[Market-farming] Quack grass

Marcy mlynn at pcisys.net
Thu Feb 19 19:27:01 EST 2009

This reminds me of a tale Charles Walters told about an ag teacher telling
his class how to control nasty grasses - cover with plastic to heat kill the
tops, then till the soil, remove every tiny piece of root, let the roots
dry, then burn them and then BE VERY CAREFUL HOW YOU DISPOSE OF THE ASHES!

-----Original Message-----
From: market-farming-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org
[mailto:market-farming-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of STEVE GILMAN

Controlling quackgrass

Perennial weeds that propagate vegetatively may persist for years  
because they have buds on their roots or underground stems that  
sprout when the plant is damaged. The rhizomes of wandering  
perennials such as quackgrass are simply thickened stems that store  
nutrients horizontally underground, although they look more like  
roots than stems.

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