Liquid Apps in the RAIN... WHY ?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by kipcom, Aug 20, 2006.

  1. kipcom

    kipcom LawnSite Senior Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 352

    Again,,,it was pouring down rain and a local applicator was applying liquid at a customer site. This is just wrong and I feel compelled to contact the customer and advise them they are being "Ripped Off" !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    AHhhhhhhhh Stop the Madness people :dizzy:
  2. HenryB

    HenryB LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,849

    Unless he is applying an insecticide for grubs or sub-surface insects. If he is that is a dedicated lawn man!

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 5,132

    do u know what he was applying? i apply some things in the rain they work better
    u shouldent talk till u know what is going on
  4. FINN

    FINN LawnSite Senior Member
    from PA.
    Messages: 280

    It sounds like your not exactly sure what product was being applied. It also sounds like you feel entitled to take the liberty of creating discord between the applicator and the customer.
  5. mrkosar

    mrkosar LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 680

    it is best to apply beneficial nematodes when it is raining. i don't know about pouring, but a light rain. the technician must have had a hot date he had to get to. i usually listen to Bob and Tom and wait out the rain.
  6. HenryB

    HenryB LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,849

    Besides post emergent weed control and some fungicides it's probably always better to treat in the rain.
  7. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    Exactly. The sooner that stuff gets watered in, the better it is.. It's hard to say, he possiibly (though unlikely) could have been spraying fert., too. Chances are, better than not, insecticide...probably something like Talstar or Sevin.
  8. lawnservice

    lawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 589

    i guess what it comes down to is........

    is this your business or your hobby?
  9. kilpatrickshrub&turf

    kilpatrickshrub&turf LawnSite Member
    Messages: 39

    no doubt, unless its a torrential downpour i prefer to apply in the rain or under running sprinklers. that way i know for sure its watered in properly. any ferts, fungicides, most insecticides, any pre-m's, and some post-m's are best watered in. i do a pretty good job of educating my customers about what i do and why, so if its by chance me you saw.... go ahead and call them. not only will they not fire me, but they will tell their friends that you dont have a clue what yer doing. hahahahahahaha :drinkup:
  10. seaweed

    seaweed LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

    i don't know all of the details except what has been posted by the board of pesticide- "a lawncare company was fined $7500 for failing to make adequate adjustments during a week of wet weather in may 2005" - not that applications can't be made in the rain, but we need to be aware of what the laws and labels require.

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