Introducing Sonar RTU—our newest formulation for successful do-it-yourself weed control for ponds. Sonar RTU is a Ready-To-Use formula that controls most troublesome pond weeds including Duckweed. No mixing, no need for spray equipment or a boat—simply apply directly into the water from the shoreline.

Overview

     Sonar RTU (Ready-To-Use) represents an exciting new era in pond weed management for the do-it-yourselfer! The innovative new 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, we are 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. There’s never been a better time to trust your lake or pond to Sonar.

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

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.

How it Works

  Systemic products are absorbed by the leaves, shoots and roots providing complete control of target plants. 

Systemic products are absorbed by the leaves, shoots and roots providing complete control of target plants. 

     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 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.

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

Weeds Controlled

 Alligatorweed

Alligatorweed

 American lotus

American lotus

 American pondweed

American pondweed

 Bladderwort

Bladderwort

 Cattail

Cattail

 Curly-leaf pondweed

Curly-leaf pondweed

 Clasping-leaf pondweed

Clasping-leaf pondweed

 Duckweed

Duckweed

 Coontail

Coontail

 Elodea

Elodea

 Creeping water primrose

Creeping water primrose

 Eurasian watermilfoil

Eurasian watermilfoil

 Fanwort

Fanwort

 Flat-stemmed pondweed

Flat-stemmed pondweed

 Floating-leaf pondweed

Floating-leaf pondweed

 Horned pondweed

Horned pondweed

 Hydrilla

Hydrilla

 Illinois pondweed

Illinois pondweed

 Large-leaf pondweed

Large-leaf pondweed

 Naiads

Naiads

 Parrotfeather

Parrotfeather

 Sago pondweed

Sago pondweed

 Small pondweed

Small pondweed

 Smartweed

Smartweed

 Spike rush

Spike rush

 Torpedo grass

Torpedo grass

 Variable-leaf watermilfoil

Variable-leaf watermilfoil

 White water lily

White water lily

Label & Safety Data Sheet



Shipping Restrictions

     Some states have special restrictions on the use of aquatic herbicides and algaecides. Therefore we are unable to ship to AK, CT, ME, NJ, NY, WA.