Scythe is used as an organic, contact weed and grass killer which is composed of pelargonic acid and related fatty acids. This material is a non-selective (kills broadleaf and grasses) contact spray concentrate. Results are usually visible within minutes after spray application. Mix Scythe with water and spray the foliage of unwanted grasses, broadleaf weeds and some perennials. On harder plants (or strong weeds over 6 inches in height) this herbicide will suppress or kill the new, top growth.
Soil Activity - Because Scythe is rapidly degraded into the environment, treated areas can be sown(e.g. to lawn grass) or transplanted into as soon as desirable levels of weed control are obtained. Scythe may be applied for post-emergent control of weeds in areas that have been seeded, or planted with bulbs or other underground propagation parts, provided that the desirable plants have not yet emerged.
Timing - For most rapid kill, apply in warm sunny weather. Avoid applications when rainfall is imminent. A rain-free period of 1 to 2 hours following application is usually sufficient for effective kill. Avoid cold temperatures. Applications when temperatures are below 70 slows the rate of kill and reduces the visual effect of the herbicide even though weeds may still die
Mode of Action - Scythe kills weeds and grasses fast. When Scythe makes contact with a living plant, the spray quickly penetrates green plant tissue, and disrupts normal membrane permeability and cellular physiology. The disruption of the cell membrane results in cell leakage and death of all contacted tissues. Results are usually visible within minutes after treatment. Depending on plant size and species, some re-growth may occur and require additional treatment.
Application rate: Use 5%-10% volume with water.
For weeds and grasses less than 6" use lower label rate.
For weeds and grasses taller than 6" use higher label rate.