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slecroix
03-10-2004, 04:10 PM
Hey gang,

I am trying to find out what is the proper 2-4 D to Water mix ratio for residential uses.

2 oz per gallon ... 3 oz. per gallon .... 4 oz. per gallon ??? more??? less???

Someone help out the noob! :p

James Cormier
03-10-2004, 04:19 PM
read your lable,

slecroix
03-10-2004, 04:21 PM
I wish it was that simple James .... I don't have a label .... LOL.

A friend of mine gave me some in an unmarked bottle that he "poured off" his 1 gallon jug and I can't get in touch with him this afternoon to ask him how it is mixed.

I was wanted to do some spot spraying this afternoon ... that's why I came here to you guys.

Grassmechanic
03-10-2004, 04:32 PM
what is the concentration of A.I.?

James Cormier
03-10-2004, 04:37 PM
label....sorry, see it depends on what your target weeds are, where they are ( turf, or beds ) and what type of sprayer your using. you can find copies of labels on certain web sites I never apply a product without reading the label, if I dont have a label i dont apply it.

tremor
03-10-2004, 06:14 PM
Can't be determined without the % active ingredient. This is why it's illegal & dangerous to store a pesticide in an unlabeled container.

slecroix
03-10-2004, 08:15 PM
I got in touch with my friend and he looked up the active ingredients said they are 47.3%.

He stated that he usually mixes it up 25 gallons at a time for a "pull behind" sprayer (between 2-4 pints per 25 gallons, depending on the application). So, he wasn't much help when I asked him about mixing it 1 gallon at a time.

I'm not "in the business" so that's why I came to you guys ... the professionals. :)

greenngrow
03-10-2004, 08:28 PM
I don't want to bust your chops.:blob3: :blob3: But man you don't want to pouring out chemicals in unlabeled containers. Besides I would not be telling it in a web site. YOU DO NOT know who is looking:eek: :eek: .

If you are not in the business then why does your profile say 5 years.

If you are new to the chemicals apps and don't have a license then you need to get one unless you are spraying your own yard...

I am willing to help anyone out and have on this site before. But I won't help anyone that is not license and doing things illegal.

Just my .02 worth.

2 4-D has restrictions on how many ounces you can apply per year.

Fvstringpicker
03-10-2004, 08:56 PM
If you're not licensed, don't spray it unless it's your own property. If you don't have the labeling to follow, don't spray it no matter what. 2 4 D is cheap enough to just replace.

SodKing
03-10-2004, 09:00 PM
I have to agree. The label, i believe, as well as the pesticide laws of your state specifically prohibit the activity you are conducting. Never, put concentrates in a container without a label present. It is this type of activity that is giving our industry a bad name.

greenngrow
03-10-2004, 09:12 PM
Here, Here. We can't afford anymore black eyes

slecroix
03-10-2004, 09:38 PM
Settle down guys ... I am applying this to my own property. I put 5 years in the profile because it required me to put in SOMETHING. I am NOT in the business ... I will change my profile to reflect that as well.

I have NOT applied anything as of yet ... I came here to ask someone who would know, instead of just mixing something up hap-hazardly.

Grassmechanic
03-11-2004, 07:34 AM
At 47.3 % A.I. , you'll need 3/4 - 1 ounce/gal of water.

slecroix
03-11-2004, 08:56 AM
Thanks Grassmechanic. :D

timturf
03-11-2004, 12:57 PM
does the rate depend also on how much area you are treating with 1 gallon mixture?

Grassmechanic
03-11-2004, 01:46 PM
It will. I assumed that he is spot treating. I should have clarified. My apologies.