[Market-farming] Re: Japanese Knotwood

Tradingpost tradingpost at gilanet.com
Sat May 14 22:53:52 EDT 2005


The dirty secret Monsanto denies is that Roundup poisons people who eat the
produce. There are always safer ways to suppress weeds. If herbicide is
needed then the crop not being grown properly in the first place.  

paul tradingpost at gilanet.com
http://largocreekfarms.com
http://medicinehill.net

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On 5/14/2005 at 9:30 PM Jack Lane wrote:

>Roundup is a great tool for weed suppression. It is best used in
>the fall when the perennial plants can take the herbicide down into the
>roots. I had some great suppression of a curly dock infested field using
>a broadcast of generic roundup last fall. 
>	That being said you need to make sure and plant a crop or cover
>crop in the spring. Otherwise you let mother nature take over. Roundup
>just kills living plants, it does nothing for the seeds that exist in
>the "seed bank" of all soils. 
>	I hear you can get similar weed suppression if you cultivate and
>overseed with a vigorous cover crop. Anyone had success doing that with
>rhizomous persistent weeds?  
>
>
>
> but it is only one of the tools to consider when developing an overall
>Integrated Pest Management strategy. 
>-----Original Message-----
>From: market-farming-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org
>[mailto:market-farming-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of ktk2a
>Sent: Saturday, May 14, 2005 12:20 PM
>To: Market Farming
>Subject: [Market-farming] Re: Japanese Knotwood
>
>
>When I moved here 5 years ago there was a large stand of Japanese 
>Knotwood...didn't know what it was at the time and left it alone.
>However 
>within two years the stand had doubled in size to about 50 x 80 feet,
>and 
>appeared to keep spreading and was taking over my garden.  I brush
>hogged it 
>down, and dug some of the rhizomes, but quickly discovered that was an 
>impossible job.  So, organic concerns aside, I began spraying with a
>product 
>that I got at the feed store with the active ingredient glyphosate,
>believe 
>the same ingredient is in Roundup.  3 years later I have a few
>sproutings, 
>but overall, I believe I am finally winning the battle.  However now,
>the 
>horsetail is taking over....will it ever end??
>
>Kathy
>Cedarglen
>Western WA 
>
>
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