Register free!


Reply
 
Thread Tools   Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-14-2001, 03:46 PM
bababooie bababooie is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: cleveland ohio
Posts: 134
how long can i leave the herbicide in my back pack sprayer until it gets to diluted,becoming ineffective?do i need to use it up every time i go out?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-14-2001, 07:17 PM
Ocutter Ocutter is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: S. Jersey
Posts: 314
Mr. Booie- It depends on the ingredient. I had round up stored for 4 months and was still effective. If youre talking about trimec or 3 way, then it is best used that day. If let go too long (even stored in cool dry places) the effective ingredient will still evaporate.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-14-2001, 11:41 PM
Island Lawn Island Lawn is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Golf Coast, SC
Posts: 632
Hmmmm...
This is good news.
I thought that the chemicals would deteriate the diaphram/piston innards?

(I just ordered the SP2 diapram)
(Thanks for the heads up Kirby!)

As to you, Mr. Booie,
I would like to take this opportunity to say.....
HORSE TOOTH JACK ARSE!!!

Thank you

[Edited by Island Lawn on 03-15-2001 at 03:43 AM]
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-15-2001, 01:39 PM
GroundKprs GroundKprs is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: South Bend, IN
Posts: 1,969
Actually, the most important concern in storage of mixed chemicals is the acidity/alkalinity and hardness of your water. You need to learn the pH compatability of the product you are mixing - some chemicals can be neutralized in just a few hours when in the right pH. If you do not know the pH of your water, you don't know what effect you are getting. In some hard water cases, some chemicals can tend to crystallize and cause plugging or excess wear on spray system conponents.

Labels will sometimes give time limits to use mix, in the case of products that will deteriorate quickly. Also common sense and pesticide training always points out to just mix the amount of finished product necessary to do the job(s) today.
__________________
Jim
North central Indiana
<a href="http://members.aol.com/groundkprs/Entry/Educate.html">Learn About Turfgrass</a>
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-15-2001, 08:55 PM
bababooie bababooie is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: cleveland ohio
Posts: 134
yes i'm using trimec. thanks
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:48 PM.

Page generated in 0.06928 seconds with 9 queries