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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 23:22:48 -0700 (MST)

Rick Tasco says:
It can be sprayed right
over the top of the iris, but they must be rooted and in a growing
state.  Of course, surflan doesn't kill weeds that are already there, so
the area must be weeded first.  Surflan requires 1/2 inch of water to
seal and activate (this 1/2 inch of water must come within 21 days of
	At what time of the year do you consider your iris in a growing state? 
Most of my iris are doing something already this year and we have
already started with some of the spring weeds, rye grass and bind weed. 
Is it too early for using the Surflan?  
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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