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Question about Liquid Momentum

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Robt 05, May 10, 2007.

  1. Robt 05

    Robt 05 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 4

    Been applying pesticides for only 3 seasons. Added some new commercial accounts in May and did a broadleaf spray and noticed some plant wilting (mainly hostas) for the first time. Not much rain yet in Columbus Ohio. Any ideas if this is lack of rain or did i get too much overspray on plants? Any ideas?
     
  2. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,085

    Did you just spray or has it been a little while? It takes a few days max for the wilting to start.
     
  3. Robt 05

    Robt 05 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 4

    Yes it has been a few days. I was under the impression momentum wasn't harmful to perennials like they are to annuals
     
  4. ATVracer

    ATVracer LawnSite Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 346

    What do you think a dandelion is?
     
  5. Grassworks Inc.

    Grassworks Inc. LawnSite Member
    Posts: 95

    Why are you spraying hosta's?
     
  6. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,085

    It is for all Broadleaf plants, not just the weeds.
     
  7. Rcgm

    Rcgm LawnSite Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 314

    You hav ebeen applying for 3 years and just now figured if you get over spray on a hosta it will hurt it?:dizzy:

    Are u licensed?

    RCGM
    Brad
     
  8. LawnJohn

    LawnJohn LawnSite Member
    from Atlanta
    Posts: 147

    NEVER spray ornamentals with Momentum or any 2,4d product.. The label clearly states this..

    There are some products you can apply "over the top" of ornamentals, but Momentum definitely isn't one of them.

    I won't come down on you because I've made plenty of mistakes along the way, but it is IMPORTANT you read the label and ask your lesco rep for advice regarding ornamental beds. If you're not liscensed, get one. If you're not insured, get insurance.

    Not doing any of the above is a lawsuit waiting to happen...or you'll be replacing what you damaged...

    Regarding the Hostas..I'd water the crap out of them. If the damage is really bad, you'll probably have to replace them.
     
  9. Robt 05

    Robt 05 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 4

    Thank you Lawn John
    I think over spray got me this time
    glad to hear others make mistakes too
    Lesson learned
     
  10. mkroher

    mkroher LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 539

    Dont' feel bad.. I've cooked a few hostas myself. Ugly plant anyways. It deserved it. :p
     

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