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Old 05-09-2017, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Boydton, VA
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"I sprayed it on this waxy-leaved, thorny vine (Greenbrier ?) that comes up all over my yard".....next time put a little dish soap in the sprayer, along with the herbicide....it cuts through a waxy coating on any plant.

I have used diesel in my sprayer before, and die back is just as good as with glyphosate (the active ingredient in round up).
Now before anyone posts how environmentally disastrous this is, consider that glyphosate is not friendly either....but at least diesel is not a Monsanto product. Concentrated Roundup is 41% glyphosate...at what, $25 a quart, it is no bargain, the glyphosate link above shows 2.5 gallons of 41% glyphosate for $18....same potency....dilute at the the same rate...it's just that you are not paying for the horrendous Monsanto name.

Diesel, even cheaper, will not target the roots, but it does knock the plant back and will deprive the plant of oxygen.

The key to using diesel is to wait for a hot, sunny day.

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Old 05-09-2017, 05:26 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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The Bayer "brush killer" spray does a great job.
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Old 05-10-2017, 06:04 AM
 
Location: Boydton, VA
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Here is the fact sheet for Triclogen, the active ingredient in Bayer Brush Killer. Please search out the facts of any herbicide/pesticide you intend to use, to read the effects on humans and wildlife.

This Bayer product appears (to me) to be a better choice than glyphosate (fact sheet).

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Old Today, 12:15 AM
 
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Please don't use round up - it poisons the earth.
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Old Today, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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Please don't use round up - it poisons the earth.
Sorry, but that is incorrect. You can spray RoundUp on vegetation and then plant through it the next day. it only kills the vegetation down through the roots, not the soil. I've sprayed RoundUp to take out low-growing weed cover that would kill my back to pull, and the recent prolific rains have caused lots of new weeds to spring up right back in the same areas, so I guess the areas I sprayed aren't "poisoned". Even our extension agent uses RoundUp selectively and I don't believe he's in favor of "poisoning the earth".
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