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Need a Post-Emergent that works FAST

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by JimLewis, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,872

    I thought I saw a variety of Roundup that worked faster than the regular Round-up Pro. I need to spray some brush (weed) out but don't have much time. It needs to have killed the brush down to the roots within a day or two days at most. Something I can find at my usual outlets, not something that's restricted-use or difficult to find. Any ideas?
  2. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,386

    Round-Up Quick pro?
  3. kabrac

    kabrac LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 234

    What about glyphosate?
  4. Grandview

    Grandview LawnSite Gold Member
    from WI
    Messages: 3,251

    You need diquat. Roundup Quick Pro has diquat. It just burns the leaves. No trans location.
  5. rcreech

    rcreech Sponsor
    Male, from OHIO
    Messages: 6,163

    What are you after? Do you want to just kill to the roots, or do you want to kill to the roots and get fast results on top also (leaf kill)?

    Any Glyphosate product on the market will get to the roots witin 24 hours. If you are spraying brush....make sure you are matching the correct rate to the size of weeds you have.

    As stated you could spike with a product to show leaf kill such as Sythe, diquat or other components...but that is only "for looks". The gly getting to the roots is the main thing and any product will work!

    For maximum kill when using gly be sure and use AMS and some additional surfactants!
  6. FdLLawnMan

    FdLLawnMan LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,246

    Roundup is Glyphosate while Roundup Pro is Glyphosate with Diquat. Even at the high rate I don't think you will kill the brush entirely within 24 to 48 hours
  7. tremor

    tremor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,476

    Add SCYTHE to any Roundup that you have. Many annual weeds will shrivel & die with you standing there if the sun is shining on them.
  8. kabrac

    kabrac LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 234

    I know Roundup is a glyphosate, but t also happens to be the most expensive also, and if you ask me a waste of money. When you buy roundup, your just paying for the name that's all. Try Glystar products-Great product and alot cheaper than Roundup!
  9. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,872

    Yah, I know that too. We don't actually use Roundup Pro. We use one of the generic ones that are the same thing. But I can never remember the name so we all still just call it Round-up Pro.
  10. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,872

    Thanks. That's what we ended up doing today. I looked up the SCYTHE and talked to my project manager about it too. He had used it before and he has a degree in botany and agreed it works fast. So we went that direction. Thanks for the help!

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