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re: Late winter pre-emergent application: - CrawDude
[quote]With that weed free zone and atrizine mixture, is substituting Dawn the same as the weed sticker? I think I remember hearing something about that, or am I thinking of something else? [/quote] Many do use Dawn detergent as a surfactant and it’s better than nothing, and I’ve used in a pinch, ...
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re: Pre- emergents in landscape beds - CrawDude
Dimension (dithiopyr). You don’t want to use Simazine (Princep) or Atrazine around woody shrubs and young trees. Can damage or kill them over time. ...
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re: Late winter pre-emergent application: - CrawDude
[quote]1. When are you other South Alabama guys putting down this round of pre-emerge? Should I go ahead and do it now since it’s already on-hand and temps hitting 70+? Or wait another week and apply in Feb? 2. Should I go back to the Prodamine for round 3 in mid-March? Or go with something else...
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re: Late winter pre-emergent application: - CrawDude
[quote]I have some weed-free zoneI plan on putting out on St. Aug. Should I put some atrizine as well or am I just doubling up and getting [/quote] The weed free zone + atrazine mixture is a recommendation by the LSU AgCenter for homeowners, and the combination of the 2 herbicides has a synergistic...
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re: Late winter pre-emergent application: - CrawDude
[quote]Gonna try to put mine down in the next week or so in Baton Rouge. Should I be putting down deminsion or diamine?[/quote] Both are good, you may find Prodiamine cheaper, particularly if you use the spray version vs granular. If by chance you have/had a significant crabgrass problem Dimension ...
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re: Late winter pre-emergent application: - CrawDude
Just to add to the good information already provided in this thread, I contacted Dr. Ron Strahan, weed control extension specialist, LSU AgCenter, this morning and he recommends applying lawn pre-emergents for the Baton Rouge area in the first week of February. And of course with pre-emergents it’s ...
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re: Questions about stocking a pond - CrawDude
[quote]1st, read the link that LSUenvy posted. 2nd, a pond that old will usually have undesirable species of fish and the fish species ratios will be out of whack. Evaluate and if needed remove undesirable species by draining and/or poisoning. 3rd, obtain soil/mud samples and lime/ fertilize as re...
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re: Looking to buy 35 Whelen, SS barrel.... - CrawDude
Myself and 2 hunting buddies all use CVA Elite Stalkers - SS barrels with Black Polymer stocks. 35 Whelen. We are all very happy with it. ...
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re: HVAC questions - CrawDude
That appears to be good pricing for the size unit you are having installed. American Standard=Trane, Ameristar is also a product of Ingersoll Rand the company that owns American Standard/Trane, but I also see where Ameristar heat pumps are made in China. Personally, I’d avoid Ameristar heat pumps f...
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re: Tree felling cost - CrawDude
I’m not far from Prairieville, and 3 years ago I had 2 River Birch removed, next to the house, and a Bradford Pear by Mr. D’s Tree Service - all 3 in the 30 ft or so range, but all easily front yard accessible. The cost was $1,250, which included grinding the stumps. They were done in less than 2 ho...
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re: Aeration and top dressing - CrawDude
Can’t add much to the excellent advice others have provided other to emphasize to aerate when the grass is actively growing. For me in BTR, that would be usually be AprilMay for centipede. ...
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re: Anyone plant rye this year? - CrawDude
I like the rye look as well and a few neighbors do it, but I can’t reconcile planting rye when using fall pre-emergents. How do you all handle this? ...
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re: When and where to pick up some Centipede sod in Baton Rouge? - CrawDude
I usually buy it at Woerner Turf on Airline Hwy. A pallet is 450 sq ft, so you’ll need a pallet. I bought a pallet of centipede in Nov and it was $175. Quality Sod is another option within a mile of Woener. Much more expensive if you buy individual pieces. If fact it I only needed a 1/2 pallet, but...
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re: Crawfish farm profitability - CrawDude
[link=(https://www.lsuagcenter.com/~/media/system/2/8/2/9/2829a65ff41edaddd959229ea7744219/2015crawfishpub.pdf)]Projected Costs and Returns for Crawfish Production in Louisiana, 2015[/link] Though projected costs have not been updated since 2015 (authors retired and weren’t replaced b/c budget cu...
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re: Centipede spot spray now? - CrawDude
It’s is always good to control weeds whenever you see them. The younger they are the easier to control. This winter weed cocktail has worked well for me. When spot spraying I usually mix the specified amount ounces in 1 gal of water. If by chance you have annual bluegrass (Poa annua) among the w...
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re: Soil Test question - CrawDude
You’ll just need the “routine soil test” by the LSU AgCenter - $11 per sample + postage if mailed in. Don’t be confused by the optional packages of analyzes - those are usually used for speciality crops by or researchers. Now is a good time of the year to do this. It will not include nitrogen (N)...
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re: Cheapest way to fill raised beds? - CrawDude
A 4 x 8 x 1 ft deep is roughly 1 cubic yard (27 cubic feet). As stated a yard of “garden soil/mix” in bulk is a about $35/40 - at least in Baton Rouge. Garden soil/mix/“top soil” is just composted forest products with some sand mixed in. I use it in raised vegetable beds, usually I supplement it wi...
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re: Westinghouse igen2200 DOA / fixed thanks CrawDude - CrawDude
[quote]Did you just catch a sale?[/quote] Yep, back in August a poster on the TD Outdoor Board posted a PSA that Sam’s Club had them on sale for $299, regular $599, for on-line purchases only. I looked at the on-line reviews and they were excellent, so at that price I thought it was too good of a ...
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re: Alignment shops in BR area? - CrawDude
I second AgCo Automotive on Coursey Blvd. They work only by appointment but I think they are closed this week. [link=(http://www.agcoauto.com/)]LINK[/link]...
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re: Sad news about my dad -fishfighter - CrawDude
When I joined TigerDroppings in April 2019 after lurking the site for a few years, my first post on this site was answering a question your Dad had on managing an aquatic weed in the pond on his property. I’ve enjoyed his posts over the past couple years but without doubt the thread on the pirogue b...
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