ball moss

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by dbanksls, Feb 21, 2014.

  1. dbanksls

    dbanksls LawnSite Member
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    I treated some ball moss over two weeks ago with copper hydroxide (Kocide 3000) and have seen no results. I mixed the tank per label instructions and I know my sprayer is calibrated correctly. The only thing I can think of that would cause it not to work was the temperature. The forecast for that day was to be in the sixties, but I know when I was spraying it was still in the forties.
    Is it possible it was just too cold? I've read the label several times and can't find anything pertaining to what range of temps are most effective (that doesn't mean I couldn't have missed it).
    If any of you could help, it would be greatly appreciated, I have lots of moss to treat.
     
  2. Wes Parker

    Wes Parker LawnSite Member
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    dbanksis, what ever happened with the moss? I have several live oak trees that are covered with it. I was thinking of spraying Kocide too but I googled it and what I read said spray Kocide 101 I dont know the difference between the two. Would love to know your situation and if it ever killed the moss.
     
  3. dbanksls

    dbanksls LawnSite Member
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    I think I was treating it too early. The label states it should be applied when the plant is coming out of dormancy, I treated some about a week and a half ago and am beginning to see some positive results.
     
  4. Wes Parker

    Wes Parker LawnSite Member
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    Thanks that helps allot. I should probably wait a bit longer here then.
     
  5. Wes Parker

    Wes Parker LawnSite Member
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    What method of application did you use dbanksis?
     
  6. agrostis

    agrostis LawnSite Silver Member
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    Are you sure that a fungicide used for citrus canker is what you want?

    http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/.../Chemical Application & Safety/Kocide 101.pdf
     
  7. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    Ball Moss only uses trees at support to hang the Air where they get all the Nutrients. Heavy Ball Moss infestations are signs of CLEAN air. As a General rule you don't find Ball Moss in congested cities with lots of Traffic carbon Monoxide pollution.

    Copper controls Ball Moss the same way it controls Fungus. HEAVY METAL POISONING. Copper Products care a DANGER LABEL However only a few Copper products are Labeled to treat Ball Moss. UNDER LABEL LAW THE LOCATION IS MORE IMPORT THAN THE PEST. Kocide is not labeled for trees and therefore you application was illegal.

    There are products labeled to control Ball Moss. May I suggest you hire a real Pest Control Company to make these applications. One very good reason to use a real Pest Control Company is COPPER CAN CAUSE PERNIMENT EYE DAMAGE. Fools rush in where wise men fear to tread.

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  8. turfmd101

    turfmd101 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Scythe herbicide may be a viable option. It is also an algicide. You also need to caution what it rains down on like copper. But you will probably not have permanent damage on non targeted drift.
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  9. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    I am laughing so hard I am crying. This is better satire than Saturday Night Live.

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  10. turfmd101

    turfmd101 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    What's funny is you had to use a whole long sentence to say "epiphyte". Explain how all throughout the downtown city of Orlando, ball moss is heavily populated if it's supposed to be less habitable as you so claim. Maby some have talents beyond yours.
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