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Re: Chemical Warfare in the iris bed


I suppose 2,4-D is one way to go, but it will definitely have you
starting over.
I would recommend using Stinger. It will not kill the irises, but will
lay 95% of the broadleaf weeds to waste. Then a followup spray
of Poast will take care of most of the grasses. After the weeds and
grasses are gone, hand pull the survivors and hit the beds with Surflan
or Preen (depending on how much you have to cover).
Two cautions: Chemical warfare is hazardous to animals and humans,
so dress for the battle. Chemical warfare can also be expensive.
Stinger is pricey, but it will kill thistle. Good luck!

John Bruce
----- Original Message -----
From: <IrisladyLJobe@aol.com>
To: <iris@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, April 07, 2003 11:05 AM
Subject: [iris] Chemical Warfare in the iris bed

> Has anyone ever tried 2-4 D in their iris beds?  I am trying to fight a
> losing battle with weeds!!  General Franks is busy in Iraq so he can't
> ( At times I want to blow it all up and start over)  I have used basagran
> it's not enough.
> Leslie Jobe'
> Owensboro, KY
> zone 6  region7
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