Merit Question

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by frotis, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. frotis

    frotis LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 395

    I was planning on applying "MERIT 0.2% 24-0-8 40%PPSCU 2%FE" to my own lawn on July 1st but it doesn't look like we are going to get rain for another week or more and I won't be able to water it in. Should I just wait until just before rain is expected.
     
  2. cpa4t9r

    cpa4t9r LawnSite Member
    Posts: 124

    Either rain or irrigate as per the label - especially if you're going to be putting out w/fert&iron.
     
  3. bug-guy

    bug-guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 966

    yes most of these products need 1/2 inch of h2o to activate
     
  4. mikesturf

    mikesturf LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 793

    I was told by my supplier that if Merit is not watered in with 72 hours it will loose over half of it's effectiveness.
     
  5. Rhizomatous

    Rhizomatous LawnSite Member
    from Ma
    Posts: 53

    It needs to bond with the thatch and organic material...the grubs will be located there anyways
     
  6. JWTurfguy

    JWTurfguy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 327

    Where in the Northeast are you if you're not expecting rain for at least another week? I'm in NY; can we trade weather???

    Seriously, though, if you're at least as far north as I am, what's the rush? You'll be fine if you have to wait another week.
     
  7. Rhizomatous

    Rhizomatous LawnSite Member
    from Ma
    Posts: 53

    theres been a few beetles flying in western mass at our research plots but i havent seen anythin on the northshore MA...and ya lol its been raining everyday here where in paradise are you located?
     
  8. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Platinum Member
    from zone 6
    Posts: 4,165

    Unless they are at the base of the root zone.
     
  9. Rhizomatous

    Rhizomatous LawnSite Member
    from Ma
    Posts: 53

    yea maybe but with all this rain weve been having theyll be higher up
     
  10. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Platinum Member
    from zone 6
    Posts: 4,165

    Unless they are at the base of the root zone. If the ground is dry you won't find a Billbug Larvae feeding in the thatch .
     

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