2,4-D Temp Limitations

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so I've heard not to use 2,4-D over 90° (85° for arguments sake). Is that "don't use period over 90 because it's ineffective" or "don't use on your lawn over 90 because it'll kill any grass as well"?

I'm planning to use it on thistle, curly dock, ... around the prairie, so grass isn't my concern, but i dont want to spend time spraying it if I'm just wasting cash and it's ineffective above 90.

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Don't use those chemicals, Sorry -- no help.
Well, I welcome folks to come help me pull thistle on my property :). I do what I can manually all over, but with 10 acres, 5 kids, job and tree farm activities there just aren't enough hours in the day and, so chems are a last resort.
 

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You don't need to feel defensive. I think we all understand that nobody can do it all. Some people use chems, some don't. Some use tractors and other machinery, others don't. etc.
 

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Yeah, I don't think anyone was being critical.... it was more of a "don't use it, so have no idea what to tell you". We also use it on the thistles, but I don't do the spraying, so I can't help you either. We have so many rented/leased pastures, so we hand spray rather than spend a ton of money to get the co-op to spray... plus it would kill the clover and we have a TON of clover this year. Got a couple of guys who like to ride the 4-wheeler, so the tank is on the back, and they ride and spray.... plus they get paid to do it..... and money motivates some people....
 

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Call your local extension agent... or the co-op where they do spraying with the big trucks/boom sprayers. They would know more about the temp stuff.
 

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Yeah, I don't think anyone was being critical.... it was more of a "don't use it, so have no idea what to tell you". We also use it on the thistles, but I don't do the spraying, so I can't help you either. We have so many rented/leased pastures, so we hand spray rather than spend a ton of money to get the co-op to spray... plus it would kill the clover and we have a TON of clover this year. Got a couple of guys who like to ride the 4-wheeler, so the tank is on the back, and they ride and spray.... plus they get paid to do it..... and money motivates some people....
I spot spray as well. I'm trying to restore this to prairie land and have a lot of prairie grasses and wildflowers at different stages of development, so I don't want to kill them.
 

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Nope -- didn't mean anything critical. Just no help - well, maybe. I have goats. They will eat the weeds BEFORE the grasses :lol: Saves me the aggravation and sometimes I have to limit them on fields so their favorites regrow. Nice situation. My horses love their help, too.
 

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Nope -- didn't mean anything critical. Just no help - well, maybe. I have goats. They will eat the weeds BEFORE the grasses :lol: Saves me the aggravation and sometimes I have to limit them on fields so their favorites regrow. Nice situation. My horses love their help, too.
There's a local business here that will rent out their goats for dealing with invasives, often buckthorn

We don't have the ability to keep goats or horses right now
 
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