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Reccommendations for industrial weed killer

I am  working on a job that requires scortcherd earth when it comes to weeds over a large area  that consists of hardcore, soil, sand and other aggregates.

Can anyone reccommend  a powerful weedkiller that can be   put into a spray backpack, ideally that  can also lay on the ground and stop anything else coming up.



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  • PRO

    Rob, do you have your pa1/6 spraying qualifications?


    There are products that will do what you want bit they are 'professional use' products.....

  • Chikara (active chemical can be found under other makes which might be cheaper) is the stuff to use............ looks expensive but very hight dilution rate...... I use 5 gms in a 20 litre knapsack...... a 50gm containercan cost £80+ pounds but its enough to keep  an area 3,300 square metres clear for nearly 12 months............... brilliant stuff.  Established deprooted weeds might need a spot-treatment with roundup first to kill those off as.  You sometimes see 150 gm containers going for under £100 on Ebay. which is a better deal

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    To prevent weed seeds germinating you need a residual herbicide. Proshield is a combined 2 in 1. Includes glyphosate to kill the weed and diflufenican to keep most weeds from growing back. Paradise is the same as Chikara and can be used alone (in water) without a weedkiller if required. Always buy from a reputable reseller  - the ECHA reckon nearly 10% of pesticides for sale in the EU are counterfeit - fakes....!

    • I have wondered how a £280  150gm conainer of Chikara can go for £80 sometimes on Ebay.  It certainly is genuine as it works perfectly, looks and smells right and is in the correct sealed container.    Crosses my mind that someone might have nicked the stuff from work to sell it so cheaply.


      • PRO

        Always worth doing due dil when buying goods online, especially on Fleabay. Would be a game changer to find you’re ‘handling stolen goods’.

        Normally, it’s easy to ensure you’re dealing with a legitimate shop/Dealer.

        Richard might be able to confirm that when selling a controlled pesticide, a dealer would / should have BASIS registration?

         What’s the saying ? If it looks too good.......

        • Problem as I see it is you can't go thinking that everything that looks a bargain is stolen or you'd not go for any good deals.  Good feedback going back some time should give you a pretty good idea about the seller............ I'm pretty certain that buying something in good faith off Ebay that turned out to be stolen would hardly be a "game changer"............ I'd hope the police/CPS would show some commonsense in these circumstances.  At the end of the day, anything bought off Ebay good be stolen.... anything bought at a carboot could be stolen............ you really can't go round thinking that anything priced cheaply is stolen. 

          • PRO

            My observations were based upon your comment "Crosses my mind that someone might have nicked the stuff from work to sell it so cheaply". If one thinks that is the case in advance and purchased, then one is, by definition, complicit in the crime.

            If I'm dealing with an online business, especially if also bricks and mortar or they have VAT registration etc then I would assume it is likley to be legit.

            If it's Joe Bloggs selling something soo cheap it is just too good to be true then I would be doing some more due-dil (hence my comment).

            If not, then one is just further fueling theft etc from Vans, Dealers or Employers...


            • PRO

              True Gary. Most tradesmen I know will not now buy tools and various other stuff from 2nd hand sites or boot sales. I know there are some genuine sellers but ultimately, the police theirselves admit this is the main disposal method for the stuff stolen from vans and units. We are quick enough to complain about our stuff getting stolen so it's a bit rich to try and look for dubious bargains. Rant over!

  • It is important to note that some herbicides have toxic chemicals, so they can be harmful to your domestic plant, pets, and also to you. The risk is most when the herbicide is used for other purposes or when it is used in excess. Given this, it is advisable to follow the instructions carefully and, most importantly, resort to protective equipment (glasses and gloves) and a good spraying device when using these herbicides.

    • PRO

      I'd say its more important to be fully trained and licensed before even thinking about applying pesticides. Handled correctly, even the most harsh of pesticides is safe for operator use.


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