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post #11 of 14 Old 08-16-2013, 01:52 AM
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If you need to increase the effectiveness of Roundup without increasing the chemical strength, add a little molasses or sugar to the mix, about two tablespoons for a 5 liter knapsack is plenty. The plant tries to take in the sugar and gets the chemical too.
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post #12 of 14 Old 08-16-2013, 02:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Foxhunter View Post
I am no fan of chemicals but have used them. Roundup will kill everything including your grass as will the mix given above so will a tarp.

Not sure if the tansy ragwort is the same as here in the UK but the best way is to pull it and then burn it. Takes some time to clear a badly infected fiend but it can be done! I know because I have.
Just set your eye on an area say 20 yards square. Pull all that and be satisfied that you have but then say that you are just going to do that little bit and it is even more satisfying.
As a fellow Brit, we used to have ragwort parties at my barn when I was a kid. Beer for the adults, with someone working the BBQ and all of us in the field pulling it and putting it into a tractor.
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post #13 of 14 Old 08-16-2013, 05:03 PM
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I've had good luck with Roundup when I can get my hands on the concentrate. Some plants require a stronger mix than others.

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post #14 of 14 Old 09-10-2013, 11:10 PM
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Yes you can try pulling it. Unfortunately if its ever gone to seed you are looking at 25 years vitality in the soil for both Tansy and Tansy ragwort. similar in appearance but different plants. if you can get the grass to grow, it will help you by competing with the weed issues. a tarp will work but it doesnt kill the dormant seeds in the ground. hopefully your area is small.
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