With the industry
standard for pre-asphalt
paving weed control. . .
The Soil Under Your
Pavement is Alive and Well
Which doesn't Bode Well
for Your Asphalt.
An asphaltic concrete or asphalt membrane over soil
doesn't mean an end to weed problems. In fact, it's only
When you pave, moisture is retained by the soil
underneath. In addition, the black asphalt surface
absorbs a great deal of heat from the sun. If you don't
treat the soil beneath the pavement, these two elements
create an ideal environment in which dormant plants can
These unsuspected villains can exert a frightening
amount of pressure as they grow - up to 1,500 pounds per
square inch - which is more than enough pressure to
easily heave a large area of pavement before emerging.
Even if only small cracks are produced, surface damage
will occur sooner or later.
Here, There & Everywhere
Perennial weeds, grasses and brush are found
practically everywhere, and chances are living plant
parts (rhizomes, roots, seeds) will be in the soil under
any paving job. Just moving the soil around doesn't
necessarily kill them. Moreover, potentially damaging
plant parts may be brought to a location in the base
course material. And eventually they'll germinate, grow
and cause expensive ruptures.
The problem is even worse on low-traffic or
channelized-traffic areas where pavement is practically
unused. This allows weeds to grow and develop fully,
which only causes more damage and more expense.
Prevent Weed Break-Through
Before You Pave
Monobor-Chlorate gets to the root of your weed
control problems by preventing costly pavement damage.
Monobor-Chlorate is a
pelleted, nonselective, residual herbicide that meets the
most exacting requirements for controlling weeds and
inhibiting plant life under any pavement.
Saving Your Asphalt Saves You
By controlling all plant growth,
prevents surface damage, eliminating costly repairs.
readily adaptable to low-cost application in its pelleted
form with simple mechanical spreaders.
Controls Plants on Contact
is immediately effective. Unlike some
synthetic organic herbicides, which only become toxic
after being transported to the leaves,
controls on contact. Furthermore, its chemical stability
assures it will remain active indefinitely under a sealed
surface - a big advantage when you consider other
herbicides' toxic action is greatly reduced by bacteria
activity induced by high moisture and temperature
is highly soluble in water and easily dissolved. Since
weeds can only be killed by absorbing the herbicide in
the moisture about them,
offers a plus because it is readily incorporated in the
soil from existing moisture and requires relatively
little supplementary water. If applied before compaction,
be further forced into the soil by any watering.
Easy to Apply
One quick, easy application of
Monobor-Chlorate before you pave is all you
need to prevent weed break-through.
pellets can be applied directly from the bag with any
spreader suitable for granular fertilizers. Apply 2 - 4
pounds per 100 sq. ft. to the finished subgrade. After
treatment, apply at least 2 gallons of water per 100 sq.
ft. to dissolve and incorporate the herbicide into the
CAUTION: Do not apply near root zones of
Always read and follow label directions.
Safe to Use
Thoroughly researched and field tested,
extremely safe to both the public and contractors'
workmen either during or following application. With
there is no danger of enhanced corrosion to underground
conduits, application equipment or the asphaltic surface.
Monobor-Chlorate uses two active ingredients -
Sodium Chlorate and Sodium Metaborate - to provide you
with exceptional control of unwanted vegetation.
Sodium Chlorate provides quick knockdown of many
weeds. It is a white, crystalline salt that looks like
common table salt (Sodium Chloride). Weight for weight,
however, Sodium Chlorate is 30 - 50 times more toxic to
plants than Sodium Chloride.
Sodium Metaborate imparts residual weed control
activity. Furthermore, Sodium Metaborate - also a white,
crystalline salt - acts as a fire retardant. It is also
toxic to soil microorganisms, extending the residual
activity of the product.
The advantages of BareSpot
Monobor-Chlorate are many:
- Contact plus soil residual.
Monobor-Chlorate works on contact and
provides a residual barrier in the soil.
- Safe-to-use. BareSpot
Monobor-Chlorate has a low mammalian
- No drift. Pellets eliminate danger of drift to
- Quick knockdown.
- Full-season control.
- Root prune.
- Apply any time (follow by rain or
- Easy to apply. Because the application rate is
visible, the easy-to-see pellets eliminate skips and
misses so there is no guesswork involved.
prevents weed break-through quickly, safely and
So get to the root of your weed control problems
before you pave with
Sodium Chlorate (NaCIO3). . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . .30.0%
Sodium Metaborate (Na2B2O44H2O). . . . . .
Inert Ingredients. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . .21.5%
- Appearance: A white, odorless, pellet, free
flowing, nonvolatile material.
- Bulk Density, Loose Pack: 58 lbs./ft3
- Mammalian Toxicity: Acute oral LD50 dosage
to rats is 6,810 mg/kg body weight. Acute dermal LD50
to rabbits is 20,000 mg/kg body weight.
- Equipment Cleaning: After application, wash
equipment thoroughly with clean water.
- Handling Precautions: Corrosive to eyes.
Causes irreversible eye damage. Wear goggles, face
mask, or safety glasses with side shields. Due to
corrosive nature, may be harmful or fatal if
swallowed. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, or clothing.
Wash thoroughly with soap and water after handling.
Remove and wash contaminated clothing before reuse.
Avoid breathing dust or spray mist.
- Packaging: Monobor-Chlorate is packaged in
50 lb. & 20 lb. bags.
- Storage: Store in a cool, dry place on
pallets or skids. Avoid direct floor contact,
moisture, acids and all oxidizable materials.
Monobor-Chlorate is specially formulated to minimize
fire and explosion hazard.
Always read and follow label