Radiant Heat for weeds

lovelycherry(Z7 Long Island)April 26, 2007

Anyone ever use radiant heat for weed control? I have a massive infestation of lesser celandine that I am not sure how to kill. I thought maybe heat would do it.

I think it will take a life time to kill it..

Anyone? cherry

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Kimmsr(4a/5b-MI)

What you may be thinking of a "flame weeder", usually a torch of some kind conected to a propane cylinder. Heat can help control many "weeds", if done correctly.

Here is a link that might be useful: Flame Weeding

    Bookmark   April 27, 2007 at 7:47AM
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lovelycherry(Z7 Long Island)

Here is a link. I don't think it is a flame but radiant heat.
any thoughts on use for a home owner?
cherry

Here is a link that might be useful: Radiant heat for weed control

    Bookmark   April 27, 2007 at 9:15AM
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busylizzy(z5 PA)

Although I have thought about using flame for weed control I have not tried yet.
I think it would not get to the bulb and bulblets of the buttercup.
Would you consider Round Up? That will kill down to the bulbs.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2007 at 2:55PM
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maifleur01

This is something that I would never use on a plant that could release oils when heated, like poison ivy. Lesser Celandine it might work but although I do not like RU it or another broad leaf herbicide may be your only choice.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2007 at 9:54PM
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Kimmsr(4a/5b-MI)

That radiant heat thingy still uses flame. The only way you will get heat from it is with a flame although not one you usually think of.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2007 at 7:37AM
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