Milestone residual..???

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Milestone residual..???

Post by BlondeD » Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:07 pm

Involved in an extensive pasture renovation project and used a modest amount of Milestone to attack....and "control"... ??....some serious numbers of tall ironweed, horsenettle and wooly croton....to mention the top 3. The last paddock sprayed last year was around July 4th......and in that section I waited until October to drill in some mixture of grasses and red and white clover.....just to "test" it out. This summer there's a modest amount of clover showing up. ( This was drilled into some fescue/bermuda sod I had grazed/mowed down very short in September.)
Question is.......did I wait long enough??? or should I have waited longer???
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Re: Milestone residual..???

Post by kenny thomas » Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:16 pm

Label says 90 says after spraying.
My thoughts only, don't bet the farm on them. KT

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Re: Milestone residual..???

Post by Stocker Steve » Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:18 pm

Totally depends on how much...

Wife used to put little on when spot spraying, and broadleaf weeds won't die - - son used to soak them, and even the grass was killed off for a year.
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Post by farmguy » Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:13 am

I have used Milestone for a few years for spot spraying Canadian thistles mainly. I use a 4 wheeler and have had excellent results. What I really like is the weed will start to droop in a few hours and I can go back in a day or two and see if I missed any. I have never seen grass killed where I spray but it will kill clover and alfalfa it touches. I use the recommended rate on the label. farmguy

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Post by ga.prime » Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:44 pm

I bought a 2.5 gallon jug of it, cost $781. I sure hope it's got a long residual.
where'd it come from, how'd it get there?

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Re: Milestone residual..???

Post by True Grit Farms » Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:00 pm

ga.prime wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:44 pm
I bought a 2.5 gallon jug of it, cost $781. I sure hope it's got a long residual.
You got a deal my wife paid $98.80 a quart. Works good on prickly pear and thistles. What are you spaying GP?
If we'd of know this we'd of picked our own cotton.

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Post by gordon ross » Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:29 pm

I am interested in any thoughts on time durations (residual time) for herbicides in general: grazon, milestone, restore, reclaim, etc. Are you finding the residuals are much longer than stated by manufactures before clover, alfalfa, general forbs are re-established? Of course i dont want the weeds to re-establish but what about the GOOD broad leafs? My uneducated guess is that clovers, alfalfa, good forbs do not re-established until the unwanted weeds return.

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Re: Milestone residual..???

Post by ga.prime » Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:50 pm

True Grit Farms wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:00 pm
ga.prime wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:44 pm
I bought a 2.5 gallon jug of it, cost $781. I sure hope it's got a long residual.
You got a deal my wife paid $98.80 a quart. Works good on prickly pear and thistles. What are you spaying GP?
Spraying to kill dewberries under pine straw trees. Garlon won't do anything but top kill dewberries and then it's back in a few weeks. The Longleaf Alliance says Milestone will kill dewberries. If it does, it will be because of the residual. Garlon has no residual. That'r right what your wife paid, $98/quart. You have to buy a 2.5 gallon jug to get it down to $78/quart. I'll probably need another 2.5 gallons and I'll just have to go back and get it. I didn't want too much of that stuff sitting around at one time.
where'd it come from, how'd it get there?

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Re: Milestone residual..???

Post by rollinhills » Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:42 am

True Grit Farms wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:00 pm
ga.prime wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:44 pm
I bought a 2.5 gallon jug of it, cost $781. I sure hope it's got a long residual.
You got a deal my wife paid $98.80 a quart. Works good on prickly pear and thistles. What are you spaying GP?
Dang I had to give $112.50 a quart for it and it went down from last year.

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