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Old 06-20-2011, 10:02 PM
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I have to ask....and no, I'm not trying to be sarcastic. Honest question....

If the above is true, why do you use what you do?

Is it price?

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dont think he does

i think he just mentioned an easily accessible product for a 12 year old
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Old 06-20-2011, 10:08 PM
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I didn't imply he did (use the ortho). I asked why he didn't (if it's the same strength professionals use).

I checked the concentrate. If I figure it correctly, it would cost over $1,200.00 to blanket app. an acre.
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Old 06-20-2011, 10:10 PM
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I didn't imply he did (use the ortho). I asked why he didn't (if it's the same strength professionals use).

I checked the concentrate. If I figure it correctly, it would cost over $1,200.00 to blanket app. an acre.
oops sorry man

but your right its about 1/5 the concentrate of a professional 3 way
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Old 06-21-2011, 10:20 AM
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Professionals buy larger quantities and in more concentrated forms(to get a lower price per acre), but the products are very similar otherwise. Grub control, Roundup, Dimension and most crabgrass products are available to all. Professionals also buy a few products that are not available to homeowners, the main reason being the high price and the more difficult dosage calculations and equipment required. Some of these are available online, the great majority are not "restricted use" pesticides.
Drive (quinclorac) is available online, but I think it is about $100 for an eight ounce jar. Likewise Quicksilver, likewise Sedgehammer. Most homeowners are not going to spend a hundred dollars for a product, while buying a hundred times more than they need. A few specialty products come in small packages or mixed with other weed products, quinclorac for instance.
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Old 06-21-2011, 11:25 AM
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You can't buy speed zone or 2,4-D without a license. I totally agree with Think Green on this one. With no experience, Preen is your best option. Weed the beds first. If you start spraying chemical around the plants, you will kill them. Before I started the business, Preen and good mulching is what I used.
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i can show you 5 websites right now you can buy either product on

or 10 products at walmart that contain 2,4-d

along with any JD store around my area

Yo Guys

Different States, Different Laws. In Texas 2,4-D is a restricted use Pesticide while in Florida any fool can spray it into water without a license
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Old 06-23-2011, 12:58 AM
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Different States, Different Laws. In Texas 2,4-D is a restricted use Pesticide while in Florida any fool can spray it into water without a license
Exactly Ric...in NJ you can buy 2,4 D at any big box store. It's only a RUP in NJ when the concentration of 2,4 D is increased enough to blind you...hence the "Danger" label and instructions to use eye protection. Most people using big box RTU sprays are laying down more 2,4 D per 1000 than the pros.
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Old 06-23-2011, 04:07 AM
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Different States, Different Laws. In Texas 2,4-D is a restricted use Pesticide while in Florida any fool can spray it into water without a license
i know, but there are websites that will send it anywhere
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Old 06-23-2011, 07:15 AM
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i know, but there are websites that will send it anywhere
dgw

You forgot to add the word ANTHING as in ANYTHING ANYWHERE.

I wanted to open a DIY Pest control in our local flea market. But the Online seller were not only way low on price. Which people use for price comparision, not realizing they would pay a rediculess handling fee. They also were repackaging pesticide into smaller container illegally. One of the Big Illegals was Asulox for crab grass that only comes in 2.5 gallon jugs. On line you can buy it in Pints. Back when I had to take a cert class to even buy or use Termidor, you could buy it on line cheaper than I could from a legal supplier. Or course where they make their money is in the hidden Handling fee that only hits the screen after you give a Credit Card Number.
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