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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17 of 17 people found this review helpful:
Cattails dying off
By Sam 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.
16 of 18 people found this review helpful:
Good product, but not for every problem
By JD 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.
14 of 15 people found this review helpful:
Works great on Phragmites
By Phragmite 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 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 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.
Roheo for grass and weed control in a pond or lake
By Ronnie 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 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!!!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful:
Rodeo Aqua Killer
By Marion 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 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 2 people found this review helpful:
Rodeo applied to reeds
By Marie 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 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!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful:
By John on June 11, 2012
I took a chance to see if this stuff worked and I am happy to say it did. It took longer than I thought it should but it works.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful:
Weeds are DEAD!! :D
By City on November 9, 2011
Even the product we were using from our local landscape supply place wasn't giving satisfying results. Now, we are satisfied! Free Shipping -- check! Good price -- check! Fast service -- check! Happy customer -- check!
5 of 5 people found this review helpful:
Rodeo Herbicide - 2.5
By F on September 26, 2011
Very good product to use around the pond as well as in the planters. Have been using it for years. More economical than Round-up concentrate. Well packaged. Strong container. Received quickly. Thank you.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful:
Use of Rodeo Herbicide
By Louise on June 28, 2011
The product I ordered came quickly and was exactly what I ordered. It arrived securely with no leaking. It killed everything I sprayed quickly and efficiently. The labeling was clear except on the front of the container it was not specific that it was intended to be used for both land and aquatic weeds, although inside the label there was a section that stated that. I did apply it with the recommended surfactant for better plant penetration. The weeds started dying within 4 days. I will be ordering it again.
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July 13, 2010Jean 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, 2010Debra 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, 2010Roy 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.
August 10, 2010Nathan 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.
September 18, 2010Lora asked:
QIs this product legal in California, and can you ship it to California?
I'm having difficulty finding a product that can be used to control cattails in our California pond. They are out of control.
July 25, 2013Marianne 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.
June 18, 2010Dennis asked:
Qif I use rodeo to treat aquatic primrose how long do I have to wait until I can plant other species?
AWe just started carrying herbicides due to customer request, but they are not our specialty. We would like to refer you to the manufacturer since they are the experts on their Rodeo product. The manufacturer is Dow AgroSciences and you can reach them at 800-992-5994.
April 22, 2013Doug from Uvalde Texs asked:
QCan I use Rodeo to control cattails in my pond..I have fish in it and also get my domestic water from it?
AAccording to the Rodeo product label the product can be used in a pond to control cattails and there are no water restrictions concerning fish or water usage. If a large area of the pond needs to be treated you should only treat a 1/3 - 1/2 of the lake at a time to avoid removing too much oxygen from the water which could impact aquatic life in the pond.
September 9, 2013Steve from Bowling Green, Oh asked:
QI just purchased Rodeo Herbicide from you. Do you have an application rate suggestion for phragmites control?
APer page 9 of the Rodeo product label "For partial control of phragmites in Florida and the counties of other states bordering the Gulf of Mexico, apply 7 1/2 pints per acre as a boradcast spray or apply a 1 1/2 percent solution with hand-held equipment. In other areas of the U.S, apply 4 to 6 pints per acre as a broadcast spray or apply a 3/4 percent solution with hand-held equipment for partial control. For best results, treat during late summer or fall months when plants are actively growing and in full bloom. Repeat treatments may be necessary to maintain control"
February 5, 2014Jeff from Ga asked:
QDoes Rodeo Herbicide kill lily pads?
ARodeo 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.
September 17, 2013Robert from Smithsburg, Md asked:
QWhat is the dilution rate of Rodeo to water for lily pads and cattails?
March 12, 2014Keith from Richmond Hill,ga asked:
QWill Rodeo kill duckweed?
AThe Rodeo Herbicide is not labeled to control duckweed so it may not work for your needs. The Diquat Water Weed and Landscape Herbicide is labeled for duckweed control and will do a good job. For duckweed control, apply Diquat Water Weed and Landscape Herbicide at 1-2 gallons/A + 32 oz./A of surfactant in at least 100 gallons of water. Treatment of dense weed areas may result in oxygen loss from decomposition of dead weeds. This loss of oxygen may cause fish suffocation. Therefore, treat only 1/3 to ½ of the water body area at one time and wait 14
September 10, 2013Rick from Hudsonville Mi asked:
QI want to kill existing weeds on a hillside next to a lake and plant english ivy. Will Rodeo hurt ivy?
Can I over spray after ivy planted if needed, will it hurt tree roots
June 16, 2013Sarah from Thornville Ohio asked:
Qwhere can I purchase Rodeo aqua plant killer
ARodeo Herbicide is labeled 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.