Drive XLR8 Herbicide Crabgrass Killer - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Sue
    05/08/2011
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    How much do I need to mix with a 2 gal tank? The directions say to mix 1.45 oz of Drive to treat 1000 feet.
    Does this mean I need 2.9 oz for a 2 gallon tank. I've gotten conflicting information on how much 2 gallons will treat. Thanks.
    A

    The first thing you need to know when using an herbicide such as Drive XLR8 Herbicide is that the exact amount of water you dilute it with is not important. It is only important to make sure you are using the correct amount of product per 1,000 sq ft of lawn. Use too much and you risk damaging your lawn, use too little and you will not get adequate results. You will need to use 1.45 oz per 1,000 sq ft . To decide how much water you want to use, you should mark a 1,000 sq ft area, fill your sprayer with water ONLY, and start walking and spraying just as if you were doing the actual application of herbicide. When you are done walking and spraying the 1,000 sq ft area note how much water it took you to spray that area, and that is the amount you will want to mix 1.45 oz of product with for each 1,000 sq ft area that needs to be treated. You will need to make sure treated areas are irrigated with at least 1/2 inch of water (either by rainfall or by sprinkler) following the application.

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  • Asked by John from Cape Girardeau Mo
    08/04/2013
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    Can I tank mix Drive XLR8 with 2,4-D with Trimec?
    A
    Per the Drive XLR8 product label it is labeled to be tank mixed with 2, 4-D, triclopyr, or other broadleaf herbicides to increase spectrum of control.
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  • Asked by Ike from Richmond, Tx
    10/23/2016
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    What is the best mix per gallon of Drive XLR8 and DyneAmic Surfactant?
    I bought XLR-8 Crabgrass killer and Dyneamic Surfacant to kill crabgrass. What is the best measurement of each to mix with 1 gallon of water and how much area would this cover.
    A

    The mixing ratio for Drive XLR8 is 1.45 fl oz per gallon of water. The mixing ratio of DyneAmic Surfactant is 1-2 teaspoons of per gallon of water.

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  • Asked by Paul
    06/26/2018
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    What ratio do you use to mix the Drive XLR8 Herbicide Crabgrass Killer and the methylated seed oil?
    A

    The mixing ratio for Drive XLR8 is 1.45 oz. per gallon of water. The mixing ratio of DyneAmic Surfactant is 1-2 teaspoons of per gallon of water.

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  • Asked by Jay from Decatur, Il
    07/30/2015
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    How much Drive XLR8 do you mix in a 50 gallon tank? How much of the methylated seed oil surfactant is needed?
    A

    In a 50 gallon tank, you will use 8.25 cups of Drive XLR8 herbicide. You will use 12.5 fl. oz. of Dyneamic surfactant in 50 gallons of water.

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  • Asked by John from Saint Marys, Ks
    03/29/2012
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    Can Drive XLR8 be applied during seeding of Tall Fescue?
    If not, how long should I wait after seeding (tall fescue).
    A
    According to table 4 (page 9) on the Drive XLR8 product label you can seed before, at the time of application and after the application if you are dealing with Tall Fescue.
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  • Asked by Rashad85 from Atlanta, Ga
    08/26/2016
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    How long will take to notice results of Drive XLR8 Herbicide Crabgrass Killer after application?
    I've recently applied a mixture of 5 ounces of Dive Xlr8 herbicide killer and 5 ounces of Dyneamic Methylated Seed Oil with 2.5 gallons of water to post-emerged crabgrass weeds, how long will the uptake process by the weed?
    A

    Normally we suggest giving the product 3 weeks to see results using Drive XLR8 or any selective herbicide. Depending on if you are spot treating or broadcasting the solution determines the mix rate.

    Spot Treatment: For a 2 gallon sparyer, Mix 6 tbsp + 3 tbsp of Adjuvent. Apply at the rate of 1 gallon per 1000 sq ft. (1 tablespoon = 0.5 fl oz (0.25 lb ae/A)

    Broadcast Application: 1.45 fl ozs per 1000 sq ft / Methylated seed oil at 0.55 fl oz per 1000 sq ft (0.75 lb ae/A)

     

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  • Asked by Dan from Grand Have Mi
    05/05/2013
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    Is Drive XLR8 safe for pets?
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    Drive XLR8 is safe for pets to be around after the treated areas have dried. We would not recommend using this product where animals would be grazing.
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  • Asked by Garey from New Orleans, Louisiana
    10/17/2011
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    Will Drive XLR8 kill Torpedo grass without killing my Empire Zoysia?
    Torpedo grass has spread from my next door neighbor's yard and is taking over my entire front yard. I am looking for a product that will kill the Torpedo grass and also help me maintain a Torpedo free lawn.
    A
    Drive XLR8 is labeled to kill torpedo grass in zoysia and you can use it for that.  However, it will typically require at least 2 applications at 21 day intervals.  Please read the product label for complete instructions on treating torpedo grass.
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  • Asked by Tom from Kokomo, In
    08/12/2015
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    Can you use Drive XLR8 this late in the season to kill crabgrass, or is it too late for it to work?
    A

    Drive XLR8 works best when the temperatures are not excessive (hot or cold).  The product label does state the following: For consistent results, make Drive XLR8 application to newly germinated, to 1-tiller crabgrass, and when crabgrass has matured to 5 tillers or greater.  

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  • Asked by Mark from Boston, Ma
    08/18/2013
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    When can I re-apply Drive XLR8 to spots I missed?
    Great result--dead crabgrass, raked away.
    A
    You can reapply the Drive for missed spots 14 days after your first application of the product.
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  • Asked by Dick from Downingtown, Pa.
    09/19/2015
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    How soon can I reseed after applying Drive XLR8?
    I see the chart on when I can apply Drive XLR8 to newly seeded areas, however I need the opposite answer to this question. I am going to reseed my lawn using a mixture by volume of 50% Kentucky Bluegrass and 50% Turf Type Fescue. How soon after applying the Drive XLR8 can I reseed? I hope you can answer this question as the last time I asked a question I never received an answer. I Thank You in advance.
    A

    With the type of grass you are seeding with (Kentucky Bluegrass) according to the chart on the label you may either apply Drive XLR8 7 days prior to seeding or 28 days post seeding. 

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  • Asked by Chris from Raleigh Nc
    09/12/2013
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    What is the best tempurature or range to apply Drive XLR8?
    A
    When applying Drive XLR8 Herbicide Crabgrass Killer you want to make sure the temp is not below 55 degrees and not above 80 degress.
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  • Asked by John from Norwalk, Ct
    07/28/2014
    Q
    Im only spot spraying crab grass
    Is it 1 ounce of drive XLR8 per gallon of water. I am hand tank sprayer
    A
    The first thing you need to know when using an herbicide such as Drive XLR8 Herbicide is that the exact amount of water you dilute it with is not important. It is only important to make sure you are using the correct amount of product per 1,000 sq ft of lawn. Use too much and you risk damaging your lawn, use too little and you will not get adequate results. You will need to use 1.45 oz per 1,000 sq ft . To decide how much water you want to use, you should mark a 1,000 sq ft area, fill your sprayer with water ONLY, and start walking and spraying just as if you were doing the actual application of herbicide. When you are done walking and spraying the 1,000 sq ft area note how much water it took you to spray that area, and that is the amount you will want to mix 1.45 oz of product with for each 1,000 sq ft area that needs to be treated. You will need to make sure treated areas are irrigated with at least 1/2 inch of water (either by rainfall or by sprinkler) following the application.
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  • Asked by M
    04/21/2011
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    Should I start now for crabgrass in Ohio?
    A
    We do not know the exact time of year you will start applying Drive XLR8 in Ohio. Weeds grow at different times in different regions and there is no way for us to know if the weeds have started growing in your area yet. According the Drive XLR8 product label you should start applying the product when the weeds are actively growing if you are using it as a broadcast spray. If you are using Drive XLR8 as a spot spray you should use tables 1, 2 and 3 on the product label and apply the product according to the turf species, rate and growth stages indicated in the tables. If you are not sure when the weeds start to actively grow in your region you can contact the master gardener at your local cooperative extension office for more information.
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  • Asked by Dh from 40324
    04/11/2012
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    What is the shelf life of Drive XLR8 Herbicide Crabgrass Killer?
    A
    Drive XLR8 Herbicide Crabgrass Killer should be used within three years of the date of purchase.
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  • Asked by Daniel from Chantilly, Va
    08/31/2016
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    How much Drive XLR8 Herbicide Crabgrass Killer is needed for 25 gallons spot sprayer to treat Crabgrass in Tall Fescue lawn?
    A

    Drive XLR8 Herbicide Crabgrass Killer can be mixed at a rate of approx. 10 oz per 25 gallons water.

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  • Asked by Ran from Burke, Va (subarb Of Washington, Dc)
    05/10/2014
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    How long can I keep the solution (Drive XLR8, DyneAmic, Water) for reuse?
    How long can the mixture of Drive XLR8 (3 Tablespoons), DyneAmic (1.5 Tablespoons), and Water (1 Gallon) be left in the tank for reuse? I want to mix the above and use it for spot spraying over crabgrass whenever new crabgrass grows.
    A
    You want to make sure to use the diluted solution within 24 hours of mixing. The shelf life in the original bottle is 3 years.
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  • Asked by Bryan from Powhatan Point ,ohio
    08/28/2016
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    Is is better to apply Drive XLR8 Herbicide Crabgrass Killer to wet or dry grass?
    A

    The product label states: "If soil moisture is not sufficient prior to Drive XLR8 application, irrigation may improve weed control. For best results, DO NOT water or irrigate for 24 hours after application. If rainfall does not occur in 2 to 7 days after application, irrigation of at least 1/2 inch is desirable."

    As long as your turf is not under stress from drought, you would not need to water before application.

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  • Asked by Jason from Eagan, Mn
    05/30/2012
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    BASF recommends mixing Drive with a methylated seed oil to improve results. Do you carry that?
    A
    Our Dyneamic surfactant has methylated seed oil and is recommended to apply with Drive XLR8.
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