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Old 07-22-2011, 01:46 PM
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Spraying when hot

What are you guys doing when temps exceed 90 with high humidity? I have blanket sprayed a few over the past few weeks. Are you guys doing these apps early in the morning or what? Some of our new accounts were informed to wait until cooler temps or until the fall app. Are you guys that are still going when its this hot diluting your mixes down?
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Old 07-22-2011, 01:48 PM
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Wouldn't one be well advised to follow the label directions?
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Old 07-22-2011, 01:58 PM
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Wouldn't one be well advised to follow the label directions?
Yes this is true, however most dont like to sit on their hands all day.
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Old 07-22-2011, 01:59 PM
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Old 07-22-2011, 02:03 PM
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Yes this is true, however most dont like to sit on their hands all day.
Gotcha, it's far better to violate federal law.

Thanks, I'll keep it in mind.
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Old 07-22-2011, 04:33 PM
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saw scotts out spraying a yard i mow at 2:30 this afternoon, Ow and it was 96 out
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Old 07-22-2011, 05:26 PM
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Does anyone have a list of what products have label restrictions by temperature? Tell us your favorite and the use restrictions on the label. Are these ignored down south?
Trimec Classic up to 85 degrees
Trimec 992 up to 85
T-Zone up to 85
Eliminate, Lesco 90
Speedzone up to 90
Quicksilver "Highly effective under both warm and cool conditions."
Surge up to 90
Coolpower and Horsepower "Avoid excessively hot conditions unless irrigation is used."
Manage "Not if under stress."
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Old 07-22-2011, 05:46 PM
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I have had no issues with Celsius and this heat.
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Old 07-22-2011, 06:15 PM
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I am using primarily Celsius and Certainty. I haven't used anything containing 2,4D in the last month and a half. Just because temps got over 85 doesn't mean a truck payment will wait until it drops down to 85. Geez guys, use a little common sense. Pick and choose your products wisely, don't spray drought stressed turf, encourage your customers to water when possible. It's really pretty simple. If I stopped spraying weeds because it was 86 degrees, I'd be sitting at the shop 4 months out of the year and I'll end up looking for a job doing something else.
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Old 07-22-2011, 07:23 PM
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Well said--Ted!!
I am with you there!! Maybe my insurance, mortgage, banks will be understanding of our weather problems. NOT!! I'll pay them when things get better.
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