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Old 05-16-2014, 09:24 PM
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disgruntled employee switched product in bottles. I've seen some people mad at their employer do some crazy things. Not saying that's what happen but imagine the possibilities.
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Old 05-16-2014, 09:54 PM
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This was a huge, stupid and costly mistake.
But how many of us can say we never made a mistake? Ship happens.
Its a good lesson. Don't store your gly anywhere near your Three-way or other selective products. Read the label. Supervise your workers. Label your sprayers with their contents. Use a good fill chart. Rinse thoroughly between products. Don't use the same sprayer for insecticide on trees as herbicides on turf.
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Old 05-16-2014, 10:28 PM
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54 acres. How many times did they make the same mistake mixing?
So true! Holy crap! Hope the weeds are smoked...." I smoke two joints before I smoke two joints, and then I smoke two acres.
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Old 05-16-2014, 10:46 PM
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disgruntled employee switched product in bottles. I've seen some people mad at their employer do some crazy things. Not saying that's what happen but imagine the possibilities.
Heck its been heard that competitors have put round up or similar product in tanks. I know I've been next to plenty of spray truck working in neighbors lawns. It would be pretty easy when they are behind the house. Would I ever stoop that low? Never. Not even if I was paid a semi load of cash in hundreds. One never knows what another a hole will do. I wonder if the company and employee even know what happened 100%?
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Old 05-16-2014, 10:52 PM
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So true! Holy crap! Hope the weeds are smoked...." I smoke two joints before I smoke two joints, and then I smoke two acres.
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I had a maintaince worker at a property spot spray trying to kill the weeds. Killed spots of grass and the weeds lived. Talked to the manager. Said the guy didn't know English. In a round about way I found out who he was and had a Spanish speaking at the time employee talk to him. Fast forward a year. Same thing but a different company owned the property and a different manager. This time he killed about 1500 sq. Ft. I replanted it all. Charged a hefty fee. Hasn't happened since. This will be year 3 of replanted grass and its doing great. I tell people to check it out if they doubt my over seeding skills
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Old 05-16-2014, 11:01 PM
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QUOTE=turfmd101;5038142]So true! Holy crap! Hope the weeds are smoked...." I smoke two joints before I smoke two joints, and then I smoke two acres.
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Wish I lived a little closer and I culd pad my seeding numbers for the year!


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Old 05-17-2014, 07:41 AM
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54 acres. How many times did they make the same mistake mixing?
When something gets stirred together as a bulk mix, any mistakes are multiplied. I think I would notice if I was making up another 5 acre load and the product was not what it should be. Glyphosate looks like light corn syrup and smells a little soapy. Three Way has that 2,4-D and Dicamba smell. It also looks like soy sauce.
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Old 05-17-2014, 07:52 AM
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Tim DeHaven, owner of DeHaven Home and Garden Showplace, said replacing the grass could cost between $432,000 and $2.1 million.
That is one hell of a gaped estimate lol
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Old 05-17-2014, 08:32 AM
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I am not a commercial applicator so this could be a dumb statement. But, in order to spray 54 acres arent you going to need to refill your tanks like 20 times? Wouldnt you notice what the heck you are putting in your sprayer tank at least once?

This seems like it was on purpose.
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