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Re: OT: Roundup/Bleach

  • Subject: Re: [iris-talk]OT: Roundup/Bleach
  • From: doris1434@aol.com
  • Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2001 21:54:17 EDT

In a message dated 8/6/2001 6:08:56 PM Mountain Daylight Time, 
koekkoek@mtcnet.net writes:
> Doris, I find that Spectracide works just like Roundup--on plants, not on 
> the soil or in the soil--but is just so much faster.  I like it a lot 
> because I can see within 24 hours if I've gotten it on the plant; don't 
> have to wait 2 weeks like Roundup
       That part I like. . .RU is slower to show the demise of the sprayed 
plant. . .
.  They aren't really systemics, because that would mean you could spray on 
the soil, the plants would suck it up and 
> then die.  

       Nope. . Arnold. . .RU IS a systemic, that is, the actively growning 
plant absorbs the spray and it circulates (for lack of a more scientific 
word) through the plant and DOWN INTO THE ROOT SYSTEM, which is why RU is so 
good on Bermuda and Johnson grass. . non-systemics just top kill, leaving the 
rhizome roots to sent up new shoots. 
       Systemics are the insecticides that are absorbed by the plants so that 
> plant and die.  
>     Yes, there are systemic insecticides also and they work as you said.
>     I've used RU for probably 25 years and I buy the commerical FULL 
> STRENGTH model. . expensive as heck. Last gallon I bought was $108.00. BUT. 
> . .the proportions of RU to water are small, it WORKS, and it lasts for a 
> very long time - for me. . probably 3-4 years when I was farming. . now 

Doris Elevier zone 7, El Paso, TX where it's hot, dry and windy!

Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, 
or doing it better.  --John Updike

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