spraying 2,4-d after rain

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spraying 2,4-d after rain

Postby ugabulldog » Sun May 27, 2018 5:41 am

we have been getting a lot of rain here in GA this year. it is raining this morning, but supposed to stop and be dry rest of day. is it a good idea to spray AFTER it has rained, or should leaves be fairly dry?

UPDATE: I decided to wait, waited tis long, 20-40% chance today, but would be good to know answer for future...
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Re: spraying 2,4-d after rain

Postby Caustic Burno » Sun May 27, 2018 9:56 am

A couple hours of sun on the spray your job is done.
I prefer to spray early morning with heavy dew seems I get better uptake of chemical.
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Re: spraying 2,4-d after rain

Postby Texasmark » Wed May 30, 2018 5:40 am

Not an agronomist but seems to me that being wet will give the product time to get absorbed before it dries out and maybe that means as Burno stated, better absorption.
Other thing I have learned in my self taught Farming 101, and I just realized that recently.....daaaaaaaa. Is that a surfectant used with anything you want absorbed really does matter, even if it's dish soap.

On using dish soap, last spraying I did, 100 gal. tank, single 180 degree nozzle, I used the DG yellow el-cheapo dish soap. Put in the whole $2 (wow) bottle and was surprised that it didn't turn to all bubbles. Sprayed at 1% Amine and got really good results on firmly implanted weeds for a neighbor.
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