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Spraying Tea with a 4gal Solo/Lesco backpack sprayer. Setup...

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by lawncuttinfoo, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. lawncuttinfoo

    lawncuttinfoo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,010

    Is anyone else doing this? I would like to get one set up for compost tea applications.

    I have set the pressure chamber to the minimum setting (15 psi)

    Which nozzle to use?
    Flat spray nozzle "row treatment", jet stream with swirl plate (hollow cone spray) or other?

    Not included with the sprayer but should I get?
    "Pressure control gauge - displays spraying pressure so operator can maintain desired pressure level"
    "4 nozzle spray boom - mounted on back of sprayer with 4 hollow cone jets for area treatment, total width 50""

    Anyone know what this "480050 Bio-Spray Attachment" is?

    Anything else?
  2. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,911

    30 psi is ok, we have tested to 350 psi with not to much damage. the nozzle you use is up to you, the fan att sounds cool. the rule of thumb is spray till drip, full coverage,if its sicker then use more.
  3. Daner

    Daner LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,308

    I would like to use my 25 Gal boom sprayer that I have mounted on my ATV.
    to spray compost tea...But I have used this sprayer for Round up and
    24D:hammerhead: I cleaned It out very well after each change over...Is It possible for me to get this sprayer clean enough for compost tea applications?

  4. sclawndr

    sclawndr LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 326

    Yes, it shouldn't be a problem if it has been thoroughly rinsed out.
  5. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,115

  6. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,911

    oxy clean will do it also, and the micro herd will eat a little 2,4,D there is a bio remediation that we are using tea and worms to clean up a gas station site, the soil smells like diesel.
  7. Daner

    Daner LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,308

    Thanks for your replys...I will try to find oxyclean here In Canada

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