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    Default Re: Pasture sprayers and spraying

    Best to spray and fertilize separately.

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    Default Re: Pasture sprayers and spraying

    Hey patrickg, its Qary,

    The Univ of Neb <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.ianr.unl.edu/pubs/farmpower/>http://www.ianr.unl.edu/pubs/farmpower/</A> has some articles on setting up the sprayer and on herbicides.

    Estes chemical in OKC has been good about suggesting products and has a 55 gal drum of 2-4d if that was your choice. Point being that they have large or small quantities. 1819 nw5th (405) 232-2493, west of Virginia Ave. I believe.

    Depending on what you choose to spray you may need a private applicators license. Go to the OSU extension office and get the manual, study and take the test. No biggie.

    When you are all done with this, if you have a roller pump fill it up with oil to keep it from rusting up. Also drain the tank, strainer, agitator, regulator and whatever else that might freeze up this fall.

    We have used hot soapy water to clean with and have had good results.

    my $.02.



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    Default Re: Pasture sprayers and spraying

    How do I get the link to work?

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    <font color=blue>How do I get the link to work?</font color=blue>

    put a "/" before the last "url", like this [/url]

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    Default Re: Pasture sprayers and spraying

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: Pasture sprayers and spraying

    TSC sells a product called "Pasture Pro Pasture Management Herbicide" that says is has no grazing restrictions for horses. I don't know about cows.

    I have not used the product.

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.tractorsupply.com>http://www.tractorsupply.com</A>

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    Default Re: Pasture sprayers and spraying

    Pete, Thanks for the Nutrasol tip. I'll check into that. Saw a recipe that used household ammonia and water but no idea how effective it is in removing what. Don't want to have residual killers get on my vegies, fruit trees, or pecan trees and do them in but also don't want to have to have two sprayers.

    Patrick

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    Gary, Thanks for the info and suggestions. The pump is a rotary so I hope to remember to anti freeze it or oil it or something to prevent freeze up. Actually now that you remind me about frost preparedness, I should make a list of everthing that needs checking and preparing for freezing weather and put it on the calendar and the schedule program on the computer to remind me. That could save a piece of equipment and or a big hassle.

    Hope everything is going well over in Prarie View. We have had enough rain to keep me out of the fields for a while. Every time it is almost dry enough it rains again. Of course, up to a point I'd rather be complaining about too much rain than a drought. I would like to be able to walk in the garden without SCUBA.

    Patrick

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    Default Re: Pasture sprayers and spraying

    Hi Patrick,

    This was my first year for spraying liquid fertilizer with Grazon P+D. It has zero days grazing restrictions after the spray dries for non-lactating livestock. I kept the cows and goats off of it for 3 days anyway. The cost was not that high running approximately $8.00/acre for the Grazon P+D herbicide. The spryer was furnished by the feed company, but I will never do that again and will buy my own before I do it again.

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://texasextension.tamu.edu>http://texasextension.tamu.edu</A> has a nice paper on pasture weed control and the local agricultural agent in Tarrant County, Texas, was very cooperative. Here it takes a private applicator license if you want to apply it yourself which cost $50, requires a 5 hour training class and take a test in Dallas to get it.

    I will let you know the results, but so far, it looks very promising. The cockleburrs are dying, many tall weeds are dying, and the coastal bermuda is starting to look ok again. I believe the coastal will no longer have to compete with the weeds and I will get a much better stand this year. If this happens, I will continue the program.

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    WEN, Thanks for your reply. I need to put my sprayer together next week and be ready to start spraying as soon as weather permits, assuming my extension agent doesn't change my mind. Yesterday I was sinking about 8 inches in places (on foof not tractor) in the garden while puting out more Kandy Korn, Zuchini, cantalope, and few more tomatos.

    My extension agent called me but I wasn't in. I called him but he wasn't in. As soon as we resolve this game of phone tag and actually collide I am going to get LOADS of information on everything imaginable from pond construction and maintenance to spraying for weeks, spraying fertilizer, grass overseeding recommendations, beaver control, soil conditioning/improvement, errosion control. Gonna get between him and the door and drain him like a glass of tea after a long hot day.

    Thanks for the website recommendation.

    Hmmm, $8/acre. I guess I could do that. I wonder if there is a reasonable savings to be had using a product that has a fair NO_GRAZE exclusion time. I don't have to have animals where I spray. I could keep everything off of a parcel for weeks if required to make a significant improvement in either performance or price.

    What did you fertilize with, at what dilution, and how much did it cost?

    I bought a single nozzle sprayer that does 20 to 40 ft swath depending on actual orifice and pressure. Would probably already have the pump plumbed to the sprayer if my DR chipper hadn't been delivered yesterday. Had to play with it even in the rain.

    I'll share a few observations RE the chipper over in the implements section.

    Thanks again for the report.


    Patrick

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