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 15.93%
Target pests: Bindweed, Crabgrass, Clover, Dandelion, Dollarweed, Foxtail, Kikuyugrass, Signalgrass, Speedwell, Torpedograss, and more. Please refer to the product label for the complete list.
For use in: Bermuda grass, Kentucky bluegrass, Buffalo grass, Fescue, Ryegrass, Zoysiagrass. NOT FOR USE IN: St. Augustine, Centipede, Bagiagrass, Bentgrass or Dichondra.
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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  • 29 of 53 people found this review helpful:

    1 of 5 Stars  over priced roundup
    By Ken 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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  • 26 of 28 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Excellent stuff
    By Dan 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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  • 21 of 25 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  amazing results
    By Roger 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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  • 19 of 22 people found this review helpful:

    2 of 5 Stars  Not Impressed
    By Matt 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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  • 15 of 17 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Drive
    By John 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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  • 5 of 5 Stars  XLR8 works GREAT
    By Will 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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  • 5 of 5 Stars  It wided out all of Crab grass
    By AN 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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  • 5 of 5 Stars  good-bye crabgrass
    By Mike on September 2, 2014

    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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  • 5 of 5 Stars  Excellent product and service
    By Robert on August 27, 2014

    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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  • 5 of 5 Stars  5 stars
    By Nick on August 24, 2014

    One of the best stuff I ever use for the crabgrass. Don't waste your money on Home Depot stuff.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars  DRIVE XLR8
    By Free on August 24, 2014

    Works well on grabgrass. Be patient, curling in 2-3 days, brown in 7-10 days.

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  • 4 of 5 Stars  drive XLR*
    By Mack on July 28, 2014

    Worked great on my crabgrass. The crabgrass showed signs of dying in three days. I did not get good coverage of the yard when I applied the XLR8 so I needed to re apply it. I think it's great for crabgrass. Did not damage the lawn.

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  DRIVE HERBICDE WORKS
    By Larry on July 28, 2014

    Recently used drive on my lawn, I had some new seeding that I did not use a premerge herbicide. Really nailed the crabgrass, also good activity on the broadleafs. Used crop oil as labeled and watered a few days later. We have been having good rains prior to application.

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  • 4 of 5 Stars  Drive XLR8 Works
    By Gene on July 23, 2014

    This did a job on my crabgrass. Its been 1 1/2 since spraying and one mowing later it appears to have gotten most of the crabgrass. I may have to follow up in a few areas that had an extra heavy concentration. It did not do anything to the yellow sweet clover I had and only wrinkle the buck horn a little but did not kill as best as I can tell. Then again, maybe it wasn't supposed to.

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Crabgrass Killer
    By Greg on July 21, 2014

    This product works like advertised. It kills crabgrass of all sizes and quantity, and nothing else. It didn't hurt my lawn and didn't even kill any other weeds. The crabgrass was dying within 2 days. I had to spray for those weeds separately as I didn't combine the Drive with anything else other than a surfactant because I wanted to see just what it would do. If I ever have to use Drive again, I would combine it with something like Crossbow. This stuff works when used as directed. It is a little pricey, but if you want to rid your lawn of crabgrass, this is the product to buy.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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May 29, 2014 Brian from Bella Vista, Ar 72715 asked:

QWhat herbicide do you recommend for killing clover in my small Bermuda grass yard?

A Drive XLR8 would work great for you. It will treat clover and other broadleaf weeds while not harming the Bermuda lawn. Be sure to also use a surfactant with the Drive mixed solutions.

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May 26, 2014 Bill from Westport, Ct asked:

QIs Drive XLR8 Herbicide Crabgrass Killer safe for pets

A Drive XLR8 Herbicide Crabgrass Killer is safe for pets after the treated area has dried. Please be sure to follow the product label for application instructions.

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May 25, 2014 Diana from Gerrardstown Wv asked:

QCan I use Drive XLR8 with a hose end sprayer?
I have a large lawn, abut 20.000 sq.ft., quite a lot of crabgrass and broadleaf. How much product do I need?

A

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.

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May 13, 2014 Jan from Kinder asked:

QHow much Drive XLR8 would I need to treat 8 acres?
i have 10 acres if bermuda grass. I have never treated it for weed control. HELP

A If you were wanting to use the drive for crabgrass and other broad leaf post emergent weed control across the entire 8-10 acres as a broadcast spray, you would need roughly 4 half gallons of the product. 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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May 10, 2014 Ran from Burke, Va (subarb Of Washington, Dc) asked:

QHow long can I keep the solution (Drive XLR8, DyneAmic, Water) for reuse?
How long can the mixture of Drive XLR8 (3 Tablespoons), DyneAmic (1.5 Tablespoons), and Water (1 Gallon) be left in the tank for reuse? I want to mix the above and use it for spot spraying over crabgrass whenever new crabgrass grows.

A You want to make sure to use the diluted solution within 24 hours of mixing. The shelf life in the original bottle is 3 years.

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April 25, 2014 Dennis from Miami asked:

QWhat can I buy to control crabgrass on St Augustine lawn?

A Unfortunately, we are unaware of a selective post-emergent herbicide to control crabgrass in a St Augustine lawn. 

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April 22, 2014 Chris from Georgia asked:

QI put down a weed and feed back in March, but weeds are still there but slowly dying.
Would it be smart to re-apply the weed and feed or simply go with a fertilizer?

A To reapply, all depends on what region you are located in and what you are treating for. If you still see weeds coming up, we may recommend using Drive XLR8 Please review the product label to see if this product will treat your specific weeds and not harm your lawn.

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September 21, 2013 Diego from Wellington Florida asked:

QHow many ounces will need to mixed in gallons of water (backpack)?

A Your dilution rate depends on what you are specifically treating. Please see the Drive XLR8 product label for diltuion rates (see table starting on page 7).

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September 17, 2013 Sandra from St Louis Mo asked:

QWhat is the best time of the year to apply Drive XLR8 to fescue in Missouri

A Right now in September through mid October would be a great time to apply Drive XLR8 in Missouri. You may also contact your Local Cooperative Extension Office and speak with the master Gardener,  to pin down the specific dates for application in your area.

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September 16, 2013 Nick from Nj asked:

QWhat temperatures does Drive XLR8 work best?

A Drive XLR8 works best when the temperatures are not excessive (hot or cold).  For additional information, please click on the product label link.

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