2-4-D mix ratio questions ...

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by slecroix, Mar 10, 2004.

  1. slecroix

    slecroix LawnSite Member
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    Hey gang,

    I am trying to find out what is the proper 2-4 D to Water mix ratio for residential uses.

    2 oz per gallon ... 3 oz. per gallon .... 4 oz. per gallon ??? more??? less???

    Someone help out the noob! :p
     
  2. James Cormier

    James Cormier LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Posts: 1,218

    read your lable,
     
  3. slecroix

    slecroix LawnSite Member
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    I wish it was that simple James .... I don't have a label .... LOL.

    A friend of mine gave me some in an unmarked bottle that he "poured off" his 1 gallon jug and I can't get in touch with him this afternoon to ask him how it is mixed.

    I was wanted to do some spot spraying this afternoon ... that's why I came here to you guys.
     
  4. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,697

    what is the concentration of A.I.?
     
  5. James Cormier

    James Cormier LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Posts: 1,218

    label....sorry, see it depends on what your target weeds are, where they are ( turf, or beds ) and what type of sprayer your using. you can find copies of labels on certain web sites I never apply a product without reading the label, if I dont have a label i dont apply it.
     
  6. tremor

    tremor LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Can't be determined without the % active ingredient. This is why it's illegal & dangerous to store a pesticide in an unlabeled container.
     
  7. slecroix

    slecroix LawnSite Member
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    I got in touch with my friend and he looked up the active ingredients said they are 47.3%.

    He stated that he usually mixes it up 25 gallons at a time for a "pull behind" sprayer (between 2-4 pints per 25 gallons, depending on the application). So, he wasn't much help when I asked him about mixing it 1 gallon at a time.

    I'm not "in the business" so that's why I came to you guys ... the professionals. :)
     
  8. greenngrow

    greenngrow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 403

    I don't want to bust your chops.:blob3: :blob3: But man you don't want to pouring out chemicals in unlabeled containers. Besides I would not be telling it in a web site. YOU DO NOT know who is looking:eek: :eek: .

    If you are not in the business then why does your profile say 5 years.

    If you are new to the chemicals apps and don't have a license then you need to get one unless you are spraying your own yard...

    I am willing to help anyone out and have on this site before. But I won't help anyone that is not license and doing things illegal.

    Just my .02 worth.

    2 4-D has restrictions on how many ounces you can apply per year.
     
  9. Fvstringpicker

    Fvstringpicker LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,596

    If you're not licensed, don't spray it unless it's your own property. If you don't have the labeling to follow, don't spray it no matter what. 2 4 D is cheap enough to just replace.
     
  10. SodKing

    SodKing LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,648

    I have to agree. The label, i believe, as well as the pesticide laws of your state specifically prohibit the activity you are conducting. Never, put concentrates in a container without a label present. It is this type of activity that is giving our industry a bad name.
     

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