[NAFEX] Tordon and Roundup
Road's End Farm
organic87 at frontiernet.net
Sun Nov 14 12:27:35 EST 2010
On Nov 14, 2010, at 12:10 PM, Idell Weydemeyer wrote:
> I think it is important to be very careful with Tordon. Tordon is
> toxic to fish and gets in the water table [. . . ] Perhaps the
> cattails will die with just dilute Roundup painted on them --
> Roundup is said to be the least toxic of many herbicides but
> supposedly it is the inert ingredients that can cause many problem.
> On Nov 14, 2010, at 10:51 AM, jwlehman at aol.com wrote:
>> I have a new six acre pond and the cattail clumps are getting
>> established around the pond's edge. About three weeks ago as a
>> test I went to about six of those clumps cut off several of the
>> stalks about 3 inches above the ground and applied a mixture of
>> about 25% Tordon, 25% Roundup and 50% water. [ . . .] . Next
>> spring I intend to treat all of the clusters as I don't want the
>> pond's banks lined with cattails.
I just checked a Roundup label (readily available online). Quoting
from that label:
"Do not apply directly to water, to areas where surface water is
present or to intertidal
areas below the mean high water mark. Do not contaminate water when
ment or disposing of equipment washwaters."
It sounds as if this would be a really bad idea, with either the
Tordon or the Roundup.
Maybe your local Soils and Water office can tell you some way to
control the cattails without causing other problems?
-- Rivka; Finger Lakes NY, Zone 5 mostly
Fresh-market organic produce, small scale
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the nafex