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Old 05-04-2011, 06:46 PM   #1
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Which chemical to use to kill bushes and weeds (not grass)?

I'm thinking about using some chemicals (not hard because truthfully I don't really like using chemicals but I am going to try it out) around our farm. I want to kill some bushes and weeds along our fence rows, in the yards, and around the farm.

I don't want it to hurt any trees. I have one tree that sprouts out it's vines but I don't want to kill the tree itself since my grandfather's mother planted it.


I was thinking about 2,4D. Will this be good for what I want?



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I'm thinking about using some chemicals (not hard because truthfully I don't really like using chemicals but I am going to try it out) around our farm. I want to kill some bushes and weeds along our fence rows, in the yards, and around the farm.

I don't want it to hurt any trees. I have one tree that sprouts out it's vines but I don't want to kill the tree itself since my grandfather's mother planted it.


I was thinking about 2,4D. Will this be good for what I want?

Ortho® Weed-B-Gon get the concentrate so you can mix by the sprayer full instead of the little pre-mixed bottles. I have used it and it only kills broadleaf weeds not grass or trees... the only fault is it wont kill johnson grass.


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How long will this stuff stay dead until I have to respray?

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Not real sure what you're up against, but being a Firefighter and all, I'd think you'd be the first to light something up. I run with the USFS, we've been using prescribed Fire on Blueberries, clearings and such in the springtime to control woody growth. there's a bit of a trick to it alright.. just burn back around the stuff you want to keep, maybe have an engine around just for insurance, and let her rip.. works pretty well.. has for quite some time now. smells and tastes a whole lot better than 2,4D, db

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use super brush killer it is sold at co op

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go to co op and buy supper brush killer. it will take care of your needs

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I imagine Weed B-Gone is a spendy version of 2-4-D. Generic 2-4-D is cheap. It is only for broad leaf plants. Round-Up and its generic versions are a broad spectrum herbicide. It only kills post emerge and breaks down quickly in the soil.

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Not real sure what you're up against, but being a Firefighter and all, I'd think you'd be the first to light something up. I run with the USFS, we've been using prescribed Fire on Blueberries, clearings and such in the springtime to control woody growth. there's a bit of a trick to it alright.. just burn back around the stuff you want to keep, maybe have an engine around just for insurance, and let her rip.. works pretty well.. has for quite some time now. smells and tastes a whole lot better than 2,4D, db
I do usually burn but in this situation if I set it on fire....the trees will go up too.

We were training some guys with the USFS down here in Georgia, but they were from out West. Prescribe burning here was way different for them. lol.
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How about goats GFC? No chemicals and much more affordable!

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How about goats GFC? No chemicals and much more affordable!
The wolves will get them.
Or the T-rex off of Jurrasic Park.
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This should cover that problem.................. Goats with guns!

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They will eat his trees too!...
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And tractors and house and....... Yup, in fact a goat would eat everything but what you wanted them to eat!
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You guys are hung up on goats, if I rember right brush killers have to be sprayed on folliage to be efective and won't hurt mature trees, unless you spray the folliage.

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You guys are hung up on goats, if I rember right brush killers have to be sprayed on folliage to be efective and won't hurt mature trees, unless you spray the folliage.

I thought so as well until i used Gly-4 it killed a 40' cedar i accidentally sprayed on the trunk..
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I thought so as well until i used Gly-4 it killed a 40' cedar i accidentally sprayed on the trunk..
Wow it's good to know that. I have some Cedars that are that old on my place and wouldn't want to kill them. I usualllyuse 2 4 d to spray the yard & fields.
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You guys are hung up on goats, if I rember right brush killers have to be sprayed on folliage to be efective and won't hurt mature trees, unless you spray the folliage.
heh, after the goats clear out the briar patches and brush, they make great bbq...

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How about cutting the bushes/brush down and using a foam paintbrush to coat the cut surface with stump killer? Less chance of killing something you don't want dead, and less herbicide used over all.



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