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crazy weather

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by david scott, Jan 23, 2006.

  1. david scott

    david scott LawnSite Member
    Posts: 21

    i'm located in east tennessee and weather has been unusually warm. already had several calls on weeds coming up and clients want a pre-em. applied,do you think it's too early?replies welcome!oh yeah new to site, lots of great info!
  2. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,246

    Welcome to Lawnsite:waving: :waving: The weather here has been very strange also, wish i could help you out but not sure on Tn. I'm sure some of the guys here can help ya though.

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,138

    That is why they called go get there money.
  4. KeystoneLawn&Landscaping

    KeystoneLawn&Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 774

    Very unseasonal here in Erie PA this winter also. Lots of snow in D:cool2: ecember, but almost none since!.Lake effect snow watch for tomorrow night. Gonna put the plow back on in the morning and do a snow dance!:p
  5. david scott

    david scott LawnSite Member
    Posts: 21

    good point!:waving:
  6. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Posts: 1,877

    if you do any pre-m this early I would recomend a second app. in april!
  7. Lawnmasters

    Lawnmasters LawnSite Member
    Posts: 180

    I am in West Tn. and have been getting a few calls also. I usually start the first week in Feb. if weather starts to warm, but I'm kicking it up a notch and starting this week.
  8. david scott

    david scott LawnSite Member
    Posts: 21

    ever had any problems when starting early? say it comes a cold snap you know how this tenn. weather is. i usually dont start untill march 15
  9. garydale

    garydale LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 813

    We are warm in central Md. also.
    Been able to do lime appl's. all month.We will start Dormant oil on trees early.
    I agree, "Go get the money" and plan 2nd appl.
    We could get a late snow and lose a month. Its happened before.
  10. ThreeWide

    ThreeWide LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,116

    If you are doing split preemergent apps, starting now would be fine. If you are doing only one, push it off as long as possible. Remember that preemergents only breakdown when there is adequate microbial activity in the soil. When the soil temps are cold, your preemergent is basically in a holding pattern. That is one reason applying early is not necessarily a bad thing.

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