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EPA released a statement ordering DuPont to suspend and recall its herbicide Imprelis

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by phasthound, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. maelawncare

    maelawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 418

    We will see it again. It will just be renamed and relabeled in a few years to confuse the sheep.

    Why let a perfectly good chemical that took years to develop go to waste because of a few bad applicators. (Dupots answer not mine. ;))
     
  2. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,795

    i am pretty sure it will just be relabeled too, just speculation of course, but it makes sense.
     
  3. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,257

    So the fact that the EPA allowed Imprelis to be rushed to market and not go through the normal testing that other pesticides do makes the EPA completely innocent in this mess?

    I don't buy that the EPA was totally unaware of any problems or they really did their due diligence if the problem was so readily apparent within weeks of it's first applications.
     
  4. ReddensLawnCare

    ReddensLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,652

    Yall are gonna love this..So I went to my dealer today to talk to him, and he informed me that his Dupont rep advised him to warn the end users about the risks associated from evergreens because of soil leaching....so how did Dupont discover this problem? The killed the trees at their testing facility with it:hammerhead::hammerhead::confused: I lost a lot of respect for dupont this morning:cry:
     
  5. PR Fect

    PR Fect LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,074

     
  6. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,795

    no weed control gets them all,

    thought you guys would like to know that the investigative team from dupont is coming to our sites tomorrow to gather samples etc. i just look at it as another step in the direction to getting the trees pruned or replaced, cuz THAT is what is needed to say the least.
     
  7. pieperlc

    pieperlc LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 523

    Let us know how it goes.
     
  8. johndeereguy

    johndeereguy LawnSite Member
    from Iowa
    Posts: 220

    I used 5 gallon of Imprellis this year, on over 500 lawns, with many spruce trees, and have not had ONE problem. I am so disapointed to see it go away. My rep is checking to see if he can get a hold of any more Imprellis, if not, I am in the market, looking to buy 5 gallons of it. If anyone has some they are wanting to get rid of. Let me know
     
  9. Grassworks Inc.

    Grassworks Inc. LawnSite Member
    Posts: 95

    According to our Harrell's rep, the EPA just pulled the label and registration on it. Illegal to use it. Big $$ fines if you're caught applying it.
     
  10. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,795

    thought that was easy enough to understand.

    what in the hell would you WANT to use something that has been killing trees and has been recalled for:nono::hammerhead:WOW to that guy!
     

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