who using stright 2-4d?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by ant, Apr 23, 2006.

  1. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
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    with all the dandelions out there, i think the cost is low..
     
  2. LawnTamer

    LawnTamer LawnSite Gold Member
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    In March/early April I use straight 2-4-d ester lv4 It works better at low temps and cleans up dandilions real fast, once other weeds start popping up and daytime temps rise I switch to 3-way.
     
  3. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
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    i think this yr. i am giving it a shot..
     
  4. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    MMM, what is considered a low temp?
     
  5. txgrassguy

    txgrassguy LawnSite Gold Member
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    Duekster, any ester based herbicide has a very high volatility rate above about 78*-80*F.
    So right now is a good time to apply and I have successfully applied 2,4-D at 34*F several times. I didn't like to spray at those lower temps but circumstances at the course dictated the time of the application.
    I actually got reasonable control as well but I froze my butt on that freaking Cushman sprayer though.
     
  6. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
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    That brings back memories. :)
     
  7. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
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    With all the COLD weather we are having now I think I'm going to skip on into the TSC or Orchelns and pick up a gallon of 24D Ester 4L myself... I can't even use the 3 way or Momentum I have in the garage due to the cold, and the weeds need to be taken care of now, not in a few weeks.
     
  8. xpnd

    xpnd LawnSite Senior Member
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    I stopped using the expensive 3 way mixes years ago. I use a low volatility 2, 4-D year round. I would look at getting it in the 6lb formulation rather than the 4lb. The cost difference is negligible but you can use 30% less with the 6lb so it is a whole lot cheaper. Most of the cost is in shipping.
     
  9. ArizPestWeed

    ArizPestWeed LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i mix mine with water
     
  10. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
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    sorry guys: you know what i ment..lol
     

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