Round up

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Green Masters, Aug 24, 2005.

  1. Green Masters

    Green Masters LawnSite Member
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    What is the best way to calculate roundup cost?
     
  2. Green Masters

    Green Masters LawnSite Member
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    Can the cost to round up be calculated per gallon? If so how much lobor per gallon?
     
  3. Mancinioldhorse

    Mancinioldhorse LawnSite Member
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    My hourly rate plus cost of materials, Or time and materials

    So if its 1 hour to spray its 43.50 plus material...I buy my roundup at a comercial rate but charge just below the resi purchase price....(most of the time)....there you go.
     
  4. Mscotrid

    Mscotrid LawnSite Bronze Member
    from USA
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    Round-Up like all Glysophate products offer a wide use rate depending on target pest. Read the label, know your cost. Round up $50.00 a gallon average use rate is 3 oz/ 1000. Whats your cost?, $1.17 per/ 1000. Now you should know your labor rate. What will your market bare? How much profit would you like to make. Of course you need to factor fuel, equipment cost, workmans comp, taxes, private mistress upkeep, all vaild expenses when figuring a job profit and loss.
     
  5. ArizPestWeed

    ArizPestWeed LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Mine cost $70 for 2.5 gal , I use 2 oz per gal
     
  6. Killswitch

    Killswitch LawnSite Senior Member
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    Easy. Dont use it....use Scythe.

    lol
     
  7. bushtrimmer

    bushtrimmer LawnSite Senior Member
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    maybe in combination w/ roundup for quick burn, but scythe alone won't give good long term effects.

    This thread sounds like a good algebra problem for my daughter to work on. (She started algebra this week @ school)
     

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