Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: East Central Illinois
HELP! I need an herbicide that will kill burrdock but won't hurt my horses
I almost had most of my burdock gone from my property. This wet Spring they came back with a vengeance. My horses were routinely being de-burred--I use corn oil--but they looked like they had dreadlocks! Ep I figured out where the worst area was, around their apple tree, and cleaned most of this out, but there are still a LOT to get rid of.
Finally, the last straw!! I was out using my reciprocating saw to chop down the burr "trees" saturday, and the dust and the falling burrs got in my clothes. I have an awful rash all over my back and my shoulders, even WITH long sleeves and jeans. There has GOT to be an herbicide to kill the weeds--next year--but not poison my horses. These are their turnout/grazing pastures, and I really cannot close all of them off at the same time. Fortunately the North pasture is open enough that you can mow most of them down to nothing. The other pastures have fencing and trees.
Anybody got any animal safe ideas? ...help, my back is dying...