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Old 06-01-2011, 10:18 PM
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Imprelis is bad for Spruce and other trees

Rumor is starting to swirl that Imprelis is killing evergreen's, especially norway spruce. Damage is dramatic and progresses rapidly 4-6 weeks after application. Be very careful where you apply, and READ THE LABEL. Avoid drip lines. Damage is more evident on mature spruce versus newly installed 6-8 footers, probably because of the concentrated drip line of a smaller tree. Use wisely. Its a great product, but may be very short lived...
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Old 06-01-2011, 10:36 PM
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I wouldn't put out a panic signal yet.
According to the DuPont rep I spoke with, Dicamba is actually worse via root uptake than Imprelis is. And I have yet to kill a tree using a product containing Dicamba, even sprayed right up to the trunk.

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Old 06-02-2011, 11:24 PM
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I wouldn't put out a panic signal yet.
According to the DuPont rep I spoke with, Dicamba is actually worse via root uptake than Imprelis is. And I have yet to kill a tree using a product containing Dicamba, even sprayed right up to the trunk.

More info, please. What application method was used, what rate, etc?
The DuPont rep or any chemical rep. is no diffrent than a used car salesman, they will tell you what you want to hear.
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Old 06-14-2011, 03:08 PM
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Imprelis and Evergreens

I am not a lawn service, but live in a neighborhood that was recently sprayed with Imprelis to kill the weeds. Weeds are gone, however so is EVERY Spruce in the neighborhood! We are talking 20+ mature trees dead. Also, the pine candles are shriveling up and the arborvatae nearby is a gonner too. Please be VERY careful using this product - do not get anywhere near evergreens!
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Old 06-14-2011, 03:48 PM
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Which neighborhood?
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Old 06-14-2011, 03:50 PM
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Old 06-14-2011, 03:49 PM
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Imprelis Damage on Evergreens

Brinkman sprayed using Imprelis in the Spring. These evergreens were all very healthy and vibrant before the spray. Now they are dead. All the pines and spruces in my yard that were not in the common area spray zone are still doing well - only those in the Imprelis treatment zone are dead. Here are some pictures I just took - it's very sad.
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Old 09-27-2011, 12:08 PM
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http://www.twincities.com/news/ci_18983961?source=rss

I just posted this a few minutes ago without seeing this thread. I find it interesting and hard to believe. This is just 10 minutes from my house here in Minnesota!
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Old 07-11-2011, 11:48 AM
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I wouldn't put out a panic signal yet.
According to the DuPont rep I spoke with, Dicamba is actually worse via root uptake than Imprelis is. And I have yet to kill a tree using a product containing Dicamba, even sprayed right up to the trunk.

More info, please. What application method was used, what rate, etc?
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Your reference to "According to the DuPont rep I spoke with, dicamba is actually worse..." is hearsay (no proof, just words).
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Old 07-11-2011, 05:52 PM
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Your reference to "According to the DuPont rep I with, dicamba is actually worse..." is hearsay (no proof, just words).
Not my words, Dupont sales rep's words.
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