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May 5, 2013 4:52 PM CST
|I was curious if anyone else had used the hose end sprayer lately? I went to treat my daylilies this evening and the whole thing emptied in LESS THAN 5 MINUTES! I'm a little concerned about what this could do but more annoyed that I didn't get anywhere close to everything treated. I'm going to call the company tomorrow but was curious if anyone has had similar problems.|
May 5, 2013 5:46 PM CST
|I haven't used it lately, but depending on your water pressure it can empty pretty fast. It won't hurt anything that a lot may have been sprayed out though. |
May 5, 2013 5:54 PM CST
|Yea, I dont think ever even last even 5 minutes. Since you just have to wet the leaves of the plants, it goes pretty far. |
I feed my foliage with a tank sprayer. I sprayed spray and grow and bill fertilizer this weekend. That bills is just fish emulsion and its horrible...but works.
May 5, 2013 7:06 PM CST
|I hope it doesn't harm anything. I haven't hat this problem in the last and I did not have the water all the way on. My recollection is that it is both a foliar spray and a systemic so it would need to be absorbed. I could be wrong I don't have the bottle in front of me. I wish they would just tell me the dilution it should be so I could use a different spray system.|
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May 5, 2013 10:12 PM CST
|JWWC, try this link to get your answer under FAQ. http://www.bayeradvanced.com/r...|
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May 6, 2013 5:39 AM CST
|The Bayer 3-in-1 concentrate has the same exact % of ingredients as the hose end sprayer one and it says it make up to 12 gallons. The directions say mix 5 1/4 Tablespoons to one gallon water. So it should be the same for the hose end sprayer if you want to use it in another type sprayer. Your product will go further if used in a tank sprayer versus another type hose in sprayer because at 2.67 oz per galllon it won't go very far in a hose end sprayer unless you are walking very fast and only slightly spraying the plants. |
ALSO, you said you were worried about what it could do, I assume you mean damage. I wouldn't worry because the % of the ingredients is so low that it won't hurt anything if more than normal was sprayed. The ingredients in the "for home gardener" products are extremely low compared to professional product, and depending on the pest/disease you are after, the professional products you would use more or less product. Most of the "at home" products is just one mixing ratio and it is usually the lower end of the spectrum.
Yes it is a contact and a systemic. If using for spider mites it is only a contact. One bottle I read stated this, but I can't find that on the online label. You can spray this product as often as every 7 days so what you did will not hurt your plants.
From label: Kills insects on contact and keeps on killing for up to 30 days.
For diseases and severe infestations, repeat every 7 to 14 days as necessary
Hope this helps
May 6, 2013 7:22 AM CST
|I bought the Bayer Three in One last year with the premixed in the bottle. I had the opposite problem. I sprayed my whole garden and still had about half of it left. So this year I bought the concentrate and mixed it myself in one of the hose end sprayer bottles. I think it was 1 tablespoon per gallon of the concentrate. I also added some liquid plant food to the sprayer. What I mixed was supposed to make 6 gallons of spray. I got about half the garden sprayed before it ran out. So I mixed it again and sprayed the rest. It was putting out quite a bit of the mix, I could see it on the leaves. I did this yesterday, they all look fine today. I have had a severe infestation of aphids this year and was tired of fighting them. I also wanted to spray for thrips, which this formula kills.|
May 6, 2013 8:28 AM CST
Michele I hadn't noticed that the concentrations were the same. I guess the easiest thing to do would be to get a pump sprayer and just spray everything that way. That's what I get for going with convenience I guess!
Dot I ended up with aphids late in the fall and the spray took care of them with 2 applications about 10 days apart.