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  • From: "Robert C. Mullins" <>
  • To: North American Fruit Explorers <>
  • Subject: Re: [NAFEX] glysphosphate and fruit exploration
  • Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2008 15:11:36 -0500


We have super-weeds here, but instead of newspaper, I use thick cardboard and mulch, it does a remarkable job. So Round-Up is a pretty useless commodity here at my farm as well.

I believe there is room for a 'little' green in everyones life, my biggest complaint is the extortion that comes about by researchers experiments. $60 for a 55 gallon barrel to catch rain in? Good grief. They seem to be worse than the capitalists. ;)
(incidentally I can get the same 55 gallon barrel for six bucks at a coop a few miles from the farm.)

Robert C. Mullins M.S. IT
GaelicMysts, Owner
Clarksville, Ar
Zone 8a

Alan Haigh wrote:
We are in the middle of the growing season when every day the fruit trees are adding a new chapter to the story of this years harvest. Isn't this the important subject matter of this list?
I don't find Roundup to be an important tool in my work shed for the non-commercial orchards that I manage. Commercial growers often use it routinely but for the home orchardist a few sheets of newspaper covered with mulch is a generally more satisfactory solution to weed control in my experience.
These lengthy discussions of ecology and environmentalism are important but in my opinion belong in another forum. Maybe in mid-winter when there's not so much going on we can throw one of these logs on the fire but there's plenty of better fuel to burn right now.

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