Non 2,4-d options?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by bart may, Jun 13, 2004.

  1. bart may

    bart may LawnSite Senior Member
    from montana
    Posts: 273

    This is my first year doing applications and I was wondering what type of product others are using instead of 2,4-D. I was thinking of Confront, it is still legal in my state. Any input would be appreciated.
     
  2. Confront is an awesome product, even if it is slow to work.

    Trimec 899 and PowerZone do not have 2,4-D either.

    There are some others out there, you just need to dig for them.

    If I can ask a silly question, why are interested in using a 2,4-D weed control?
     
  3. bart may

    bart may LawnSite Senior Member
    from montana
    Posts: 273

    I'm not sure I understand your question. Currently I did all my first round applications with Triplet a 2,4-d product. I'm not sure if this is nation wide or not but I can only do 2 applictions of 2,4-D products in a year. I'm searching other options for that mid summer applicaton. After re-reading your post I guess what your saying is why use 2,4-D at all, just use Confront or one of the other products? Is this right?
     
  4. Actually, your confusion is caused by some bad typing.

    What I meant to ask was, "Why are you interested in using a 2,4-D free product?"

    You sort of answer this question when you say you are looking for a product to use in areas where you already are at the limit for 2,4-D for the year.

    I was just curious, and I apologize for my sloppy typing.
     
  5. cantoo

    cantoo LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,910

    2,4-D has a high name recognition problem around here. The whiners say nothing with 2,4-D on their lawns. I give them the info and tell them to call someone else and if they can't find someone then to call me back. They usually end up calling back. Too many "stories" about 2,4-D I guess.
     
  6. RasterBlaster

    RasterBlaster LawnSite Member
    Posts: 19

    2-4-D has been linked to all kinds of health problems in pets, birds and wildlife. Now the tobacco companies said that tobacco didn't cause cancer, and now the agro-chemical consortium says that 2-4-D is harmless too. Who to bieleve? Who knows? I don't use 2-4-D and utilize that to my advantage in my marketing and literature. Sure, my weed control takes longer, the spectrum is smaller, but I make sure my my customers understand. If they don't, then I use momentum.
     
  7. trying 2b organic

    trying 2b organic LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 566

    What do you use Rastor? btw is Par 3 a 2-4d product?
     
  8. RasterBlaster

    RasterBlaster LawnSite Member
    Posts: 19

    I use Eliminate from Lesco. It has MCPA, Dicamba, and Triclopyr. I'm looking for more cost effective options.
     
  9. coyoteman

    coyoteman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 89

    Yes, Par 3 is a 2-4-d.
     

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