Sunday, August 15, 2010

Herbicide application

Dave sent this to the neighborhood association

Pen 2 will be posting signs at the moorage ramps on August 16th to notify the neighborhood that an herbicide application will take place on the levee August 18th and not to re-entry the treated area for 72 hours. The contractor is schedule to start his application at 5:00 am and should be done early morning if the wind does not pick up. If it does and the contractor has to stop spraying he will return the following morning to complete the application. If you or anyone has any questions please let me know, thanks for your assistance.

I then asked Dave about keeping our "levee hunting cats" in because of the 72 hour no re-entry and here is his reply:

According to the Department of Agriculture and the Garlon 3A label; there is no re-entry restriction time for domestic and grazing animals except for lactating dairy animals. DOA and I recommend you try to keep your pets from re-entering the treated site until the herbicide has dried, only to prevent transfer onto their fur and carrying off site to sensitive plants. Based on the time of the application (5-8am) and the forecasted temperature the herbicide will be dry in 4 hours from time of application.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

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