Thanks Mosbah, 

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.

-'//es Cherry
Dragon's Head Cider
Vashon Island, Wa US

> On May 10, 2017, at 8:18 AM, Kushad, Mosbah M <> 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 [] On Behalf Of 
> Doug Nelson
> Sent: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 8:56 AM
> To: Apple-Crop discussion list <>
> Subject: [Apple-Crop] Newbie Orchardist questions Herbicide on First Year 
> Plantings
> 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?
> --
> Doug Nelson
> President
> Nelson Multimedia Inc.
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