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Old 09-09-2007, 09:31 AM
BostonBull BostonBull is offline
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Organic POST emergent?

What is everyone using in place of weed B gone? I am looking for an Organic alternative for my home lawn if it is available? Something powdered or pelletized that I can spread instead of spraying.
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Old 09-09-2007, 10:43 AM
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Organic post emergent

I use weed killers. However--may I suggest use "Octane" from Sepro, sold by Lesco. New generation herbicide. It is about 100 times safer than old fashioned Weed B Gone. Take a look at the safety data and the oral LD50 for Octane. They couldn't kill the rats. No odor. And you only need about 2 ounces per acre. You could eat a whole acre of treated grass--and still be OK.
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Old 09-09-2007, 11:41 AM
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I don't believe there is such a thing. Pull the weeds by hand. Spot spray with broadleaf. Build the grass up to choke out the weeds over time.
Synthetics make life easier , organics take more effort as a rule.
Spot spraying weeds with 2,4d is not as harmful to the environment as much as having N where it is not needed.
2,4d deteriorates along with the weed. N ends up in New Orleans via every lake and stream with an overfertilized lawn on it.
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Old 09-10-2007, 01:07 AM
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Some info about 2,4d.
http://www.ipmofalaska.com/files/24d.html

This one is a bit more scary.
http://www.safe2use.com/poisons-pest.../misc/2d-4.htm

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When weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a weed and not a valuable plant is to pull on it. If it comes out of the ground easily, it is a valuable plant.
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Old 09-10-2007, 07:24 PM
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Look at Green Guardian, a sponsor here on lawnsite.
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Old 09-27-2007, 03:28 PM
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natty hates when i do this but its the only product out there so here goes again. www.agralawn.com
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Old 10-03-2007, 03:22 PM
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natty hates when i do this but its the only product out there so here goes again. www.agralawn.com

If you want this guys formula do a U. S Patent search , all the info is there.
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