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  • Subject: RE: Crosswbow-wasCAN THEY CHANGE TO A DIPLOID?
  • From: "Impressive Irises" <colleen@impressiveirises.com.au>
  • Date: Fri, 30 May 2008 08:20:51 +0930

Hi Mike


Here’s what is in Crossbow


Crossbow (triclopyr ester + 2,4-D ester). Crossbow is a prepackaged mixture of two herbicides used as a foliar spray to control brush at full leafout from the spring through September. Crossbow plus diesel fuel is useful as a stump spray and a basal bark treatment. For best results from the basal bark treatment, apply to brush stems less than 6 inches in diameter during winter or early spring. For better control of regrowth from larger trees, cut larger trees and treat the stumps. Crossbow is a good general brush control product which controls or suppresses the growth of some oaks, locust, willow, blackberries, and mulberry. It provides poor foliar control of sassafras and persimmon.


I’d be very reluctant to use anything containing 2,4-D as neurological researchers I used to work with think it is implicated in long term neurological damage



Colleen Modra

Adelaide Hills

South Australia






From: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com [mailto:iris-photos@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Orders At Suttoniris
Sent: Friday, 30 May 2008 3:24 AM
To: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Crosswbow-wasCAN THEY CHANGE TO A DIPLOID?


Going by memory only...Crossbow is for woody weeds or brush and broadleafs, I think it doesn't harm grasses but am not sure.  We have done a lot research on chemical control of weeds so a lot of these brand names are running together in my mind.



----- Original Message -----

Sent: Thursday, May 29, 2008 7:09 AM

Subject: [iris-photos] Crosswbow-wasCAN THEY CHANGE TO A DIPLOID?


In a message dated 5/29/2008 9:03:22 A.M. Central Daylight Time, orders@suttoniris.com writes:

In addition to the 2-4 D Crossbow has another chemical in it but I can't remember what it is.  

I am not familiar with Crossbow.  Does it Not kill grass, only the weeds, like 24D did.  We always used 24D inour roadside ditch area in Nebraska & people would ask how we got our ditch to look so good.


Connie Eggen
Zone 5

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