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Re: weed control among irises

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: weed control among irises
  • From: Dana Brown <ddbro@llano.net>
  • Date: Sat, 22 Feb 1997 23:22:30 -0700 (MST)

I have 2 questions about weed control. Does anyone know if it is safe to 
use a preemergent, like Dacthal, in an iris bed?  Also, I am thinking of 
broadcasting the white Dutch clover in the iris bed for suppression of 
weedy grasses. Has anyone ever tried this, or see any reason not to 
do it?  Many thanks, Judy Sylvester zone 5
	I have used Dachtal for 6 years in my iris beds.  It does a very good
job as long as you get enough water on it to activate it.  That is a
serious problem here as we never got enough of a rain last year to
activate the Dachtal and it is difficult to get the entire beds wet
enough to start it with my drip irrigation system.  However, on Tuesday
we got out and got 4 of the beds done and then we got 1.2 inches of rain
(YEAH!!!) to water it in.  If only I had gotten the alfalfa pellets put
on at the same time.  Oh well, there is supposed to be more rain on the
Dana Brown, Lubbock, Texas  Zone 7
Where we are 3,241 ft above sea level, with an average rainfall of
of rain a year.  Our average wind speed is 12.5 mph and we have an
of 164 days of clear weather, 96 of which dip below freezing.

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