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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  • 28 of 47 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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  • 18 of 19 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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  • 17 of 20 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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  • 17 of 19 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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  • 13 of 14 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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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Excellent Product
    By Arthur on July 1, 2014

    Have used Drive for several years. Works best on juvenile crabgrass plants. Mature crabgrass sometimes requires a second application. Superb product. The few negative reviews must have been posted by persons who applied the product incorrectly. Drive works every time and is the best post-emergent crabgrass herbicide for tall fescue lawns.

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Good Product
    By Mike on June 25, 2014

    Good product, did what it said it would do, killed the crab grass and not my Zoysia grass. Good customer service, fast derlivery.

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  • 5 of 5 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  excellent product
    By Tom on April 21, 2014
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    The product is excellent. Did a great job killing crab grass. what was difficult was getting a "reasonable" explanation on what the mixture should be. At least a recommended mixture per gallon of mix.

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  • 5 of 5 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  The Real Deal
    By John on September 25, 2013
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    I never thought that I would be able to control crabgrass, I was skeptical about XLR8 also. I had hired a person to spray my lawn but all he killed was clover, the crabgrass flourished. In three days after applying XLR8 the crabgrass was dead. Great product!!!!

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  • 9 of 9 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Great stuff
    August 28, 2013
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    In the past I had a lawn control company and have more crabgrass now than ever it seems like. I could have called and they would send someone out to kill everything but I don't like that so I let the lawn service go. I put a premium fertilizer on my lawn a few weeks ago and my Bermuda greened up nice and is very full. I mixed up 1.5 oz of Driver DLR8 along with 0.5 oz of Southern AD Surfactant per gallon of water and used my pump sprayer to spray a fine mist early in the morning with a heavy dew on the grass. About 12 hours later (as is normal this year in the south) the heavens opened up flooding my lawn. I just knew it was not going to work. WRONG! The very next day it looked like the crabgrass was turning yellow, the second day I know it was. Within 4 days the crabgrass was dead. It has been 5 days now and I cut my grass again last night. I can see some yellowing of the Bermuda where I sprayed but I can live with that. Apparently I missed a few spots of grab grass walking around the yard with my sprayer so I will hit it again in a week or two. The same day I sprayed my lawn I sprayed my son's lawn but I did his on dry grass in the sun maybe 4 hours before the rain came. His did not work as good as mine but it did work. I am going to hit his again in the morning dew the next time. I would highly recommend Drive DLR8 w/a surfactant (Southern AG worked great for me.) I have used herbicides before but never with a surfactant. But then again nothing as ever worked this good before either.

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Excellent Product
    August 27, 2013

    I used this in late August in the northeast Texas region to control crabgrass in a Bermuda lawn. Within 24 hours, 1/3 of the treated crabgrass was clearly dying. Since it says it can take a week to work, I'll wait the full week before spot treating the surviving crabgrass. My bermuda grass did not show any adverse reaction whatsover to the XLR8. Color me impressed.

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  • 6 of 7 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Best $86.50 I've Spent On My Lawn
    August 27, 2013
    Verified Purchase

    Over many years, my 1 acre of turf has been invaded by a number of weedy grasses. The most annoying and hard to control for me has always been crabgrass. I'm talking big areas of nothing but crab invading otherwise decent fescue. I'm always on time with the proper pre-emergent crabgrass fertilizer/herbicide from the big box retailers, but it never seems to do my lawn much good. This year, preparing to do some fall lawn renovations, I picked up this herbicide. I made the first application in late August when my crabgrass was absolutely thriving. I have a backspack sprayer, and a hose end sprayer. After carefully reading the directions, I measured up the correct dosage to treat 15,000 sq. feet and mixed it up with the recommended non-ionic surfactant. I used my hose end sprayer to evenly disperse the mixture over the proper number of square feet, and the results after a few days were remarkable, even without rain to help the product absorb into the plants and work more effectively. I would estimate that the first spraying killed or severly damaged 75% of the crabgrass that was alive and thriving in my yard. In addition, it also managed to kill a bunch of other weedy grasses and weeds. Two weeks later I applied a second applications and I am confident that my lawn will be 95% to 99% crabgrass and weed free. It's only been two days since then, so we'll see. The product was enough to easily cover my 1 acre when mixed with the recommended surfactant, at the recommended dosage, twice. I can't recommend enough and am looking forward to getting more for next year. Than you for the great product, and thank you to all the reviewers who influenced my decision.

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  • 6 of 6 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  XLR8 Works
    August 16, 2013
    Verified Purchase

    Following directions including surfactant dosage, I performed a test on a 10x100 ft strip of heavy crab grass and bermuda, some St Augstine. Within 3 days the leaves turned yellowish brown, and within 6 days, all crab grass was dead to the roots. There was no damage to bermuda and in areas where we have St Augustine, did not notice much damage, some leaves turned yellow but St Augustine is showing new growth. Will use on rest of yard this comning weekend. Note that we live in South Texas, it's mid-August, temps in upper 90's, not much rain this time of year.

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Does what is says
    August 8, 2013

    Followed the instructions and all effected crabgrass has died and didn't adversely effect my lawn. Not Cheap but extremely effective in doing what it says it can do.

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Drive XLR8
    August 6, 2013
    Verified Purchase

    Skeptical at first. I have been searching for a post emergent crabgrass killer for years. I bought Drive a few weeks ago and mixed it with a surfacant as the labels instructs. Used in a 3 gallon tank sprayer. Within 3 days crabgrass turned brown and died. Made a second batch and went over the spots I missed a week later. My yard is a fescue blend crabgrass free. Drive is a excellent product and well worth the money.

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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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May 30, 2012 Jason from Eagan, Mn asked:

QBASF recommends mixing Drive with a methylated seed oil to improve results. Do you carry that?

AOur Dyneamic surfactant has methylated seed oil and is recommended to apply with Drive XLR8.

3 of 3 people found this answer helpful.
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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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September 12, 2013 Chris from Raleigh Nc asked:

QWhat is the best tempurature or range to apply Drive XLR8?

A When applying Drive XLR8 Herbicide Crabgrass Killer you want to make sure the temp is not below 55 degrees and not above 80 degress.

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September 8, 2013 John from Lincoln Ne asked:

QWill Drive XLR8 Herbicide Crabgrass Killer kill goose grass

A Drive XLR8 Herbicide Crabgrass Killer is not labeled to treat Goose Grass. Southern Ag Vantage Grass killer is a great product to eradicate goos grass. Please refer to the product label to make sure the type of turf you are applying to is tolerant to this product.

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September 7, 2013 Ma from Montreal, Quebec asked:

QCan I mix Drive XLR8 with PAR III?
I read some of your earlier answers but I wanted to double check. I have a major crabgrass problem along with other weeds (clovers, dandelions and so on). My grass is mostly Kentucky blue grass and fescue.

A We apologize, but we are unsure which product you are asking to mix with Drive XLR8? Please contact BASF 800-526-1072 manufacturer of Drive XLR8 to see if the two products are compatable.

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August 29, 2013 Brad from Nj asked:

QHow long after a treatment with Drive XLR8 do I need to wait to aerate and seed and topdress?

A How long you need to wait to reseed is really dependent on what you are seeding. Youc an see the "reseeding" chart on page 9 of product label to determine the correct timing for your needs: Product Label

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