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Old 05-13-2013, 02:26 PM
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Prodiamine accidentally spread in vegetable garden

One of my employees accidentally spread some of the Prodiamine that he was applying to my customer's lawn in the customer's vegetable garden, which was recently planted with lettuce and other greens. (He was riding too close to the garden apparently.) Do I need to tell my customer not to eat the produce of the garden and to remove the contaminated garden soil?
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Old 05-13-2013, 06:05 PM
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I believe I just answered a similar question. A REAL PROFESSIONAL WOULDN'T HAVE TO ASK THIS QUESTION. I won't blame you so much as the State Pesticide Licensing Agency that gave you a Pesticide License with no or Limited Training. It is not my job to train you, so I am not going to answer your question Because I just answered a Question Just like Yours.

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Old 05-13-2013, 06:42 PM
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I believe I just answered a similar question. A REAL PROFESSIONAL WOULDN'T HAVE TO ASK THIS QUESTION. I won't blame you so much as the State Pesticide Licensing Agency that gave you a Pesticide License with no or Limited Training. It is not my job to train you, so I am not going to answer your question Because I just answered a Question Just like Yours.

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Old 05-13-2013, 07:13 PM
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One of my employees accidentally spread some of the Prodiamine that he was applying to my customer's lawn in the customer's vegetable garden, which was recently planted with lettuce and other greens. (He was riding too close to the garden apparently.) Do I need to tell my customer not to eat the produce of the garden and to remove the contaminated garden soil?
You need to tell your client that an error was made in the application. I'm sure you would appreciate the same courtesy. Own up to mistakes, it is the honest thing to do.
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:20 PM
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Of course I owned up. I have already told my customer what happened. My question is whether or not there is a health concern. Can the produce be consumed or does it need to be discarded and does the soil need to be removed?
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Old 05-13-2013, 08:56 PM
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What does it say on the bag??
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Old 05-13-2013, 09:23 PM
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The label on the bag says "Not for vegetables"... who knows what the MSDS says...
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Old 05-13-2013, 10:29 PM
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My question is whether or not there is a health concern. Can the produce be consumed or does it need to be discarded and does the soil need to be removed?
The produce should not be consumed due to the possibility of illegal residues.

The discarded plant matter from the garden should not be fed to any livestock as illegal residues could result.

As for the soil, that could be handled a couple of different ways.

The prodiamine in the soil will eventually break down from the aerobic activity in the soil as well as leaching, but there are too many variables involved to accurately determine how long that will take (i.e. temperature, rainfall, amount of product originally sprayed, etc...).

You could ask the homeowner not to plant anything in the sprayed area for the remainder of the year but that might not go over to well with the homeowner.

The alternative would be to remove the affected soil.
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Old 05-13-2013, 10:47 PM
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This needs a test! Is prodiamine a good salad dressinig? I'll personally take mine without....
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:12 PM
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The label says, in part, "Nursery, landscape, or non-crop land areas treated with PRODIAMINE 65 WDG should be
rotated only to ornamental species listed on this label for 1 year following application unless the following test has shown species safety:

This means your customer will be buying his lettuce at the store for the next two years.
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