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Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by exe weedman, Aug 21, 2009.

  1. exe weedman

    exe weedman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 28

    If anyone in southern Ontario has any interest in buying some sarritor weed control, I have over ordered and would be willing to sell it off at a reduced price. Times are tight and I really do not want to carry it over until next season. Let me know if you are interested.

  2. HayBay

    HayBay LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 846

    Is this granular with a drop spreader or using the Rittenhouse applicator.

    Pm or Post Price per bag size of product too.

    I have a guy in 519 that could meet you.
  3. Ducke

    Ducke LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 353

    So how are you guys in ONT, finding Sarritor works ?
    I am hearing that you all love it up in ONT,
    We stopped using it down here for the time being too many customer complaints.
  4. HayBay

    HayBay LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 846

    I was hoping to try some off of Exeweedman but the logistics of getting it here were tough. Keeping the product cool during the 6 hr drive was my concern. His prices were very good.

    I however talked with the local weedman a few weeks back. He had a 1/4 of his pickup truck full of pulled dandelions and a Fiskar Hand weed puller and a bucket.

    He indicated that they stopped using Sarritor
    because of exact condition requirements, so this fall they will be using TOPGUN fatty acid as a spot treatment for weeds on lawns.

    EcoClear even though it is Non Selective indicates on the label that spot treatment is an option.
    I did not see that on the Topgun Label.
  5. Optimum Lawn

    Optimum Lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 234


    At least pulling the dandelion will actually kill it.
    Sarritor is VERY hit and miss
    Seen some dandelions with the fungus growing last Friday ....but with cool weather( below 15c this week) I wonder if it will actually kill the dandelion...experiment in progress and the Weedman customer gets to pay for the experiment:laugh:
    At least they are begging the customers to water the stuff.
    Already reamed out one Weedman tech earlier in the year....seemed better to just pull the darn weed since your visiting it anyway and be done...he kinda agreed:laugh:
    Oh the joys of our Liberal government:hammerhead: and the continued mess they create:cry:

    Seems we may get Killex and related products back.....need something to kill all the ragweed in some poor lawns and other places...Poor allergy sufferers
    ...besides the Feds say it is safe...Province says it will kill you:hammerhead:
  6. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,717

    I sure feel for you folks that are forced to use products that aren't effective or offer subpar results at best... I guess we ought to thank our lucky stars around here...:usflag: It must be difficult explaining to so many customers why you are struggling with weeds. Maybe things will change for the better for you. :canadaflag:
  7. Optimum Lawn

    Optimum Lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 234

    Well the coolish weather killed the sarritor before it killed the dandelion:laugh:

    Last week it looked like some of the dandelions would be toasted by the fungus....this week the dandelions are coming back strong:laugh:

    So this product/fungus has a operating temp of between 15-25c (60-75f). Last several days including today have been around 10c with lows around 4c and the Weedman is still dumping this stuff on customers lawns:hammerhead:
    Guess they need to unload it quick and get payed before the customer catches onto the scam:dizzy:


    For you all that still have sprays ...thank your lucky stars is right
    Just do not abuse there use PLEASE or this is the road you too will hoe:canadaflag:
  8. Ducke

    Ducke LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 353

    I was out this morning doing some commercial jobs.
    The good Old Par III sure smelt some good.
    Better then that stinky old Beat juice.
    Not sure why but management sure seems set that they are going to get Sarritor to work,
  9. Optimum Lawn

    Optimum Lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 234

    I would hope they don't get Sarritor to work ....why...genetically modifying it to work better, then what happens if it should take on a world of its own as in spreading and attacking food crops:laugh:
    Yah it may be far fetched ...BUT ???

    Weedman has bought the exclusive rights to use Sarritor for x amount of years as I read...so they have to pay for that by using it:laugh:
  10. Ducke

    Ducke LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 353

    Yes I do believe they (WEEDMAN) are 2 years into a five year loss ah I mean plan. :)

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