General Information



This product will kill or control the following weeds in addition to many other noxious plants susceptible to 2,4-D.

Alder, American lotus, Arrowhead, Artichoke, Aster, Austrian fieldcress, Beggartick, Biden, Bindweed, Bitterweed, Bitter wintercress, Blessed thistle, Blue lettuce, Box elder, Broomweed, Buckhorn, Bull thistle, Bulrush, Burdock, Bur ragweed, Buttercup, Canada thistle, Carpetweed, Catnip, Chickweed, Chicory, Cockle, Cocklebur, Coffeebean, Coffeeweed, Common sowthistle, Creeping jenny, Croton, Curly indigo, Dandelion, Dock, Dogbane, Duckweed, Elderberry, Flea bane (daisy), Flixweed, Florida pusley, Frenchweed, Galinsoga, Goatsbeard, Goldenrod, Ground ivy, Gumweed, Healall, Hemp, Henbit, Hoary cress, Honeysuckle, Horsetail, Indigo, Indiana mallow, Ironweed, Jewelweed, Jimsonweed, Knotweed, Kochia, Lambsquarter, Locoweed, Lupine, Mallow, Marshelder, Mexican weed, Morningglory, Musk thistle, Mustard, Nettle, Nutgrass, Orange hawkweed, Parrotfeather, Parsnip, Pennycress, Pennywort, Peppergrass, Pepperweed, Pigweed, Plantain, Poison hemlock, Poison ivy, Pokeweed, Poorjoe, Povertyweed, Prickly lettuce, Primrose, Puncture vine, Purslane, Ragweed, Rush, Russian thistle, Sagebrush, St. Johnswort, Shepherdspurse, Sicklepod, Smartweed, Sneezeweed, Southern wild rose, Sowthistle, Spanishneedle, Spatterdock, Stinging nettle, Stinkweed, Sumac, Sunflower, Sweet clover, Tarweed, Thistle, Toadflax, Tumbleweed, Velvetleaf, Vervain, Vetch, Virginia creeper, Water hyacinth, Water lily, Water plantain, Water primrose, Watershield, Wild carrot, Wild garlic, Wild lettuce, Wild onion, Wild radish, Wild rape, Wild strawberry, Wild sweet potato, Willow, Witchweed, Wormseed, Yellow rocket.

Generally the lower dosages given will be satisfactory for young, succulent growth of sensitive weed species. For less sensitive species and under conditions where control is more difficult, the higher dosages will be needed.

Apply Dri-Clean during warm weather when weeds are young and growing actively. Use enough spray volume for uniform coverage by ground or air application. Unless otherwise recommended, suggested application rates may be up to 10 gallons of total spray by air or 5 to 25 gallons by ground application equipment. If only bands or rows are treated, leaving middles untreated, the dosage per crop per acre is reduced proportionately. Do not apply when temperature exceeds 90°F.

TO PREPARE THE SPRAY: Mix Dri-Clean Herbicide only with water. Just add the recommended water to your spray tank, then remove the water soluble packet from plastic outer bag. Add the appropriate Dri-Clean into the spray tank and agitate for three to five minutes. Dri-Clean will make a stable water mixture. It is non-flammable. Do not handle water soluble bags or expose them to moisture since this may cause rupturing.

Individual water soluble bags are not to be offered for sale.

Notes: (1) Adding oil, wetting agent, or other surfactant to the spray may be used to increase effectiveness on weeds, but doing so may reduce selectivity to crops resulting in crop damage. (2) One 2 lb. 13 oz. (45 oz.) packet of Riverdale Dri-Clean Herbicide is equal to 5 pints of 2,4-D “4 lb.” Amine. (3) Using a 2 lb. 13 oz. (45 oz.) packet for a 5 acre coverage is equivalent to applying 2,4-D “4 lb.” Amine at a rate of 1 pint per acre.

Limitations, Restrictions, and Exceptions


BROADLEAF WEED CONTROL IN NON-CROPLAND GRASS AREAS SUCH AS LAWNS, GOLF COURSES, CEMETERIES AND PARKS, AIRFIELDS, RIGHTS-OF-WAY, FENCEROWS, ROADSIDES, VACANT LOTS, DRAINAGE DITCHBANKS AND SIMILAR PLACES: Use 1 to 2 packets (45 to 90 ozs.) of this product in 15 to 50 gallons of water pre acre. On turf, apply a maximum of 40 ozs. of this product per acre per application per site. The maximum number of broadcast applications to turf per treatment site is 2 per year. Treat when weeds are young and growing well. Do not use on dichondra or other herbaceous ground covers. Do not use on creeping grasses such as Bent except for spot treatment nor on freshly seeded turf until grass is well established. Reseeding of lawns should be delayed following treatment. With spring application, reseed in the fall. With fall application, reseed in spring. Legumes are usually damaged or killed. Thoroughly wet weeds when applying this mixture. Bindweed, Whitetop, Perennial sow thistle, Blue lettuce, Bur ragweed, Canada thistle and other noxious perennials somewhat resistant to 2,4-D will require repeated treatments to kill. To control small areas of woody plants, such as Willows, Honeysuckle, Virginia creeper, Alders and others susceptible to 2,4-D, use 1 to 2 water soluble, packets (45 to 90 ozs.) in 100 gallons of water; spray to thoroughly wet plants when in full leaf. Re-treat as necessary for control of regrowth and seedlings. In general, it is better to cut tall woody growth and spray suckers when 2 to 4 feet high.