Helena Crossbow Herbicide

4.5 out of 5 stars 39 Reviews | 410 Q&A

Helena Crossbow Herbicide
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4.5 out of 5 stars Rating: 4.7

39 Reviews | 410 Q&A

Product Overview

Crossbow Herbicide is a selective post-emergent herbicide that targets woody plants and brush such as blackberries and poison oak, as well as annual and perennial broadleaf weeds, while leaving grasses unharmed. Crossbow achieves excellent control of woody plants and brush and can be applied by all types of sprayers, from hand-held models to tractor-mounted spray rigs. Except for lactating dairy animals, there are no grazing restrictions following the application of Crossbow Herbicide.  Crossbow is rainfast within two hours after application.

Previously manufactured by Dow, Crossbow Herbicide is now manufactured by Helena Chemical.

Crossbow Herbicide CANNOT be applied to home lawns.

Note: Due to California state restrictions, this product cannot be sold to California residents.

Features and Specs

Active Ingredient 2,4-D, butoxyethyl ester 34.4% Triclopyr, butoxyethyl ester 16.5%
Target pests Amaranth, Buttercup, Chickweed, Clover, Dandelion, Henbit, Ivy, Kudzu, Mustard, Oxalis, Pigweed, Plantain, Purslane, Ragweed, Ragwort, Spurge (thyme-leaf), Sunflower, Thistle, Wild Carrot and others
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For use in Rangeland, Grass Pastures, Fence Rows, Roadsides, Non-Crop areas
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Application 1 1/3 - 5 1/3 oz. per gallon of water
1 - 4 gallons per 100 gallons of water
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Formulation Professional Product
NOT FOR SALE TO AK, AZ, DC, CA, CO, NM, RI,
LA, MA, TX, VT, WA (Restricted To Licensed Applicators Only)
Shipping Weight 9.14 lbs
Manufacturer Helena Chemical
EPA Registration 62719-260-5905

Details

Crossbow specialty herbicide is recommended for control of most species of unwanted woody plants, as well as annual and perennial broadleaf weeds, growing on rangeland, permanent grass pastures, CRP, fence rows, non-irrigation ditchbanks, roadsides, other non-crop areas, and industrial sites.

For use on plants in non-crop and non-timber areas only. Not for use on crops, timber, or other plants being grown for sale or other commercial use, or for commercial seed production, or for research purposes.

Non-Cropland Application

Post-emergence (Annual and Perennial Weeds):

  • Do not make more than two applications per year
  • Maximum of 1 gallon (1 lb ae triclopyr + 2 lb ae per acre 2,4-D) per application
  • Minimum of 30 days between application
  • Use 2 gallons or more of spray solution per acre

Post-emergence (Woody Plants):

  • Limited to 1 application per year
  • Maximum of 2 gallons (2 lb ae triclopyr + 4 lb ae per acre 2,4-D) per year
  • Use 2 gallons or more of spray solution per acre
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  • 4 of 5 Stars

    More useful than Roundup

    By T. on 06/13/2011

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    My wife and I own 55 acres of mostly overgrown pasture in south-central Pennsylvania. It wasn't pastured for about 30 years and was taken over by multi-flora rose, honeysuckle shrub, autumn olive, grape, poison ivy, etc. We use a variety of control methods including herbicides (mostly on roadsides and fence rows). The problem with Roundup is that it kills the turf, making an opening for more weeds. One small disappointment is that Crossbow kills rather slowly, but we will probably have little use in the future for Roundup.

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    132 of 145 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Works great on Poison Oak

    By Chris on 03/17/2013

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    I have 18 acres of land in Northern California, which is heavily infested with Poison Oak. Crossbow works very well for controlling the Poison Oak. It can take several weeks to see the results after spraying, and re-spraying may be necessary in heavy growth areas. I did three passes in a 2-acre area, with about 4 weeks between each one - each time there was much less Poison Oak to spray, but this meant I got all of the little shoots. One year on from my first spraying, there is very little return growth.

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    94 of 105 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Love it for poison ivy!

    By Anonymous on 07/20/2013

    I found crossbow after talking with a greens keeper at the local golf course. Cross bow is great at killing all woody brush. I love that I can spray it right thru the grass and all it will kill is the poison and sumac sprouts. It will KILL TREES if you get it on the bark, leaves or root areas so be careful if you are spraying around them. much more potent than regular brush killer and a little goes a long way. economical in the long run.

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    85 of 86 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Works Great

    By Jamie on 05/08/2014

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    I have used Crossbow Herbicide 2x's on the Ivy bed in my front yard. The first time I sprayed I noticed the bright green leaves turning a little yellow after about 3 days. I waited a couple of weeks and sprayed again and the Ivy is now showing to be about 75% dead. I will spray again in another week or so to finish it off. I have also over-sprayed into the yard area and it doesn't kill the grass. Great product

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    70 of 74 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Crossbow on Live Oak sprouts

    By David on 09/10/2013

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    I have been using Crossbow on various plants. It really kills blackberries and gooseberries. I mainly have been using it to kill sprouts on Live Oak stumps that were masticated a year ago. It takes a week or so to see results but it eventually works.

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    51 of 55 people found this review helpful

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Is Crossbow Herbicide safe to use near waterways?
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Crossbow can be toxic to fish and may be toxic to aquatic invertebrates. We recommend to keep at least a 10-15 foot distance away from the waterways during treatment to protect any aquatic life in that waterway.

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Will Crossbow harm aquatic life if sprayed around a pond?
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Crossbow can be toxic to fish and may be toxic to aquatic invertebrates. We recommend during treatment to keeping at least a 10-15 foot distance away from the pond to protect any aquatic life in that pond.

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Can Crossbow be applied around ponds?
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Crossbow can be toxic to fish and may be toxic to aquatic invertebrates. We recommend to keep at least a 10-15 foot distance (or more) away from the pond/body of water during treatment to protect any aquatic life. 

 

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How far away from streams, lakes, or other water sources should Crossbow be applied?
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Crossbow can be toxic to fish and may be toxic to aquatic invertebrates. We recommend to keep at least a 10-15 foot distance (or more) away from the pond/body of water during treatment to protect any aquatic life. 

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Can Crossbow Herbicide be used around a lake?
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Crossbow can be toxic to fish and may be toxic to aquatic invertebrates. We recommend to keep at least a 10-15 foot distance away from the pond during treatment to protect any aquatic life in that pond. You may browse our Aquatic Herbicides here.

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We have well water, can crossbow enter our well water

I'm planning to spray crossbow on poison ivy on various areas of my property. I have well water and I want to know if it's safe to spray or if it's possible to enter my well water through my soil?

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It is recommended that you apply Crossbow Herbicide at least  10 feet away from a well. That will ensure it does not enter the well water.

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How far away from a swamp should I spray Crossbow Herbicide?
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It is recommended that you apply Crossbow Herbicide at least 10-15 foot distance away from the swamp to protect any aquatic life.

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Will using Crossbow Herbicide before deer season keep the deer population away?
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Crossbow Herbicide should not act a repellent to animals.  It could kill some of the weeds they feed on though.

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How far away from grape vines may I use Crossbow without damaging the vines?
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Crossbow Herbicide applications should be kept at least 15 feet from edibles.

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Spraying Crossbow Herbicide recommended on ivies (poison and boston and english )

If spraied on just the ivies will it kill anyother plants less then 5 feet away as long as it is sprayed on a still day?

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Crossbow Herbicide is a vegetation management product. As long as the mixed solution is not sprayed on the plants and the wind is not strong, it should not drift. Please contact the manufacturer Dow Agrosciences at 800-992-5994 to verify this product will not harm your specific plants.

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Helena Crossbow Herbicide 4.5 out of 5 stars Rating: 4.7 (39 Reviews / 410 Q&A)

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