how bad does iron stain

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by grass disaster, May 8, 2006.

  1. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
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    liquid

    will it stain my plastic tank?

    how carfull do i have to be when spraying next to the house,fense, concrete

    should i go around with the hand sprayer first?
     
  2. Killswitch

    Killswitch LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 438

    If you use Chelated iron you're fine. If you have iron sulfate you are looking at staining.

    Use chelated and spray as usual. Actually....half ratedouble passes would be better. On diagonals.
     
  3. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
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    i don't think my local co-op will have the chelated stuff?
     
  4. Killswitch

    Killswitch LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 438

    Well you can pick up an extra straw hat, and drive to someplace that does.

    lol
     
  5. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,583

    will that have the same properties as the regular liquid iron?
     
  6. GreenUtah

    GreenUtah LawnSite Senior Member
    from SLC, UT
    Posts: 866

    ahh..well now..in the world of staining, the source of the iron is not relevant. Take a piece of white cotton cloth and spray your chelated iron on it and tell me that it won't set an iron stain. I've got boxes of shirts and pants that say otherwise. There are plenty of formulations that will permanantly discolor poly tanks, stain white fences and concrete. In that regard, chelated vs sulfate means very little. FE is FE when it comes to rust stains, whether it's in baby formula or from a 55 gallon barrell. Stay off those areas, hand can your weed control straight along those areas and THAT's what will keep you fine.
     

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