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Re: CULT: ?source for horticultural dye

  • Subject: Re: [iris-talk] CULT: ?source for horticultural dye
  • From: doris1434@aol.com
  • Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2001 08:47:07 EDT

In a message dated 6/16/2001 6:20:45 AM Mountain Daylight Time, lmann@icx.net 

> <I color dye
> (Purple/red) so I can clearly see where I've sprayed.>
> What a great idea!  Where can this be purchased?
> Linda Mann east Tennessee USA zone 7/8
> thoroughly enjoying watching the Roundup induced browning of self sown
> millet in the iris row from winter bird feeding...
> I KNEW someone would ask! OK . . there's the deal. I bought it probably 5-6 
> years ago. At that time I was buying from a number of different suppliers. 
> I think it came from a Parks Commercial catalog. Came in a 1 or 2 oz. 
> bottle and just takes drops in a 2 gal. sprayer to color it well. You might 
> want to call them at 1-800-845-3369 and see if they carry it. 
       Another source is Hummert, International. They have two locations: 
> 800-325-3055 and Topeka, KS 1-800-798-2799. On page 41 of 
> their 1999-2000 commercial catalog they list SIGNAL SPRAY COLORANT. Comes 
> in a quart size priced at $16.30. The write-up says, "A highly visible, 
> non-toxic concentrated, temporary, blue colorant to add to liquid herbicide 
> solution for visual indication of spray application. It eliminates 
> overlapping and skipping and reveals spray drift. Does not stain 
> permanently. Use 1/4 to 1/2 tst. per gal." (that quart's gonna go a LONG 
> way)!
       Seeing that this comes in a quart and you use such a small amount, 
> could divide it up among several gardener/iris friends and all 
> share in the cost of the product plus S & H charges.
>        I find using a dye in the Roundup very comforting. I can see exactly 
> where I've sprayed. . let's just say it makes me feel more secure while 
> using an herbicide.
>        If I figure out where my original product came from, I'll post it to 
> Iris-talk PDQ!

Doris Elevier, El Paso, TX Zone 7, AHS 9-10 Hot, dry, AND windy.

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