Spraying when hot

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by weed wacker 2, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. weed wacker 2

    weed wacker 2 LawnSite Member
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    What are you guys doing when temps exceed 90 with high humidity? I have blanket sprayed a few over the past few weeks. Are you guys doing these apps early in the morning or what? Some of our new accounts were informed to wait until cooler temps or until the fall app. Are you guys that are still going when its this hot diluting your mixes down?
     
  2. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
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    Wouldn't one be well advised to follow the label directions?
     
  3. weed wacker 2

    weed wacker 2 LawnSite Member
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    Yes this is true, however most dont like to sit on their hands all day.
     
  4. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I love time off!
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  5. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
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    Gotcha, it's far better to violate federal law.

    Thanks, I'll keep it in mind.
     
  6. JBlawn

    JBlawn LawnSite Member
    from ohio
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    saw scotts out spraying a yard i mow at 2:30 this afternoon, Ow and it was 96 out:confused:
     
  7. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    Does anyone have a list of what products have label restrictions by temperature? Tell us your favorite and the use restrictions on the label. Are these ignored down south?
    Trimec Classic up to 85 degrees
    Trimec 992 up to 85
    T-Zone up to 85
    Eliminate, Lesco 90
    Speedzone up to 90
    Quicksilver "Highly effective under both warm and cool conditions."
    Surge up to 90
    Coolpower and Horsepower "Avoid excessively hot conditions unless irrigation is used."
    Manage "Not if under stress."
     
  8. kbrashears

    kbrashears LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have had no issues with Celsius and this heat.
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  9. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I am using primarily Celsius and Certainty. I haven't used anything containing 2,4D in the last month and a half. Just because temps got over 85 doesn't mean a truck payment will wait until it drops down to 85. Geez guys, use a little common sense. Pick and choose your products wisely, don't spray drought stressed turf, encourage your customers to water when possible. It's really pretty simple. If I stopped spraying weeds because it was 86 degrees, I'd be sitting at the shop 4 months out of the year and I'll end up looking for a job doing something else.
     
  10. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
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    Well said--Ted!!
    I am with you there!! Maybe my insurance, mortgage, banks will be understanding of our weather problems. NOT!! I'll pay them when things get better.
     

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