[Market-farming] stinky backpack sprayer

Deb Taft deb at mobiusfields.com
Thu May 10 12:50:45 EDT 2012


Thanks for the replies.  I think I'm going to err on the side of caution
and get a new sprayer!

Best,
Deb


On Tue, May 8, 2012 at 4:43 PM, Roots Farm <karen at rootsfarm.info> wrote:

> Deb,
>
> Odor perception is qualitatively different than sight/image perception.
>  Odor IS the chemical itself.  When you smell something it is because
> molecules of the defining chemicals have entered your body.
>
> How much makes a difference to your plants/field/self/others...???   but
> the odor tells you the amount being released is not zero.  Be thankful for
> the odor -- some things offer no such warning  perceptible to humans.
>
> All best wishes,
>
> Karen
>
> *
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> karen at rootsfarm.info
> *
>
> On May 8, 2012, at 4:25 PM, Deb Taft wrote:
>
>
>
> Hi All.
>
> Please indulge me if this is a stupid question!
>
> Last spring I bought a used backpack sprayer because it was ridiculously
> cheap and it seems to work fine.  The problem I'm having is that it reeked
> of chemicals when I got it and, after more than a year, it still does.
>  I've run a couple of mild soap solutions through it, a vinegar solution,
> left it out in the sun for a few days and left it un-capped for all these
> months.  It still smells chemical-y.
>
> I have no idea what chemicals were used in it - pesticides? herbicides?  I
> was told that it was used for landscape purposes.
>
> Should I be concerned about the lingering odor or will any potentially
> damaging residue be long gone?  I'm not certified but I really don't want
> to be spraying anything that would compromise an organically managed
> field...or kill my crops.
>
> Thanks for your help!
>
> Deb
> Mobius Fields
> Sleepy Hollow / Waccabuc NY
>
>
>
>
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