Valent® Clipper™ Aquatic Herbicide
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Valent Clipper Aquatic Herbicide
  • Fast & Selective Control Of Weeds
  • Treats Floating & Submerged Weeds
  • Dissipates Quickly Through Water Column

Valent® Clipper® Aquatic Herbicide delivers fast and selective control of tough invasive and nuisance plants such as watermeal, Eurasian watermilfoil, duckweed and more. Clipper™ is formulated as quick-dissolve granules that mix effortlessly in water eliminating messy and difficult applications. Clipper™ can be mixed with water and Treatment Booster™ PLUS in a chemical sprayer for application. Plus, Clipper™ dissipates quickly from the water column and does not accumulate in sediment. Valent® Clipper® can also be used on a wide variety of algae, submerged and floating weeds.

Usage Information

From dosage rates to product labels, the USAGE tab contains all of the information you need to properly apply your pond care products.

Valent Clipper Aquatic Herbicide 1 Pound
1 Pound
Valent Clipper Aquatic Herbicide 5 Pounds
5 Pounds
Application Fine Wettable Powder Fine Wettable Powder
Temp Restrictions None None
Square Footage Per Container Up to 43,560 Square Feet Up to 217,800 Square Feet
Shelf Life 5 Years 5 Years

Dosage Rates

Treatment Area (Acres)
Ounces Clipper™ Surface Application
Ounces Clipper™ Subsurface Application
Gallons of Water
1/8 Acre (5,456 Sq Ft) 2-3 oz 8 oz 1 Gallon
1/4 Acre (10,890 Sq Ft) 4-6 oz 16 oz (1 lb) 2 Gallons
1/2 Acre (21,780 Sq Ft) 8-12 oz 32 oz (2 lbs) 4 Gallons
1 Acre (43,560 Sq Ft) 16 - 24 oz 64 oz (4 lbs) 8 Gallons

Please note: Above are recommendations. Always read the product label.

2 level TBSP = 1 oz.

How To Apply

Surface Application - Mix 2-3 ounces of Clipper™ with 1 gallon of water for every 1/8 acre (5,456 feet).

Subsurface Application - Mix 8 ounces of Clipper™ with 1 gallon of water for every 1/8 acre (5,456 feet).

Mix the amount of Clipper™ and Treatment Booster™ PLUS (if using) with water in a tank sprayer according to label instructions. Spray onto floating weeds and algae, or place the tip beneath the water's surface. Over time, the weeds will begin to brown and die. Once completely dead, use a rake, like the Pond & Beach Rake, to remove dead weeds to prevent an accumulation of dead plant material and muck.

When To Apply

Clipper™ has no temperature restriction, but it should only be applied when weeds are actively growing. Do not re-treat the same section of water within 28 days of application.


  • Wait 5 days before using treated water for irrigation.


Weeds Treated

The first step towards effectively treating any pond weed is proper identification. Valent® Clipper™ Aquatic Herbicide is recommended for use against each of the weeds listed below. Click on your desired weed for more information and alternate control options.

  • Alligator Weed
  • American Pondweed
  • Coontail
  • Curly Leaf Pondweed
  • Duckweed
  • Eurasian Watermilfoil
  • Filamentous Algae
  • Hydrilla/Elodea
  • Sago Pondweed
  • Southern Naiad
  • Water Lettuce
  • Watermeal

What others are saying

2 out of 5

Customer Rating

"Did not work at all"Casey Wood of Sturgis, MI

I was a bit disappointed with the Clipper, especially with how expensive it was. It may work for someone else, but did not work at all for me. The only reason I gave 2 stars instead of one was because of some slight brown on the surface of the Chara that I sprayed, but all it sprayed under water did nothing. I really hate giving negative feedback, but I have to be honest with my experience and disappointment.

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3 out of 5

Customer Rating

"Kills Lily Pads - And Fast"Mark of Almont, MI

Applied Clipper using the subsurface application method and with in three days all my lily pads are dead. 8oz for 1/8 acre pond, no treatment booster and pond pH at application was 8.4

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4 out of 5

Customer Rating

"Clipper Aquatic Herbicide"Bryan Speicher of Fombell, PA

What a wonderful product. I tried multiple treatments of other products, no luck. I had both the duckweed and pondweed in my pond. It has helped tremendously. My pond honestly never looked so good. Thanks

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