roundup for growth control

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by longslawn, Jun 4, 2003.

  1. longslawn

    longslawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 201

    Has anyone used roundup to slow the growth of plants in a area that needs to be maintained. I need to spray a empty lot bank to slow the growt but not kill the stuff. I have heard about using 1/2 oz. per gallon of water to burn back but not kill the plants. Anyone ever done this? What rate did you use?
    Plants are weeds plants that grow on a ditch bank. Nothing good.

  2. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,260

    Why don't you just buy some plant growth regulator (PGR)?
  3. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,485

    Not me, that what PGR's are for.
  4. Enviro Green

    Enviro Green LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 324

    That practice is used in forestry and I utilize it to maintain the turf on the floor of a vineyard without killing the turf and leave bare soil which will give way to weeds and erosion. Light light light rate. PGR would affect the grapes that's why the Roundup. Roundup is actually a PGR at low rates, that is what it was initially thought to be before all the publicity.

    Could be an off label use however.....

  5. longslawn

    longslawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 201

    I don't want to use a PGR because the things I want to control are weeds and brush. Not worth the cost of PGR. I do use PGR on shurbs.

    Thanks Enviro Green, thats the info I was hoping to get. I knew this was a standard practice but was not familiar with the rates used.
  6. mark2

    mark2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 93

    enviro green is 100% correct
  7. and it is on label
  8. azturfpro

    azturfpro LawnSite Member
    from arizona
    Messages: 57

    I sprayed a few acres of bermuda last fall during overseeding and had great results . I will be switching to roundup this fall for all the overseeding . It shut down the growth for almost 5 weeks . A did a application of turflon at six weeks as it was still at 80 degrees during the day .

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