spreader sticker

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by docjones, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. docjones

    docjones LawnSite Member
    from WV
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    What are the chances of turf damage if too much spreader sticker is applied?
     
  2. humble1

    humble1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from MA
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    How much?
    I think unless you saturated the ground the crown would not die, if its hot out you might see some damage but I would think it would bounce back fine. IMO
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  3. MTC314

    MTC314 LawnSite Member
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    I attended a seminar a few years ago and they showed pictures weeds and grass sprayed with 3oz 3way with 1ounce of sticker. 3oz 3way with 2oz sticker, and 3oz 3way with 3oz sticker and the 2oz sticker stressed the grass out and the 3oz sticker killed the grass. Obviously there was no damage done with the proper amount of sticker.

    So to answer your question if too much is applied with a selective herbicide you can damage the grass, especially if temperatures are high.
     
  4. docjones

    docjones LawnSite Member
    from WV
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    Thanks for replies
     
  5. CHARLES CUE

    CHARLES CUE LawnSite Silver Member
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    Wouldn't it be more fair to say it dependes on the product that you are uaing. They are not all the same. If you were using a spreader / sticker could you have been using a herbicide to. that could have had something to do with it or hot temp

    Charles Cue
     
  6. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
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    Spreader sticker is based on volume of water used and applied not based on how well you want it to stick to the weed. Too much will cause phytotoxicity.
     
  7. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
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    I have never had a problem using a nonionic. I don't measure either, just a light 'glug' in the PG tank and away I go.
     
  8. humble1

    humble1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from MA
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    The other thing is maybe your seeing some of the grass stressed from the herbicide period, and nothing to do with the sticker.
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