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Honey suckle destruction

giles

Cull buck specialist
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Back in 2020 I started to cut back the honey suckle, but I didn't spray it so it came right back. Yesterday I talked with the other 2 homeowners back here in the woods and we all agreed to do our part. So I cracked open some old beers and started getting after it. Today I will hopefully get the driveway area finished up. I will try and keep posting updates in hopes that I don't get side tracked and stop. This is something that has bothered me for a long time that is just a big project to basically clear 18 acres of woods.
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Jackalope

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Gly as I go.

Use this stuff if the gly doesn't work well enough. Works great for gravel driveways, along fences etc, or anywhere you want bare ground for a year. You just have to be very selective if you broadcast spray it to make sure there aren't any desirable tree or bush roots around as it has a soil activity also. I used it for hack and squirt, one swipe with a machete, squirt a tiny bit in the cut and move on.
 

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giles

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Jamie

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I bought the Stihl version of that last year. and it came with a soft case and some bar oil. Only paid $179 for it, too. Totally the cats' ass. Have already used it more than I ever thought. I would. Pretty handy when you have big limbs to trim while hanging on the side of tree or in a stand.
 

Jackalope

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Be careful with Imazapyr if you go that route. Very, very potent stuff with a long lasting residual. A little goes a long way. It also travels with water… so if it rains after a treatment, it will probably go somewhere you don’t want it to go.

That it is. Perhaps should have issued a heftier warning about how potent it is. It's not something you say "I'm going to mix it hot" and double up the mix. Mix it as directed, use a marker dye, and be VERY selective. The half life in the soil is 17 months. I read that the EPA did a study and found 30% yield loss in a potato field due to wind drift and the herbicide had "undetectable levels in laboratory testing"