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trimec 992

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by ghuber09, May 4, 2013.

  1. ghuber09

    ghuber09 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 36

    2.5 gallons of trimec 992 to 250 gallons of water. Sound about right? Midwest, (assortment of different weeds and grass types)
     
  2. georgialawn88

    georgialawn88 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,075

    it doesnt matter about the water. it matters how many sq ft your spraying with your 2.5 gallons
     
  3. lazyike

    lazyike LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 257

    ugh!!!:hammerhead:
     
  4. dadoorsron

    dadoorsron LawnSite Member
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    From the label!Cool-grass turfgrass (except Bentgrass) listed in table 1: Mix 1.1 to 1.5 fl oz. of this product per one (1.0) gallon of water for treatment of approximately 1,000 sq ft of turfgrass.

    When in doubt read the label.
     
  5. georgialawn88

    georgialawn88 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,075

    i am smart enough to read the label. your not smart enough to understand what im saying. if you have 250 gallons of water you can spray it in 1000 sq feet or you can spray it on 2 acres. its the amount of product per XXX not the gallons. i understand there is a min. gallons of water but his question was not that.

    when in doubt read the label
     
  6. dadoorsron

    dadoorsron LawnSite Member
    Posts: 21

    OK! lets read the OP's statement together!
    2.5 gallons of trimec 992 to 250 gallons of water. Sound about right? Midwest, (assortment of different weeds and grass types)

    What that means is, The OP is going to pour 2.5 gallons of trimec into 250 gallons of water. 2.5 Gallons is 320Ounces. SO the Label says "1.1 to 1.5 Ounces per 1 Gallon of water will treat 1,000 sq ft. The Label tells you 1.1 ounces per 1 gallon of water will treat 1,000 sq ft. SO, if you break that down. that's 275 ounces per 250 gallons will treat 250,000 sq ft or 5.7 acres. Plus we all know that you walk 1,000 sq ft per minute. I mean come on. If the label says 1.1 to 1.5 fl oz/1,000 sq ft and he has a 250 gallon tank. It's pretty much simple math. The OP didn't ask what the Spray volume is? Which is .125 to 5.0 gallons/1,000 sq ft. Big difference. Get on the same page buddy No wonder this industry if full of hacks..
     
  7. georgialawn88

    georgialawn88 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,075

    you got me, im a hack. :)
     
  8. dadoorsron

    dadoorsron LawnSite Member
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    I don't know, You might be. However, If I was your customer and I sent you an email and you did nothing I wrote because, you did not follow my directions. Then I would be looking for someone different. I don't know what the test to get a license is like in Georgia(which is a beautiful state), but in Illinois, You get a label so you can answer questions about the label. The label is not guidelines. It's what you use nothing more.
     
  9. lazyike

    lazyike LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 257

    You are assuming alot about the OP spray equipment.... I have one sprayer that will cover 12.5 acres with 250 gallons of water and with my skid sprayer I spray 100,000 sq. ft. w/ 300 gallons and my lt rich will do 1 acre with 18 gallons, we need to know what his sprayers spray volume is to tell him if 2.5 gallons is the right amount for 250 gallons of water.
     
  10. dadoorsron

    dadoorsron LawnSite Member
    Posts: 21

    Wow, you are spraying heavy.

    Wouldn't you assume that if the OP said 1 acre with 12 gallons common sense would tell me it's a low volume sprayer and probably a Permagreen. A 250 gallon tank would tell me he is hand spraying with High volume. Which I would bucket test 1 gallon and set my pump to fill one gallon in one minute. That would give me the 1 gallon per 1000 sq ft benchmark I have heard since 1990 when I started spraying lawns. However, It may be different for different turf types.

    However, I don't like spraying turf, The only time I spray turf is when I am doing the bentgrass putting greens we take care of.
     

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