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Old 07-18-2011, 06:53 PM
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How long are you willing to apply Merit?

Hello,

I have a question that I would love to hear your professional opinion on.

How late in the growing season have you applied/sold a Merit application to a client to prevent the possibility of white grub infestation?

With all the heat/drought we have been experiencing, actual calendar date(July 18) and the need to achieve pre-emergent control what would you do?

Thank you in advance!

Joe
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Old 07-18-2011, 08:04 PM
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Hello,

I have a question that I would love to hear your professional opinion on.

How late in the growing season have you applied/sold a Merit application to a client to prevent the possibility of white grub infestation?

With all the heat/drought we have been experiencing, actual calendar date(July 18) and the need to achieve pre-emergent control what would you do?

Thank you in advance!

Joe
Never past June. Use biferin or sevin now water in right away.
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Old 07-18-2011, 08:51 PM
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Never past June. Use biferin or sevin now water in right away.
I don't even begin to apply Merit until late June/early July...

Merit can be applied anytime in July, just make sure it gets watered in!
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Old 07-18-2011, 08:53 PM
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i use prosect (bifentrhin in 18-0-4 by andersons @4 lbs of product per k) on some of my round 2 apps , usually ones that dont purchase a grub control

and i keep it with me for issues throughout the season


but i was under the assumption that it has no effect on grubs or their prevention

am i mistaken ?
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Old 07-18-2011, 10:55 PM
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Bifenthrin does not penetrate into the soil.
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Old 07-19-2011, 01:54 AM
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Just about all of the "thrins" stay at the top, bound to the organic layer. If something is actually chewing the grass right now, my vote goes to Dylox. Sevin cannot be applied to residential lawns except as a spot treatment. Which makes it totally useless to me. I do not like "thrins" because they are sold for use by homeowners at the HD and "landscapers" abuse Talstar. Which leaves me with insect populations that are either not targets of "thrins" or are less susceptible. In fact, I just asked my CPS branch to bring in some Dylox 420 SL for me. I need to drench some lawns that are getting eaten up by sod web worm. Dylox actually works very well for me because I acidify the make up water with LI 700 before dropping in the Dylox.
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Old 07-19-2011, 08:45 AM
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Bayer recommends merit apps by august 15th in the northeast, im finishing the last of ours this week!
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Old 07-19-2011, 08:48 AM
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Thank you for your help and quick informative replies. You guys are the best!

Take care,

Joe
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Old 07-20-2011, 05:06 PM
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Bifenthrin does not penetrate into the soil.
Doesnt need to.
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Old 07-20-2011, 05:08 PM
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Thank you for your help and quick informative replies. You guys are the best!

Take care,

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Differant zones.... No one on here form utah I guess.
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