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Permagreen and herbicide on tires

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by ThreeWide, Apr 5, 2006.

  1. ThreeWide

    ThreeWide LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,116

    Was chatting with a friend this week who informed me of another local company once having an issue with the PG.

    Apprently they had some problems tracking/striping herbicide on lawns that were not sprayed. Basically the scenario is that you use the PG to spray lawn A with a broadleaf herbicide , then the next morning apply granular on lawn B. If the turf was a little wet, the herbicide from yesterday remaining on the tires becomes tracked to lawn B.

    This could possibly happen, but by the same token I never clean my spray boots at end of each day either.
  2. SpreadNSpray

    SpreadNSpray LawnSite Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 363

    :laugh: No I don't think thats true.

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,138

    Urban legend, very little damage if any.
  4. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    And,.....what is the issue? What do you mean by "striping" on the lawn? That is like thing; if there is residue left in the hopper from a pre-M or something. Ant amounts that are on the tires or anywhere are so minute, that it wouldn't even matter.
  5. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,943

    I could see turf BURN from HOT tires in the Summer heat. Maybe thats what he was seeing and blamed it on herb?
  6. hmartin

    hmartin LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 590

    I read a post on this website about a guy that was spraying MSMA out of a z-spray(I think), then went next door to fertilize a non bermuda lawn and striped the grass up for a pass or two.
  7. SodKing

    SodKing LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,641

    Could also have tracked a fungus on the tires
  8. ThreeWide

    ThreeWide LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,116

    That sounds similar to what my friend was referring to.

    Just one thing to watch when using any spraying setup with wheels.
  9. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    Ok. I understand what you're saying, now. If you are talking about different cultivars that can NOT have something like that on them, I can understand how it would be an issue. That is like when I sprayed some baseball fields. I sprayed the skins and warning track during the off season with gly, and I had to carry a bottle of water (and soft brush) with water to rinse the tires off before I left the skin areas and onto the turf.
  10. upidstay

    upidstay LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,554

    I've seen non-selectives track across a lawn via mower tires, but a broad leaf shouldn't do much damage.

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