. I sprayed in what I thought was calm conditions and it managed to drift enough to cause injury in my garden. Next time I'm putting a tarp barrier up.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful:
SpeedZone is a good choice
By Sa in Denver, CO on 06/29/2011
I've been using SpeedZone commercially for 4 years now, on about 190K sq. feet of 'high impact' grass areas. It's the best product for Dandelions, which has been a hard one to beat. I like to use it in conjunction with a liquid fertilizer. This helps SZ to work faster for me. Dandelions propagate so quickly, the product needs to work as fast as possible. SZ is not the best choice for thistle, but any other cheaper herbicide with 2,4-D will handle that. SZ keeps your tank and pump clean, which many others do not. Lastly, I've cut back my use of SZ this year because of its cost. I've tried diluting a little, but then it doesn't work. I would use it more, if it cost less.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful:
Post Emergent herbicide
By John in Sudbury, MA on 06/08/2012
Late April 2012 I planted a new lawn by seed--approximately 3/4 acre, consisting of a mixuture of cool and warm season grasses. The imported top soil was unfortunatly loaded with weed seed which came up along with the new grass. The weeds were dominated by Virginia Knotweed, which at 6 weeks were ~12" inches in height and beginning to form seed heads. Using a 1:1 mix (oz Speed Zone to gallon water), due to the new grass being ~6 weeks mature, Speed Zone killed the knotweed and did not harm the tall fescue/little bluestem mix. Weeds wilted within 24 hrs and were mowed 7 days after application--the first cutting for the new grass. There are a few nut grass still in the seeded area not killed by Speed Zone, but these are small enough instances to be pulled. Speed Zone was very effective at controlling post emergent weeds in a stand of newly planted grass seed. I plan to extend it's use to my established lawn--spot treating small areas of white clover and oxalis (woodsorrel).
5 of 5 people found this review helpful:
By Chris in Breckenridge, Colorado on 08/01/2011
Not withstanding use restrictions, this stuff does the job! It took care of problems that Ortho wouldn't and more! You still have to pull the dead material so the lawn isn't full of dead weeds though. I recommend this for serious, no kidding around post-emergent turf weed control!
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By Jackie in Huntsville, AL on 03/26/2012
SZ works great on Chickweed, Henbit and Dandalions. It did not get my clover and it does not work on crab grass. It does work well in the cool Springtime and even if it rains the next day. The note said rainproof in 4 hours.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful:
When you use a lot of SpeedZone
By Charles in Utah on 08/12/2016
Love SpeedZone and when you're trying to get on top of the weeds that got let go for multiple properties, this is the 'go to' stuff. Since it's the same stuff in bigger packaging, you get that savings up front!
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By Jim in Basalt, CO on 06/29/2016
Best product that I've used yet to get the weeds out of my lawn.
By Bob in Ny on 06/22/2016
Best stuff to kill poison ivy deadly stuff. Good at killing clover also
By Champ in Huntsville, Al on 05/30/2016
Works good on broad leaf weeds. A gallon will last the average homeowner at least a couple of years because it mixes at 1 - 1.5 oz per gallon.
By Larry in central pa, PA on 05/11/2016
Good product for problem areas. Controls broadleaf weeds in my lawn better than anything I've used in the past. Not the cheapest stuff out there, but, it is well worth the cost. I just need to get on a two application regiment for my lawn.
By D in Illinois on 04/30/2016
Using a Chapin battery-powerd backpack sprayer, I spot sprayed 2 1/2 acres with SpeedZone mixed with High-Yield Spreader Sticker and my dandelions and thistles are deader than a doornail. Spray two or more days after you mow and a couple days before you mow again (with temps in the 50's to a high of 80) and every single weed you spray will die and not come back. Bye bye $548 a year professional weed man.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful:
Kills Weeds and Sedge
By William in chesterfield, VA on 09/12/2014
If you apply it exactly as the label specifies, it will do the job for you. Best weed killer I have used. Highly recommend it
2 of 2 people found this review helpful:
By Nate in Ar on 04/21/2014
I am a commercial user and this stuff is great. Saw results fast. It's expensive but the response you get from your customers is worth it. Premium products premium results.
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By Jose in Chesterfield, VA on 04/17/2014
I applied as directed and the weeds starting to die. My lawn is completly green!!! Would purchase again!!!
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By Ryan in Mansfield, PA on 11/07/2013
We were very satisfied with the applications of SpeedZone Red we made to our athletic fields this fall in NorthCentral, PA. SpeedZone is what it is cracked up to be. We had a much faster burn down time (as mentioned) than with our usual applications and gained control over several tough weeds. Ground Ivy, Dandelion, broadleaf plantain, buckhorn plantain, and white clover were knocked out quickly. We have not noticed any yellowing in our KBG or PR although we gained control with less than the full application rate. Calibration of equipment is essential. We chose speedzone due to the fact that it has a faster suggested over-seeding window, which is essential to the finalize our fall maintenace program.
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07/26/2013 Peter from Tarrytown, Ny
QApplication rates for Ortho Dial-N-Spray
I would like to use non-Ortho concentrates in my Dial-N-Spray sprayer but I cannot find conversion ratios. For cool-season turfgrasses I prefer Bonide Weed Beater Ultra, but its broadcast application rates are listed in pints per acre. I am treating 9000 square feet and have no idea what setting on my hose-end sprayer to use. For spring treatments next year I would also like to use Speedzone Red, which lists rates for ounces per thousand square feet and gallons per thousand square feet; not ounces per gallon.
AGenerally, one gallon of mixed solution will treat 1,000 sq feet. So, Speedzone Red would be approx 1.5 fl oz per one gallon of mixed solution to treat 1000 sq. feet. Please follow the product labels for application. The same can be said for Bonide Weed Beater Ultra. the product label suggests mix 1.5 - 2.4 fl. oz into one gallon of water to treat 1000 square feet.
QCan I use speed zone around trees and bushes?
I have a major weed problem around my trees, bushes and lawn. I want to kill the weeds but do not want to damage the other vegetation. I also want to plant more vegetation once I have the weeds gone. Should I use roundup or speed zone weed killer?
AIf you want to plant other vegetation once the weeds are gone you have to use a round up type product since glyphosate, the active ingredient in round up, does not stay for long in the soil. If you apply speed zone or other selective herbicides, you will not be able to plant any other vegetation for some time. The quickest way is to spot treat weeds with a glyphosate product. We carry a full line of professional weed killers that are actually much cheaper per finished gallon than over the counter round up.
09/30/2013 Denise from Crystal River Florida
QCan SpeedZone Red be used on Floratam or Centipede grass?
While SpeedZone Red is labeled to control creeping beggarweed, it is not labeled for use on Floratam St. Augustine but is for Centipede. Celsius WG is labeled for creeping beggarweed in Floratam and Centipedes grasses and when used as directed on the product label will do a great job helping you eliminate this pest weed
While SpeedZone Red is labeled to control creeping beggarweed, it is not labeled for use on Floratam St. Augustine but is for Centipede.
Celsius WG is labeled for creeping beggarweed in Floratam and Centipedes grasses and when used as directed on the product label will do a great job helping you eliminate this pest weed
05/05/2014 Anne from Horsham, Pennsylvania
QBest herbicide to kill Pennsylvania Smartweed in turf during mid to late spring in Pennsylvania?
Have a very stubborn and dense infestation of Pennsylvania Smartweed. Have used Speedzone last couple of years only to have it come back again. What am I doing wrong? Should I try another product, maybe Surge? Do I need to add anything to a herbicide?
ASpeedZone will only kill the weeds that you spray directly it does not prevent anything from coming back. You can help prevent the smartweed from coming back by using a pre-emergent such as Weed Impede to help prevent it from growing.
QHow many ounces of SpeedZone Red do I need for a gallon of water?
AWe cannot answer your question without more information. Mixing instructions depend on what type of grass you have, how large of an area, and what type of weeds you are treating. All of the mixing instructions are on the product label. Just look on the label for the type of grass that you have and then it will tell you how much to mix per 1000 square feet based on the weeds you are treating.
05/02/2016 Mike from Rogers
QHow long before horses can be repastured using Speedzone Red?
A SpeedZone Red is not labeled to be used in any areas where animals graze so we would not recommend it be used in these areas. †We do carry several Range & Pasture products by VPG that would be better options. †Otherwise we recommend that you contact your local agricultural department and request more information on what can be used on the type of grass you have in your pasture.
SpeedZone Red is not labeled to be used in any areas where animals graze so we would not recommend it be used in these areas. †We do carry several Range & Pasture products by VPG that would be better options. †Otherwise we recommend that you contact your local agricultural department and request more information on what can be used on the type of grass you have in your pasture.
04/24/2016 Jack from Louisburg, Nc
QCan Speedzone Red Herbicide be used on horse pastures?
03/02/2016 Eric from Palatka, Fl
QCan SpeedZone Red Herbicide be used with TifBlair Centipede and Seville St. Augustine?
A No, Speedzone Red Herbicide is not labeled for use on Centipede or St. Augustine grass.
No, Speedzone Red Herbicide is not labeled for use on Centipede or St. Augustine grass.
03/16/2015 Dale from Kent, Washington
QLooking for best broadleaf weed control for Seattle Area
I was using Speedzone Red with good success, but now I see that does not ship to Washington State. What would you recommend as a replacement?
AIf you were using Speedzone red, you may be interested in 3 Way Max. Be sure to review the product label, making sure it will treat the weeds you want to kill, without harming your turf grass.
09/15/2014 Dj from South Dakota
QDoes SpeedZone Red Herbicide contain dicamba?
A Speedzone Red Herbicide does†list Dicamba as one of the active ingredients on the label. The active ingredients are:†carefen trazone-ethyl .62% 2, 4-D, 2 Ethylhexyl Ester 28.57% Mecoprop-p Acid 5.88% and dicamba acid 1.71%.†
Speedzone Red Herbicide does†list Dicamba as one of the active ingredients on the label. The active ingredients are:†carefen trazone-ethyl .62% 2, 4-D, 2 Ethylhexyl Ester 28.57% Mecoprop-p Acid 5.88% and dicamba acid 1.71%.†
07/09/2014 Beto from San Antonio Tx
QSouth tx. Will this stuff kill crabgrass etc.
Will this product kill grassy weeds.
ASpeedZone Red is labeled to treat over 100 different varieties of broadleaf weeds only, crabgrass is a grassy weed so it would not work for it. Could you please tell us what type of grass you have so that we can make a better recommendation?
06/04/2014 Diane from Fletcher, Nc
QCan this SpeedZone Red Herbicide kill Lelyand Cypress trees if sprayed on it?
AAccording to the product label:
05/12/2014 Todd from Worley Id
QIf I buffer the waters ph to 6.5 how long is SpeedZone still effective for in a tank mix?
AWe recommend mixing when you are ready to make the application of the SpeedZone and apply within 24 hours of mixing to gain the most effectiveness of the product.
06/02/2013 John from New York
QWhat type of surfactant should I use with SpeedZone?
AAny surfactant would be sufficient but we normally recommend our Non Ionic Surfactant for Herbicides. Dilution: HERBICIDES such as 2,4-D Amine, Atrazine, Trimec, Brush Killer, Image, MSMA and others: 1-2 teaspoons per gallon of water, or 1 pint per 100 gallons.
GLYPHOSATE HERBICIDES (that do not contain a surfactant): 1 Tablespoon per gallon or 2 quarts per 100 gallons of spray.
INSECTICIDES, FUNGICIDES, MITICIDES and NUTRITIONALS: 1/2 teaspoon per gallon of spray or 8 ounces per 100 gallons of spray
QCan I use Speedzone Red on Tiff green Hybrid bermuda grass lawns?
AYou can use Speedzone on hybrid Bermuda. However, you should not apply it if the grass is stressed for any reason or if it is stressed from drought. You should also not apply it in temperatures over 90 degrees. Speedzone can cause the hybrid bermuda to yellow temporarily if you apply it while stressed.