Verified FBN Member (NE)

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Trying to figure out mystery chemical

If someone has a shuttle of chemical they don't know what it actually is, how do you figure out what you actually have, was recommended SGS labs out of brooking south dakota and sent them a sample but they will basically tell me how much of a chemical it has ,,,,if I specify what I'm looking for, they did tell me that the sample wasn't what it was labeled as it did not have any of the active ingredient claimed....but I'm still left wondering what I actually have. At 175/test, it was worth knowing why things weren't working like they were supposed to (nothing was dying), but I don't really want to throw darts. State extension's suggestion is to give them a sample and they'll do a symptom testing, but I was hoping for something more like an episode of ncis where **** says....."oh it's this." If any body has any suggestions thank you. Also if anybody has run into this situation before, how did you deal with the chemical company? The performance failure of ineffective burndowns and second passes is going to be fairly expensive for us this year.

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Verified FBN Member (NE)

Some clarification on post. Situtation involved two totes of Generic glyphosate that had been carried forward into year. Went into the se...

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Verified FBN Member (UT)

We had issues with chemical theft. Ordered 24d from a company online. Manufactured box was sealed but the 2 1/2-gallon jugs inside, the se...

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Verified FBN Member

I'm posting this anonymously because I work in the industry.


I would second the advice of working with the retailer. You could spend a l...

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Verified FBN Member (WI)

I would be upfront with whoever I purchased the chemical from. They cannot make it right if they do not know about it. I would not give the ...

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Verified FBN Member (IN)

Try your state chemist office they should be able to help you.

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