2-4D alternatives ?

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2-4D alternatives ?

Postby tupe » Mon May 26, 2014 12:05 am

Looking to knock back some broadleafs in a few spots that I have a pretty good crop of natural and volunteer duck food coming up in. Couldn't get in there early to use 2-4d so I am looking for my best alternative, something that will be the least harmful to plants like panic grass, sprangle top, barnyard and rice.

I also have a pretty good base of sedges.

I was hoping these were going to win out but as spring heads toward summer the braodleaves are starting to give me a bit of concern.

Anyone had any luck with other selective broadleaf herbicides?
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Re: 2-4D alternatives ?

Postby Wingman » Mon May 26, 2014 12:46 pm

2,4-D won't hurt any grasses.
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Re: 2-4D alternatives ?

Postby tupe » Mon May 26, 2014 3:25 pm

Guess my question wasn't clear. I know 2-4d would be safe for my grassed but in the area i need to spray I it is not allowed this time of year due to danger of drift.

So I am looking for another broadleaf killer. I love 2-4d but its not an option for me in this spot.
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Re: 2-4D alternatives ?

Postby cockandlock25 » Fri May 30, 2014 11:50 am

Dicamba (Banvel, Clarity, etc.) is probably your next best option (if it is allowed in that area) for selective broadleaf weed control. Triclopyr (Grandstand, triclopyr amine, etc.) is another auxin-mimic herbicide of a different family that is really good on broadleaves, but has activity on SOME grass species so check the label.
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Re: 2-4D alternatives ?

Postby SB » Fri May 30, 2014 12:23 pm

Aim is the chemical I use in place of 2,4d where 2,4d drift is a concern. Aim is used in the rice industry. I use it on millets.
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Re: 2-4D alternatives ?

Postby tupe » Fri Jun 06, 2014 5:47 pm

Sorry for the delay in getting back to yall.

Thanks for the help.

Now I just need it to dry out enough so I can get my other stuff planted.

Not gonna complain too much about the wet weather yet, I know how fast we can see that turn off and go into drought.

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