Roundup vs. Eliminator

As you know, Roundup is a brand name for weed & grass killer. They say this is No.1 product and it is famous in Japan, too.

 

Here at Koloa Jodo Mission, we had used it for a long time, but last year, I stopped buying Roundup for weed & grass killer because I found something much cheaper at Walmart.   It was Eliminator(1Qt) which can make 20 gallons of herbicide and it cost about $15.   On the other hand, a brand-name Roundup(1Qt) costs about $28, which can make only 10 gallons of herbicide.

 

So, one time, I tried Eliminator and it worked good. Thus I've become an Eliminator-user.   Though I didn't have any complaint about it, but all of a sudden,  I came to have a question....is it for sure....Eliminator is better than Roundup? ......So I decided to compare how they work and how long do they last by using them at the same time since yesterday, May 18, 2013.

I sprayed Roundup at left side of the old temple and Eliminator at the right side of the old temple. I'm going to upload the picture...from time to time... to see how the weeds will be.

 

If you are interested in the result, please bookmark this article's URL.    I'm going to add much more pictures here.......In case I forgot to upload pictures, I would very much appreciate your reminder like....."hey, Sensei, what happened to the Roundup?"

 

By the way, I found one of the reasons why Eliminator is not so expensive is because its rainproof is not so good as compared to Roundup.....

May 19, 2013.  24 hours have passed and I noticed Roundup started working good...Eliminator looks like same as yesterday.
May 19, 2013. 24 hours have passed and I noticed Roundup started working good...Eliminator looks like same as yesterday.
May 21, 2013.   So far, Roundup is so good.   Eliminator started to work slowly...
May 21, 2013. So far, Roundup is so good. Eliminator started to work slowly...
May 23, 2013.   5 days have passed.  Roundup is so far better...but eliminator is getting better, too.  By the way, today I saw Roundup was $22 at Homedepot.
May 23, 2013. 5 days have passed. Roundup is so far better...but eliminator is getting better, too. By the way, today I saw Roundup was $22 at Homedepot.
May 25, 2013.  Because it rained, green recovered?
May 25, 2013. Because it rained, green recovered?
May 26, 2013.   It looked like the eliminator couldn't erase green moss?  Actually roundup couldn't either.
May 26, 2013. It looked like the eliminator couldn't erase green moss? Actually roundup couldn't either.
Roundup
Roundup
Eliminator
Eliminator
June 9, 2013.
June 9, 2013.
June 22,2013.  It has been one month since I sprayed both Roundup and Eliminator.  Look at left side (roundup) green is slowly coming back.
June 22,2013. It has been one month since I sprayed both Roundup and Eliminator. Look at left side (roundup) green is slowly coming back.
July 12, 2013.
July 12, 2013.
Eliminator....weed is coming back.
Eliminator....weed is coming back.
Two months have passed since spraying.   I think eliminator is no longer working at this point, but Roundup is also not working good.
Two months have passed since spraying. I think eliminator is no longer working at this point, but Roundup is also not working good.
Roundup!
Roundup!
July 22, 2013.
July 22, 2013.

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Comments: 3
  • #1

    Paul (Saturday, 02 November 2013 13:57)

    My understanding is, non-selective herbicides do not have "staying power". The idea is that it does it's "damage" with whatever it comes in contact with, and then it neutralizes. In fact, the packaging on Roundup says you may reseed 3 days after application.

    Thanks for the side by side comparison. Very informative!

  • #2

    Patricia Bruins (Sunday, 12 June 2016 13:24)

    Thank you for the information. It is good to know.

  • #3

    Eric (Sunday, 26 March 2017 13:11)

    What is your final?