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Is Q4 still pretty high odor after app?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by 2TALLKCMO, Sep 17, 2009.


    2TALLKCMO LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    I used Q4 when it first came out and loved the performance of the product but do to the odor that remained after app (2-3 hrs) I was forced to quit using it and was almost fired because it had sent a patron to the hospital due to breathing problems at our business park.

    Looking at the label/msds I saw no changes in the chemistry but I didn't know what luck anyone else was having! And yes, I have been a cert applicator since 2005.:usflag:
  2. jbturf

    jbturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,502

    really, ive found it to have a mild odor during and after spray compared to some other products we spray
  3. EJK2352

    EJK2352 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,150

    No issues here. I have only blanket sprayed Q4 twice, most treatments are spot sprays.
  4. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,410

    I dont use Q4, but i found speedzone vapors to be very strong.
  5. starry night

    starry night LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,263

    I've been using it since it was introduced and I can barely smell anything anymore. :) :)
  6. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,717

    I use Eliminate. Almost no odor, and works great, a little slower than other products. Also i add laundry detergent as wetting agent. Together it smells nice--like fresh laundry for a few minutes.
    You might try new Gordon's T-Zone. Very little odor, yet has triclopyr and other weed products and a protox inhibitor sulfentrazone, for quick action.
  7. SimonCX

    SimonCX LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 731

    Personally I think q4 has a pretty strong smell, works well but I hate the smell it gives me headaches every time.
  8. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,997

    Anything containing 2,4-D or dicamba is a no spray product on warm and windless days. That situation you described above is one of the reasons why. The effect is magnified on large areas sprayed broadcast. I recently did a pasture with a lb of ester and 1/2 lb Banvel. Good thing the wind was blowing that day. The pasture was on the edge of a populated area.

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