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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.
The manufacturer is now HELENA, no longer from DOW. Same product just different manufacturer.
|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 others
* See label for complete list
|For use in:||Rangeland, Grass Pastures, Fence Rows, Roadsides, Non-Crop areas
* See label for complete list
|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:||HI, MA|
|Shipping Weight:||9.35 lbs|
|Manufactured By:||Helena Chemical|
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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65 of 74 people found this review helpful:
More useful than Roundup
By T. in McConnellsburg, PA on 06/13/2011
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.
34 of 39 people found this review helpful:
Works great on Poison Oak
By Chris in San Jose on 03/17/2013
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.
34 of 34 people found this review helpful:
Love it for poison ivy!
By in wapwallopen PA on 07/20/2013
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.
21 of 23 people found this review helpful:
By Jamie in Winston-Salem, NC on 05/08/2014
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
16 of 17 people found this review helpful:
Crossbow on Live Oak sprouts
By David in Nevada City, CA on 09/10/2013
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.
By Ron in South Florida on 08/05/2017
We are in South East Florida. Property Area is Very Small-Compressed, Less Than 1/4 Acre. ..I have surrounding neighbors whom Do-Not maintain their Bushes that grow into my chainlink fence and grow outta control. After Spraying Crossbow it Will STINK For Many Weeks...WOW! I spray Crossbow on the Bordering Neighbor Fence to Knock Down all Kinds of Shrub Growth, Weeds I Don't Know The Species Name. Here in South Florida, Bougainvillea plants are a Vine that will take over a large area rather fast. I wiped-out Bougainvillea with Crossbow on the neighbor's fence, but the Crossbow took many many months to do its job. I uses a 1.5% mix in a HomeDepot 1 Gal Pump Sprayer.
Crossbow vs. Creeping Charlie and Canadian Violets
By Dennis in Homer on 07/27/2017
I tried 1% solution on both Creeping Charlie (Ground Ivy), and Canadian Violets. It did not seem to be working after about two weeks. I hit it again with a 1-1/2 % solution and some of the Creeping Charlie is getting a yellow look after about two weeks, the Canadian Violets seem unaffected. Also, Crossbow seems to result in a participant with mixed in my sprayer (Fimco boom) and plugs the strainer screen. I am not sure that Crossbow is the answer to those two problem weeds.
A Powerful Herbicide For Tough To Kill Weeds
By Robertm. in Marion, Ohio on 07/25/2017
Crossbow is based on 2/4/D herbicide. It has additives to increase it's absorption and make it work better on tough, woody plants like briars, honeysuckle and elderberry. It doesn't kill most grasses. Cost wise, it's a lot more expensive than generic 2/4/D or glyphosate. So, I recommend that you read the data sheet and only use it for what it's intended. But, it does the job where regular herbicides aren't effective. Don't forget that 2/4/D drifts. Be careful where you spray it.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful:
Exactly what I wanted.
By David in Laplace, LA on 07/17/2017
Product came fast, packaged well, good price, did exactly what it said it would do. Great!!!
4 of 5 people found this review helpful:
Best Herbicide EVER
By Jerry in Arp on 04/06/2017
We had a guy come in and grind all the trees off a section of our property. On that land there was tons of briar. We sprayed Crossbow on the freshly cut vines and by the end of the day they were dead.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful:
By Wilma in New Holland on 10/27/2016
I ordered the Crossbow Herbicide and the bottle was damaged in shipping. I contacted the company and they shipped me another bottle for free. I needed the herbicide to kill the wild violets in the lawn. It has worked wonderfully. No more violets.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful:
Target: Lawn Violets & Creeping Charlie
By Darel in Chesterton, IN on 09/26/2016
I've never run across a more difficult invader than the lawn violet. These dang things are next to impossible to eradicate. I sprayed a mix of Crossbow (with dish soap) on them several weeks ago and they're still surviving. I have noticed that the edges of their leaves are getting brown but why is it taking so long to kill them??? On the other hand, creeping charlie is no match for Crossbow as all that I sprayed are completely withered and dead. While I was spraying I also hit all the dandelions that I saw and man does this stuff ever annihilate them! It turns them completely BLACK like someone burned a hole in your lawn. Beware though because it will also kill the grass which I'm not happy with but I can live with that. Crossbow is a strong herbicide so be carefull and mix only as directed.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful:
By Quail in Eastern West Virginia on 08/19/2016
Good results using this on autumn olive .. Mixed 7 oz. /3 gallon water in a hand sprayer .. No surfactant .. Slow but sure .. Seems to work on poplar sprouts and black locust sprouts too .. Too soon to tell on cedar starts .. Using round-up only for grass now
12 of 12 people found this review helpful:
By Dave in Scottville, MI on 06/30/2016
Great brush killer. Used on 72 acre farm with several open fields that Autumn Olive was starting to grow in and take over. Noticed complete kill within a week and a half of spraying onto leaves with 1.5% solution mix.
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By Ndrw in Virginia on 06/26/2016
We love this! It kills the rampant plantain and wild violets that were taking over our 2 acres of grass. It kills the other weeds, too, such as poison ivy, ivy, etc. It does take longer to have a total kill but it DOESN'T kill the grass if you put it on while the grass is vibrantly growing (cooler weather.) If you use the 1.5% mixture, the grass yellows but comes back. You may need to make a second spot application with the 1% mixture but will get most things and leave the grass untouched. Try to put it on while the temps are in the 70's for the fastest uptake and kill.
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03/08/2015 Jim from Birmingham, Al
QWhat is the rainfast 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 2 hours after application.
Crossbow Herbicide will be rainfast 2 hours after application.
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.
06/29/2015 Matt from Lawrenceburg,tennesse
QHow long does Crossbow need to be on the plant to be an effective herbicide?
ACrossbow Herbicide is rainfast ater two hours. The amount of time it takes for the product to kill the plants that have been sprayed depend on the plant itself. Generally, it could take between 7-14 days for plants to wilt or die. A second application may be needed depending on the plant. Please check the label for specific wait times for additional applications.
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.
06/18/2015 James from Greenville Sc
QIve heard of it being volatile in hot temperatures, what is a safe temp range to apply?
And will it kill trees that are nearby the treated area? How soon to plant where treated?
AIt is best to apply Crossbow Herbicide when temps are above 55 degress and below 85 degrees.
12/04/2016 Loretta from Roseburg, Or
QAre asparagus plants affected by residual Crossbow?
I have an acre of dormant asparagus plants I need to control perennial clover, sow thistle and blackberry. Can I spray now and not have residual effect when new stalks emerge in mid February?
A Crossbow Herbicide†is only labeled to be applied in non crop lands per the product label†and it can last up to 12 months in the soil and inhibit seed germination or plant growth. †We would recommend checking directly with Dow to confirm if you can plant in treated soil in February. †Dow can be reached at†800-992-5994.
Crossbow Herbicide†is only labeled to be applied in non crop lands per the product label†and it can last up to 12 months in the soil and inhibit seed germination or plant growth. †We would recommend checking directly with Dow to confirm if you can plant in treated soil in February. †Dow can be reached at†800-992-5994.
11/28/2016 Jon from Hayward, Ca
QWill Crossbow Herbicide kill trees if it is applied close to them?
A Crossbow Herbicide should not harm established trees if it is not applied directly to them. † Take care to apply when the wind is calm to minimize drift.
Crossbow Herbicide should not harm established trees if it is not applied directly to them. † Take care to apply when the wind is calm to minimize drift.
QWhat is the Crossbow mixture for tree girdling with diesel?
A The product label for Crossbow Herbicide†does not address girdling specifically, so we would not be able to give you specific advice on this application. Per the treatment instructions for Conventional Basal Bark and Stump Applications: "...Mix 4 gallons of this product in diesel oil, No. 1 or No. 2 fuel oil, or kerosene to make 100 gallons of spray mixture. Spray the basal parts of brush or trees to a height of 15 to 20 inches from the ground...For better regrowth control, cut the larger trees and treat the stumps."
The product label for Crossbow Herbicide†does not address girdling specifically, so we would not be able to give you specific advice on this application. Per the treatment instructions for Conventional Basal Bark and Stump Applications: "...Mix 4 gallons of this product in diesel oil, No. 1 or No. 2 fuel oil, or kerosene to make 100 gallons of spray mixture. Spray the basal parts of brush or trees to a height of 15 to 20 inches from the ground...For better regrowth control, cut the larger trees and treat the stumps."
10/25/2016 Louis from Chapel Hill, Nc
QIs Crossbow Herbicide safe after application for pets?
QCan I use Crossbow Herbicide around fishing ponds for Alder and Willow that are growing on the shoreline?
A Crossbow Herbicide†lists on the product label that it is toxic to fish and may be toxic to aquatic invertabrates. †Drift and runoff may be hazardous so treatment should be kept at least 15 feet away from the shoreline to prevent getting into the water. †A better option would be something actually labeled for use around aquatic sites such as Diquat or Rodeo.
Crossbow Herbicide†lists on the product label that it is toxic to fish and may be toxic to aquatic invertabrates. †Drift and runoff may be hazardous so treatment should be kept at least 15 feet away from the shoreline to prevent getting into the water. †A better option would be something actually labeled for use around aquatic sites such as Diquat or Rodeo.
10/02/2016 Dawn from Oregon
QWhich adjuvant or spreader sticker should be used with Crossbow Herbicide?
I would like to mix it with the Crossbow and apply it at the same time. What would be the best one?
09/30/2016 Royse from Keosauqua, Iowa
QWhat is the best time of year in Iowa to apply Crossbow Herbicide to foliage, Spring or Fall?
I want to kill all woody foliage in fence line except grass.
A Crossbow Herbicide is a post-emergent, and can be applied anytime the weeds or woody plants are actively growing.†
Crossbow Herbicide is a post-emergent, and can be applied anytime the weeds or woody plants are actively growing.†
09/21/2016 Steve from Or
QWhy are there weeds that keep emerging through the middle of dead weeds after 3 applications of Crossbow?
Why is this not working?
A Crossbow Herbcide is a post-emergent herbcide and will only kill the weeds that are actively growing at the time of application. If there are weeds under the soil that have not germinated yet, those weeds will not be affected by Crossbow. To treat weeds that are in the soil that have not germinated, you would need to use a pre-emergent in the spring/late fall before the soil temps reach 55 degrees. Another option is to continue to treat with Crossbow as the weeds emerge.
Crossbow Herbcide is a post-emergent herbcide and will only kill the weeds that are actively growing at the time of application. If there are weeds under the soil that have not germinated yet, those weeds will not be affected by Crossbow. To treat weeds that are in the soil that have not germinated, you would need to use a pre-emergent in the spring/late fall before the soil temps reach 55 degrees. Another option is to continue to treat with Crossbow as the weeds emerge.
09/15/2016 Joseph from Campton, Ky
QWill Crossbow affect young grass?
09/14/2016 Anthony from Portland, Oregon
QCan I mix Crossbow Herbicide and Cornerstone Plus?