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Re: Pre-Emergent Herbicides

  • Subject: Re: Pre-Emergent Herbicides
  • From: "Bill Meyer" njhosta@hotmail.com
  • Date: Wed, 2 Mar 2005 14:20:30 -0500

Hi Viktoria,
     I have heard of corn gluten as a pre-emegrent but not of how well it
works. You're the first person I've heard having experience with it. Does it
perform as well as Surflan and Treflan? The latter do a very good job,
eliminating the vast majority of annual weeds. As long as they are not used
to excess they are pretty safe for everything but small roots.
                                ......Bill Meyer

> I vastly prefer to use corn gluten (Amaize, WOW, Safe and Simple etc.) for
> pre-emergent weed control because of virtually no toxicity at all.  It is
> best applied in early season before foliage unfurls because it will damage
> leaves if applied in wet conditions (but will not kill the plants).  The
> drawback is that you must think a year ahead: 90% of the effect is in the
> following year.  In my state it can only be sold as a fertilizer (8-0-0),
> but the pre-emergent effect has been documented in university studies.

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