Posted by
Message
tigamike
LSU Fan
Member since Jun 2005
4740 posts

Best weed killer concentrate for bulk spraying
Built a boom sprayer attachment for my 25 gallon sprayer tank that I plan to use to spray plots prior to planting and maintaining trails etc.

Any recommendations on a good commercially available concentrate to use? Is roundup my best choice?


lsufan1971
LSU Fan
Zachary
Member since Nov 2003
9776 posts
 Online 

re: Best weed killer concentrate for bulk spraying
Farmworks from Tactor supply

I s=use this stuff in my tank sprayer and its great. Be sue to empty the sprayer once your done.
This post was edited on 9/15 at 1:48 pm


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
30
pdubya76
Mississippi St. Fan
Amite County,Ms.
Member since Mar 2012
4039 posts

re: Best weed killer concentrate for bulk spraying
I use the compare and save 41% glyphosate (sp). It’s a gallon of concentrate. The label says it makes 85 gallons. It’s $26.99 on Amazon


Rando
USA Fan
When IPs were Visible
Member since Apr 2015
19452 posts

re: Best weed killer concentrate for bulk spraying
Did you use a sprinkler head for the boom sprayer?


Tridentds
Texas A&M Fan
Sugar Land
Member since Aug 2011
12779 posts

re: Best weed killer concentrate for bulk spraying
quote:

I use the compare and save 41% glyphosate (sp). It’s a gallon of concentrate. The label says it makes 85 gallons. It’s $26.99 on Amazon



I purchase something very similar at farm supply store about 25 miles from Houston. 2 1/2 gallons for $68. Makes 5 or 6 barrels of spray. Deadly on grass but the larger the leaf the tougher it is to kill them. Poison Ivy and other types of ivy it knocks out rapidly. Mistakenly hit our Oleanders a few times on low branches and it didn't touch them. I don't even worry about hitting the oleanders anymore.


Tigerpaw123
USA Fan
Louisiana
Member since Mar 2007
14615 posts

re: Best weed killer concentrate for bulk spraying
quote:

the larger the leaf the tougher it is to kill them


does not sound like it is a problem for your application, but if you want to improve add 24d


Deereman9009a
LSU Fan
Prairieville
Member since May 2018
118 posts

re: Best weed killer concentrate for bulk spraying
Yes, I spray 3-4 oz/gallon roundup then add 1oz/gallon of 2-4D, works great on plots and smokes privet hedges!


EarlyBird
Member since Jun 2006
4008 posts

re: Best weed killer concentrate for bulk spraying
Watch the residual on the 2-4D. Stuff can linger for a few weeks.


Uncs
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2008
2594 posts

re: Best weed killer concentrate for bulk spraying
Glyphosphate in the 2.5 gallon white bucket from Tractor supply for $45.00 for 2.5 gallon.

I just finished this project for you. All the other stuff does not kill this or that. Prosecutor, ($95.00) for 2.5 a gallon would kill everything but grass. My pastures look amazing. I tried so many chemicals it will make your head spin.

2-4 D. If you have farmers around you right now and you spray it you are liable for damage to their crops. Especially cotton. You will be held financially responsible. And 2-4D has a drift of 4 miles. Don’t use that right now.


This is what you need to do.
1. Go in and mow as low as you can what ever you want to spray.
2. Let the clippings die or if you have a rake attachment for tractor get all the clippings off.
3. Mix your glyphosphate at 3.0 oz / gallon of water! You will kill some shite with that
4. Get a good surfactant, so it sticks. Worth the money. Especially is you spray in the morning and then about 6:00Pm when you leave and it starts raining.
5. Get that nozzel down onto the ground. Even if it shrinks your width of spray and you have to make extra passes . Have good contact with what ever you are spraying.
6. WITH GLOVES ON. Like gloves up to your elbow. Put in a dye so you can make a pass or two and then stop and walk and look for how much surface contact you are really making. Not mist but real spray drops hitting the ground. Be carful with the dye. That shite is everywhere in my truck. USE GLOVES.

I am telling you glyphosphate at 3.0 oz per gallon with the boom down low And surfactant is good. You will kill some shite. The key is surface contact!! Check the dye you want droplets not mist bull shite.

Remember. You can always fill the sprayer with water and dye and practice in your yard to see how your sprayer works and then Add the glyphosphate at the camp. You know use the water and dye to get an idea as to spray pattern. Then add the juice at camp. Just something to practice.
This post was edited on 9/15 at 5:17 pm


tigamike
LSU Fan
Member since Jun 2005
4740 posts

re: Best weed killer concentrate for bulk spraying
quote:


Did you use a sprinkler head for the boom sprayer


No. I bought some teejet nozzles


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
Tear It Up
Ole Miss Fan
The Deadening
Member since May 2005
12663 posts

re: Best weed killer concentrate for bulk spraying
Don’t use 2,4-D around vegetable and flower gardens.

If you know any farmers see if they can’t get you a jug of FireZone from Helena Chemical. It will heat up the glyphosate and smoke everything.


Tridentds
Texas A&M Fan
Sugar Land
Member since Aug 2011
12779 posts

re: Best weed killer concentrate for bulk spraying
Okay, appreciate the suggestion. Will try this at our deer lease. Thank you.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
boudinman
Member since Nov 2019
1416 posts

re: Best weed killer concentrate for bulk spraying
Any generic 41% glyphosphate should suffice. I would add in some 2-4D. Mix 2 ounces of both to each gallon of water. So 50 oz of the Glyphosphate and 50 oz of the 2-4D for your 25 gallon tank.

This is what most farmers use as burndown of their fieldsfor grass before planting.


tigamike
LSU Fan
Member since Jun 2005
4740 posts

re: Best weed killer concentrate for bulk spraying
Thanks for the info guys. Gonna get after it this weekend and test out the new rig


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
10
Rando
USA Fan
When IPs were Visible
Member since Apr 2015
19452 posts

re: Best weed killer concentrate for bulk spraying
quote:

Mix 2 ounces of both to each gallon of water.


God damn son

I use exactly half that in my 15 gallon sprayer and it kills kudzu deader than dead.

Hell it kills wysteria. It burns the bottom branches of my cedar tres bare.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
20
alphaandomega
Alabama Fan
Tuscaloosa
Member since Aug 2012
7039 posts

re: Best weed killer concentrate for bulk spraying
I use cornerstone plus. Buy it at a local coop.

works great for me. Go through about 40-45 gallons of concentrate a year.

If it is not just grasses I will add Crossbow. The combination of Gly and 24d will kill just about anything.

EDIT:


Wash out your sprayer really well, gly is very corrosive.
This post was edited on 9/16 at 1:39 pm


boudinman
Member since Nov 2019
1416 posts

re: Best weed killer concentrate for bulk spraying
quote:

Wash out your sprayer really well, glyphosphate is very corrosive.


Very true words of wisdom. The glyphosphate will destroy your diaphragm pump on your sprayer. The best way to clean it is to rinse/flush out the tank with water,and run water through the pump and sprayer wand/boom. Then fill your sprayer with about 8 gallons of water, then add in 1 quart of pure ammonia. run pump and sprayer to flush out the tank, lines, booms, and pump. The store empty until next spray.
This post was edited on 9/16 at 5:37 pm


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
LSU Neil
LSU Fan
Springfield
Member since Feb 2007
1607 posts

re: Best weed killer concentrate for bulk spraying
Gramoxone


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
first pageprev pagePage 1 of 1next pagelast page
refresh

Back to top

logoFollow TigerDroppings for LSU Football News
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates on LSU Football and Recruiting.

FacebookTwitterInstagram