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Old 05-04-2013, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Newport, NC
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Round Up is still highly toxic POISON. Period. I am entitled to my opinion, & wasn't aware this forum was one big commercial for the evil Monsanto corporation. Whatever, have at it. Good thing there is a "block" function on this forum.
Round Up (glyphosate) is not a highly toxic poison. In fact it is less toxic to humans than vinegar or table salt.
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Glens Falls, NY
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I can't identify your weed but I'm assuming this is not a current picture since it looks to be in full bloom. It will spread seed soon so you better pull them out before that happens. I've run across a few hardy weeds which are not touched by roundup and I just have to dig them up by the root and discard them by fire or grind them up. Don't put them in your compost pile. Some weeds (rattlesnake weed for example) spread by underground segments or bulbs like roots and they are almost impossible to kill by roundup. You might kill the top growth but they are not dead.

When I first started gardening I threw perennial bindweed into the compost bin. Bindweed started taking over my garden after that. Was pulling bindweed out for years after.
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:05 PM
 
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Round Up (glyphosate) is not a highly toxic poison. In fact it is less toxic to humans than vinegar or table salt.
Hooooo baby, Rtom, you just stirred the pot! Is there a high five smiley here?

And remember, POISON is always to be typed in CAPITAL LETTERS, because it's POISON.
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Old 03-23-2015, 07:36 PM
 
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Now is the time to apply round up for weeds in lawn because the bermuda, zoysia, and tiff bermuda is dormant and won't be effected. Mow the weeds. This opens the plant and allows chemical to enter plant readily. Best time is soon after a rain and certainly in early spring. Keep round up handy (in sight on shelf in garage). Stay trigger happy. Be ready to fire at first sign of new weed. Go up to plant, snip part off, and squirt a little on plant. As ornamental grasses come on fertilize to thicken grass. Surgical strikes prevent ugly dead spots. Combine this with physically pulling weeds out by root. Summary: fire at will before bermuda leaves dormancy, surgical strikes afterward. Persistencd pays dividends. P.s. Lower lawn mower height to lowest level and raise every 1 to 2 weeks until you achieve the height you can stand.
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Old 03-24-2015, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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Monsanto Demands Retraction of Herbicide Carcinogen Warning


There was also a mention of this on APM's Marketplace yesterday or today. One of my issues of Fine Gardening has an article called Setting the Record Straight on Glyphosate. The article has not been posted on their website, but you can order back issues.

The article discussed the negative effects of glyphosate on surrounding plant life from overspray, and other aspects of the chemical. It indicated that in large doses, roundup has been shown to end up in groundwater etc. and it is banned in some countries. I'm not sure why anyone would use it. There are safer alternatives.
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