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2 4-D Amine Selective Weed Killer

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2 4 d herbicide is an industrial weed killer for control of breadleaf weeds in grasses. It is a systemic post-emergent herbicide and is safe for use on most southern grasses when the temperature is below 90 degrees. 24 d weed killer will control weeds in St Augustine and bermuda lawns.

Target Pests

Alligare 2 4-D controls broadleaf weeds including alder aster chickweed ground ivy hawkweed ironweed nutgrass primrose bindweed box elder canada thistle bull thistle burdocks dandelion goldenrod honeysuckle nettle lockweed pigweed purslane ragweed clover stinkweed tumbleweed texas blueweed poison ivy poison sumac bitterweed broomweed marshelder and other broadleaf weeds.

For Use In

Alligare 2 4-D herbicide can be used in pastures forests lawns industrial sites and aquatic sites.


Best results are obtained when product is applied to young succulent weeds that are actively growing. The lower recommended rates will be satisfactory on susceptible annual weeds. For perennial weeds and conditions such as the very dry areas of the western states where control is difficult, the higher recommended rates should be used.

When product is used for weed control in crops, the growth stage of the crop must be considered.

Some plants and weeds, especially woody varieties, are difficult to control and may require repeat applications if permitted by this label.

Please see label for complete product instructions

Coverage Area

4 ounces of Alligare 2, 4-D will treat 1,000 square feet. Each gallon of 2, 4-D will treat up to 3/4 of an acre.

Time to Kill

Alligare 2, 4-D begins to eliminate unwanted weeds within turf just after application but can take up to several weeks to completely kill of the target weeds.

Mix Rate

Mix 1-2 ounces of 2 4-D Amine per gallon of water.

Active Ingredient

2 4-D Amine 46.8%

2 4-D Amine Selective Weed Killer

2, 4-D Weed Killer Is A Lethal Solution for Broadleaf Weeds


While to the average joe, “2, 4-D" appears to be weird combination of letters and numbers, to lawn care experts and agricultural workers responsible for managing lawns and turf, 2, 4-D is regarded as one of the most helpful chemicals in killing problematic broadleaf weeds.


What may surprise you is that  2, 4-D is perhaps the most utilized broadleaf weed killer around the world. In the United States, 2,4D is in the top three for most used herbicides for residential and commercial landscapes. 2, 4-D comes in a variety of different formulations--from liquids, to dusts and granules.


Solutions Pest & Lawn is proud to carry 2, 4-D Amine Selective Weed Killer, which is one of our best selling herbicides, and for good reason, it works!



Background Information on 2, 4-D

There is an interesting story of how 2, 4-D came to be. The chemical mixture was believed to be developed by scientist Dr. Franklin D. Jones who initially wasn’t trying to come up with the weed killer for financial reasons or acclaim, but rather was trying to combat the effects of poison ivy that was growing in his yard which harmed his children who came into contact with the plant and suffered allergic reactions.


His experimentation led him to the naturally occurring plant growth hormone, indoleacetic acid (IAA).However, Dr. Jones found that the chemical was far too unstable. A synthetic alternative was need, something that was stable that he could experiment with. The synthetic version he developed was 2, 4-D.


What Dr. Jones developed was more than just the world’s first selective herbicide. What he created was a fantastic solution to human problems such as food scarcity, infrastructure management and invasive and potentially poisonous weeds.


The development of 2, 4-D is regarded as one of the top 75 innovations in the last 75 years by the Henry Ford Organization. 2, 4-D continues its tackling of weed problems as one of the most widely-used herbicides around the world.


Over the years since it’s development in the early 1940’s, 2, 4-D has evolved scientifically to meet regulations set by the US EPA, the European Commission and other regulators. In the last 60 years, there have been over 40,000 different research studies done on 2, 4-D, going down as one of the most researched chemicals in history. This large amount of research was not just for its role in pioneering in the field of selective herbicides but to also make sure it meets the world’s modern human health standard.


Scientists have set 2, 4-D as the benchmark in the study of herbicides as most new herbicides being developed, 2, 4-D is looked at as part of procedure to make sure that the development is meeting the standards that 2, 4-D has set.

2, 4-D: The First “Selective” Herbicide

2, 4-D is regarded as the world’s first selective herbicides because of the fact that when applied to plants, it suppressed "dicots" (plants with two seed leaves, also known as broadleaf plants) while leaving "monocots" unaffected (plants with one seed leaf or thin leaves).

This basically means that it isn’t a herbicide that kills all plants that it touches and can be safely sprayed on grasses and plants like wheat, corn, rice and other crops without harming them. It only harms broadleaf weeds.


Why 2, 4-D Weed Killer is so Effective

How 2, 4-D works as a weed killer of broadleaf weeds is interesting. It basically works like a lethal disease to the broadleaf plant it is sprayed upon, as it causes the plant to grow uncontrollably to the point that it dies. The way this occurs is the chemical creates a sort of unregulated growth that leads to the destruction of the broadleaf weeds vital tissues that it needs to survive. In short, it overgrows itself to death.

2, 4-D weed killer selectivity makes it so it only affects broadleaf weeds and not grasses because these two different classifications of plants work differently when it comes to chemicals which move through it’s leaves. While broadleaf weeds have their growing point at the tips of the leaves, grasses grow from the base. Thus, the 2, 4-D herbicide is able to kill broadleaf weeds while sparing desired grasses.


Another  reason that 2, 4-D  is such a popular product is because it is very affordably priced. There are over 1,500 herbicide products that contain 2. 4-D, and it's often mixed with other active ingredients like dicamba.


Toxicity Concerns of 2, 4-D

As noted earlier, 2, 4-D has been studied and widely researched by scientists and concerns have been raised about the toxicity of 2, 4-D and how it can affect the health of the environment as well has humans. Some have stated that using 2, 4-D carry the risk of spreading carcinogens which can “possibly” cause cancer.


However, there have been conflicting reports and in fact, 2, 4-D amine has a relatively low toxicity compared to other pesticides.


Solutions Pest & Lawn experts can assure you that 2, 4-D Amine is safe to use and as long as you wear the proper safety gear and equipment when handling this product, you will have nothing to worry about when applying it to your lawns.


Order 2, 4-D Amine Weed Killer Today and Bring an End to Broadleaf Weeds

Whether it’s a harmful weed like poison ivy, or just an unsightly broadleaf weed like dandelion, stinkweed or clover, using 2, 4-D Amine Selective weed killer is highly recommend to keep your lawn looking neat and uniform. 

Use it as a spot treatment of any emerging weeds you don’t want growing on your property. Solutions Pest & Lawn offers 2,4-D Amine at a fantastic affordable price so if you’re in a weed tackling mood, you can’t go wrong with 2, 4-D Amine. Purchase 2, 4-D Amine today and get to killing those pesky weeds!


If you need any further DIY advice on how to best apply herbicides to your lawn, we are always available to help you out either via phone, online live chat or email.

Product Q & A

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I live in West Ga. I would like to know if I can use 2-4D as a pre, and post emergent, and when to apply?
John E on Oct 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Lawns (Residential, Industrial and Institutional), Parks, Cemeteries, Athletic Fields and
Golf Courses (Excluding Grasses Grown for Seed or Sod Farms).
Use 2 to 3.16 pints of product (1.0-1.5 lbs ae) per acre per application for control of annual
broadleaf weeds. Use 3.16 pints of product (1.5 lbs ae) per acre per application for control
of biennial and perennial broadleaf weeds. Treat when weeds are young and actively
growing. Perennial weeds should be near the bud stage, but not flowering at application.
Use sufficient gallonage for thorough and uniform coverage.

and Golf Courses, Turfgrass (excluding sod farms).
To control broadleaf weeds in small areas with a hand sprayer, use 1/4 pint of this product in 3
gallons of water and spray to thoroughly wet all foliage. Do not exceed 4 pints of this product
(2.0 lbs ae) per acre.
how long before people and pets can use a sprayed area
Tom on Jul 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You will need to let the area completely dry after application, after that it is completely safe.
will 24-d harm frogs
pug on Apr 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No the 2, 4 D Amine will not harm frogs.For Aquatic Uses: Fish breathe dissolved oxygen in the water and decaying weeds also
use oxygen. When treating continuous, dense weed masses, it may be appropriate to treat
only part of the infestation at a time. For example, apply the product in lanes separated
by untreated strips that can be treated after vegetation in treated lanes has disintegrated.
During the growing season, weeds decompose in a 2 to 3 week period following treatment.
Begin treatment along the shore and proceed outwards in bands to allow fish to move into
untreated areas. Waters having limited and less dense weed infestations may not require
partial treatments.
will 2,4,d kill clover or is it safe to use to control weeds in clover?
A shopper on Aug 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Don't have a clue...I only use it for water lilies and water shield and it has failed on water shield....killed them all then they came back 2 weeks later .... 60 hours work lost, maybe 100 hours...BAD because they triple in area every year...HAVE to kill them next year of lose the lake , I've used 2-4-D successfully for 30 years on water lilies

Imazapyr seemed to work but EXPENSIVE...just bought a gallon $200.00
I live in south Louisiana, and in May I put Tiffway 419 bermuda sod down. Is it ok to start treating VB with MSM Turf, or is it too soon? I've applied Sedgehammer twice already, but now i need to tackle VB + other weeds. Also, is it acceptable to combine MSM turf & 2, 4-D to treat multiple weeds at once?
Grant O on Sep 12, 2017
2 4-D Amine Selective Weed Killer
2 4-D Amine Selective Weed Killer
MSM Turf Herbicide (Manor)
MSM Turf Herbicide (Manor)
BEST ANSWER: Buddy, I don't know about most of that but the guy that told me to start using MSM (guy that owns a sod farm) said to add 2,4-D to it. Said it would help get that MSM in the weeds better, so I did without any issues.
Is this safe for deer?
Dona B on Mar 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I can honestly say, I don’t know.
I bought this product to eliminate a pesky weed know as Creepy Charlie (ground ivy). While the product slowed growth, it took manual digging to actually remove the ivy.
Is it safe to use on st Augustine?
A shopper on Feb 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This can be used on the St Augustine but will need to be mixed at the lowest rate and applied as a spot treatment. If applied at the higher rates it could cause injury to the St. Augustine.
Does this herbicide kill spurweed?
Sheila E on Feb 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It is labeled to be used to control most broadleaf noxious weeds. Here is a How to Get Rid of Spurge on our website with some recommendations.

does this 2 4 D,KILLS LAWNS?
A shopper on Feb 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: 2 4-D Amine can cause injury to southern grasses like St.Augustine and other creeping grasses. Do not apply 2 4-D Amine to newly seeded areas until the grass is well established. It can also cause injury to Bentgrass, clover, legumes, and dichondra.
Can this be added as part of my ferigation system which covers all of my plants and trees within my property here in central Florida. I have a 35 gal mixing tank which is feeding fertilizer through my irrigation system?
jerry i on Jan 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I would highly recommend not to apply the product in that manner. The 2 4-D Amine is what we call a selective herbicide and will target broadleaf weeds. This will not only include the weed that we are not wanting but also the roses, flowers, ornamental bushes and other plants that are normally found in our flower beds. Use a pump up sprayer to spot treat the yard making sure not to get the drift on the desired plants.
A shopper on Jan 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: LV6 is an ester. 2,4D is the amine version. Depends on what you are using it for and when. Need to research.
Will 2-4-D Amine kill alfalfa?
Rod B on Oct 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Spring Post-emergence (under-seeded with legumes) - Apply 1/4 to 1/2 pint per acre
after grain is 8 inches tall. Do not spray grain in boot to dough stage. Do not spray alfalfa or
sweet clover unless the infestation is severe and injury to these legumes can be tolerated.
For the high rates on Spring wheat and barley as well as Winter wheat and rye, consult State
Agricultural Experiment Station or Extension Service weed specialist for recommendations
or suggestions to fit local conditions.
Is this harmful to dogs?
A shopper on Sep 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No, the product 2, 4-D Amine will not harm your dog or pets. You will want to apply the herbicide while the dog is not in the area and then let it completely dry before then can reenter.
Are there time restrictions after spraying for cutting and bailing hay?
et on Jul 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Do not cut forage for hay within 7 days of application.
Is 2-4D Amine mixed with Target 6-Plus (MSMA) safe to use under live oaks, elms and pink trees when mixed at rate per label?
Bonnie on Jul 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I would not, 2,4-D moves in the soil with ease and is easily taken up through the root system. However with mature trees it usually will not kill it, but browning of foliage would occur.
What is the toxicity for animals and people in it's undiluted form?
Sherri on Jul 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: SDS sheet can be found on the product page which can give you all the warnings and recommendations. Undiluted the product should be kept in the original container and all protective equipment be used to prevent skin contact when mixing.
How long does it have to be on before it can get rained on and is it safe for kids to walk on
Lyn on Jun 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Ideally, you would like to wait 24 hours before it rains or the lawn is irrigated. Children and pets can go on to the lawn after the chemical has dried. Depending on the application this can be 1-2 hours after the application.
How long does it last?
Shellee on Jun 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You can typically store the 2 4-D Amine for about 3 years.
Is this safe to spray around pine trees?
Lee on May 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It will not harm pine trees if you do not get the 2,4 D Amine on the leaves.
Can this chemical be sprayed over established Bermuda grass?
Ft on Apr 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can use the 2, 4 D Amine on your Established Bermuda Grass, for broadleaf control.
Is this safe on fescue grass and bentgrass?
phil on Apr 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, 2 4 D Amine is fine for fescue grass, but may injure the bentgrass, so you may want to test a small section first. Start each season with a good pre-emergent application and this will reduce large amounts of weeds from germinating. https://www.solutionsstores.com/prodiamine-65-wdg-barricade-herbicide
Is this safe to use on centipede grass?
Brian on Feb 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Do not use 2,4-D on centipede grass. It will damage it. We recommend using Atrazine which you can most likely find in a hardware store. The only atrazine we carry is a 48% and is restricted use and requires an applicators license. The ones you can find in box stores at 4% or ready to use and while more expensive per application are available without a license.
Will this product kill the beginning stages of crabgrass. I'm trying to decide between this product and Quinclorac. I need both crabgrass and broadleaf weed control for some clover and occasional creeping charlie.
Joel on Jun 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Here is a website that gives you access to all kinds of active formulated products, including the MSDS and labels. The labels should tell you what types of weeds each product kills/controls. You click on the product by brand name or manufacturer and then look at the Specimen Label.

Is this product safe for this type of grass :

1.Cow Grass
2.Pearl Grass
3.Philiphine Grass
Adib on May 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Here is a website that gives you access to all kinds of active formulated products, including the MSDS and labels. The labels should tell you what types of weeds each product kills/controls. You click on the product by brand name or manufacturer and then look at the Specimen Label.


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great product really kill all weeds and easy to use
February 23, 2018
1 month ago
It works.
My problem was ground ivy which was well established in my front and back yards. I sprayed 2,4-D Amine with a hose-end sprayer using 12 ounces of product for 9 gallons of water to cover the entire 4000 square feet. Two weeks later I sprayed again with the same mix. Now, another two weeks later, I can only find a very few remaining weeds of any kind.
October 6, 2017
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2, 4-D Amine Broadleaf Herbicide
Economical and easy to mix and apply. Works well in control of weeds.
May 28, 2014
My company uses this product on a regular basis and we get great results.
April 30, 2013

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