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Restricted use herbicides

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by wegomow, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. wegomow

    wegomow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 389

    Last summer when I got my license to spray, I talked to other LCO's and asked since I was doing residential accounts would I ever need to use products other than what I could get as a homeowner from Lowes and they all said no. So I have been using fertilome products. From reading here it doesn't appear that you guys use the store bought pesticides and herbicides. Where do you purchase these products?
     
  2. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,723

    There is no way I could get by just using what they have at boxstores. Selection of products would be the worse part followed by price.
     
  3. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
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  4. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,808

    Don't know how your states do it, but I am in trouble if I have products labeled for household or consumer use.
     
  5. RAlmaroad

    RAlmaroad LawnSite Silver Member
    from SC
    Posts: 2,160

    Don't bother with those products. Look for a John Deere Store close to you. I know that area well, I used to have a boat at Northwest Harbor Marina. You may have to go to Raleigh if there's nothing in New Bern. Check out Goldsboro also. Are you spraying or doing granular applications.
    Still get by there about twice a year
    Good Luck. and check out your turf requirements (Bermuda, St. Augustine, Centipede and fescue) ie Atrazine is great control for weeds in Centipede and St. Augustine but WILL fry fescue. Know your products. Most guys here are willing to help answer questions.
    Roy
     
  6. Nate'sLawnCare

    Nate'sLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,001

    If you can justify the trip, Cardinal Chemical in Wilson has a huge warehouse and they serve a lot of the golf courses around here. Big selection and good prices.
     
  7. wegomow

    wegomow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 389

    Thank you. I will check out the John Deere store near me first. I do have a friend in Wilson so that could be a day trip.
     
  8. mikesturf

    mikesturf LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 789

    If you are just buying a few gallons, try Ebay.
     

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