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Old 07-25-2007, 04:49 PM
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I need to improve my spraying & was thinking about puting food dye in the tank. Will this work & what color is best?
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Old 07-25-2007, 07:14 PM
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How about liquid dish soap? You'd get some nice bubbles to mark your swath and the phosphate in the soap would add to your fertility. Just a thought.
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Old 07-27-2007, 09:39 PM
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would give a try, can't hurt, Thanks
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Old 07-29-2007, 04:37 PM
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The liquid dish soap won't help much with marking your path, but it will serve as an adequate substitute surfactant.
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Old 07-29-2007, 09:03 PM
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They make a dye additive for sprayers- you probably know all about it already- but I can't bring myself to pay the $20.00. Probably - its worth it - I guess it'll do ALOT of acres.

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Old 07-29-2007, 10:35 PM
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1 qt of the marking dye will give a nice color for about a 100 gallons of spray. I mix 2 qts for my 200 gal sprayer. This time of year, you may have better luck with red dye. Green is tough to see. I generally use blue and pay about $80 for a 2 1/2 gal jug which cover about 30 acres. It is fairly expensive, but if your overlapping too much or not overlapping at all, you are wasting money on your herbicides.
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Old 07-30-2007, 12:08 PM
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i've seen atrazine and i swear it looks and smells like white latex paint.
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