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dandies!!!

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by springover, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. springover

    springover LawnSite Member
    Posts: 38

    This new to me account was still dormate when I applied Pre-emerg on 3/26.

    I went to mow and there are dandilions everywhere, what happened?

    How do I explain to my contact what is happening as well.

    Help!!!

    Thanks
     
  2. Whitey4

    Whitey4 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,448

    You expected a pre-M to stop dandelions? That's why we charge for post emergent apps.... OK, here it comes.... you can't possibly be certified if you are this clueless, can you?

    Back off my high horse.... pre-M's attack the germination process of crabbgrass seeds, as well as many other less significant annual weeds... dandies are bi-annuals. Do you underdstand the difference?
     
  3. Hoots

    Hoots LawnSite Senior Member
    from DFW
    Posts: 327

    Best way I see is to explain "I don't know what I am doing, I will contact a licensed professional to sub out the chemicals".

    It is always best to tell your "contact" that you will not B.S. them. If you don't know what to do, find someone who does know, that is your job. If you do B.S. them along, eventually it can come and bite you in the rear. Apparently it has bitten you already and it did not even take 1 month.
     
  4. springover

    springover LawnSite Member
    Posts: 38

    yeah...I'm an idiot...I am learning as I go here. I'm fully legal, unfortunately my degree is in comm arts not agri.
     
  5. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,531

    Easy Whitey! Close your eyes and breathe deeply...:laugh:
     
  6. springover

    springover LawnSite Member
    Posts: 38

    Im not trying to B.S. anyone. this is the reason I'm trying to get info to relay to them.
     
  7. Hoots

    Hoots LawnSite Senior Member
    from DFW
    Posts: 327

    Fully legal? Do you have a pesticide license?

    Just because you have a degree in Horticulture or Agriculture does not automatically allow you to apply chemicals. You with a degree in Comm Arts are allowed to apply chemicals if you take and pass the state licensing test.

    Again, look at my first quote. "I don't know what I am doing, I will contact a licensed professional to sub out the chemicals".
     
  8. tlg

    tlg LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 645

    No disrespect but if you don't know the answer you probably shouldn't be applying anything to any lawn anywhere. So to encourage you on the right path of weed control..... read your label. Understand what a pre- emergent does and what a post-emergent is for. You will have your answer and will know what to tell your client. You really should have a basic knowledge on this stuff before you put yourself out for hire.
     
  9. rcreech

    rcreech Sponsor
    Male, from OHIO
    Posts: 6,011

    Actually Whitey.....Dandelion is a perennial not a bi-annual! :laugh:
     
  10. Hoots

    Hoots LawnSite Senior Member
    from DFW
    Posts: 327

    I like your diplomatic response. Sorry, I get so worked up sometimes when there are people asking questions here that took me 4 years of college, state testing, 5 CEU's every year (which by the way is one entire day of lecturing) to keep the license current, and years of in the field experience learning while assisting those that know. These people get answers in 5 minutes.

    I am not the only one that has done these things to get where I am today and I know others have had it much harder than I have. I have been lucky.
     

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