[Market-farming] Blackberry and Raspberry Questions

sunnfarm at netscape.com sunnfarm at netscape.com
Thu Aug 14 09:26:09 EDT 2008

Michelle, Poast Herbicide, "Sethoxydim". Is a very safe and 100% effective way to control grasses in most fruit and vegetable crops. Bindweed is strictly a hand pulling affair...Bob.

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From: "Michelle Johnson" <lmfarm at svtv.com>
To: "'Market Farming'" <market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org>
Subject: Re: [Market-farming] Blackberry and Raspberry Questions
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2008 15:46:05 -0500

Thanks for the suggestion- I will try that!  As for bindweed- does anything
stop that??  Talk about relentless....  If only my vegetables had that much
tenacity towards growing. 

Mustard Seed Farm

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[mailto:market-farming-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Richard
Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2008 3:07 PM
To: Market Farming
Subject: Re: [Market-farming] Blackberry and Raspberry Questions

 On Wed, 30 Jul 2008 11:06:42 -0500, Michelle Johnson wrote:
> Did they mention how they control weed growth within the raspberry canes?
> moved our raspberries to our orchard to run in rows between our fruit
> and no matter how much I weed and mulch, the grass roots continue to be a
> problem.  I dont want to use landscape fabric that might inhibit new cane
> growth.  Any suggestions?

I've had good success with a heavy application of leaves. The canes grow
right through them, but the grasses have much more trouble, especially if
the canes are thick enough to shade the interior of the row. Leaves aren't
so good against bindweed, which continues to be a problem for me. 

 Richard Robinson

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