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Any good granular weed and feeds for use in N.Y.?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by CharlieBingo, Feb 3, 2005.

  1. CharlieBingo

    CharlieBingo LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 400

    I usually spray weeds but my county has a law stating that all neighbors must be notified 48 hrs before any liquid app. I've used 24D granular, doesn't do it for me, any other suggestions?
     
  2. jpmako

    jpmako LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 593

    Talk to Doug at Lesco
    He will be the best for this kind of advice.
    It is my understanding that Liquids would be more effective but like you said 48 hr law limits you. Either go to an all granular or find out which liquids are 48 hr exempt.



    Jason
     
  3. Turf Smart

    Turf Smart LawnSite Member
    Posts: 62

    Granular weed & feeds do not work as well as liquid but I can relate to your problem. If you have to use granular, the smaller the particle the better! It may cost you a little more but the bottom line is that the granules need to "stick" to the weeds for control. The lawn should also be wet when applying the product. The only other solution is to meet DEC guidelines and come up with a 32oz non-pressurized sprayer.
     
  4. CharlieBingo

    CharlieBingo LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 400

    I've heard Lebanan's granular Confront works well;but it's not permitted inNY.
     
  5. 2 man crew

    2 man crew LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 403

    How are the larger lawn care companies dealing with this?
     
  6. lush&green

    lush&green LawnSite Member
    Posts: 183

    We are small but we notify (well) ahead of time for any spraying. It really is not a big deal for me.
     
  7. 2 man crew

    2 man crew LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 403

    So what's the earliest you can notify? Can you notify a week early that you you will be out to spray during a 24 hour period? You must have some contact list that is provided by the state. I would have a recored message with a computer program to call all the pita's. Sounds like a nightmare if you start getting rained out a few days in a row.
     
  8. turf hokie

    turf hokie LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,743

    There is no time limit on how far in advance you have to notify. I have notified some for the year already. With the stipulation that if weather or unforseen circumstances force a change in our timing we will notify them.

    Jason-
    There are no liquid exempt products that are selective for weeds in lawns. There is pretty much an exempt product for everything else though. Go figure.

    Charlie Bingo-
    Jason is right check with Dougie they may have come out with something new this winter but I don't think they have. Or give me a PM if you don;t want the headache of doing the apps and dealing with all the new laws. I am going full time with my application business as we speak.

    Bryan
     
  9. jpmako

    jpmako LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 593

    Bryan,

    There are no liquid exempt products that are selective for weeds in lawns.
    That is good to know. I don't really understand why but Hey that is NY.
    How long have you been licensed? I am currently taking the pesticide training course for 3A and am wondering how hard these test's are? I am going nut's because I do not test well. I have been studying and doing some of my own research, but I am afraid that this test is going to kill me. What do you recommend that I concentrate on for the core test? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Jason
     
  10. turf hokie

    turf hokie LawnSite Silver Member
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    I have been licensed since 1997 and boy have the test requirements changed. The best thing that I can tell you is understand your label. Know your calculations. Don't get confused when they give you multiple answers that could all be correct, pick the most correct answer.
    If you are taking the class with Don he should be able to give you some pointers as he is probably more up on the current test format.

    Don;t forget a calculator.
     

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