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Very Expensive Herbicide
on September 30, 2013
At $23.00 per gallon, this is very expensive. With a dilution ratio of one quart per gallon of water, you get four gallons of herbicide. This averages $5.75 per gallon of solution.
The product does sterilize the soil, but it does not prevent growth for a year. A few rain storms will wash the chemical out, and weeds will grow back fast.
A better alternative is a "Roundup" generic - Drexel Imitator Plus at $42 for 2.5 gallons. The price is good at Rural King. The dilution ratio is 3.2 ounces per gallon of water. This averages to $0.42 per gallon of solution.
If you also want to sterilize the soil, the cheapest method is to mix two to three pounds of salt to the above. Restaurant supplies, such as CASH AND CARRY, sell a 40-pound bag at $5.50.
Mix a cup of liquid detergent to the above. When sprayed on weeds, black berry bushes, or thorns, the sticky liquid holds the salt against the leaves. The plant begins to go limp within an hour, and parts of the leaves go black within three hours.
The detergent also washes off the shiny plant layer and enables effective and uniform penetration of the herbicide. In addition, the pores are sealed for several minutes and prevents the "Roundup" generic from evaporating away. Almost all of the active agent is absorbed by the plant as a result and into its rooting system. In the following days, the herbicide disrupts cellular reproduction. So, it takes a week or two for the slow acting process to completely kill the noxious plant.
For tough plants such as black berry bushes and thorns, it may take three applications "to do the job."