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“What to Teach Your Customer About Garden Chemicals” 69th OSU Nursery Short Course January 27, 1998 Jim Chatfield and Joe Boggs Ohio State University Extension 1. The Name Game 2. The Numbers Game 3. Nothing Controls Everything 4. Some Problems Have No Controls
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Jim Chatfield and Joe Boggs
Ohio State University Extension
2. The Numbers Game
3. Nothing Controls Everything
4. Some Problems Have No Controls
5. The Label is the Law
6. Labels are History
7. Do Not Apply Products in a Vacuum
8. Timing is Everything
9. The Label is Only the Beginning
10. Sell Success--Not just ProductsTen Keys to Understanding Garden Chemicals.
A. Rigo Spot Weed Killer
B. Pace Weed & Feed
C. Bonide Brushkill
D. Solaris Weed-B-Gon Ready Spray
E. Dexol Spot Weeder
F. PBI Gordon Brush-No-More
G. Dragon Lawn Weed Killer
H. UHS Dandelion & Broadleaf Weed Control
You have a “Weed & Feed” product that contains a “three-way” herbicide (e.g. Trimec) and the bag has three numbers: 10-6-4, printed on the front of the bag. What do these numbers mean?
A. The % concentration of each of the three herbicides.
B. The expiration date of the herbicides in the product.
C. The EPA “Product Code”, used for cross-referencing purposes.
D. the % (by weight) of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium fertilizers in the product.
If a customer has:
A. A 50-foot by 20-foot lawn.
B. A fertilizer recommendation of 1 pound N per 1000 square feet.
C. You sell a 20-5-10 fertilizer.
D. How much of this fertilizer should be applied to the lawn?
Which one of these insecticides effectively controls all of the bugs commonly found in Ohio home landscapes:
A. Carbaryl (e.g. Sevin)
C. Chlorpyrifos (e.g. Dursban)
D. None of the above.
“A picture of a dead bug on the
label does not mean that the
product killed it.”
Dave Shetlar, OSU-Entomology
Co-Author of Bulletin 504
Author of P.E.S.T. Newsletter
What do you sell your customers to control root rot of trees?
What pesticides do you sell for viral diseases?
What insecticides do you sell for shothole beetles on pine trees?
What sure-fire products do you sell for repelling rabbits and other rodents?
True or False
Sevin is a good miticide.
If a customer has a question about a plant being sensitive to a particular pesticide, the best source of information for you to consult is:
A. Your OSU Extension Office.
B. The Ohio Department of Agriculture.
C. The pesticide label.
D. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.
“Do not apply to American Elm, Flowering Crabapple, Sugar Maple, Red Maple, Cottonwood, Redbud and Weigela as foliage injury may occur.”
- Ortho’s Orthene Systemic Insect Control
“Do not seed or sod for four months following application. The crabgrass barrier prevents grass seed from sprouting.
- Scott’s Crabgrass Preventer Plus Lawn Fertilizer
When do fungal infections occur with these diseases?
A. Black spot of roses.
B. Cedar quince rust on hawthorn.
C. Apple scab on crabapple.
D. Diplodia (Sphaeropsis) tip blight of pine.
Yard & Garden Line.
Happy customers are repeat customers. Our greatest chance for long-term success is for our customers to be successful gardeners.”
- Lisa Graf
Graf Growers Inc.
True or False
“Pruning Sealer”, “Pruning Paint”,
or “Wound Sealer” should be applied to a pruning wound immediately after making a pruning cut in order to prevent moisture, air, insects and plant disease causing pathogens from entering the fresh wound and interfering with the plant healing process.
Which is best?