Rodeo Herbicide is a very popular glyphosphate herbicide for the control of aquatic weeds and plants. Rodeo Herbicide is effective on nearly all emergent plants like Cattails, Grasses, Bulrushes, Purple Loosestrife, Alligatorweed. Rodeo is systemic - kills the roots for multi year control. There is not a more economical way to control tall weeds. Mix the Rodeo concentrate with water and a non-ionic surfactant (See DyneAmic Surfactant) and apply by using a back pack or Chapin sprayer. For Cattail or Lily control wait until plants are mature. Apply to dry plants. No water use restrictions.
|Active Ingredient:||Glyphosate, N-(phosphonomethyl)glycine, in the form of its isopropylamine salt 53.8%|
|For use in:||Aquatic Sites-including all bodies of fresh and brackish water which may be flowing, non-flowing or transient. This includes lakes, rivers, streams, ponds, seeps, irrigation and drainage ditches, canals, reservoirs, estuaries and similar sites.|
|Yield:||2.5 gallons will cover up to 5 acres. Please see product label for complete use instructions. Different target plants may require more concentrate.|
|NOT FOR SALE TO:||MA, NJ, NY, VT, WA|
|Manufactured By:||Dow AgroSciences|
- Top choice for emerged aquatic vegetation control
- Broad-spectrum grass, broadleaf weed and brush control
- Controls entire plant – roots and all
- More convenient to use in difficult-to-reach areas than mechanical methods
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23 of 25 people found this review helpful:
Good product, but not for every problem
By JD in Central Oregon on May 30, 2011
I specifically bought this product to control weeds in my farm pond. It arrived quickly and well packaged; no problem there. Close reading of the Rodeo literature included with the product states, "will not control underwater plants, or those with foliage mostly underwater." Naturally, these were the plants that I wanted to control. Lesson learned: just because it says "aquacide" doesn't mean it controls all plants in the water.
19 of 19 people found this review helpful:
Cattails dying off
By Sam in Newalla, OK on September 26, 2010
I have a small pond entirely filled with cattails. Tall ones, too--8-10ft. I sprayed about 1.25 gallons of this at a 5% solution and nearly everyone turned brown within 2 weeks. I will probably have to spray a second time because those things grow so fast.
17 of 18 people found this review helpful:
Works great on Phragmites
By Phragmite in Wisconsin area on September 22, 2010
Purchased because it is our state-approved for use on or near water---lakes and streams. Added the surfactant DyneAmic as recommended (which is also safe for use on water). Killed those very invasive tall water-loving phragmites. Used 3 oz to 2 gal of water and it worked well.
11 of 12 people found this review helpful:
Rodeo and Phragmites
By Elizabeth in St. Michaels, MD on August 22, 2010
The Rodeo Herbicide mixed with DyneAmic Surfactant are doing a good job killing my Phragmites. I used a 10% mix.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful:
Weed Control Looks Positive
By Barry in Hadley, MA on August 22, 2010
Mixed it with a surfactant, as suggested, for control of phragmites near my shop (a very difficult and invasive plant). Initial results are promising from first spraying; a second application may be needed.
By Anthony in Como, NC on July 6, 2015
Used Rodeo to kill aquatic plants growing along the edges of my irrigation ponds. Product worked well.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful:
By John in 4871 WSR 28 Tipton, IN 46072 on September 11, 2014
A great herbicide especially around our 3/4 acre pond.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful:
By P in West Palm Beach, FL on July 31, 2014
Rodeo is one of several aquatic herbicides I have been using for almost 25 years around my pond for weed control, but it has become exceedingly more difficult to find any of my local agricultural supply houses that now carry it. DoMyOwnPestControl has provided me the opportunity to obtain Rodeo in a size that I regularly use at a reasonable price. The fact that product label and MSDS information is available online allows me to evaluate whether or not a potential herbicide/fungicide and the like are suitable for my anticipated uses/needs. No product should ever be purchased without ensuring the product is suitable for the application one is planning to use it for. Product delivery from the time I ordered the product to the time I received the product was quicker than I anticipated. 5-stars to DoMyOwnPestControl for the variety of products offered and their response to fulfilling my order.
use of rodeo at my farm
By James in ohio sullivan on July 24, 2014
been using rodeo for more than 19 years here and im completely satisfied with its safty and performance of this product
1 of 2 people found this review helpful:
Roheo for grass and weed control in a pond or lake
By Ronnie in Yulee FA on July 7, 2014
I live on a lake and the grass grows into the water so I spray the grass on the bank with rodeo. Its work great and doesn't hurt the fish,frogs and etc. It works on any plant that grows on or above the water .
1 of 1 people found this review helpful:
Broad spectrum delight!
By Stephen in East TX on May 29, 2014
I used Rodeo with the DyneAmic surfactant to kill some invasive willows and saw grass species as well as brush growing on dam of lake. Using a 0.75% solution most everything I needed to control was killed. A few species with very waxy cuticles remain, but I will spot treat with a higher concentration for those specific species and be done. Great stuff!!!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful:
Rodeo Aqua Killer
By Marion in orlando, florida on April 25, 2014
This is great stuff but you must be very careful because even the slightest mist or overspray will kill anything growing close to the shoreline. I have used this product before and it prevented new growth for about 5-6 years. I would recommend this to anyone wanting to get rid of lily pads and other shoreline vegetation.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful:
By Bill in Petoskey. Michigan on September 9, 2013
about 7 days after spraying cattails in a pond roughly 100 feet in dia. and average 3foot depth the Rodeo effects showed up as yellowing stalks and progressively browned over the next week. This was a very thick established stand of cattails. Other water plants have not displayed any signs of damage. Spraying was done in sections and frogs and turtles seem to be holding up well.
0 of 3 people found this review helpful:
Rodeo applied to reeds
By Marie in canton michigan on September 10, 2012
I will begin by rating the product with three stars as it is too soon to know the final result. I purchased Rodeo to eradicate invasive reeds. I see the initial signs of the product working to kill the reeds but it is too soon to say if the product keeps them away for the year which it claimed to do. I hope it does, as the product is expensive. Very satisfied with the shipping time and condition of product upon arrival.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful:
Are you up for a Rodeo
By Chili in Parker Colorado, on June 26, 2012
The product may actually be working on the cat tails!! Surfactant is key and I blended my own as the waxy leaves are quite resistant to having a water based solution adhere to them. It has been two weeks since my first application and I reworked the blend on one section an it appears to effective. Yay!
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July 13, 2010 Jean asked:
QIs Rodeo Herbicide safe for fish?
We have a large pond fed by a tributary from a river. Parrot feather is growing rapidly. Will this product help rid the pond of this invasive plant?
AYes, Rodeo is safe to use in ponds that have fish and other aquatic life. We just started carrying herbicides due to customer request, but they are not our specialty. We would like to refer you to the manufacturer to enquire about the parrot feather since they are the experts on their Rodeo product. The manufacturer is Dow AgroSciences, and you can reach them at 800-992-5994.
June 10, 2010 Debra asked:
QIs Rodeo Herbicide safe for use around dogs?
My dogs swim in and drink out of our pond, is this product safe for them and how long should I keep them away from the pond after using this product? Also, is it safe for the fish?
ARodeo Herbicide is labeld for use in ponds, streams, lakes and other bodies of water including bodies of water that are located in wildlife habitats. Products that would harm fish or other aquatic animals would indicate on the product label that the product could not be used near bodies of water. When used as directed on the product label Rodeo should be safe for dogs and other animals.
June 10, 2010 Roy asked:
QRodeo vs Round up?
label active ingredients are the same yet one is labeled for aquatic use and the the other isn't, WHY ?
AIn cases where the active ingredients are the same but the usage is different there could be a couple of reasons, 1. The formula is different, meaning the base is different. The active ingredient is only one component of a finished product or 2. One company tested the product for specific uses and the other company did not. Use products in accordance with their product labels.
July 25, 2013
Marianne from Woody Creek, Co asked:
QHow long can you store Rodeo Herbicide without it losing effectiveness?
Rodeo seems to only come in 2.5 gallon containers and I don't need that much. If I buy it now, will it still be good next year and the year after?
ALike most of our herbicides, Rodeo has a shelf life of 3-5 years if kept at moderate temps. Mkae sure that the lid is tightly sealed before storing.
August 10, 2010 Nathan asked:
QIs there a quantity in acres that Rodeo 2.5 gallons should cover? Does Rodeo need to be diluted?
ATo determine how far one bottle of the Rodeo will go, you need to determine what type of vegetation you are treating and where you will be treating. We recommend that you review the Rodeo Product Label to determine the proper usage rate for your needs. Rodeo will need to be diluted with water as directed on the product label. You will also need to use a non-ionic surfactant such as Dyneamic in combination with the Rodeo for best results.
June 25, 2015
Dave from Tyler, Tx asked:
QHow much Rodeo to 1 gallon of water and how much surfactant do I dilute with it?
I see that Rodeo is recommended to mix 2 and 2/3 oz per gallon of water, but surfactant is listed as between 0.12oz and 0.64 oz. Will be spraying aquatic weed alligator weed.
June 16, 2015
Jim from Kingman, Ks. asked:
QWill Rodeo kill weeds growing in the water?
I have a pond that was dry and the weeds began to grow. We got a few days of heavy rain and the pond filled up before I got a chance to kill them. Can in get in my boat, spray the tops of the weeds and get a good kill?
A Rodeo is a great aquatic and landscape non selective herbicide and should control most any water weed you may be trying to eliminate. You can see mixing instructions on the Product Label.
May 15, 2015
Richard from Montrose, Pa asked:
QWill Rodeo kill filamentous algae and can I use treated water to water flower and vegetable gardens?
Rodeo Herbicide cannot be applied to vergetables or other edibles. It is not labeled for filamentous algae. We do carry K-Tea Algaecide. Itis the best choice for eliminating troublesome green and blue algae including filamentous and planktonic algae.
May 5, 2015
Theresa from Bemidji, Mn asked:
QWhat non-ionic surfactant works best with Rodeo when killing bulrushes in a lake?
A Rodeo Herbicide is great for applications in and around a lake for controlling listed weeds. Any non-ionic surfactant will optimize the results of the product. We recommend the Kinetic with this product.
April 17, 2015
Amanda from Ruston, La asked:
QIs Rodeo Herbicide safe to use around ducks?
A Rodeo Herbicide - 2.5 Gallon is safe for ducks to be around after the treated area has dried.
March 28, 2015
Mark from Metairie asked:
QDoes Rodeo kill rose cane, and what would be the mixing ratio?
A Rodeo Herbicide is not specifically labeled for rose cane. It is a glyphosate product and will likely kill what it touches. You will use 2 2/3 fl. oz. per gallon of water.
March 17, 2015
Robert from Clermont, Fl asked:
QWhat is the best surfactant to use when applying Rodeo Aquatic Herbicide?
February 17, 2015
Tommy from Wilmington, Nc asked:
QDo you have a formulation of imazapyr for use on phragmites australis?
Or anything else that will work on phragmites?
A We do carry products with Imazapyr in it. The products are not necessarily labeled for phragmites so we are unable to recommend items where items are not specifically on the label. We do have Rodeo Herbicide. It is labeled for partial control of phragmites in southeastern states. This is a glyphosate product and could potentially kill what it touches. We would recommend solely spraying the phragmites. You will use 2 2/3 fl. oz. per gallon of water.
November 3, 2014
Michael from Belle Chasse, La. 70037 asked:
QDo you carry Aqua Star herbicide 2.5 gal, manf. by Agri Star, Albaugh, Inc.
Its a herbicide with 53.8% Glyphosate, N-(phonomethyl) glycine and other ingred. Or know where I can purchase it?
A We did carry a AquaStar by Agrisel but it has been discontinued and is no longer available. It does not appear that the AgriStar brand is available so we would not know where you could purchase it. We do carry Rodeo which has the same active ingredient and would be comparable.
October 28, 2014
Mike from Louisiana asked:
QCanal to our camp is about 70 ft wide out 1600 ft. about half is coverd with water hyacinth(water lilly).
The canal is blocked access only by go-devil mud boat. Will Rdoeo work on this type water hyacinth lilly with purple flower?
A Rodeo Herbicide will kill Lily Pads. If you are making an application with a sprayer you would use approx. 2 and 2/3 fluid oz. Rodeo per gallon water or 5 pints Rodeo per acre. Please refer to the product label for application.