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Merit (breakthrough) new england!

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by lawn king, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. humble1

    humble1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,519

    Josh you running with straight merit or using Allectus?
  2. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,410

    I used both allectus and merit, seems the allectus performed a little better. I wanted to use allectus exclusively but i couldnt get it!
  3. Cadzilla

    Cadzilla LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 903

    So one minor failure. That makes it what...99.8% effective?

    Are you expecting 100% results each application given all the possibilities and variables involved?
  4. Cadzilla

    Cadzilla LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 903

    Whats available or is anyone using besides Trichlorfon (Dylox) for curative control?

    I'm looking for a cost effective alternative to Dylox, be it granular or liquid.
  5. Cadzilla

    Cadzilla LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 903

    I have used Sevin at a pretty high rate and it was watered in with pretty crappy results, and it is labeled for it.

    Back in the day we used Ofthanol.
  6. Landgreen

    Landgreen LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 254

    Why do you think it is "minor"? The property is a 2 acre condo complex. I just put down a curative ap that costs me big $.

    After using merit in both liquid and dry formulations for several years it is odd why it did not work his year. I have one other property it failed at as well.

    Are we not supposed to question the products we use when they do not work?
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  7. jbturf

    jbturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,502

    humble and LK sent u pm

    ive got 7 effected properties - that i know of at this moment
    for about 375 k sq ft--
    in the previous 3 yrs using identical product ive had only1 failure each yr.
    1 was a non-irrigated bk yard in 2010 drought(front with irrigate was fine), and 2 were extreme slopes- barely walkable

    bayer has sent me a pallet of dylox
  8. Cadzilla

    Cadzilla LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 903

    I assumed it was minor because you...being a lawn care professional would have noticed the damage pretty quick and you did say you sprayed it with something as a curative.

    So I assumed your damage on 2 acres was minor.

    I'm just not as quick to blame others when something goes wrong and you really have real data or quantitative reason to start questioning Imidicloprid.

    One thing to remember is that Merit fert combo products are genearlly meant to be applied at the full 1lb fert rate, so any less than 1lb of N will get you less than labeled rate on Merit.

    It happens.

  9. Cadzilla

    Cadzilla LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 903

    What product did you use as a preventative?
  10. Landgreen

    Landgreen LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 254


    This thread has been very informative though I'm not sure why all of a sudden I'm getting insulted. I guess its the drawback to a big site like this that attracts a little bit of everything.

    FYI as a lawn care professional I did notice the damage early on and it was isolated to only 1000sf. But I sampled the entire complex and realized infestation was throughout. That's why I had to apply curative to the whole property.

    Also as a lawn care professional I know how to spell Imidacloprid lol.

    So just relax...
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