Wide open spraying??

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by meets1, May 24, 2005.

  1. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    We mow and maintain a property of 30 acres. Up till now, they never had anything done to the grounds in terms of broadleaf. We broadcast fertilizer in the spring and that is it. What is the best method to apply broadleaf control on such an open area?
     
  2. JUST how open is it, trees or any other obsticles.
     
  3. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Here and there - evergreen trees about 10 ft tall place throughout the grounds. Front half - 15 acres has trees, the back 10 acres has nothing but wide open spaces & the remaining 5 acres has one utility box to go around.
     
  4. what about getting the co-op to spray it
     
  5. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
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    There are boom sprayers that are used on a pickup truck. 250 or 300 gal tank and booms off the back. You can cover lots of ground as long as conditions aren't too wet.
     
  6. Grandview

    Grandview LawnSite Gold Member
    from WI
    Posts: 3,251

    I have three boom sprayers. They are 11 feet, 15 feet, and 20 feet in length. 11. They have three-point mounts that hook to my Simplicity Legacy and New Holland DC. They work nice for big areas.
     
  7. GreenUtah

    GreenUtah LawnSite Senior Member
    from SLC, UT
    Posts: 866

    booms are absolutely the way to go. They can be mounted on anything that can carry a tank or towed behind a atv or tractor. You'll have a new set of calculations to figure ground speed/pump capacity/nozzle and product label, but once you have it, it will be routine work to complete. Watch wind and drift and you'll be fine in that open of an area.
     

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