Wind meters????

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by walker-talker, Oct 14, 2003.

  1. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 4,771

    Do you use them or do you use the internet to look up local conditions before you head out in the morning?

    If you do use them.....what recommendations can you give?

  2. Turfdude

    Turfdude LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,900

    Don't have an anonometer. Just check w/ the local and if winds sustained are >20 mph, no spraying, and probably no broadcasting.
  3. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,956


    I just hold a handkerchief in one hand and wet a finger on the other. If the handkerchief is straight out then it is too windy to spread N spray.
  4. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 4,771

    So you guys are telling me that you don't have to keep records on wind speed at the time of your applications? We have to record in onto the SOS which we have to keep on record as well as give a copy to the customer.

  5. ToniDavies

    ToniDavies LawnSite Member
    Posts: 137

    Purchasing a wind meter is such an inexpensive investement and could save your butt from an unwanted fine. The cost for one is only $16.90 each it is made by a company called Dwyer. This is one site that you will find them on however they are offered by many other companies as well for around the same price.
  6. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
    from -
    Posts: 4,041

    Hi Walker-Talker,

    Here is a site. Click image for link.

  7. Mscotrid

    Mscotrid LawnSite Bronze Member
    from USA
    Posts: 1,456

    If your not using a wind meter and your state requires you to record wind speed, your setting yourself up for a fine..

    The state's usually require WS at site, at time of application. You could have gust in the city up 50mph but at your location you could legally spray. If your wind meter said 5-10 mph. Also if you tell inspector the radio said(****), he will go to the closest recording station, IE airport and base your day off their weather info. Results to you, possible fine.

    Something to think about

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