[NAFEX] OT: alternative herbicides
marillen at earthlink.net
Tue Jun 1 21:14:58 EDT 2010
There's a very effective herbicide made very close to where you live. I've used their EcoBlend Weed and Grass Killer & it works very well when mixed with 4 parts water. It works especially well on hot sunny days. Interestingly, I also tried it in a 1:20 dilution and it showed some selectivity, effectively killing crabgrass while not phasing fescue. The less dilute mix killed all green tissue.
I also purposely sprayed it onto tree trunks (3 year pear and peach trees). No damage to the trunks was observed. I wouldn't try it on very young trees with any green showing, though.
>From: Hilborn.E at epamail.epa.gov
>Sent: May 17, 2010 3:58 PM
>To: North American Fruit Explorers <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
>Subject: [NAFEX] OT: alternative herbicides
>I have unwanted plants growing in an environmentally sensitive area and
>do not wish to use conventional herbicides. I tried spaying white
>vinegar this past weekend, and found the plantain and dock withered
>beautifully, but the fescue gave a slightly annoyed sigh.
>Any recommendations for a relatively nontoxic herbicide effective for
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