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Old 04-14-2012, 11:13 AM
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Drift Damage

I'm sure by now everyone has seen the last page on my thread in off topic.

http://www.lawnsite.com/showpost.php...3&postcount=32

Question, how susceptible is the new growth on holly to drift?

The tips of my holly are turning brown and just crumbles
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Old 04-14-2012, 12:12 PM
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I'm on my blackberry, but are you sure its drift. Can't see where your from. Did it drop to a hard freeze or windburn and lack of rain? Is all around the entire shrub or just one spot?
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Old 04-14-2012, 01:31 PM
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Humble makes a good point. If its drift--nearby grass should also be killed. Also any weeds near the holly. Winter kill is more uniform. Spray damage is worst on the side closest to the sprayer.

I once had a customer insist that I replace 20 tomatoes that turned brown after a spray in late September. Lucky I finally noticed that it was caused by an early frost.
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Old 04-14-2012, 02:12 PM
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Thanks guys

I thought about frost damage but I have about 40 holly up and down that side of the property. Seems like the ones that looked damaged are in the front (Where she sprayed) and they are under large oak tree's so they were somewhat protected from the frost. The ones in the back that have no protection are fine.
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I have 6 hollies, 4 have frost bite, 2 are fine. They are all in a row. The two that are fine get the first ray of sun in the a.m.
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:31 AM
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I have 6 hollies, 4 have frost bite, 2 are fine. They are all in a row. The two that are fine get the first ray of sun in the a.m.
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Yu know whats really funny; I have some tomatoes coming up in the garden from last year and they survived the whole ordeal, LOL

Had I set the dam things out they'd be dead as a door nail right now and if I left the ones I planted in pots outside those two nights they too would be dead.

Called the guy from the Ag inspector today and left a message, he gave me his cell number so I hope he gets it and don't come. I mean specially with gas being $3.95 here I'd hate to see him drive 100 miles just for this so I might even call him at 7 AM in the morning (6 AM where he is) and make sure.
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Can you post some pics?
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Old 04-16-2012, 08:24 AM
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Holly's around here have been succumbing to general evergreen decline, mainly due to wet feet.

Symptoms are similar to your situation, starts at the tips of the new growth, then the rest of the plant starts to deteriorate.

Only in the last year have they started to come out of it as we've gone through a dry cycle.

Also check the dieing leaves for any black spots, or any other sign of disease or over-watering.

So, check your drainage around the hollys first, then suspect chem damage second.

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