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Posted March 23, 2012 - 07:19 PM

After milking the cows this evening, I finished spraying my yard with 2-4D broadleaf pesticide. Haven't treated it for a few years now & dandelion is getting thick. It gets most broadleaf plants, so you have to be careful with flowers, as they are almost all in the broadleaf family. Looking forward to seeing the dandelion twist up & slowly die.

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Posted March 23, 2012 - 09:50 PM

And for good riddance too ! what sprayer did you use ?

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Posted March 23, 2012 - 10:03 PM

A friend once relayed a story about a local farmer who had a mishap where an entire 55 gallon drum of 2-4D was dumped in one spot about 25 years ago in a field. While he was relaying the story, we were driving past the spot...it was a bare patch of dirt in the middle of an otherwise lush looking field! I'm sure that you use it properly Dan, I just remembered the story when you mentioned the product. Good riddance to your dandelions!
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Posted March 23, 2012 - 10:10 PM

I built a trailer to tow behind my ATV or GT's. I did have a 50 gallon tank on it, but it busted, so I took it off & strapped a 15 gallon empty soap barrel from the parlor on it. I mounted a larger size Flo Jet pump with a pistol sprayer like this rep photo, except mine has a short barrel. I'll try to remember to get a pic tomorrow & post. It can carry a spray about 20', so I just drive while waving the gun from side to side.
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Posted March 23, 2012 - 10:13 PM

Is 2-4D something that is available to everyone, or?
Seems that all the stuff you buy nowadays( at the big box stores) is just so weak, and expensive.

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Posted March 23, 2012 - 10:14 PM

Steve, most any chemical dumped full strength on the ground will cause a complete lack of growth for many years. I only had one mishap in my 53 years with chemicals. Lost a one gallon jug (can't remember what chemical) for soybean spraying. I used my water tank & pump to dilute it, and avoided any sterilization of soil. It still however sterilized $250 that the jug of chemical cost!

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Posted March 23, 2012 - 10:16 PM

Ouch ! good thinking with diluting it.

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Posted March 23, 2012 - 10:18 PM

Is 2-4D something that is available to everyone, or?
Seems that all the stuff you buy nowadays( at the big box stores) is just so weak, and expensive.


I really don't know, being I'm licensed for the good stuff. "Weed-B-Gone" has 2-4D as one of it's 3 ingredients though.

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Posted March 24, 2012 - 02:28 AM

Will, 2-4D is not a restricted herbicide here in Wisconsin. I get it at any of the farm stores and is a lot cheaper per acre than the stuff at the big box stores.

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Posted March 24, 2012 - 04:28 AM

Will, 2-4D is not a restricted herbicide here in Wisconsin. I get it at any of the farm stores and is a lot cheaper per acre than the stuff at the big box stores.




Ah,I was wondering the same thing.

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Posted March 24, 2012 - 11:26 AM

Dandelions are a pain. Each spring, I go out with sme type of tool and rip them out of the lawn by hand. My lawn is small and that is possible to do.

Dan, I imagine your lawn is just a wee bit bigger than mine and probably measured in acres. :laughingteeth:

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Posted March 24, 2012 - 12:17 PM

My yard is maybe 1/4 acre, but I spray the yard & barn/silo pit areas too, which is about 2 acres total.

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Posted March 24, 2012 - 02:06 PM

Here's my spray rig. Simple, but works good. I used to need the 50 gallon tank when I had a severe thistle infestation, but after 3 years of war with them, this 15 gallon replacement is plenty. Much easier to pull up steep hillsides too!
I put the pump inside an old stainless steel milker pulsation controller box to keep the pump out of the sun & weather.

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Posted March 24, 2012 - 05:59 PM

That's a neat rig, Daniel! Glad it is working for you!

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Posted March 24, 2012 - 06:49 PM

Been aiming to build a small boom that I can clip onto the back, but the wand works so well that I may never do that.




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