Crossbow is a non-selective post-emergent herbicide that targets woody plants and brush such as blackberries and poison oak, as well as annual and perennial broadleaves, while leaving grasses unharmed. Crossbow achieves excellent control of woody plants and brush and can be applied by all types of sprayers, from hand-held models to tractor-mounted spray rigs. Except for lactating dairy animals there are no grazing restrictions following the application of Crossbow Herbicide. Crossbow is rainfast within two hours after application.
|Active Ingredient:||2,4-D - 34.4%|
Triclopyr - 16.5%
|Target pests:||Amaranth, Buttercup, Chickweed, Clover, Dandelion, Henbit, Ivy, Kudzu, Mustard, Oxalis, Pigweed, Plantain, Purslane, Ragweed, Ragwort, Spurge (thyme-leaf), Sunflower, Thistle, Wild Carrot and many others |
* See label for complete list
|For use in:||Rangeland, Grass Pastures, Fence rows, roadsides and non-crop areas |
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|Application:||1 1/3 - 5 1/3 oz. per gallon of water |
1 - 4 gallons per 100 gallons of water
* See label for complete application instructions
|NOT FOR SALE TO:||TX, HI, MA|
|Manufactured By:||Dow AgroSciences|
Crossbow specialty herbicide is recommended for control of most species of unwanted woody plants, as well as annual and perennial broadleaf weeds, growing on rangeland, permanent grass pastures, CRP, fence rows, non-irrigation ditchbanks, roadsides, other non-crop areas, and industrial sites.
For use on plants in non-crop and non-timber areas only. Not for use on crops, timber, or other plants being grown for sale or other commercial use, or for commercial seed production, or for research purposes.
Post-emergence (Annual and Perennial Weeds):
- Do not make more than two applications per year
- Maximum of 1 gallon (1 lb ae triclopyr + 2 lb ae per acre 2,4-D) per application
- Minimum of 30 days between application
- Use 2 gallons or more of spray solution per acre
Post-emergence (Woody Plants):
- Limited to 1 application per year
- Maximum of 2 gallons (2 lb ae triclopyr + 4 lb ae per acre 2,4-D) per year
- Use 2 gallons or more of spray solution per acre
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38 of 44 people found this review helpful:
More useful than Roundup
By T. in McConnellsburg, PA on June 13, 2011
My wife and I own 55 acres of mostly overgrown pasture in south-central Pennsylvania. It wasn't pastured for about 30 years and was taken over by multi-flora rose, honeysuckle shrub, autumn olive, grape, poison ivy, etc. We use a variety of control methods including herbicides (mostly on roadsides and fence rows). The problem with Roundup is that it kills the turf, making an opening for more weeds. One small disappointment is that Crossbow kills rather slowly, but we will probably have little use in the future for Roundup.
12 of 15 people found this review helpful:
Works great on Poison Oak
By Chris in San Jose on March 17, 2013
I have 18 acres of land in Northern California, which is heavily infested with Poison Oak. Crossbow works very well for controlling the Poison Oak. It can take several weeks to see the results after spraying, and re-spraying may be necessary in heavy growth areas. I did three passes in a 2-acre area, with about 4 weeks between each one - each time there was much less Poison Oak to spray, but this meant I got all of the little shoots. One year on from my first spraying, there is very little return growth.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful:
Love it for poison ivy!
July 20, 2013
I found crossbow after talking with a greens keeper at the local golf course. Cross bow is great at killing all woody brush. I love that I can spray it right thru the grass and all it will kill is the poison and sumac sprouts. It will KILL TREES if you get it on the bark, leaves or root areas so be careful if you are spraying around them. much more potent than regular brush killer and a little goes a long way. economical in the long run.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful:
Crossbow on Live Oak sprouts
By David in Nevada City, CA on September 10, 2013
I have been using Crossbow on various plants. It really kills blackberries and gooseberries. I mainly have been using it to kill sprouts on Live Oak stumps that were masticated a year ago. It takes a week or so to see results but it eventually works.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful:
Death to Wisteria!
August 30, 2013
I bought this to eradicate a chinese Wisteria that has spread to over 1/4 acre and is pulling down trees by climbing and strangling. Not on my property but guess where the trees fall? Yeah, on my garage and driveway. With permission of the landowner I attacked the thing about 2 weeks ago and it is definitely dying. I know that I will have to hit it again in the Spring, and again, and again, but hopefully the gallon will be enough. It's doing what it's supposed to be doing. Shipment was fast!
2 of 3 people found this review helpful:
Review of Cross Bow
By Jean in Yuba City Ca on May 20, 2014
I own a Self Storage facility and this product kills all the weeds on the gravel parking lot
2 of 2 people found this review helpful:
By Jamie in Winston-Salem, NC on May 8, 2014
I have used Crossbow Herbicide 2x's on the Ivy bed in my front yard. The first time I sprayed I noticed the bright green leaves turning a little yellow after about 3 days. I waited a couple of weeks and sprayed again and the Ivy is now showing to be about 75% dead. I will spray again in another week or so to finish it off. I have also over-sprayed into the yard area and it doesn't kill the grass. Great product
1 of 1 people found this review helpful:
By Lee in St Marys, GA on September 24, 2013
I have used both on woody areas and broad leaf weed control with great results. Not for use near turf grass when over 85 degrees as stated on the label as I discovered with minimal drift during woody area control. Very strong smelling product.
Killed established bermuda grass.
By John in Toney, Alabama on September 27, 2014
I don't know the exact kind of Bermuda grass that I have but it killed it along with the weeds. Q&A's on this product said it wasn't suppose to kill the Bermuda grass.
By Margaret in Plymouth, WI on October 6, 2014
I used crossbow in the spring to get rid of creeping charle and it worked great! I ordered more to use in the fall after the first frost, haven't sprayed yet as we have not got a frost.
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April 23, 2011 Cub asked:
QWill Crossbow Herbicide harm cats and dogs walking in a field treated with the product?
AAs long as Crossbow Herbicide is used as directed on the product label and the animals stay off the treated area until it has dried then there should be no problem with the animals walking on the treated field.
April 25, 2011 Sheila asked:
QWill Crossbow Herbicide kill briar without harming trees and grasses?
ACrossbow is a vegetation management product which means it is not very selective, it will kill almost anything. Although it will not harm a tree when used at recommended levels if it gets on the base of the tree, it will harm a tree if you spray Crossbow on the foliage. For applying over grasses you need to make sure you apply at the recommended levels on the product label.
July 11, 2012
Janell from Sullivan,il. asked:
QHow soon can you let horses graze again after spraying with crossbow?
AAccording to the Crossbow product label: Except for lactating dairy animals, there are no grazing restrictions after using this product.
October 7, 2011
Ross from Beatrice, Ne asked:
QWill Crossbow kill bindweed in bermuda grass without hurting the grass since it is a warm season grass?
ACrossbow is not supposed to harm established grasses and should pose no threat on your Bermuda grass according to the manufacturer. This being said, we always recommend treating a small area first to test the results. As long as your grass is not stressed by drought and it is healthy the grass will not be harmed.
July 15, 2011 Jim asked:
QWhat is the best product to kill poison ivy and other weeds common to farm areas?
I own a small farm (36 acres 7 0f which are planted) the wooded area surrounding the planted area is full of poison ivy, briars and other common pests. They flourish around a stream that needs to be cleaned out but we need to get rid of the ivy and briars first. Would you also recommend a back pack sprayer.
AFor the areas that are away from the stream it is best to use Crossbow which is great for the poison ivy and briars, mixed with a glyphosate product like Ranger Pro. These together will kill the poison ivy and briars. For areas on the bank of the stream you should use Rodeo with a Surfactant since Rodeo is labeled for use near water and will not harm the aquatic life.
March 8, 2015
Jim from Birmingham, Al 35209 asked:
QRainfast time for Crossbow Herbicide?
How much time is required after spraying for the product to be safe and effective from rain?
A Crossbow Herbicide will be rainfast 4 hours after application.
March 8, 2015
Barbara from Washington asked:
QIs Crossbow Herbicide this a concentrate
A Crossbow Herbicide indeed is a concentrate designed to be mixed with water.
March 4, 2015
Becca from Forest Grove, Oregon asked:
QWhen to apply crossbow, before or after clearing area?
I want to get rid of blackberries. Should I apply crossbow before or after clearing the brush?
A Crossbow Herbicide application can be applied to areas not cleared. However, it does work more quickly if you can cut the growth back and then apply.
December 27, 2014 Dustin asked:
QIs Crossbow harmful to whitetail deer?
A We would not recommend spraying Crossbow Herbicide while the deer are in the area. Once the area is dry, it is safe for them to return.
October 10, 2014
Donaee from Snohomish Wa asked:
QCrossbow not killing tansy ragwort
I have an infestation of tansy plants in my pasture which I sprayed on a sunny afternoon. 3 days later some of the plants have brown edges but I expected them to be dead and they're still quite green. I am unsure of the age of the crossbow, and I used about 4oz of product for 2 gal of water. What am I doing wrong?
A When you are treating for tansy plants, it is recommended that you use the herbicide when the plants are actively growing. If they are dormant, Crossbow Herbicide may not be as effective. We would recommend doing repeat applications at least 14 days after the first.
September 14, 2014
Hugh from Polo Ill asked:
QWhen is the best time to apply crossbow herbicide to kill shrubs and brush in the woods.
Brush. The brush is mainly along the edge of woods. The brush is about an inch to an inch and a half in diameter. It's called wild honeysuckle, but I'm not sure if that is the proper name for it. Thank you very much for your help.
A Crossbow can be applied in-season to foliage or during dormancy. For best results from foliar applications, apply when foliage is actively growing.
September 4, 2014
Justin from Vancouver, Wa asked:
QWill Crossbow kill my yard?
I'm attempting to get rid of clover and crab grass in my irrigated yard I planted last year. What kind of mixture do I want to mix the Crossbow with so it don't harm the grass but will be effective on the weeds.
A Without knowing the specific type of lawn you have, we are unable to provide the mix ratio you are requesting. Crossbow is not labeled to be used on Bahiagrass, Carpetgrass, St. Augustinegrass, or Centipedegrass. Crossbow is labeld to kill Clover, but not Crabgrass so this might not meet your needs. Depending on the type of lawn you have, QuinKill Max Crabgrass and Weed Killer would treat for both Clover and Crabgrass.
August 29, 2014
Ryan from Bismarck asked:
QHow long to wait before planting grass?
I am working on putting in a new lawn but was getting overrun by weeds. I sprayed Crossbow at 2.5% a week ago to kill off the weeds. How long should I wait before I can put down grass seed?
August 18, 2014
Jackie from Elkins, Wv asked:
QWill Crossbow kill black walnut tree saplings?
I would like to cut the saplings down and paint the stump to prevent the black walnuts stump from re-sprouting. Will Crossbow prevent any new growth to eventually kill the tree? Trees are approximately 2-4 inches in diameter.
Becuase the roots can spread out 50-80ft from the tree, it is advised to cut the stump as low to the ground as possible. Black Walnuts are know for resprouting, using a product with the active ingredient Glyphosate is going to be your best option. Using Roundup QuickPRO which has Diquat as 1 of the 2 ingredients works for a faster knockdown and aborbs throughout the root system better. Below is a step by step guide on how to ensure the saplings won't regerminate. Step 1 - Space cuts around the trunk of a mature tree, using a hatchet. These cuts should go down at an angle, exposing some inner flesh of the trunk. Alternatively, cut a straight line around the trunk, removing the bark along the line. For saplings, there's no need to remove bark because the young bark is thin.
Becuase the roots can spread out 50-80ft from the tree, it is advised to cut the stump as low to the ground as possible. Black Walnuts are know for resprouting, using a product with the active ingredient Glyphosate is going to be your best option. Using Roundup QuickPRO which has Diquat as 1 of the 2 ingredients works for a faster knockdown and aborbs throughout the root system better. Below is a step by step guide on how to ensure the saplings won't regerminate.
Step 1 - Space cuts around the trunk of a mature tree, using a hatchet. These cuts should go down at an angle, exposing some inner flesh of the trunk. Alternatively, cut a straight line around the trunk, removing the bark along the line. For saplings, there's no need to remove bark because the young bark is thin.
August 6, 2014
Cindy from Spartanburg, Sc asked:
QI need to clear woody vines (honeysuckle, blackberry, thorny vines, poison ivy) out of several woodsy areas
i want to spray to kill to the root first, and then pull out and cut down. what is the best product for this?
A Crossbow is a postemergent product that targets woody plants and brush such as honeysuckle, poison ivy, and blackberry vines as well as annual and perennial broadleaves, while leaving grasses unharmed. Crossbow achieves excellent control of woody plants and brush and can be applied by all types of sprayers, from hand-held models to tractor-mounted spray rigs. Except for lactating dairy animals there are no grazing restrictions following the application of Crossbow Herbicide. Crossbow is rainfast within two hours after application.