Garlon RTU

Herbicide

Garlon™ RTU provides professional vegetation managers selective control of woody plants in a convienent, ready to use formulation for basal bark and stump treatment programs. Garlon™ RTU requires no mixing and is packaged in the innovative Jerribox.

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Benefits

Garlon™ RTU is a ready to use product that provides control of hard-to-kill woody plants  for basal bark and stump treatment programs.

Why use Garlon™ RTU?

Ready to use

Garlon™ RTU formulated to be used right out of the container, no mixing is required. It is designed for selective, direct stem application to woody species.

Packaging

Garlon™ RTU comes in an innovative Jerribox which is easy to pour and eliminates the need for traditional jug disposal.

Year round

Ability to use any time throughout the year if plants are dry.


Registrations

Now registered in the following provinces:

  • Registered
  • Unregistered

Technical Specifications

  • Application Method

    Aerial
    • Not registered for aerial application.
    Ground

    Streamline
    This has proven to be the fastest and most effective method of selective basal bark application. Best results are on young, actively growing stems less than 8 cm in diameter.
    • Achieving complete “wrap” of the solution around the entire stem circumference is essential for effectiveness.
    • Spray 30 to 50 cm above ground level:
    - For stems less than 8 cm basal diameter, spray a band 5 cm wide on one side of each stem.
    - For stems 8 to 15 cm basal diameter, spray a band 5 cm wide on two sides of each stem (Two-sided Streamline).
    • With sufficient volume, the treated zone should widen to encircle the entire stem circumference within 30 minutes.

    Stump Treatment
    This method is excellent for prevention of re-sprouting. It also reduces the need for repeated cutting of large diameter stumps of species that sprout from the base or sucker from roots. Applications may be made to both old and freshly cut stumps.
    Thoroughly wet the stump, including:
    • Cut surfaces, especially the cambium layer just inside the bark.
    • The remaining bark to the ground line, including the root collar.

    Garlon RTU Application Tips and Techniques

  • Approved Use
    Refer to the Garlon RTU label for complete use instructions.
    Refer to the Controlled Weeds list for the full list of weeds.
  • Rates
    • Garlon RTU is packaged in 13L Jerri Boxes and can be added directly to back pack spayers.
    • It is formulated to be used right out of the container. No mixing is required.
    • Garlon RTU is designed for selective, direct stem application to woody species.
  • Application Timing
    • Optimal results are achieved when applications are made to young vigorously growing stems which have not developed the thicker bark characteristic of slower growing older trees.
    • For best results, apply when stem and bark are dry.
    • Garlon RTU can be applied at any time, including the winter months, except when snow or water prevents spraying at the ground line.
  • Mixing Instructions

    For the selective control of individual, undesirable woody plants, use Garlon RTU as directed below. Do not add water, mineral oil or vegetable oil. Do not dilute. Garlon RTU is formulated to be used right out of the container. Use low nozzle pressure to minimize spattering of spray solution off the target stem. For best results, apply when stem and bark are dry.

    One-Sided Low Volume
    To control woody plants with stems less than 15 cm in basal diameter, apply Garlon RTU Herbicide with a knapsack or backpack sprayer using a flat fan or solid cone nozzle, or wick attachment. Low pump pressures of 70 to 210 kPa are recommended. Spray the basal parts of at least one side of each stem to thoroughly wet the lower 30 cm, including the root collar area, but not to the point of runoff. Apply at any time, including the winter months, except when snow or water prevents spraying at the ground line.
    Streamline
    To control woody plants, apply using a knapsack or backpack sprayer with a flat fan or solid cone nozzle, or wick attachment. Low pump pressures of 70 to 210 kPa are recommended. Apply sufficient spray to one side of stems less than 8 cm in basal diameter to form a band 5 cm in width. When the optimum amount of spray mixture is applied, the treated zone should widen to encircle the stem within approximately 30 minutes. Treat both sides of stems which are 8 to 15 cm in basal diameter. Direct the spray at a point on the stem that is approximately 30 to 50 cm above ground level. Optimal results are achieved when applications are made to young vigorously growing stems which have not developed the
    thicker bark characteristics of slower growing, understory trees in older stands. Apply at any time, including the winter months, except when snow or water prevents spraying at the desired height above ground level.
    Cut Stump Treatment
    To control resprouting of cut stumps of woody species, apply with a backpack or knapsack sprayer using a flat fan or a solid cone nozzle. Low pump pressures of 70 to 210 kPa are recommended. Thoroughly wet the outer portion of the cut surface adjacent to the cambium and the sides of the stumps, including the root collar area, but not to the point of runoff. Apply at any time, including the winter months, except when snow or water prevents spraying to the ground line. Care must be given to ensure treatment of all
    cut stems in a clump.

  • Herbicide Group

    Group 4

  • Grazing

    There is no grazing restriction on livestock grazing treated areas.

    Withdraw livestock from grazing treated grass or consumption of treated hay at least 3 days prior to slaughter.


Resources

Labels (PDF)
Garlon™ RTU Herbicide Label
Herbicide Garlon™ RTU étiquette principale

Safety Data Sheets (PDF)
Garlon™ RTU Herbicide SDS
Herbicide Garlon™ RTU fiche signalétique

View Additional Resource Material (PDF)
2019 Vegetation Management Guide
Guide de gestion de la végétation

Before use and for complete product information, please read and follow label directions.