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Poison Ivy on river bank

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by DLCS, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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  2. Ric

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  3. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
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    Grass,
    I am with you on this one.
    My license does not include, right of way, ditch and other such sites.
    I guess if it were more lucrative............I would get into the game.
     
  4. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Just to clarify, its not the actual bank its flat area up,to the bank and the bank is only about a foot tall. The ivy is not in any,water as the river is quite low due to drought.
     
  5. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
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    DLCS,
    Sound good but most labels will restrict certain applications.
    This was a topic of discussion a few weeks ago from another forum member.
    You will need to use precise caution, follow any label strictly, and refrain from runoff that could empty into that stream or whatever it is.
    most of the products that will kill ivy materials is ester types and has potential for offsite contamination.
     
  6. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
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    In addition to an applicator's license, an NPDES permit is also required. You are applying near a public waterway.
     
  7. MarkSupply

    MarkSupply LawnSite Member
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    I'd check out Cross Bow or Milestone herbicide.....
     
  8. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    READ AND UNDERSTAND THE LABEL BEFORE YOU USE ANY PESTICIDE

    Common Sense might tell you any Herbicide applied to Poison Ivy on a River Bank is subject to draining into the River.


    Read the ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARD Section of both herbicides you are recommending. Both are HAZARDOUS to OUR WATER SUPPLY.

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