1. Missed the live Ask the Expert event?
    Not to worry. Check out the archived thread of the Q&A with Ken Hutcheson, President of U.S. Lawns, and the LawnSite community in the Franchising forum .

    Dismiss Notice

Organic Surfactant for Glyfosate

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by ArizPestWeed, Jan 18, 2007.

  1. ArizPestWeed

    ArizPestWeed LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,457

    Well , that's my question , you all know of one ?
    I need to find one to add to my glyfosate .

    Thanks , in advance
  2. GarPA

    GarPA LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Posts: 2,585

    DAWN dish detergent works fine and is inexpensive
  3. Az Gardener

    Az Gardener LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,899

    I don't understand what the point is to using an organic surfactant with a synthetic herbicide but whatever. I have clients like that too.

    Try this www.biofeed.us we use their products in our injectors. We use the balance product with anything foilar.

    The Dawn works well too, I don't know how organic Dawn is though :dizzy: .
  4. GarPA

    GarPA LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Posts: 2,585

    whoops....I missed the "organic" part....sorry
    I dont think DAWN would qualify as organic but then again they did use it to clean the birds after the EXON tanker spilled crude oil in Alaska a few years ago so I cant imagine its too terribly toxic
  5. Prolawnservice

    Prolawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 612

    Any dish soap or soy bean oil will work, you can find eco friendly dish soap or organic soy bean oil, but why, if your using glyphosate? Use a burn out type product, vinegar or fatty acid based (scythe) if you want to be more environmentally friendly.

    I know glyphosate is supposed to be one of the least toxic chemicals, but its still a synthetic chemical.
  6. ArizPestWeed

    ArizPestWeed LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,457

    Glyfosate is nontoxic , even at high rates .
    It's the surfactant that may be the problem .
    Here are some people complaining about herbicide use in Sedona.
    I was offered the job , but , I know it would creat controversy with Sedona residents .
    My friend is head of the department , so ,I am trting to help out .


  7. Accu-cut Lawn Care

    Accu-cut Lawn Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,206

    Use ivory soap...it's almost 100 percent pure.
  8. TurfProSTL

    TurfProSTL LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 693

    Methylated seed oil.....

    This one claims to be all natural:

    SoyGold AGSOY ME methylated seed oil is an all natural adjuvant that can be safely used in any area in the country. Fully biodegradable, AGSOY ME provides excellent cuticle penetration in delivering a broad spectrum of herbicides over a wide variety of geographical locations and weather conditions.

  9. upidstay

    upidstay LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,341

    I've used M-Pede soap or a splash of Hort oil. Ivory soap works great. I still fail to see why you need to use and organic surfactant with a synthetic pesticide. Makes no sense to me.
  10. salandscape

    salandscape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 168

    Try this instead,
    1 gallon white vinegar,
    8 oz table slat,
    8 oz dish soap
    mix throughly will kill anything! Be very careful of drift but it is organic and inexpensive

Share This Page