Tordon RTU is not labeled for bamboo. Since bamboo roots go so deep, you would need to apply either a product like Roundup QuikPro at the highest rates directly to the freshly cut stumps of the bamboo after you cut it down level to the ground, or use a brush and stump killer undiluted directly on the fresh stumps. You may also want to consult with your local cooperative extension office Master Gardener for alternate suggestions.
Tordon RTU Specialty Herbicide is used for the following applications: cut surface applications for killing unwanted trees and preventing undesirable sprouting of cut trees in forest and other non-crop areas as fence rows and rights of way. It targets the following 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. Is the area that you are treating a pasture? If so, are there any grazing animals?
Tordon RTU Specialty Herbicide is not labeled for Japanese Honeysuckle. Crossbow, a formulation of triclopyr and 2,4-D, is a very effective herbicide that controls Japanese honeysuckle. Crossbow should be applied using a hand pump sprayer and mixed according to label instructions for foliar application and applied as a foliar spray. It may be applied at dormant periods but before a hard freeze (25 degrees F). Be careful not to spray so heavily that the herbicide drips off the target species. Retreatment may be necessary for plants that are missed because of dense growth.
For most applications, Tordon RTU can be used in any season. Keep in mind that this product is only for use on listed woody plants and absolutely should not be used in residential areas or near any desirable trees or shrubs. Please refer to the product label for complete directions.
Tordon RTU is not labeled for poison ivy. We would recommend using something like Bonide Poison Oak & Ivy Killer RTU instead.
Unfortunately, Tordon RTU Specialty Herbicide is not labeled to be used on pastures where animals graze. We would recommend a product like GrazonNext HL Herbicide which is labeled to be used in pastures with no grazing restrictions.
Tordon RTU Specialty Herbicide is a very damaging product to surrounding plants due to it’s active ingredient, Picloram. Untreated trees/plants can occasionally be affected by root uptake of herbicide through movement into the the topsoil or by excretion of the product from the roots of nearby treated trees. We recommend contacting the manufacturer Dow AgroSciences at 800-992-5994 for advice on what to do at this time.
According to the Tordon RTU Specialty Herbicide product label, this product may be toxic to fish and aquatic invertebrates. It should not be applied directly to water or areas where surface water is present.
Tordon RTU Specialty Herbicide can affect any roots that are in the area it is applied to. Do not apply Tordon RTU within the root zone of desirable trees/plants unless such injury can be tolerated
Tordon RTU Specialty Herbicide is not labeled to control trumpet vine. It looks like this vine is best controlled with a glyphosate or triclopyr based product.
The use of Tordon RTU Specialty Herbicide depends on what type of plants/trees you are trying to kill. We would recommend using something like Fertilome Brush Killer and Stump Killer to eliminate small trees. You will cut the tree down and apply the product directly to stump undiluted.
Tordon RTU Specialty Herbicide would not be used to treat the roots of the pecan to kill it. There are instructions on the product label for injecting into the tree, frill or girdle treatment, or treating the cut stump after cutting the tree down (which is usually what is recommended).
The Tordon RTU Specialty Herbicide half life is up to 2 years or more. You will need to wait at least two years to plant in a treated area.
Tordon RTU Specialty Herbicide is not labeled for use around edible plants, and it would kill the raspberries. You most likely will need to hand-pull the weeds from this area.
Yes, you can go ahead and bury the treated stump. Be aware the half life of Tordon RTU Specialty Herbicide is up to 2 years in the soil.
Tordon RTU Specialty Herbicide is either sprayed or painted on to cut stumps so you would remove the tree first.
Tordon RTU Specialty Herbicide is not labeled for Creeping Charlie. We would recommend a product such as Ferti-Lome Weed Out with Crabgrass Killer instead.
Tordon RTU Specialty Herbicide is not specifically labeled to control cacti, but some articles recommend this active ingredient to aid in control. One very difficult part of controlling this plant is that all debris must be removed from the area to prevent resprouting. Unfortunately, we do not have any herbicides currently labeled to control cactus other than Remedy Ultra Herbicide, which lists Prickly Pear Cactus specifically. This Field Guide from the USDA discusses control methods for Prickly Pear Cactus. Another active ingredient mentioned is Fluroxypyr, which we do have in the product E-2 Herbicide. We recommend consulting your local Cooperative Extension office for assistance. Since this is a heavily invasive species of importance, most local office will want to know where the plant is being found.
Tordon RTU is a Ready To Use herbicide and should not be diluted with water. This product is not labeled to control barberry, and it also should not be used in residential areas. The active ingredient in Tordon RTU has an extremely long half-life and, therefore, it can remain active in the area for years after application. To control a shrub like barberry, you would probably need to cut the shrubs down and treat the fresh cuts with a brush killer such as Fertilome Brush and Stump Killer directly to the fresh cuts.
Tordon RTU Specialty Herbicide is not labeled to control sprouting on poplar. We would recommend an herbicide containing Triclopyr to treat the cut stumps, such as Remedy Ultra (needs to be diluted with an oil) or Fertilome Brush Killer and Stump Killer (may be applied undiluted).