Scythe Herbicide

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Scythe Herbicide

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Average Rating

5 out of 5 stars Rating: 4.8

8 Reviews | 11 Q&A

Product Overview

Scythe Herbicide is a post-emergent, nonselective herbicide for the control of grassy and broadleaf weeds, moss, and certain algaes.  Its unique formulation provides a quick burndown of a variety of weeds and grasses as well as most mosses and lichens.  Very mature plants may require repeat applications.  Scythe works by removing the waxy cuticle of green vegetation.  It does not move though the soil so it will not harm nearby plants.  Apply around listed crops, turf, flowers, bedding, and landscaped areas.  Care should be taken to avoid contact with desirable vegetation.  Apply to walks, benches, walls, floors, roofs, or cooling pads for the control of moss and certain algae. A temporary residue may result when used on some types of concrete, masonry, or stone. See label for complete application instructions. 

Features and Specs

Active Ingredient Nonanoic acid 57%
Target pests Annual and Perennial Broad-leaf and Grassy Weeds, as well as most Mosses and other Cryptogams
* See label for complete list
For use in Ornamental Plants in Landscape and Turf
Application 1 1/3 - 13 oz. per gallon of water (1 - 10% solution)
* See label for complete application instructions
Pet safe Yes, if used as directed on Label
Formulation Professional Product
NOT FOR SALE TO ME, AK
Shipping Weight 8.05 lbs
Manufacturer Gowan
UPC 6526976350481
EPA Registration 10163-325

Details

Scythe Herbicide is not a residual control product. Additional treatments will be required for new emerging weeds.

In November 2010, Gowan Company LLC purchased the rights to Scythe from Dow Agro Sciences.

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  • 4 of 5 Stars

    Trying to eradicate Nostoc

    By Don on 06/15/2020

    This product is expensive, but is the only thing I have found to make an impact on Nostoc/Nostoc Commune. That is a land-based algae that is very slippery to drive or walk on. Scythe is "nonselective," so it wipes out everything pretty much. I'd like to find something even more effective against Nostoc in one treatment, but I am not aware of such.

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    8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Green things call me Mr Death...

    By Tom on 04/25/2017

    Nothing can stand up to this! I spray the block patio and green things are yellow before I'm done. You'd think they'd turn yellow just seeing the bottle!

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    6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Scythe Works!!!

    By Chris on 05/15/2017

    I have used Scythe on difficult herbaceous invading plants like Knotweed and Houittuynia and it has worked really well. Self-seeding plants need more than one application, but this stuff really works.

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    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Whipped wisteria!

    By Raymond on 06/22/2017

    I bought the scythe for one reason....my Chinese wisteria was out of control. Nothing would touch it until scythe came along. Burned to the ground!!

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    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Scythe is the best

    By Mp on 07/26/2017

    I have used this diluted 1:10 and it kills the weeds without fail. Very easy to use and no odor.

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    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Questions & Answers

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What is the shelf life of Scythe?
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The shelf life of Scythe if stored in a cool dry area is 3 years.

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How does Scythe Herbicide compare to Ranger-Pro herbicide?
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Scythe Herbicide will only control actively growing emerged green vegetation. It provides burndown of both annual and perennial broadleaf and grass weeds, as well as most mosses and other cryptogams. It is labeled to be used in ornamental palnts in landscape and turf. Additional treatments may be required for new emerging weeds.

Ranger Pro has the same active ingredient as Round Up. It is just as effective and is water soluble liquid with surfactant and no additional surfactant is required. It is then absorbed into the soil and breaks down naturally, and therefore will not spread through the ground and kill neighboring plants.

Depending on what you are treating for will depend on what we would recommend for you. If you are treating general weeds in certain areas, we would recommend using Ranger Pro as a spot treatment. It does have the potential to kill a lot of weeds.

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Would using a surfactant make Scythe Herbicide more effective?
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Yes, a surfactant can be added to the Scythe Herbicide to make the product adhere to the plant more effectively. It is recommended that you use 1-2 teaspoons of surfactant per gallon of water.

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Will Scythe Herbicide kill Ivy?

I want to remove the ivy from my back hill, but getting to the main plant (it's over 50 years old) is a problem, I have heard that if I mix Scythe with Round-up it will kill both the ivy leaf and the runners. Is this true? If I can kill it off I can then get to the main plant and tear it out.

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Scythe Herbicide is not labeled to treat ivy. With English ivy, because it of the waxy leaves, we do recommend a brush killer. It is possible that it could kill the perennials if you are not spraying carefully. You will need to do a spot treatment with Bonide Poison Ivy and Brush Killer. Also, this product is for use on Bluegrass, Fescue, Rye, Bent, Bermuda, Bahia and Zoysia Lawns. Avoid application to St. Augustine or centipede lawns unless injury can be tolerated. Do not spray Carpet grass, Dichondra or desirable clovers. May cause temporary yellowing of some Bermudagrass turf. Do not exceed specified dosages for any area. Be particularly careful applying within the drip line of trees and other ornamental species. Avoid contact with exposed feeder roots of ornamentals and trees.

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What are some similar products to Scythe

For Weed control on a hop farm in NY state

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Scythe is a unique product in itself.That we know of, there are not any non selective herbicides that contain the same active ingredients. Please call us at 866-581-7378 with any questions.

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Scythe Herbicide 5 out of 5 stars Rating: 4.8 (8 Reviews / 11 Q&A)

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