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    Default Re: Glyphosate, Good for what ails you

    Just wondering how the slasher weed killer is going, looking into it now myself

    Where do you get the 20L containers?

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    Default Re: Glyphosate, Good for what ails you

    Re slasher weed killer a contractor told me to be careful using it around certain pavers, decorative rocks, pool areas etc as it can stain anyone had an experience re that.

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    Default Re: Glyphosate, Good for what ails you

    agree Scoob..i was on it originally but it doesn't get the results like round up..think they need to go back to drawing board....nice way to sell the product but you need it to perform

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    Quote Originally Posted by geoff View Post
    agree Scoob..i was on it originally but it doesn't get the results like round up..think they need to go back to drawing board....nice way to sell the product but you need it to perform
    Any experience Geoff re the potential to stain?

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    Default Re: Glyphosate, Good for what ails you

    direct from there specs NOTE: Do not spray on porous surfaces without spot testing first. Slasher Weedkiller may cause discolouration on porous hard surfaces like pavers and bricks."

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    Quote Originally Posted by geoff View Post
    direct from there specs NOTE: Do not spray on porous surfaces without spot testing first. Slasher Weedkiller may cause discolouration on porous hard surfaces like pavers and bricks."
    That could get expensive, ......anyone keen to be the guinea pig and let us know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by simo View Post
    Got a email from a company I subcontract for who has asked me to stop using glyphosate until further notice
    Saying that the laws are changing for use of weed killers and glyphosate
    I phoned there office for more information which they could not give me
    I've searched the web nothing in Australia about it
    Another mowing contractor I spoke to said we may need to get a licence for commercial use of glyphosate like pest controllers have to have a license to use pesticides
    Anyone know anything??
    Here is the law for QLD, Not sure about other states though.

    https://www.business.qld.gov.au/indu...cial-operators

    https://www.business.qld.gov.au/indu...ides/licensing

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    Quote Originally Posted by djkgrounds View Post

    When I did my hort course we also did the chemcert training

    We were told at the time if we applied chemicals for paymnet we needed to have the certificate

    Not sure where the relevant legislation is though

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4 Gardens View Post
    When I did my hort course we also did the chemcert training

    We were told at the time if we applied chemicals for paymnet we needed to have the certificate

    Not sure where the relevant legislation is though
    Yeah I done the same course when I studies agriculture. But the one they want for the commercial licence you need to have the "Controlling Weeds Module" which is not included in the ChemCert for some reason, which I am sure it was 20 years ago anyway.

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    Default Re: Glyphosate, Good for what ails you

    I grew up on a farm, dad sprayed dieldren, glyphosate and others (242D), the only safety gear he wore was a terry toweling hat, shorts and a sleeveless shirt, had a smoke in his mouth while he was spraying on the old Massey Ferguson, no cabins in those days. he is 81 and plays golf three days a week, I reckon they are going a little bit over board but that's just my opinion.

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    Default Re: Glyphosate, Good for what ails you

    Quote Originally Posted by mgammon View Post
    I grew up on a farm, dad sprayed dieldren, glyphosate and others (242D), the only safety gear he wore was a terry toweling hat, shorts and a sleeveless shirt, had a smoke in his mouth while he was spraying on the old Massey Ferguson, no cabins in those days. he is 81 and plays golf three days a week, I reckon they are going a little bit over board but that's just my opinion.
    hehehe mate i with you we used to spray blackberries with 245t lol and i am still going my mum is 82 she used to drive the tractor whilst we sprayed this sh1it all over the place wearing shorts and thongs lol but that was there olden days and good genes i guess....some people only need a spit of toxins and they are fcked whilst others can drink and drink and still lead a normal life...genes dictate what we will happen....

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    Yep genetics play a major part. My Dad did the same as above and also ran a gardening business started way back in the 1970's and guess what Parkinson's disease struck him in his 70's, lived to almost 90. No history of Parkinson's in the family. After seeing what he went through its not something you want. Russian roulette anyone.

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    Default Re: Glyphosate, Good for what ails you

    Quote Originally Posted by 4 Gardens View Post
    When I did my hort course we also did the chemcert training

    We were told at the time if we applied chemicals for paymnet we needed to have the certificate

    Not sure where the relevant legislation is though
    That's what I remember from my ChemCert training some ten years ago, altho my instructor drew a distinction between spraying weeds as part of garden maintenance as opposed to applying chemicals for payment as a complete service in itself.
    David

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    Default Re: Glyphosate, Good for what ails you

    I remember same thing, but pretty sure a cert was required only if you used any spray equipment over 15lts capacity. That was a long time ago so who knows now. Bit hard to keep on top of all red tape.

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