[NAFEX] Roundup under young apple trees
hartmansfruit at msn.com
Wed Jul 7 16:33:33 EDT 2010
Any Roundup you get onto the trunk of the young tree will make it sick and
possibly kill it. Roundup is translocated throughout the tree. After the
tree is old and the bark is corky then it doesn't hurt anything. That is
why I quit using it around my young trees. You can use a shield between the
spray and the tree but then the shield gets wet and if it touches the tree
then that is trouble too.
From: "Alan Yelvington" <alany at semparpac.org>
Sent: Wednesday, July 07, 2010 11:30 AM
To: <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Subject: [NAFEX] Roundup under young apple trees
> Can someone shed light/experience on the issue of using Roundup
> (Glyphosate) under young (2nd leaf) trees. I'm starting a trellised
> orchard, and weed control has become labor intensive. I'd like to use
> glyphosate under the trees to keep the weeds back. I understand the
> issues of overspray onto the tree leaves, but what is the risk of contact
> with the trunk?
> A. Yelvington
> Russell, PA
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