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It's that time of year again, got the sprayer out to begin attacking the weeds. I need to spray several acres of pasture fenceline, it's a mixture of grass and thorns. I want a total annihilation of foliage in the sprayed area. What are y'all using?
 

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I quart of Roundup with 2 quarts of 2-4-D in 15 gallons of water will wipe out anything it touches or it does for me.
 

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I quart of Roundup with 2 quarts of 2-4-D in 15 gallons of water will wipe out anything it touches or it does for me.
Excuse my ignorance, but what it 2-4-D?:unknown:

The driveway to my barn always turns from limestone to grass (okay - mostly weeds:lol:), and I am looking for something that will keep that from happening.
 

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I quart of Roundup with 2 quarts of 2-4-D in 15 gallons of water will wipe out anything it touches or it does for me.
Exactly what I use. 2-4-D is a broadleaf ONLY killer and can be used alone on your lawn to kill weeds. When mixed with roundup it will aid in killing the stronger broadleafs faster.

If you mix your roundup, make sure to add water to the roundup prior to adding the 2-4-D to it. Also a mixture like this will not store very well according to the place we buy our chamicals at. Our corn fields get this treatment as some plants are not dying from roundup only.:thumbup1gif:
 

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Exactly what I use. 2-4-D is a broadleaf ONLY killer and can be used alone on your lawn to kill weeds. When mixed with roundup it will aid in killing the stronger broadleafs faster.

If you mix your roundup, make sure to add water to the roundup prior to adding the 2-4-D to it. Also a mixture like this will not store very well according to the place we buy our chamicals at. Our corn fields get this treatment as some plants are not dying from roundup only.:thumbup1gif:
Brian,

One thing I forgot that in addition to the chemicals I mentioned, I add 8 to 10 ounces of Dawn dishwashing detergent. Our extension agent told me that the Dawn would help the "poison" stick to the vegetation better.
 

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Brian,

One thing I forgot that in addition to the chemicals I mentioned, I add 8 to 10 ounces of Dawn dishwashing detergent. Our extension agent told me that the Dawn would help the "poison" stick to the vegetation better.
I will try this.
 

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Brian,

One thing I forgot that in addition to the chemicals I mentioned, I add 8 to 10 ounces of Dawn dishwashing detergent. Our extension agent told me that the Dawn would help the "poison" stick to the vegetation better.
I also use somthing that is sort of the same, but it is meant for that. Its blue and I forget the name. It stops foaming and makes the chemical stick. Do you have issues with foaming? I will try to get a picture of this stuff as it is cheap, maybe cheaper than dawn dish soap.
 

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I also use somthing that is sort of the same, but it is meant for that. Its blue and I forget the name. It stops foaming and makes the chemical stick. Do you have issues with foaming? I will try to get a picture of this stuff as it is cheap, maybe cheaper than dawn dish soap.
Yeah, have to be real careful and add the dawn when most of the water is in the tank or the foam will be a real problem. I'd like to know what the cheap blue stuff is when you have the time.
 

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Here are the chemicals i use and also the liquid fertilizer I apply. The generic roundup come in 50 gallon drums.

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Alright, I've done the first round of weed spray. Used a mixture of RoundUp and 2-4-D. Worked like a charm on everything but some briars, not sure how I'll deal with those.

Is anyone spraying this mixture around livestock? I have horses, and for a variety of reasons I can't move them out of the field they're in right now. I need to spray that fenceline, though. Part of me says I'm worrying over nothing, go ahead and spray. There would only be a few inches of grass sprayed inside the fence, and due to the electric top wire they usually don't get that close. On the other hand, I'm just nervous about spraying chemicals anywhere that they could get into it. I've thought about using some T posts and a few runs of twine or construction mesh to make a temporary fence inside the fence I need to spray, but that would be a lot of potentially unnecessary work.

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For you guys using the 2-4-D/Round-Up mix, is the mixture relatively safe to use around young fruit trees? How far away should I stay from trees planted this year and last year? The trees are all about 4' tall or taller.

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Is anyone spraying this mixture around livestock? I have horses, and for a variety of reasons I can't move them out of the field they're in right now.

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Based on a 2,4-D/RoundUp mix, the residual of the 2,4-D will last longer than Round Up.

Per the 2,4-D label...NOTE: observe the following; A 7-day pregrazing interval for dairy cattle; a
30-day preharvest interval for grass cut for hay; and a pre-slaughter interval
for meat animals of 3 days.


Personally, I use at least 10 days for our horses.


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For you guys using the 2-4-D/Round-Up mix, is the mixture relatively safe to use around young fruit trees? How far away should I stay from trees planted this year and last year? The trees are all about 4' tall or taller.

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It is safe around new trees but none of it can touch the leaves. I spray Around all our new trees but try not to soak the ground with it around them.

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Personally, I won't use anything around the horses that I won't use around me. Plus I have a well for me and the horses, so no pesticides or herbicides here. I keep the fence lines mowed and use a propane flame weeder where I can't mow very well. For the most part, the animals keep the fence lines very clean so there are only small areas that have to be cut where the weeds out number the grass.
 

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I've got woven wire fencing, so I don't have a good way to keep the actual fenceline clear with a mower or a trimmer. How do the propane weed burners work? I would be a bit worried about setting the field on fire, not to mention having to drag a propane tank around an awful lot of fence.
 
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