Here’s what I used. Only used imox once and wasn’t entirely thrilled with my results so if anyone has a different mixture I’d be interested to hear it. I did spray later than I would have preferred that one time. Cleaned up the plot OK but I had better results with 2,4-DB. Good luck.
I also used Imox at 4 oz per acre last year on my clover and wasn't happy with the results. It appeared to knock my clover back. I plan to go back to Clethodim for the grasses, followed by 2,4 DB for the broadleaves.
With pretty much any herbicide, the rate is per acre not per gallon. Not many spray systems will cover an acre with less than the top end of what your keystone rep recommended. More common is 20-25 gallons per acre. Imox has really been hyped up on a lot of the habitat forums but it's really off label use for food plots. I am reluctant to use any chemical other than for what it's intended. That's why we are seeing resistance in plants-from people using chemicals incorrectly.
Been using Imox for two years now. We apply 6oz and 3 pints NitroSurf per 25 gallons. Application rate is roughly 20 gallons/acre. Works slower than Cleth and 2/4B, but just as effective. One application instead of two and the cost per application is actually cheaper than Cleth and 2/4B.
In addition to being able to spray 4-6oz per acre accurately, you have to keep in mind the planting rotational intervals. No turnips for 9-18 months depending on soil PH and rainfall. 18 months for sugarbeets, if soil PH is above 6.2. Read the entire label.
BLUF: 1) Figure out how many gallons it takes your system to cover one acre using just WATER. At a 'consistent' or certain speed. (say it takes 12.5 gallons to cover one acre at 7mph))
2) Decide how many Ounces per Acre of IMOX you want to use (say 5 ounces/Acre)
3) a] Fill your tank with 12.5 gallons + add 5 ounces of IMOX and spray at the consistent speed (7mph) used in step 1 OR b] Fill your tank up with a known gallons of water. Divide by the # of gallons (12.5)EXAMPLE and multiply by 5 ounces EXAMPLE. (say your tank is 35 gallons / 12.5) x (5 ounces) = how many ounces of IMOX you should add in this EXAMPLE 14 Ounces. NOTE that at 7mph this example will cover 2.8 acres in total - all you have to do is drive at 7mph and spray your plot(s).
Now you have a properly calibrated tank/sprayer filled up. All you have to do to spray a .32 acre field is turn your system on, spray at 7mph and you are spraying 5 ounces / acre.
Jeff does a good job when he explains how to "back into" the formula to get [X]ounces per Acre - Which is how one should apply IMOX.
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