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Re: CULT: Herbicidal Drift

SOkase@aol.com wrote:
> >From the way the stalks and flowers look I would guess that the culprit is
> Round Up. My neighbor and I are good friends and in the past when she was
> going to spray she would tell me in advance and I would put tarping up to
> avoid such an incident. 


If it is roundup I would definitely hose them off. The more of the chemical
you can prevent from being transported (there is a more technical word for it
but I can't remember it at the moment) to the root system, the better. If I
remember correctly several iris-listers have had accidental roundup drift on
to their beds (sometimes self induced...) and mostly everything has survived.

John                     | "There be dragons here"
                         |  Annotation used by ancient cartographers
                         |  to indicate the edge of the known world.

John Jones, jijones@ix.netcom.com
Fremont, California, USA, Earth, USDA zone 8/9 (coastal, bay) 
Max high 95F/35C, Min Low 28F/-2C average 10 days each
Heavy clay base for my raised beds.
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