weed ID please

tenacre(Z5 SW MI)August 14, 2014

Never mind. I found it.

Giant Ragweed. OK, they get chopped down and fed glyphosate soup tomorrow.

This post was edited by tenacre on Fri, Aug 15, 14 at 1:15

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The manufacturers of glyphosate products will tell you that the stuff needs to sprayed on a plants foliage so cutting down a plant and then spraying is mostly a waste of your time, energy, and money. Some Ragweeds are annuals, some are perennials, so cutting down those that are annuals is enough to control them. Those that are perennials may be a bit more difficult, but for me mowing works just as well.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2014 at 7:47AM
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tenacre(Z5 SW MI)

It's in an area that can't be mowed. They are nested among desirable plants and wildflowers on a 45 degree hill.

I took them all down today by hand with bypass loppers. I was going paint all the cuts with undiluted glyphosate but that was just too much work. Spraying the foliage is problematic due to overspray on nearby desirable plants.

I'll watch and wait to see what happens.

    Bookmark   August 16, 2014 at 2:07AM
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Some things have to be sprayed mature. To protect your other plants use a bucket with the bottom cut out. Put it over the plant then spray inside the bucket. For small plants use something else like a paper towel center, or an old plastic glass, carry out cup, etc..

    Bookmark   August 17, 2014 at 5:18PM
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