True, the high-load formulation of new PastureGard HL requires only half the old rate of PastureGard to get the same job done.
But the first thing experienced users may notice is the smell when they open the jug, says Pat Burch, Dow AgroSciences field scientist. "That has been significantly improved," he says. "The old product could be a little overpowering. With the new formulation, the smell is comparable to most herbicides."
Handling characteristics also have been improved for PastureGard HL so the new formulation doesn't swell rubber seals in sprayers.
Finally, the signal word on the new PastureGard HL label is now "Caution" instead of "Danger." The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency assigns the signal word to classify pesticides by toxicity to humans through any and all methods of exposure. "Caution" is the lowest level of toxicity requiring a signal word. PastureGard HL is not a federally Restricted Use Pesticide. Most states do not require a license before purchase or use.
"PastureGard HL is just an all-around better product," Burch says. "Like the old version, it's an excellent choice to control Sericea lespedeza, blackberry and several other brush species. And for big, rank dogfennel, there's nothing better. "It's just easier to use now."
Controls many tree and brush species, including blackberry, rose species, sweet gum, osage orange, lantana and wax myrtle. PastureGard HL is a good choice for sites where a residual herbicide cannot be used.
Flexible, all-purpose brush control with broader spectrum than Remedy Ultra. Does not contain 2,4-D. Broadcast or individual plant treatment. Can be applied to foliage or basal bark. Non Restricted Use.
Lactating dairy: next growing season. No restrictions for other livestock. Do not harvest hay for 14 days.
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Q: what mixture how much pasture gard per gallon of water
A: Always refer to the label for the exact rate of application depending on the weed you are trying to control. But for the middle of the road rate you would use about 3 ounces of Pastureguard HL per gallon.