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Sonar RTU Ready-To-Use

Herbicide available in 1 quart size

Sonar® Ready-To-Use RTU represents an exciting new era in pond weed management for the do-it-yourselfer! The innovative RTU formulation allows anyone to make water usable for recreation, bring fish populations back into balance and restore property values.

It’s so simple that applying Sonar RTU doesn’t require any mixing, special spray equipment or a boat simply open the bottle and treat from the shoreline. In fact, Sonar RTU is so effective and simple to use, LakeLawnandPond.com is able to guarantee the results. We’re so sure that applications of Sonar RTU conducted according to directions will control target aquatic vegetation listed on the label that we’ll work with you until you see the results you expect.

Sonar RTU and Duckweed

Many pond owners consider duckweed to be their toughest aquatic weed problem. Duckweed is a very common nuisance aquatic weed that is spread from pond to pond via waterfowl or other wildlife. While it is commonly mistaken for algae, duckweed is actually a tiny plant with an explosive reproductive capacity that can completely cover a pond in just a few weeks to the point that the infested waterbody resembles a golf-course green. Fortunately, no other aquatic herbicide is more effective on duckweed. Sonar provides complete, long-lasting control of duckweed and other stubborn unwanted aquatic vegetation.

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Sonar RTU provides complete, long-lasting control of duckweed and other stubborn unwanted aquatic weeds.

 

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Sonar® Ready-To-Use RTU represents an exciting new era in pond weed management for the do-it-yourselfer! The innovative RTU formulation allows anyone to make water usable for recreation, bring fish populations back into balance and restore property values.

It’s so simple that applying Sonar RTU doesn’t require any mixing, special spray equipment or a boat simply open the bottle and treat from the shoreline. In fact, Sonar RTU is so effective and simple to use, LakeLawnandPond.com is able to guarantee the results. We’re so sure that applications of Sonar RTU conducted according to directions will control target aquatic vegetation listed on the label that we’ll work with you until you see the results you expect.

Sonar RTU and Duckweed

Many pond owners consider duckweed to be their toughest aquatic weed problem. Duckweed is a very common nuisance aquatic weed that is spread from pond to pond via waterfowl or other wildlife. While it is commonly mistaken for algae, duckweed is actually a tiny plant with an explosive reproductive capacity that can completely cover a pond in just a few weeks to the point that the infested waterbody resembles a golf-course green. Fortunately, no other aquatic herbicide is more effective on duckweed. Sonar provides complete, long-lasting control of duckweed and other stubborn unwanted aquatic vegetation.

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Sonar RTU provides complete, long-lasting control of duckweed and other stubborn unwanted aquatic weeds.

 

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How Sonar RTU Works

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Sonar RTU manages undesirable aquatic weeds for a year or longer and is recommended for use in water bodies with soft or muck bottoms. Sonar RTU contains 5% fluridone in an easy-to-use liquid formulation that is applied straight from the bottle. Sonar works by stopping photosynthesis, which robs target plants of their ability to make food. Target plants turn white and gradually die over a period of six to twelve weeks. Unlike other aquatic herbicides, Sonar has no restrictions for swimming, fishing, boating or livestock use, even immediately after application. Check the label for irrigation precautions.

Sonar is the world's leading brand of aquatic herbicide for the selective, long-term control of undesirable aquatic vegetation. With an unmatched dedication to advancing the science of aquatic plant management, researchers at SePRO Corporation have integrated fifteen years of laboratory research, field expertise and formulation innovation into Sonar RTU, the first Sonar product designed specifically for small pond and lake owners. Now you can benefit from time-tested application methods and materials developed by SePRO scientists all in one convenient package you’ll use right on your water’s edge.

How to Apply Sonar RTU

Sonar RTU comes in a distinctive squeeze bottle that only requires the user to lift the nozzle on the lid and squirt the Sonar RTU directly into the water. Treating an entire lake or pond only takes a few minutes. After measuring the size of the water body, consult the rate chart included with each Sonar RTU purchase to determine the amount of Sonar required.

You’ll apply half of the total dose on day one, then return 21 and 42 days later to add the rest. Simply apply Sonar RTU at two to four locations around the water body each time and the unique formulation of Sonar RTU will disperse throughout the water.

Download a copy of the Sonar Application Tip Sheet here.

No mixing, no need for spray equipment or a boat-simply apply directly into the water from the shoreline.

Sonar RTU Application Rates/Timing Table

Managing the Pond

Owning a pond can be a wonderful experience; it can be the center of activity on your property for recreation, wildlife and aesthetic enjoyment.

An unmanaged pond, however, can be a real problem, looking unsightly, developing an odor and eventually becoming unhealthy.
 
Just driving up Mountain Road the other day, I saw four ponds that were covered with algae. For pond maintenance, it’s important to eradicate growth early before it has a chance to mature and establish. There are, unfortunately, many kinds of weeds, and you will need to identify what problems you are trying to control. Your pond might ail with terrestrial vegetation and brush on the shoreline, immersed weeds with leaves at the surface, hanging growth, floating algae —more poetically known as “scum”— or submerged plants, multiplying entirely below the surface. My pond had a grass substance that just continued to grow and get longer —and longer— with time.
 
But I didn’t despair. There are biodegradable products on the market used to cure all these conditions. Last year, I treated my pond for weeds and algae with Sonar RTU from SePRO, a “ready-to-use” aquatic herbicide that oxygen-starves the root system. Plants disintegrate in the water over a period of six to 12 weeks. After consulting the pond size chart, I applied the product directly from the bottle at the shoreline, one dose initially and then two more applications 21 days apart. In three months, my pond was restored to the healthy, natural state of years ago. The results lasted a year, and I will treat my pond yearly for the best results.
 
Another pond enhancement is to dye the water blue to reduce sunlight penetration and new plant growth; it also helps protect fish from large predators such as herons. There are nontoxic, environmentally friendly dyes available, too.
 
These products are safe. My family and I swim in the pond, my dogs drink the water and three types of trout live happily in the new, clean environment. The treatment of weeds, algae and other plant life is part of an overall maintenance routine, a necessary task in having a pond on your property, depending greatly on its uses. Realizing the unique concerns of your pond will help you choose the best formulas that will lead to more successes. For more pond maintenance tips, please contact me at dave@stowerealty.com.
 
David Jamieson is a Realtor/broker with Stowe Realty and offers land consultation through Vermont Land Company. He is a seventh-generation Vermonter and lives with his wife, Sue, on Mountain Mead Farm in Worcester. His monthly column, Land Here, features helpful property maintenance and real estate information.
 
Picture of Sonar RTU Ready-to-Use 1 Quart Bottle
Sonar RTU Ready-to-Use 1 Quart Bottle
1 Quart
$94.24
excluding shipping
Picture of Sonar RTU Ready-to-Use 4 x 1 Quart Case
Sonar RTU Ready-to-Use 4 x 1 Quart Case
4 quarts
$358.00
excluding shipping