Drive XLR8 Herbicide

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Drive XLR8 herbicide is the latest technology in providing unsurpassed crabgrass control. A proprietary, water-based formulation, Drive XLR8 herbicide improves the control of crabgrass, torpedograss, kikuyugrass, several broadleaves (clover, speedwell) and numerous other troublesome weeds that you have relied on Drive 75 DF to control. When compared to Drive 75 DF, the new formulation in Drive XLR8:
  • Provides faster, more effective weed control.
  • Delivers quicker uptake by the plant.
  • Is rainfast quicker (in less than an hour).
Active Ingredient %
Quinclorac 17.99 %
Other Ingredients 82.01 %
Mode of Action
Growth Regulators
Site of Action
(4) Specific site unknown
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Safe On
Bentgrass
Safe Rate:
0.5 - 1 fluid ounces per 1,000 sqft
Bluegrass, Roughstalk, Chewings Fescue, Fine Fescue, Hard Fescue, Red Fescue, Bermudagrass, Bluegrass, Annual, Kentucky Bluegrass, Buffalograss, Tall Fescue, Annual Ryegrass, Perennial Ryegrass, Zoysiagrass
Safe Rate:
1.47 fluid ounces per 1,000 sqft
Not Safe On
Bahiagrass, Bentgrass, Colonial, Carpetgrass, Centipedegrass, Dichondra, St. Augustinegrass
Maximum Yearly Limits
Do not apply more than 128 fluid ounces of Drive XLR8 per acre (or 2.9 fluid ounces per 1,000 square feet) in one year (1.5 lbs acid equivalent per acre per year).
Mowing Instructions
Do not mow 2 days before applying Drive XLR8 to maximize weed control and minimize potential turfgrass injury. Clippings from the first three mowings after application should be left on the treated area.
Water Instructions
If soil moisture is not sufficient prior to Drive XLR8 application, irrigation may improve wed control. For best results, do not water or irrigate for 24 hours application. If rainfall does not occur 2 to 7 days after application, irrigation of at least 1/2 inch is desirable.
Before Seeding Instructions
Drive XLR8 be applied 7 days or greater prior to seeding.

Seeding / Overseeding / Sprigging Timing Chart
VarietyBefore SeedingAt Seeding
Annual BluegrassOKOK
Annual RyegrassOKOK
BuffalograssOK OK
Common BermudagrassOK OK
Creeping BentgrassOK NO
Fine Fescue (in blend)OK NO
Hybrid BermudagrassOK OK
Kentucky BluegrassOK NO
Perennial RyegrassOK OK
Tall FescueOK OK
ZoysiagrassOK OK

For Common Bermudagrass, Hybrid Bermudagrass, and Zoysiagrass: Drive XLR8 can be used anytime prior to, at, or after sprigging.
After Seeding Instructions
Variety7 days after emergence14 days after emergence28 days after emergence
Annual BluegrassOKOK OK
Annual RyegrassOK OK OK
BuffalograssOK OK OK
Common BermudagrassOK OK OK
Creeping bentgrassNONO OK
Fine fescue (in blend)NO NO OK
Hybrid BermudagrassOK OK OK
Kentucky BluegrassNO NO OK
Perennial RyegrassNO NO OK
Tall FescueOK OK OK
ZoysiagrassOK OK OK
For Common Bermudagrass, Hybrid Bermudagrass, and Zoysiagrass: Drive XLR8 can be used anytime prior to, at, or after sprigging.

NOTE: No adjuvant or additive should be used when Drive XLR8 herbicide applications are made on newly emerged turfgrass seedlings until 28 days after emergence.

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Weeds Controlled by Drive XLR8

Legend:
Control
Suppression
No Control
Label Application Rates
Spot Treatment
Label Rate:
1.47 fluid ounces per gallon
Cost Effectiveness:
Makes 43.54 gallons
at a cost of
$1.58 per gallon
Broadcast Treatment
Label Rate:
1.47 fluid ounces per 1,000 sqft
Cost Effectiveness:
Covers 43560 square feet
at a cost of
$1.58 per 1,000 sqft
Weeds Pre-
Emergent
Post-Emergent
Crabgrass, large
Crabgrass, smooth
Label Application Rates
Spot Treatment
Label Rate:
1.47 fluid ounces per gallon
Cost Effectiveness:
Makes 43.54 gallons
at a cost of
$1.58 per gallon
Broadcast Treatment
Label Rate:
1.47 fluid ounces per 1,000 sqft
Cost Effectiveness:
Covers 43560 square feet
at a cost of
$1.58 per 1,000 sqft
Instructions:
Under certain conditions, Drive XLR8 application to annual grasses at 2-tiller and 4-tiller may not provide complete control. A sequential application will be required for grass control in these situations. Optimum control is achieved when applications of Drive XLR8 + methylated seed oil are applied either before second tiller or as grass weeds mature.

Biotypes of large and smooth crabgrass in California have shown varied response to Drive XLR8. If control failure occurs following a full or split application, DO NOT reapply Drive XLR8. Change to a herbicide with a different mode of action.
Label Application Rates
Spot Treatment
Label Rate:
1.47 fluid ounces per gallon
Cost Effectiveness:
Makes 43.54 gallons
at a cost of
$1.58 per gallon
Broadcast Treatment
Label Rate:
1.47 fluid ounces per 1,000 sqft
Cost Effectiveness:
Covers 43560 square feet
at a cost of
$1.58 per 1,000 sqft
Instructions:
Under certain conditions, Drive XLR8 application to annual grasses at 2-tiller and 4-tiller may not provide complete control. A sequential application will be required for grass control in these situations. Optimum control is achieved when applications of Drive XLR8 + methylated seed oil are applied either before second tiller or as grass weeds mature.
Weeds Pre-
Emergent
Post-Emergent
Kikuyu grass
Label Application Rates
Spot Treatment
Label Rate:
0.9 - 1 fluid ounces per gallon
Cost Effectiveness:
Makes 64 - 71.11 gallons
at a cost of
$0.97 - $1.08 per gallon
Broadcast Treatment
Application Interval:
14 - 21 days
Label Rate:
0.9 - 1 fluid ounces per 1,000 sqft
Cost Effectiveness:
Covers 64000 - 71111 square feet
at a cost of
$0.97 - $1.08 per 1,000 sqft
Instructions:
Tank mix partner or sequential application required.

Make 2 sequential applications of 1.0 fl oz (0.51 lb ae/A) of Drive XLR8 per 1,000 sq ft and an additional sequential application up to 0.9 fl oz (0.46 lb ae/A) of Drive XLR8 at 14 to 21 day intervals.
Weeds Pre-
Emergent
Post-Emergent
Daisy, english
Label Application Rates
Spot Treatment
Label Rate:
1.47 fluid ounces per gallon
Cost Effectiveness:
Makes 43.54 gallons
at a cost of
$1.58 per gallon
Broadcast Treatment
Label Rate:
1.47 fluid ounces per 1,000 sqft
Cost Effectiveness:
Covers 43537 square feet
at a cost of
$1.58 per 1,000 sqft
Instructions:
Tank mix partner or sequential application required.

Not for use to control this weed in California.
Weeds Pre-
Emergent
Post-Emergent
Dandelion
Label Application Rates
Spot Treatment
Label Rate:
1.47 fluid ounces per gallon
Cost Effectiveness:
Makes 43.54 gallons
at a cost of
$1.58 per gallon
Broadcast Treatment
Label Rate:
1.47 fluid ounces per 1,000 sqft
Cost Effectiveness:
Covers 43537 square feet
at a cost of
$1.58 per 1,000 sqft
Instructions:
Tank mix partner or sequential application required.
Weeds Pre-
Emergent
Post-Emergent
Horseweed (marestail)
Label Application Rates
Spot Treatment
Label Rate:
1.47 fluid ounces per gallon
Cost Effectiveness:
Makes 43.54 gallons
at a cost of
$1.58 per gallon
Broadcast Treatment
Label Rate:
1.47 fluid ounces per 1,000 sqft
Cost Effectiveness:
Covers 43537 square feet
at a cost of
$1.58 per 1,000 sqft
Instructions:
Not for use to control this weed in California.
Weeds Pre-
Emergent
Post-Emergent
Torpedograss
Label Application Rates
Spot Treatment
Label Rate:
0.9 - 1 fluid ounces per gallon
Cost Effectiveness:
Makes 64 - 71.11 gallons
at a cost of
$0.97 - $1.08 per gallon
Broadcast Treatment
Application Interval:
14 - 21 days
Label Rate:
0.9 - 1 fluid ounces per 1,000 sqft
Cost Effectiveness:
Covers 64000 - 71111 square feet
at a cost of
$0.97 - $1.08 per 1,000 sqft
Instructions:
Make 2 sequential applications of 1.0 fl oz (0.51 lb ae/A) of Drive XLR8 per 1,000 sq ft and an additional sequential application up to 0.9 fl oz (0.46 lb ae/A) of Drive XLR8 at 14 to 21 day intervals.
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