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Old 07-04-2011, 10:46 AM
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I am talking about controlling the weeds in the lawn that slopes into the lake. I would assume I need to use something labeled for aquatic use. Does my category 24 license allow me to do this, or do I need to test in another category?

My situation is that a HOA has a lake and wants to have controlled bermuda along the lake.
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Old 07-04-2011, 11:04 AM
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Well don't use aquaneat on the turf!
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Old 07-04-2011, 12:32 PM
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So we are right back to Andys original question. What herbicide do you use on tur,f to remove broadleafs, knowing you are next to surface water, and their will be runoff?
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Old 07-04-2011, 12:37 PM
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So we are right back to Andys original question. What herbicide do you use on tur,f to remove broadleafs, knowing you are next to surface water, and their will be runoff?
none, all the properties i treat with lakes have about a ten foot strip of weeds next to the lake


not worth it , and you have to get the customers to understand that


if they dont , give them a price to cut the grass out, and put stone there
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Old 07-04-2011, 12:47 PM
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So we are right back to Andys original question. What herbicide do you use on tur,f to remove broadleafs, knowing you are next to surface water, and their will be runoff?
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Bermuda is fair tolerant of Herbicides and Weedar 64 (2,4-D) is aquatic labelled. Cut the rate from 1.5 Oz to 0.75 or even 0.50 Oz per thousand to account for the heat. BTW use MSO and expect a little tip burn from the MSO not the Weedar 64. First cutting should clean up any tip burn.

Customers must understand you have to sometimes make their turf look worst before it can look better.
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Old 07-04-2011, 02:43 PM
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Your Study Guide for your Aquatic License Test should have all that information.
What a dick answer
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Old 07-04-2011, 04:03 PM
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What a dick answer
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When the Tree hugger get all your pesticides ban, Maybe you will wish there had a stiffer laws about Pesticide education.

Yes My reply to the OP was arrogant and I am proud that it was. Maybe it drove home a point.
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Old 07-04-2011, 05:58 PM
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Bermuda is fair tolerant of Herbicides and Weedar 64 (2,4-D) is aquatic labelled. Cut the rate from 1.5 Oz to 0.75 or even 0.50 Oz per thousand to account for the heat. BTW use MSO and expect a little tip burn from the MSO not the Weedar 64. First cutting should clean up any tip burn.

Customers must understand you have to sometimes make their turf look worst before it can look better.
When people give me lawns that are otherwise RoundUp and re sod, that is my warning to them. I am one worse. Because dried out, starved weeds are even harder to kill. I tune the irrigation system then fertilize once and twice before even spraying for weeds. Talk about making things worse. n.
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Old 07-04-2011, 06:13 PM
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When people give me lawns that are otherwise RoundUp and re sod, that is my warning to them. I am one worse. Because dried out, starved weeds are even harder to kill. I tune the irrigation system then fertilize once and twice before even spraying for weeds. Talk about making things worse. n.
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Spray a lawn with insects or fungus and it gets worse before it gets better. There is always some recent damage that has not expressed itself yet. I always try and educate my customers as to what to expect and when to expect it. If I think it will show a response in one week I tell the customer two weeks. But then customer always expect a favorable response to happen overnight.
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The impatient can shop elsewhere. I too, educate my clients thoroughly. Which is far different from the usual burn holes in the lawn with MSMA or Three Way method commonly used here. People thoroughly understand that it takes me 2-3 months to fix a lawn that has been in disrepair for over a year.
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