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Gene writes,

I don't understand how to mix. I have 1/2 acre of Bermuda to cover. How much granule in how much water?


Don't feel bad, the herbicide labels are very hard to read and never tell you an amount of water.  This is because the amount of water doesn't really matter, or actually it would be different for everybody.  Once you determine how much product you need to apply over 1/2 acre, the amount of water depends on how ever much water it takes for you to cover that area.  If you can equally cover 1/2 an acre with 1 gallon of water, or it takes 20 gallons of water, it doesn't really matter.  As long as the amount of active ingredient is spread equally over that area.  To calibrate your equipment, for example, a 1 gallon sprayer, mark off an area of 1,000 square feet, and cover that area at your normal pace as evenly as possible. If you used the entire gallon, you would use the recommended amount of product in 1 gallon of water. 

The Solitaire label recommends applying between 8 ounces and 16 ounces per 1/2 acre, where 8 ounces would be for if you have a minimal amount of weeds, and 16 being used if you have a lot of weeds.  We usually recommend splitting the difference which would be around 12 ounces per 1/2 acre.  So you would add 12 ounces of product to however much water it will take to cover 1/2 of an acre. 

Answer last updated on: 04/17/2011

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