Downy Rose Myrtle Herbicide Field Trial by Elroy Timmer. Cooperators SFWMD. Aquatic Vegetation Control, Inc . Funding By BASF DOW. Vanquish and Krenite The Best Two Treatments in 2007. 2007 Twenty Acre Treatment.
Hat Pins and Bog Buttons
7. Arsenal Powerline 32 Glyphosate 112 82
8. Vanquish 64 78
9. Krenite 768` 82
10. Vanquish 32 Krenite 384 78
11. Arsenal Powerline 32 Krenite 128 85
12. Weedmaster 64 Krenite 128 62
The 1/8 acre plots are (74 x74 ft). Rate was 100 gpa or 12.5 gal. per plot. The spray tip was calibrated at 1.32 gal per minute, it took 9.46 minutes to deliver 12.5 gallons. Plot was made up of 15 subplots A-O. Each subplot was treated with appropriate seconds to apply the proper rate . A, C, D, F, G, I, J, L, M, and O required 51 seconds. B, E, H, K, and N required 12 seconds. Pump produced 1.32 gpm. A stock solution of 33 gallons was used to treat two plots. The remaining 8 gallons was applied outside of the plot.
Plots are 104 x 104 feet. Each subplot (example A and C) on each side of the 10 foot buggy trail is about 21 feet wide, by 15 feet (the length of the buggy). After the buggy moved ahead, the buggy trail (B)(15 x 10 feet) was treated. Each pass though the plot required 12.5 gallons or 9.46 minutes. Both passes required a total of 25 gallons and 18.92 minutes . Subplots such as A and C (21 x 15 feet) required 35 seconds while subplots such as B ( 15 x 10 feet) required 11 seconds. A 33 gallon stock solution was used to treat each plot. The 8 gallon remaining solution was used to treat areas outside the plot. Each pass through the plot required 7 stops at 15 feet each (7x15 = 105 feet)
Typical 1/8 acre short Downyrose myrtle plots. Treated by hand, red arrow lines depicts approximate path of applicator
These 1/8 acre plots were divided in ½ to make treatment more manageable. They were treated at 50 gpa. or 6.25 gallons per plot . Each half required 3.125 gallons and 2.36 minutes or 2 minutes and 22 seconds per ½ plot. The center of each plot was marked for applicators perspective.
= 30 seconds
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9 feet squared
= 19 seconds
9 feet squared
17 feet squared
Each plot was measured and calculated for a percent of an acre. Example A, (11 x 112 feet = 132 square feet) or 0.003099174 of an acre. It was calculated that 4.37 square feet could be treated per second. The square feet per plot was divided by 4.37 to equal seconds per plot. (135 / 4.37 = 30 seconds). The tip used was a Spray Systems 2504 tip at about 20 psi. The spray tank is filled to 100 psi but spray tip delivers a constant pressure of 20 psi at the tip, via a regulator. A one gal stock solution was used. (1/50 of an acre) Excess solution was used to treat surrounding Downyrose myrtle in the area.
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