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Where do you professionals buy roundup or other weed killers in bulk and how much do you spend per gallon? I know the HD price here for the 2 gallon Pro is $168.00. Is there a cheaper supplier that you use?
 

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B & T Growers Supply sells Honcho (41% Glyphosate and made by Monsanto, same as Roundup) 2 1/2 gallons for $102.50. With shipping, it came to $120.

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If you want more than 2 1/2 gallon size they have it in 15 gallon and 30 gallon containers.

The price will run about mid 60.00 per gallon. This for Roundup Weather Max. This stuff really works fast and is guaranteed even if it gets rained on after 30 minutes.
 

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Whats the link to the website for B & T Growers Supply? I did a search and could not find it.
 

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Gordon's also sells Glyphosate @ 41%. We get this from the farm & fleet, Big R, or ranch supply store. You don't get a discount but it sells for $55/gallon. Sure beats having to buy 55 gals. to get this price.

Hope this helps.
 

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Just bought 2.5 gal. of Roungup Weathermax for 139.95 at Southern States farm store in Kentucky. I believe the active ingredients is about 49%.
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Note: Most of the time I believe the larger the size..the stronger the mix.
 

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I buy roundup for $32.00 a gallon in 30 gallon drums . If you know that you used 60-100 gallons last season why not buy in advance and save the big bucks . I use around 4-600 gallons of roundup a year and buy it all at one time . I buy a whole years fertilizer at one shot and pre-pay for it and pay about 20% less they the companies that I compete with . By pre-paying the dealer agrees to warehouse my product and allow pickup on my schedule . If I am not going to use it all I sell it off to another company to recover any potential loss.

A note to all the guys using the generic roundup . I tried it and lost my --- big time by having callbacks . This stuff is NOT THE SAME as roundup . It takes more chemical to do the same job and ends up costing with callbacks . I will never be fooled again by those selling the generic junk .

If you are a small company trying to save money , go in on a seasons bulk purchase with another local company and get lower pricing . If you shop smart you can buy cheap and still buy the name brand chemical that works better in the first place .


And I end with a comment to the guys buying weather max roundup . Save some money and buy a gallon of nu-film or vaporgaurd . Chemical formulators depend on people spreading the word on products like this in areas of high rainfall . Vaporgaurd and nu-film make round up so rainfast you can spry in the rain and it will still work . I laughed when Monsanto started marketing Roundup quick pro in in Arizona for the winter months . I had been making my own for the last ten years . Out think the chemical companies and you can save big bucks .
 

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Originally posted by azturfpro
I buy roundup for $32.00 a gallon in 30 gallon drums . If you know that you used 60-100 gallons last season why not buy in advance and save the big bucks . I use around 4-600 gallons of roundup a year and buy it all at one time . I buy a whole years fertilizer at one shot and pre-pay for it and pay about 20% less they the companies that I compete with . By pre-paying the dealer agrees to warehouse my product and allow pickup on my schedule . If I am not going to use it all I sell it off to another company to recover any potential loss.

A note to all the guys using the generic roundup . I tried it and lost my --- big time by having callbacks . This stuff is NOT THE SAME as roundup . It takes more chemical to do the same job and ends up costing with callbacks . I will never be fooled again by those selling the generic junk .

at farmsaver.com, you can purchase generic R-up for $17 a gallon if you purchase a 30 gallon drum. My grandfather used it on his farm - same results as R-up and about half the price. I personally use Honcho. Again, much cheaper than R-up with the same results. The thing to keep in mind when purchasing generics, is to look at the % A.I. and the chemical composition. Not all generics are the same. It's all about "buyer beware". If you do your homework and compare apples to apples, you can indeed save yourself a lot of money with generics and get the desired results.
 

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You guys must have some whimpy weeds where you guys are . We spray the generic roundup and they respond by growing . The thing is that when reading a label the chemical company does not have to disclose the additives that are what really makes the product work . I have found that there is a big differance between roundup and generics . I use roundup at 2 oz per gal and still get a fast kill .
 

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azturfpro - I don't know if we have wimpy weeds or not. 2 oz/gallon is 1 1/2% solution. That definately will kill anything. When helping my Grandfather spray his fields in the spring, we used a 1% solution. We had complete control with 1%. I spray Honcho at 1% solution to point of runoff and have very good luck with it.
 
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