View Full Version : Weed killing w/ 2-4 D

Mar. 25, 2012, 06:30 PM
Now that we finally will have a break from rain this week, I plan on spraying my little acreage with this. When would it be safe to turn horses back out onto it? I *think* I was told 7 days or until a nice soaking rain. Doesn't look like rain for at least one week here now. Whew! Too bad I didn't have a chance this past week to spray and let it set in. Too much rain every day...Thanks!

Mar. 25, 2012, 06:50 PM
The limitation, as I understand it, is not in the product, itself. As vegitation dies it changes composition. Toxic items that have a bad flavor can become palatable for a short time. So keep horses off recently sprayed fields until the die off of the weeds is pronounced. Seven days usually will do the job. But use your Mark I Mod 0 Eyeball and if you don't like what you see then wait a few more days. Or if the die off is pronounced maybe trim a day or two.

We use it every year, someplace. We follow the above practice and have never had an issue.