View Full Version : Is Q4 still pretty high odor after app?

09-17-2009, 08:55 PM
I used Q4 when it first came out and loved the performance of the product but do to the odor that remained after app (2-3 hrs) I was forced to quit using it and was almost fired because it had sent a patron to the hospital due to breathing problems at our business park.

Looking at the label/msds I saw no changes in the chemistry but I didn't know what luck anyone else was having! And yes, I have been a cert applicator since 2005.:usflag:

09-17-2009, 09:20 PM
really, ive found it to have a mild odor during and after spray compared to some other products we spray

09-17-2009, 10:25 PM
No issues here. I have only blanket sprayed Q4 twice, most treatments are spot sprays.

lawn king
09-17-2009, 10:39 PM
I dont use Q4, but i found speedzone vapors to be very strong.

starry night
09-17-2009, 10:40 PM
I've been using it since it was introduced and I can barely smell anything anymore. :) :)

09-17-2009, 11:03 PM
I use Eliminate. Almost no odor, and works great, a little slower than other products. Also i add laundry detergent as wetting agent. Together it smells nice--like fresh laundry for a few minutes.
You might try new Gordon's T-Zone. Very little odor, yet has triclopyr and other weed products and a protox inhibitor sulfentrazone, for quick action.

09-18-2009, 11:06 PM
Personally I think q4 has a pretty strong smell, works well but I hate the smell it gives me headaches every time.

09-19-2009, 03:57 AM
Anything containing 2,4-D or dicamba is a no spray product on warm and windless days. That situation you described above is one of the reasons why. The effect is magnified on large areas sprayed broadcast. I recently did a pasture with a lb of ester and 1/2 lb Banvel. Good thing the wind was blowing that day. The pasture was on the edge of a populated area.