Tordon RTU Specialty Herbicide

5 out of 5 stars 22 Reviews | 101 Q&A

Tordon RTU Specialty Herbicide

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Average Rating

5 out of 5 stars Rating: 4.8

22 Reviews | 101 Q&A

Product Overview

Tordon RTU Specialty Herbicide is effective in killing over 20 different woody species and preventing sprouting of cut trees in non-crop areas like forests, right-of-ways, roadsides, and fence rows. Tordon RTU Specialty Herbicide is a ready-to-use (RTU) product that requires no measuring or mixing and is simple to use. Simply put it into a spray bottle and spray. Tordon RTU Specialty Herbicide makes it easy to see where you have been with a convenient blue dye that marks each stump or tree you spray.

Tordon RTU Specialty Herbicide works by translocating through the tree and into the root system to prevent resprouts. The no freeze formulation makes working in cold weather easy.

Tordon RTU should not be applied on residential or commercial lawns or near desirable trees and shrubs. 

Features and Specs

Active Ingredient 2,4-D, triisopropanolamine salt 20.9% Picloram, triisopropanolamine salt 5.4%
Target pests Woody plants: ailanthus, alder, aspen, birch, cedar, cherry, dogwood, elm, firs, green ash, gum, hawthorn, hickory, hornbeam, maples, oaks, pecan, persimmon, serviceberry, sourwood and sweetbay
For use in Cut surface applications for killing unwanted trees and preventing undesirable sprouting of cut trees in forest and other non-crop areas such as fence rows, roadsides and rights-of-way
Application Ready-to-Use
Pet safe Yes, if used as directed on Label
Formulation Professional Product
NOT FOR SALE TO ME, AK, CA, DC, FL, RI
CT, NY
Special Features The blue dye in Tordon RTU lets you easily keep track of treated stumps
Shipping Weight 2.38 lbs
Manufacturer Dow AgroSciences
UPC 662974000105
EPA Registration 62719-31

Details

Tordon RTU should not be applied on residential or commercial lawns or near ornamental trees and shrubs. Untreated trees can occasionally be affected by root uptake of herbicide through movement into the topsoil or by excretion of the product from the roots of nearby treated trees. Do not apply Tordon RTU within the root zone of desirable trees unless such injury can be tolerated.

Do not contaminate cropland, water, or irrigation ditches.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Wonderful Product

    By Andrew on 07/12/2016

    Weeds die fast. Some within hours of application start to wilt. Application on weeds in grass killed them WITHOUT hurting grass

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    33 of 34 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Wiped out my leafy spurge!

    By Victoria on 07/21/2016

    This is the only thing I have found to take care of leafy spurge. Killed it. So grateful to be able to find something that finally works.

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    19 of 19 people found this review helpful

  • 1 of 5 Stars

    Residual long term collateral damage

    By Tothetune on 04/02/2019

    Applied to sissoo stump 8/2014, trees 15 feet away still showing signs of damage 4 1/2 years later. Hot climate (AZ) did not help it degrade evidently. Would never use again. Have used roundup concentrate on stumps without issue.

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    18 of 31 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    good product

    By Denise on 09/06/2017

    I have used Tordon for killing blackberry stalks for years. It really works.

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    18 of 18 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Tordon Herbicide

    By Jenny on 10/25/2019

    I have been fighting elm tree seedlings for years. I discovered this product and am very pleased with the effective termination of unwanted trees. It was so effective that I ordered more! I vigilantly wear latex gloves to apply and with the dispenser cap provided, it is easy to pour directly onto the growth ring of a fresh cut tree. My only problem is finding a good chain saw person to follow around my properties to really get them all!!!

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    15 of 15 people found this review helpful

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Questions & Answers

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How long does it take for Tordon RTU Specialty Herbicide to become rainfast?

Rain is forecast in 4 hours. Is that long enough to be on the plant?

A

When using any herbicide like Tordon RTU Specialty Herbicide you need to give the product ample time to dry and become rainfast after application.  Depending on weather conditions we suggest giving the product anywhere from 2-4 hours to fully dry.  If rain is in the forecast within the next 4 hours we would suggest waiting for drier conditions. 

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I assume Tordon RTU is in liquid form. What color is it?
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There is a special blue dye in Tordon RTU that helps you easily keep track of treated stumps.

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When will it be safe to replant in an area where Tordon has leached and killed desirable shrubs?
A

Per the manufacturer of Tordon RTU Specialty Herbicide, it is recommended that you wait at least two years before replanting anything in the area.

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How long after the stump is cut is an application of Tordon RTU Specialty Herbicide viable?

I realize immediately is preferable but I'm following loggers and can't do it the day of cutting or day after due to weather.

A

Tordon RTU Specialty Herbicide would be best applied as close to cutting the stump as possible, but you can do it the next day if needed.  You just want to be sure it is applied to a fresh cut stump, not one that has been cut weeks prior.

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Do freezing temperatures damage Tordon RTU Specialty Herbicide?
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To be able to get the best out of your Tordon RTU Specialty Herbicide, be sure to store it in a cool dry place and not where it can become frozen or too heated, otherwise the product's efficacy may become compromised. As far as application goes, we do not recommend applying Tordon RTU Specialty Herbicide, or any herbicide, when temperatures are below 55 degrees.

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Tordon RTU Specialty Herbicide 5 out of 5 stars Rating: 4.8 (22 Reviews / 101 Q&A)

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