Best herbicide alternative to round up

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by celticcuts, Jul 6, 2009.

  1. celticcuts

    celticcuts LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    Hi all,

    I am doing some commercial maintenance at a hotel the issue lies with a combination of curb weeds and weeds in beds. I would like to avoid round up. Is there a good powerful general herbicide or recipe that works well? I seem to be having trouble finding answers.
  2. garydale

    garydale LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 813

    Why not Round-up??? What is your concern with it?
  3. rcreech

    rcreech Sponsor
    Male, from OHIO
    Messages: 6,136

    I wouldn't use Roundup either.

    I would recommend any 41-48% glyphosate though! :laugh:
  4. PSUturf

    PSUturf LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 663

    Roundup is the safest most effective non-selective herbicide on the market. Why would you want to use something else that would give poorer control?
  5. Josh.S

    Josh.S LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,085

    Nice rod... yeah, screw round up... use Razr Pro by NuFarm... 41% gly.
  6. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,293

    How about "Finale"? Or maybe "Diquat"? Or Scythe? Or maybe boiling water? Propane torch? Or pull them by hand?
  7. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    I would call a licensed applicator, and let THEM handle it. They will know what to put down, when, and at the right rate, to get the results desired (residual, or whatever). Not only that, they are covered for all this type of stuff, so it would be worry free...just bill it and make easy money.
  8. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,746

    There isn't anything else on the market that will avoid Glyphosate, unless you want to use a hoe or a weed-puller. Either way, it is a backbreaker.
    What seems to be the issue with the use of Glyphosate? Does the Hotel have the issues or is a more personal issue?
    I highly follow Riggle on his answers. We use the same things he advised, and we don't have any problems with killing plants.
    If training is the question, as round-up is the highest used herbicide in the U.S. today, then it only leads to reason that you are possibly not licensed to spray the property.
  9. cmrgrounds

    cmrgrounds LawnSite Member
    from augusta
    Messages: 43

    I use 2 ounces of roundup, an ounce of scythe, and an ounce of sticker per gallon of water. If it gets applied when it is hot, ive seen weeds turn black in a matter of hours.
  10. cmrgrounds

    cmrgrounds LawnSite Member
    from augusta
    Messages: 43

    Actually what i use isnt round up, last year before weed killer sky rocketed i bought a 30 gallon drum of killzall for $397.

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