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Trimec for spot spraying

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Northern, Feb 21, 2004.

  1. Northern

    Northern LawnSite Member
    Posts: 20

    Does trimec lose its effectiveness if left mixed with water in a small sprayer for occasional spot spraying? I read the label and I didn't see anything about this but I thought I remember reading something about it here.
  2. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,496

    It worked well for us, and I had some in a sprayer for a couple of weeks at a time.
  3. vegomatic40

    vegomatic40 LawnSite Senior Member
    from 6
    Posts: 406

    It might lose a small amount of efficacy but, the reason companies don't mention it is because any leftover pesticide for turf or ornamentals is to be used only for for that purpose. This is an attempt to limit miss-use or improper disposal. Use it at the rates it was designed for and, if ineffective, wait a appropriate amount of time and mix a new solution and treat again.
  4. Northern

    Northern LawnSite Member
    Posts: 20

    Thanks for the help!
  5. Thirdpete

    Thirdpete LawnSite Member
    from Chicago
    Posts: 236

    what is a good alternative to trimec plus during warm months?
  6. sclawndr

    sclawndr LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 326

    I use Quicksilver in the summer. It's expensive but very effective and there's no risk of burning.
  7. Thirdpete

    Thirdpete LawnSite Member
    from Chicago
    Posts: 236

    who manufactures that? i've been buying from shemin nurseries in chicago, il.
  8. 6'7 330

    6'7 330 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,823

    FMC, I believe manufactures Quicksilver.
  9. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Posts: 5,859

    "Chaser" rules! (from UAP)

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