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Best time to spray 2,4 D on lawn in Baton Rouge


I'm itching to spray all this clover right now. Wait or spray now?






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Tigerpaw123
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re: Best time to spray 2,4 D on lawn in Baton Rouge


Spray now, should of done it a few weeks ago but now is fine, a cooler overcast day or in the evening would be better





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QuietTiger
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2,4 D

I mix it with Round-up, I love that stuff.






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Slickback
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I sprayed Saturday. Gonna fertilize in a couple weeks.





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34venture
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I just got done spraying mine.





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Geauxtiga
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I mix it with Round-up,
Takes a little longer to work when you do but still effective. We used to do that for fence lines. I wouldn't spray it in my yard- it'll kill pert near everything.






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QuietTiger
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it'll kill pert near everything.


Bingo, camp area rocks, between brick walkways, etc.






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stewie
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Really, spray whenever you want except when dealing with fertilizer.

Spray a good 7-10 days (minimum) before you put out any fertilizer. You want that clover to be good and dead before you fertilize or else parts of it will pull through.

Mixing with roundup is a good way to get grass/broad leaf coverage. Additionally, you will get better rain coverage. Generally, you want 12 hours (minimum) w/o rain with 2,4-D. Mixing with roundup can knock it down to 30 min.

Don't put roundup/2,4-D mix on your yard.

Be careful around ponds/creeks etc. 2,4-D isn't good for the fishies/amphibians. I know it's restricted use in some places.



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Geauxtiga
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2,4-D isn't good for the fishies/amphibians. I know it's restricted use in some places.
In areas where cotton is grown there are some tight restrictions certain times of the year. Don't recall the specifics though.







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Clyde Tipton
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In areas where cotton is grown there are some tight restrictions certain times of the year. Don't recall the specifics though.



May 1st I think. Also, if you use a spray rig, you aren't supposed to use the same rig over cotton for other applications like mepiquat, or pyrethroids. Just the residue in the rubber lines will wilt and burn cotton like a mofo.



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Geauxtiga
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Also, if you use a spray rig, you aren't supposed to use the same rig over cotton for other applications like mepiquat, or pyrethroids.
Didn't know that. Pretty stringent there.






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Clyde Tipton
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I'm deep in cotton country up here in NWLA. I used to manage a seed/fertilizer/chemical warehouse and help my boss farm about 1500 acres.

We were quite cavalier, but you can get in some shite if you smoke your neighbors crop. It will drift quite a distance so you have to play the wind and spray when you can.






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Geauxtiga
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you can get in some shite if you smoke your neighbors crop. It will drift quite a distance so you have to play the wind and spray when you can.
Yeah a friend/neighbor pissed off everyone on the Parish years ago by planting the only cotton in it.

Seems like I've heard 50 miles ain't out of the question on the drift. Sounds far but that number sticks in my mind.






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stewie
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We were quite cavalier, but you can get in some shite if you smoke your neighbors crop.


I bet fricken so.

Drift Retardant, playing the wind, and the new high-capacity sprayers with venturi nozzles make a farmer's life a lot easier.


Using it with a little hand-held sprayer early in the morning will be fine for the original poster.







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highcotton2
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Be careful around ponds/creeks etc. 2,4-D isn't good for the fishies/amphibians.


You can spray 2,4-D directly into water. TVA uses it by the 1000's of gallons to control milfoil on Lake Guntersville.






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Drop4Loss
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Hit mine with Image this weekend

Dat round up gonna kill yo grass






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TigerTitleHunter
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I've been spot treating clover all winter with 2,4-D. Works for me. I still have a few small patches but that's because my neighbors let their lawns become clover farms this time of year.





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stewie
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You can spray 2,4-D directly into water. TVA uses it by the 1000's of gallons to control milfoil on Lake Guntersville.


Many people spray directly onto water. In most places, you need to be a certified pesticide applicator.

It's acceptable in particular situations, but not usually recommended.






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Motorboat
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Went ahead and sprayed last night. Will fertilize next week. I'm going to have a lush lawn this year if it kills me and if I have to kill my lawn boy not to scalp my grass.





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4LSU2
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Is this how I get rid of clover and other weeds in the grass?





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