Drive XLR8 Herbicide Crabgrass Killer

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Drive XLR8 Herbicide Crabgrass Killer

Drive XLR8 Herbicide is the latest technology in providing unsurpassed post-emergent crabgrass control. A proprietary, water-based formulation, Drive XLR8 improves the control of crabgrass, torpedograss, kikuyugrass, several broadleaves (clover, speedwell) and numerous other troublesome weeds that you have relied on Drive 75 DF to control. When compared to Drive 75 DF, the new formulation in Drive XLR8 provides faster, more effective weed control, delivers quicker uptake by the plant, and is rain fast quicker (in less than an hour).  Drive XLR8 recommend that you use a methylated seed oil to apply the product with.  Our Dyneamic surfactant has methylated seed oil and is recommended to apply with Drive XLR8.

Drive XLR8 herbicide replaces the older Drive 75 DF Herbicide.

For smaller jobs consider QuinKill Max Crabgrass and Weed Killer which is available in pints and quarts and contains the same active ingredient quinclorac.


Active Ingredient: Quinclorac - 18.92%
Target pests: Barnyardgrass, Bindweed, Crabgrass (large & smooth), Clover, Dandelion, Daisy, Dollarweed, Foxtail, Kikuyugrass, Signalgrass, Speedwell, Torpedograss, and others
* See label for complete list
For use in: Bermuda grass, Kentucky bluegrass, Buffalo grass, Fescue, Ryegrass, Zoysiagrass
NOT FOR USE ON: St. Augustine, Centipede, Bahiagrass, Bentgrass or Dichondra
Application: 3.3 cups per 20 gallons of water per acre
* See label for complete application instructions
Formulation: Professional Product
Group 4 Herbicide
NOT FOR SALE TO: NY, HI
Manufactured By: BASF



Drive XLR8 Herbicide is the latest technology in providing unsurpassed crabgrass control. A proprietary, water-based formulation, Drive XLR8 improves the control of crabgrass, torpedograss, kikuyugrass, several broadleaves (clover, speedwell) and numerous other troublesome weeds that you have relied on Drive 75 DF to control. When compared to Drive 75 DF, the new formulation in Drive XLR8 provides faster, more effective weed control, delivers quicker uptake by the plant, and is rain fast quicker (in less than an hour).

Drive XLR8 is labeled for use in: residential, commercial and industrial turfgrasses, golf courses, sod farms, sports and recreation fields.

TIPS FOR USE:

Spray coverage should be uniform and complete. It is recommended to not mow two days before or after application. Irrigation may improve weed control, if soil moisture is not sufficient. Drive XLR8 may be tank-mixed with other pre- and postemergent grass herbicides, along with postemergent broadleaf herbicides.

Drive XLR8 for Crabgrass Control can be used as a spot treatment only on problem areas of crabgrass.

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  • 42 of 45 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Excellent stuff
    By Dan in Ohio on August 24, 2011
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    I have for years been wrestling with various different varieties of late summer crab grasses in the lawns that I manage, even after high quality pre-emergent and several OTC post-emergent herbicide treatments. This summer with everything looking truly horrid with nasty crab grasses growing everywhere, I used the Southern Ag surfactant along with Drive XLR8 to absolutely knock the crap out of my crab grass problems. I applied the Drive XLR8 and the surfactant combination to the lawns prior to any heat stressing/stunting and well between mowings as specified. My results were outstanding and visible with yellowing in 36-48 hours and then obviously terminal yellow-tan in 96 hours. The Drive XLR8 and surfactant combination is a bit pricey, but the coverage is excellent and the combination actually works as advertised.

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  • 31 of 74 people found this review helpful:

    1 of 5 Stars  over priced roundup
    By Ken in LAKE MARY, FL on September 5, 2011
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    I learned the hard way, tried to spray this on crabgrass in a st. Augustine lawn and works like roundup, killed everything it touched. Please bring back asulox somebody...

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  • 28 of 33 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  amazing results
    By Roger in Orange, CT on September 14, 2011
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    This crabgrass killer really works!! First I was skeptical, I had a serious crabgrass problem, with big mature crabgrass. I used scott's and Bayer's weed killer with crabgrass controll, they didn't work. I used this one in early september, all the crabgrass were dead in a few days, I just reseeded my lawn...

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  • 22 of 24 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Drive
    By John in Louisville on September 25, 2011
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    Easy to remember, a neighbor told me about it. The mixing instructions were easy enough to follow and one has to know what application he is making. The sprayer I am using mixed it automatically once I knew the tbsps/gallon to set on it. The crab grass simply started to disappear after a few days.

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  • 21 of 29 people found this review helpful:

    2 of 5 Stars  Not Impressed
    By Matt in Pueblo, cO on July 11, 2011
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    For the cost and effectiveness, I would not buy this product again. Using the recommended doage, the herbicide only stunted the growth of some weeds, and even killed some of the grass. Most of the weeds remained unchanged. I am going to try going beyond the dosage to see if this works, but as of right now, it is not worth the hefty price tag.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars  Killed Clovers
    By Chuck in AA County, MD on July 8, 2015

    I had a lot of clovers coming up and taking over the grass. Doesn't kill the things sprouting from acorns but those aren't as much of a pain to pull. A week later they were back, but it is easier to spot spray or pull some small ones than it is to pull 50 sq feet of clovers. I am in Maryland, used 4 oz per gallon in a backpack sprayer with 1oz per gallon of MSO added. I applied once and then 20 days later. For the second half of the yard I applied once then 18 days later. Grass only browned around where clovers were. A week after the first application there was some browning. A week after the second, clovers were gone.

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  • 1 of 5 Stars  Did not work at all
    By Charles in Athens, AL on July 7, 2015

    Bought with the recommended SouthernAg surfactant. Mixed according to specifications in the manual stuck to the bottle, along with the recommended amount of surfactant in a 2 gallon pump sprayer. Sprayed lightly several times, sprayed heavily several times. Sprayed before I cut grass by several days, sprayed some after it was cut and stressed. Results: Kills white clover easily, did absolutely nothing to the crabgrass no matter how much was sprayed, or if I increased the amount mixed with water to 3x the recommended, or when I sprayed it. I won't be buying it again.

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Kills crabgrass
    By BL in Philadelphia, PA on July 7, 2015

    I didn't think this would be able to kill mature crabgrass right in the middle of summer. I did the recommended mixture for spot spraying in a 2 gallon sprayer and mixed in some MSO. After 3 days, the crabgrass (and barnyardgrass) started to wilt and become red and were on their way out. I had too much of the weeds that I had to apply this again a second time. After 2 weeks of the second application, most of the crabgrass were either brown or dead. I still have a few left here and there so I will just take care of those later, but I'd say 95% of the crabgrass + barnyardgrass was taken care of.

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful:

    1 of 5 Stars  Horrible!!!!!!
    By Oscar in Fresno, California on February 15, 2015
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    This product has not worked at all. I followed directions to the T, but about the only change I seen is a color change to weeds. I would not recommend purchasing this product.

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    3 of 5 Stars  XLR8
    By Gjroman in Middletown, DE on October 8, 2014

    The fall application appears to have killed the crabgrass which was my intent. Spring will indicate if it was a job well done. Why can't the spec simply say how many oz. of product to use per gallon of H2O for various applications?

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful:

    1 of 5 Stars  Does not work.
    By Joe in Chagrin Falls, OH on September 26, 2014
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    Product does not work fon the small leaf ground ivy my grass is infested with and wild straberry. Followed instructions in detail.

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  XLR8 works GREAT
    By Will in Peabody MA on September 13, 2014

    I mixed per the instructions (1-1/2 oz per gallon for my use), sprayed an area, and one week later - amazing. MUCH better than anything you can buy "over the counter".

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  It wided out all of Crab grass
    By AN in Katy, TX on September 3, 2014

    This is excellent product. I bought this with surfactant. my lawn is completly infested with Crab grass and dallisGrass. 80% crab grass and 10% dallis grass. After 24 hrs i saw light discoloration bu not much After 2 days, i see the crabgrass folding and more color change After 3 days the grass mostly died. It took may be 7 days to kill Dallis grass. excellent product must have

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  good-bye crabgrass
    By Mike in Marine City, Mi on September 2, 2014
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    From Michigan -works great on crabgrass, even large tillered crabgrass. A bit pricey for blanket application, but great for spot spraying.

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  • 6 of 6 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Excellent product and service
    By Robert in conroe,texas on August 27, 2014
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    I ordered this product to treat crabgrass that was taking over my yard which is half bermuda grass and half st augustine, I treated the bermuda and product worked as it said it would and killed all the crabgrass and had no affect on the bermuda. I am really happy with this product.

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May 8, 2011 Sue asked:

QHow much do I need to mix with a 2 gal tank? The directions say to mix 1.45 oz of Drive to treat 1000 feet.
Does this mean I need 2.9 oz for a 2 gallon tank. I've gotten conflicting information on how much 2 gallons will treat. Thanks.

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The first thing you need to know when using an herbicide such as Drive XLR8 Herbicide is that the exact amount of water you dilute it with is not important. It is only important to make sure you are using the correct amount of product per 1,000 sq ft of lawn. Use too much and you risk damaging your lawn, use too little and you will not get adequate results. You will need to use 1.45 oz per 1,000 sq ft . To decide how much water you want to use, you should mark a 1,000 sq ft area, fill your sprayer with water ONLY, and start walking and spraying just as if you were doing the actual application of herbicide. When you are done walking and spraying the 1,000 sq ft area note how much water it took you to spray that area, and that is the amount you will want to mix 1.45 oz of product with for each 1,000 sq ft area that needs to be treated. You will need to make sure treated areas are irrigated with at least 1/2 inch of water (either by rainfall or by sprinkler) following the application.

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October 17, 2011 Garey from New Orleans, Louisiana asked:

QWill Drive XLR8 kill Torpedo grass without killing my Empire Zoysia?
Torpedo grass has spread from my next door neighbor's yard and is taking over my entire front yard. I am looking for a product that will kill the Torpedo grass and also help me maintain a Torpedo free lawn.

ADrive XLR8 is labeled to kill torpedo grass in zoysia and you can use it for that.  However, it will typically require at least 2 applications at 21 day intervals.  Please read the product label for complete instructions on treating torpedo grass.

13 of 17 people found this answer helpful.
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April 21, 2011 M asked:

QShould I start now for crabgrass in Ohio?

AWe do not know the exact time of year you will start applying Drive XLR8 in Ohio. Weeds grow at different times in different regions and there is no way for us to know if the weeds have started growing in your area yet. According the Drive XLR8 product label you should start applying the product when the weeds are actively growing if you are using it as a broadcast spray. If you are using Drive XLR8 as a spot spray you should use tables 1, 2 and 3 on the product label and apply the product according to the turf species, rate and growth stages indicated in the tables. If you are not sure when the weeds start to actively grow in your region you can contact the master gardener at your local cooperative extension office for more information.

10 of 12 people found this answer helpful.
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September 22, 2011 Kenneth from Zellwood Florida asked:

QWhere can I find a crabgrass control as good as Asulox?

AOur most popular crabgrass product is Drive XLR8. Drive XLR8 Herbicide is the latest technology in providing unsurpassed post-emergent crabgrass control. Drive XLR8 is a post emergent selective herbicide that is labeled for crabgrass as well many other troublesome weeds. Not for use on St Augustine grass.

6 of 10 people found this answer helpful.
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March 29, 2012 John from Saint Marys, Ks asked:

QCan Drive XLR8 be applied during seeding of Tall Fescue?
If not, how long should I wait after seeding (tall fescue).

AAccording to table 4 (page 9) on the Drive XLR8 product label you can seed before, at the time of application and after the application if you are dealing with Tall Fescue.

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July 20, 2015 Jimmy from Hobbs, Nm asked:

QWill Drive XLR8 take care of sandburs?
I'm going back and forth between Drive XLR8 and Target 6. I have crabgrass, sandbur, and occasionally foxtail. I know Target 6 will take care of all 3 of these but Drive XLR8 is cheaper and so I'm wanting to make sure that it will take care of all 3 as well.

A

Drive XLR8 is not labeled to treat for Sandburs. The best method of treatment for Sandburs is with a pre-emergent before the Sandburs germinate. A good option for a pre-emergent would be Surflan AS Herbicide but please refer to the product label to be sure it's safe for the type of grass you have. You can check Ferti-Lome Weed Out with Crabgrass Killer, it is labeled for Goathead which is another name for Sandbur, please refer to the product label to be sure it's safe for the type of grass you have.

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July 9, 2015 Briggs from Greensboro, Nc asked:

QCan you use Dawn dish detergent as the surfactant for Drive XLR8 Crabgrass Killer?

A

Per the product label it is not recommend to use a dish detergent with Drive XLR8. When using Drive XLR8, it is recommended that you use a methylated seed oil to apply the product with. Our Dyneamic surfactant has methylated seed oil and is recommended to apply with Drive XLR8.

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June 30, 2015 David from Wv asked:

QDoes Drive XLR8 control white clover well

A Drive XLR8 is labeled for white clover, you want to use a broadcast application of 64 oz of product per acre or 1.45 fl oz per 1000 sq. ft. (0.75 lb ae/A)

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June 24, 2015 Marjorie from Melbourne Fl asked:

QCan Drive be applied with a hand held watering can and not a sprayer?

A Drive XLR8 must only be applied in a pump sprayer or backspray following the instructions on the product label.  It cannot be used in a watering can.

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June 23, 2015 Lance from Oklahoma City Oklahoma asked:

QWill Drive XLR8 kill plants that it is sprayed on?

A Drive XLR8 is a selective herbicide, meaning that it will only kill certain plants or weeds.  Please consult the product label for a complete list of weeds that Drive XLR8 will control. 

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June 21, 2015 Ap from Il asked:

QCan Drive XLR8 Herbicide be mixed with Momentum?
Can I mix this with lesco momentum for better control?

A As long as both products do not contain the same active ingredient, and both have labels that allow tank mixing in general then you should be able to mix the Drive and Momentum together. Per the Drive label: The most restrictive labeling applies with any tank mix. To increase spectrum of control of broadleaf and other weeds, Drive XLR8 may be tank mixed with 2,4-D, Triclopyr, and other broadleaf herbicides. Make sure to do a tank mix test first for any clumping or discoloring before applying to the lawn. 

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May 29, 2015 Tom from Paia Hi asked:

QHow long before results are noticed using Drive XLR8 Herbicide Crabgrass Killer? Can you mix with Dawn?

A

Our Dyneamic surfactant has methylated seed oil and is recommended to apply with Drive XLR8. Timing of applications and results will vary depending on what you are treating and when it is applied. Please refer to the product label for complete instructions on application.

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May 27, 2015 Sumi from Stillwater asked:

QCan I apply Drive XLR8 with a hose end sprayer? What kind of surfactant should I mix with this?

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Drive XLR8 is not recommended to be used in a hose end sprayer. 

The first thing you need to know when using an herbicide such as Drive XLR8 Herbicide is that the exact amount of water you dilute it with is not important. It is only important to make sure you are using the correct amount of product per 1,000 sq ft of lawn. Use too much and you risk damaging your lawn, use too little and you will not get adequate results. You will need to use 1.45 oz per 1,000 sq ft . To decide how much water you want to use, you should mark a 1,000 sq ft area, fill your sprayer with water ONLY, and start walking and spraying just as if you were doing the actual application of herbicide. When you are done walking and spraying the 1,000 sq ft area note how much water it took you to spray that area, and that is the amount you will want to mix 1.45 oz of product with for each 1,000 sq ft area that needs to be treated. You will need to make sure treated areas are irrigated with at least 1/2 inch of water (either by rainfall or by sprinkler) following the application. We carry DyneAmic Surfactant that can be mixed together with Drive.

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May 11, 2015 Drew from Carlsbad, Nm asked:

QCan I apply Drive XLR8 under trees? Pecan, oak, etc?

A Drive XLR8 Herbicide Crabgrass Killer should not be applied to exposed feeder roots of trees or ornamentals or within the dripline of trees and ornamental species. Please refer to the product label for complete mixing and application instructions prior to applying the product.

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May 7, 2015 Brent from Fort Cobb, Oklahoma asked:

QWhat size container is Drive XLR8 Herbicide Crabgrass Killer sold in? Quart, gallon, etc.....

A Drive XLR8 Herbicide Crabgrass Killer comes in a 1/2 gallon concentrated bottle.

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