Posts Tagged ‘herbicides’

Wild Onions – Control in Horse Pasture

Q: How should I deal with wild onions in a horse pasture? I have been digging them up slowly but if there is an alternative I would sure appreciate knowing about it. A: According to weed expert Tim Murphy: “There...

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Roundup Damage – On Lawn

Q: We would like to know what this disease is in our Meyer’s zoysiagrass and what we should do to get rid of the problem. We have a chemical lawn service but they have not cured it. We have two...

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Roundup damage – On Rose

Q: I would love to know what happened to this poor rose bush I planted last year. It bloomed last year but this year it looks like this. What happened? A: As glyphosate (Roundup, etc) has become more and more...

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Horsenettle – Identification

Q: This weed grows in a semi-shaded, wooded area in my backyard, reaching 12 inches or more in height. The root system forms a rather shallow mat off the main tap root. It has pale purple flowers. The fruit is...

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Roundup – Damage to Trees

Q: What do you know about recent findings that Roundup harms trees when sprayed under them to kill weeds? Is there a safe way to use Roundup near trees? A: I found the article you read and reviewed it. Use...

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Sprayer – Cleaning

Q: How can I clean weed killer chemicals out of my sprayer? A: Using the same garden sprayer to apply weed killer and also insecticide can be costly! It is difficult to remove all traces of some herbicides from a...

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Broom Sedge – Control

Q: How do you get rid of broom sedge in the pasture? A: Broomsedge is a perennial grass that self-seeds rapidly when it finds open soil in a pasture. This plant doesn’t invade a pasture, it just takes advantage of...

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Crabgrass – Pre-emergent

Q: We own a home on St. Simons Island. A lawn service there takes care of our St. Augustinegrass lawn. Last summer we noticed that our lawn was full of crabgrass. When I questioned them about using a pre-emergent I...

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Bird Feeders – Weed killer Underneath

Q: I have an area in my back yard with four bird feeders. The area under the feeders is rock, mulch and seed hulls with black plastic under it all. Weeds and some of the dropped seeds have sprouted under...

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Saw Palmetto – Control

Q: How can I kill unwanted palmetto plants here in Richmond Hill, outside of Savannah? We weedeat and bushwhack them, but they come right back in a few months. There must be a way to kill the small saplings. A:...

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Mondo Grass – Control in St. Augustine

Q: Is there a selective herbicide that will remove mondo grass from my St. Augustine lawn? A: University of Georgia weed expert Dr Mark Czarnota says he screened several herbicides and metsulfuron (Manor) works great but might need 2 or...

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Fireweed – Identification

Q: This weed is nasty. If you touch it, it doesn’t stop stinging for 4 hrs. It came to our pasture in hay from south Georgia. It has jumped from one small spot to several large ones. I tried 2,4-D...

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Tree- Identification

Q: My yard is a haven for a week I do not recognize. It looks like a tiny mimosa tree. Can you offer any help? A: Weed scientists call this plant chamberbitter but I call it mimosa weed, because it...

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Weed Killer – Vinegar Instead of Roundup

Q: You always recommend the popular brand name weed killers but these are expensive to use. Vinegar will kill weeds and is only $2.00 a gallon. Is there some reason it should not be used? A: I sometimes recommend brand...

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Tomato – Glyphosate (Roundup) Damage

Q: My Better Boys are showing this yellow pattern on the leaves. These two plants seem healthy but the new growth shows light green. A: I think someone (I name no names!) got too close to the tomatoes with their...

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Weed killers – Vinegar

Q: You always recommend the popular brand name weed killers but these are expensive to use. Vinegar will kill weeds and is only $2.00 a gallon. Is there some reason it should not be used? A: I sometimes recommend brand...

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Fescue – No Weed Killer Before Seeding

Q: Is it OK to put out Weed B Gon to kill weeds before I plant fescue seed? A: No – it’s not OK. Weed expert Dr Mark Czarnota says “This class of herbicide has preemergence activity on most plants...

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Broom sedge – Disposal

Q: How do you get rid of broom sedge in the pasture? A: Broomsedge is a perennial grass that self-seeds rapidly when it finds open soil in a pasture. This plant doesn’t invade a pasture, it just takes advantage of...

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