The yellow stuff ?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by coalburner, Jun 13, 2001.

  1. coalburner

    coalburner LawnSite Member
    Posts: 68

    What is the yellow stuff that my lawn care service sprays on my yard. I have used weed killer before but it's never been yellow. I asked him but he would not answer my question. Is it just a dye?

    thanks to all

    My lawn is looking great since I found this web site!!!
     
  2. Kent Lawns

    Kent Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 870

    Your pre-emergence herbicides such as TEAM and PRE-M are yellow in color.

    If he is SPRAYING fertilizer, that may have a yellow color as well.

    If he didn't know what he was spraying or didn't want to tell you, either is unacceptable.
     
  3. JLC

    JLC LawnSite Senior Member
    from IA
    Posts: 467

    In our state I'm required to provide MSDS sheets and product label to the customer or anyone for that matter upon request, so I'm guessing that his refusal to answer would be a violation.
     
  4. BRL

    BRL LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,211

    Every state's pesticide laws are different, but I would think most of them require applicators to disclose that type of information upon request. You may want to make sure that that contractor\applicator is licensed to make these applications in your state. It is definitely in your best interest to hire a licensed contractor.
     
  5. A constant application of pre-m, 2-4d, with liquid urea is a disaster waiting to happen. This creates a sterile environment where microbolic action no longer takes place. Bluegrass lawns will develop thatch problems and will be in constant decline.

    Many times you can't anything to grow after years of using the "spray truck" LCO.
     
  6. JLC

    JLC LawnSite Senior Member
    from IA
    Posts: 467

    Stone, you are scaring me. What do you mean by constant? I use a liquid product with 24D for weed control only in the spring and fall, with a granular preemergent in the early spring, and granular ferts timed throughout the year. Am I going to be wrecking lawns, or is it the guys doing the straight liquid programs? I was of the opinion that my program was quite good. I know some spray only companies in my area do a weed killer every round along with two apps of pre-m. Is this why over say 4-5 years the lawns they treat that were once lush start to thin? Is this what you are talking about?
     
  7. powerreel

    powerreel Banned
    Posts: 481

    If you mulch when you mow your app will be okay. Stone's point I believe is that Chem and only Chem will have a bad end result. Soil is alive and should be treated like a living thing. These are some good liquids http://www.rootsinc.com/turfhome.htm or a personal favorite of mine: http://www.humic.com/ . For the Roots try this one: http://www.rootsinc.com/enlarge/123.htm This one will wake up your soil, mix it with http://www.humic.com/humisolv.html do these and 'ya got some a** kickin' turf. Even better in the fall.
     

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