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RE: CULT: Herbicidal Drift

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: RE: CULT: Herbicidal Drift
  • From: "Mark, Maureen" <MARKM@tc.gc.ca>
  • Date: Fri, 5 Jun 1998 14:41:54 -0600 (MDT)

But, Walter, if you had accidentally sprayed one of your favourite
seedlings, I bet that it would have died.

Maureen Mark
Ottawa, Canada (zone 4)

> ----------
> From: 	Walter A. Moores[SMTP:wam2@Ra.MsState.Edu]
> Reply To: 	iris-l@rt66.com
> Sent: 	Friday, June 05, 1998 3:32 PM
> To: 	Multiple recipients of list
> Subject: 	Re: CULT: Herbicidal Drift
> 	Several years ago I thought I could get rid of a number of
> inferior seedlings by spraying them with Roundup and not have to
> perform
> the backbreaking labor of digging up the rhizomes, shaking off the
> dirt,
> and carting them to the trash dumpster.  Well, it did not work!  The
> irises were only top-killed with the leaves yellowing, browning, and
> then
> falling off. About three weeks later after a good soaking rain, all
> the
> foliage returned, and the irises were as healthy as ever.  I have also
> attempted to kill unwanted daylily seedlings with Roundup, and it did
> not
> work.  The usual ratio of water to Roundup did not kill these plants,
> and
> I am wondering if it would work with full strength Roundup.
> 	The only damage from herbicidal drift (Roundup) I have seen is
> distorted blooms (irises and daylilies) and browning of leaf tips.  I
> have
> not seen total kill from occasional drift when label directions were
> followed.
> 	Allan Ensminger can tell you a different story about herbicidal
> drift when the railroad company sprayed something along the
> right-of-way
> that was probably 100% stronger than Roundup.
> 	Walter Moores
> 	Enid Lake, MS 7/8

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