Doug: Here is a good list of herbicides and when to apply them.
there are a few that you may be able to use.. (for example Gromaxone, Rely,
Fusilade, Post) read the label, but a hooded sprayer and protection of the tree
trunk are highly encouraged.
Mosbah Kushad, University of Illinois
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Subject: [Apple-Crop] Newbie Orchardist questions Herbicide on First Year
I have a new tall spindle orchard planted in an alfalfa field this spring. I
did not realize how much work it would be to mechanically weed the orchard. All
the orchards I have visited have told me not to use herbicides for the first
year on newly planted trees. There is a conventional nursery across the street
that uses barrier on new trees.
Does anyone have a herbicide they are using on new trees or stick to mechanical?
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