[NAFEX] Vinegar Herbicide?

tanis cuff tanistanis at hotmail.com
Sat May 24 18:44:13 EDT 2003

5% OTC white vinegar kills Kentucky bluegrass sod real well.

Tanis, s.WI, sandy soil

----Original Message Follows----
From: Art Petrzelka <art at complum.com>
Reply-To: art at complum.com,North American Fruit Explorers 
<nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
To: North American Fruit Explorers <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>,Thomas Olenio 
<tolenio at sentex.net>
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Vinegar Herbicide?
Date: Sat, 24 May 2003 14:14:16 -0500

I saw a report on using 20% vinegar to kill weeds. It bursts the cell walls,
so it is a broad spectrum herbicide. Using the grocery variety vinegar (5%)
didn't cause any damage.  I find it odd that I need a chemical applicator's
license to use it on my certified organic farm!
I haven't been able to find a source for the 20%. I'll have to take a look 
the 10% stuff someone else mentioned in another post.
I was able to find 50 pound bulk lye, however, for melting oak stumps in my
future orchard.

On Saturday 24 May 2003 10:31, Thomas Olenio wrote:
 > Hello All,
 > Does anyone know the proper percentage of vinegar to use as a herbicide 
 > burdock?  Does adding soap to act as a surfactant aide in the killing of
 > the weed?

Art Petrzelka
Amana, Iowa
Zone 5
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