That's a good list.
I am concerned about hitting root suckers with herbicides and impacting the
tree. Is there a recommended herbicide that will not be translocated and burn
off the leaves of the suckers? Then follow later with an application of a
more effective herbicide.
Dragon's Head Cider
Vashon Island, Wa US
> On May 10, 2017, at 8:18 AM, Kushad, Mosbah M <kus...@illinois.edu> wrote:
> 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
> From: apple-crop [mailto:apple-crop-boun...@virtualorchard.com] On Behalf Of
> Doug Nelson
> Sent: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 8:56 AM
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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
> Doug Nelson
> Nelson Multimedia Inc.
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