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RE: [hostapix] trifluralin?

  • Subject: RE: [hostapix] trifluralin?
  • From: "Pinterics, Michael W (MED)" <Michael.Pinterics@med.ge.com>
  • Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2002 19:45:35 -0500

Sounds like I'm going to have to try preen this year.  I've got millions
weedlings taking over an area of one of my beds near the fencline.
I hope this helps.
 -----Original Message-----
From: CBCTPLANT@aol.com [mailto:CBCTPLANT@aol.com]
Sent: Monday, April 15, 2002 7:24 PM
To: hostapix@yahoogroups.com; PHOENIX_HOSTA_ROBIN@home.ease.lsoft.com;
Subject: Re: [hostapix] trifluralin?

This is NOT a scientific response to the Preen question...

I have been told that Preen works by burning the shallow roots of new
seedling weeds.  It worked AMAZINGLY well on a bed that was new last
year with coal black dirt that was in a totally sunny location where
weeds normally thrive.  Not a weed was seen all last season or even this
spring.  It is incredible stuff!

It only affects the top 1/4 of an inch of soil, is my understanding,
where the weed seeds are.  I was careful not to put it near a cute tiny
shallow rooted sedum that was there. 

For the newbie I would say to use it around old deeply rooted clumps,
not around minis or near any roots that have crept to the top of the

That's my 2 cents worth!
cb   In CT where it is supposed to break temp records tomorrow and be
90*!  Eeeeek!

Carol in CT   z6/5
AHS Eastern Region
July 6, 2002   Parsippany, NJ

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