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Our attention was drawn to the Mankar units because they are capable of outputting the minimum amount of herbicide needed. Today, the combination of Mankar ULV technology and Roundup ProBiactive 450 is our preferred method of weed control along footpaths and around housing blocks, trails, trash bins, benches, signposts and traffic lights throughout the entire city centre of Coventry. The process is safe, effective and easy to implement. It leads to higher productivity and lower costs as work times and herbicide consumption are significantly reduced.
Tim Fox, English Landscapes
For prices or more information, please call 01952 897414.
Monsanto Roundup ProVantage 480
Roundup ProVantage is a patented potassium salt formulation containing 480g/L glyphosate and a unique blend of two surfactants. The optimised blend of surfactants delivers highly efficient activity at the leaf surface and a synergistic improvement in glyphosate uptake and overall performance.
Roundup ProVantage incorporates a high technical specification and the formulation has been designed to address stewardship aspects, so vital now for glyphosate application.
How Roundup ProVantage works
Roundup ProVantage is a herbicide which is sprayed on to green leaves where it is absorbed and drawn into the plant’s vascular system. It then stops the production of the amino acids which build the protein the plant needs to grow and survive. The plant effectively starves to death.
Superior performance in challenging conditions
Low drift formulation
Improved rainfastness and speed of uptake
Improved hard water efficacy
Application Rates of Roundup ProVantage 5L
|Rates per hectare||Dilution for 200l/ha water volume||Weeds controlled|
|2.25 Litres||1:87 or 12ml per litre of water||Annual grasses, annual broad-leaved weeds|
|3.0 Litres||1:67 or 15ml per litre of water||Arable weeds pre-planting of trees|
|3.75 Litres||1:53 or 19ml per litre of water||Most perennial weeds|
|4.5 Litres||1:44 or 23ml per litre of water||Floating aquatic weeds|
|7.5 Litres||1:27 or 37ml per litre of water||Rhododendron, Ivy Horsetail and difficult
When to Apply Roundup ProVantage 5L
The timetable needs to be flexible according to conditions rather than calendar. The first spray should not be done until weeds have emerged and are actively growing and this will vary from year to year according to the weather.
The graph below right shows spray windows as late April to mid-May for Spring treatment, with a subsequent optional spray in Summer, and a further spray in the period August to September.
Monitoring the Results
Inspection and evaluation is essential to assess the performance and check if you need follow-up treatments. Weeds sprayed with Roundup ProVantage do not show signs of die-back until 7-10 days have elapsed. It is important to be able to recognise early symptoms, so that treated weeds can be identified. Symptoms show first in Annual Meadow-grass, which takes on a yellow tinge a few days after spraying. Other grasses follow by turning first yellow, then reddish brown before they die.
Broad-leaved weeds will appear healthy at this time, however, if you look closely you will see the leaves will be turning white in the centre. Within a week the plant will be dead. Use this guide to monitor the progress and effect of the treatment. You should expect 95% kill of all weeds to occur with the 3.75 litre rate, approximately 10 – 21 days after treatment. Any seedlings that germinate after spraying will NOT be affected.
For more information or to enquire about purchasing, please call 01952 897414.