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Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by R & R Yard Designs, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. R & R Yard Designs

    R & R Yard Designs LawnSite Senior Member
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    Bill what is the dry time that I need for this as I want to put it down tomorrow but we might have rain on and off all day. Please let me know
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  2. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
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    depending on the tip you spray with at 2 gallons per 1000 application rate it will dry pretty quick

    the mode of action is, it hydrolyzes fungi on contact, it breaks down its exoskeleton and turns it to water. It also enter the leaf of the plant and is taken up by a receptor that signals that the plant is under attack by a disease, the plant in turn does something called SAR systemic acquired resistance, the plant begins to build its defenses (hormone production) against the attack. So it knocks out the pathogen and the plant builds its immune system, pretty cool
     
  3. R & R Yard Designs

    R & R Yard Designs LawnSite Senior Member
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    So in short yes. I should get to spraying.
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  4. R & R Yard Designs

    R & R Yard Designs LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ok how long can it sit in the tank as it is going to pour in 20 min.
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  5. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    Great job explaining the Mode of Action... are you able to classify this as 'fungicide'??? I would think this product is favorable to chemical poisons or sterilants in that its residual effect is an immune system booster...

    Next question of course is, What are the effects on beneficial organisms in the soil, and on the leaf???
     
  6. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Platinum Member
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    ICT NPP is classified by the EPA as a Minimum Risk Pesticide and is exempt from registration under FIFRA regulation 25(b). http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/biopesticides/regtools/25b_list.htm
    NPP does a good job controlling disease it is labeled for.

    It can have negative effects on beneficials and a followup treatment with soil inoculants is a good idea.
     
  7. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    Good to know... :)
     
  8. R & R Yard Designs

    R & R Yard Designs LawnSite Senior Member
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    Doesn't bill get so slap happy when he talks organic. I love it. And thanks bill for all the help. Your a great guy no matter what your wife says.
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  9. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    Come on Bill. :nono:
     
  10. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Spray it on red thread, pythium or a mushroom for that matter you can stand there and watch it disappear, try it yourself, I'll even send you a sample
     

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