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bamafan192069
01-19-2009, 04:33 PM
how much does anyone charge to speard Herbicide, and if that is all the company wants how many applications of that can i put on in a year? i live in florida by the way.
thanks

mngrassguy
01-19-2009, 07:31 PM
You need a license to apply herbicides. If you were licensed you would already know to read the label. Think about hiring someone that knows what they are doing. Fines are way to huge to take the chance of getting caught.

bamafan192069
01-19-2009, 10:03 PM
i am getting my licensing, and thats why im asking so i know when to spary. if your only going to be a downer person, then dont reply i dont need negative advise!

Jerry Andersen
01-19-2009, 10:11 PM
1000000000000000 times

ted putnam
01-19-2009, 10:22 PM
Well...Dude from KY that lives in FL that needs advise on how many times he can spary a yard in 1 yr. That depends on the product you use and the LABEL instructions. Part of getting your license is being able to read a label, comprehend it and follow it. The LABEL will tell you everything you need to know...PPE, Mixing, rates, MAX USE RATES(if any), weeds controlled etc...
My advice is get licensed first then read the LABEL.

daveyo
01-19-2009, 10:30 PM
Its the same as every other pricing aspect of your business. You need to find out your costs first, so while your getting your lic educate yourself on all the processes of being an applicator. Also talk to your potential suppliers, ask questions here (legitimate ones), and don't lie to lawnsite members that are potentially going to help you with your business :nono:

treegal1
01-19-2009, 10:32 PM
2 year ride along in FL to get a lic# so by then he will know how to read the label...................go to the extension service Brandon

phasthound
01-19-2009, 10:33 PM
i am getting my licensing, and thats why im asking so i know when to spary. if your only going to be a downer person, then dont reply i dont need negative advise!

Here is some positive advice, take some classes and learn about pesticide applications before you ask a question like that.

Real Green
01-19-2009, 10:33 PM
i am getting my licensing, and thats why im asking so i know when to spary. if your only going to be a downer person, then dont reply i dont need negative advise!

He is not trying to be a "downer person" nor is he being negative. He is being honest with you and trying to point you in the right direction. There is a lot more to this industry than hoping on Lawnsite.com and asking a few questions and then heading out to do the applications. You need to understand that there are strict laws and policies set forth by each state to prevent mis-use of herbicides. I'd suggest you contact you local co-op extension office and let them know of your interest in applications of herbicides. While you are at it, actually get the license, instead of saying, "I'm getting it." Try to network with others in this industry that are actually located in Florida so you can see what they do and pick up some information from them. You may learn a thing or two about pricing. I really do wish you the best of luck, but I think you starting out on the wrong foot.

treegal1
01-19-2009, 10:40 PM
one more small tid bit of advice is to learn how to grow good grass and not good weeds and then you wont need that much herbicide in the first place, you cant seed and go here, its SAG and that takes some work to grow

mngrassguy
01-19-2009, 11:24 PM
He is not trying to be a "downer person" nor is he being negative. He is being honest with you and trying to point you in the right direction. There is a lot more to this industry than hoping on Lawnsite.com and asking a few questions and then heading out to do the applications. You need to understand that there are strict laws and policies set forth by each state to prevent mis-use of herbicides. I'd suggest you contact you local co-op extension office and let them know of your interest in applications of herbicides. While you are at it, actually get the license, instead of saying, "I'm getting it." Try to network with others in this industry that are actually located in Florida so you can see what they do and pick up some information from them. You may learn a thing or two about pricing. I really do wish you the best of luck, but I think you starting out on the wrong foot.

Wow, took those words right out of my mouth. That's almost scary.:cool2:

meomypete
01-20-2009, 12:20 AM
How much do you charge to do the job is not just the application but also the herbicide markup. Tomorrow and the next day I plan to put out a herbicide containing 60% Metsulfiron to control mustard and prickly lettice in a grass. How much does this chemical cost the customer for "you all" to put out this herbicide?

mngrassguy
01-20-2009, 01:35 AM
There's no such thing as "Metsulfiron" or "prickly lettice".:laugh::laugh::laugh:

meomypete
01-20-2009, 08:12 AM
http://www.ppws.vt.edu/scott/weed_id/lacse.htm
Prickly Lettuce: Lactuca serriola
Identifying Characteristics: An annual or biennial weed with prickly leaves that emit a milky sap when cut. Prickly lettuce is most commonly a weed of nurseries, orchards, roadsides, and agronomic crops and is found throughout the United States

meomypete
01-20-2009, 08:41 AM
Ally, Allie, Gropper, and Escort contain Metsulfron Methyl. sorry about the type.

bamafan192069
01-20-2009, 04:23 PM
look i dont need smart ace people saying read the label!!! and guess what you need 3 years to before they give you a license to spray so if your going to give stupid answer then dont write anything!!

turf hokie
01-20-2009, 04:41 PM
how much does anyone charge to speard Herbicide, and if that is all the company wants how many applications of that can i put on in a year? i live in florida by the way.
thanks

Dude you need to relax. Your question is broad ranged and ignorant you are lucky these guys were as nice to you as they were.

The label is the law. Therefore, the advice you recieved was credible and reasonable. We cannot tell you how much herbicide you can put down per year without knowing what herbicide you are wanting to use. And even if you were to tell us which herbicide, we dont know that information off the top of our heads. We would have to look at the label ourselves and report back to you anyway.

So basically nobody here is going to do your homework for you. Go read the label and tell US how much A/I you can put down per year.

My suggestion to you on pricing is charge enough to make money, nobody knows any of your inputs and therefore cannot help you.

daveyo
01-20-2009, 08:46 PM
look i dont need smart ace people saying read the label!!! and guess what you need 3 years to before they give you a license to spray so if your going to give stupid answer then dont write anything!!

You may be on the verge of losing a valuable resource here. I really don't know why you asked the question seems you got all the answers. Now you have three years to figure out your costs so I guess you really don't need us after all.

nik
01-21-2009, 12:03 PM
Bamafan,

With a can do attitude like that just wing it. Forget the license and all the good advice your getting here. Florida's Dept of Ag is probably hurting budgetwise like most places. The fines that they will generate just off of you will keep them going for years to come.

There are lots of wise acres on this list but they are also very knowledgeable about what they do.