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Old 02-16-2011, 07:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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How do yall do it? I tried the hack and squirt method with straight 2-4-d and haven't gotten any results. Is it best to just cut them down and then spray whenever they start growing again??
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Old 02-16-2011, 11:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I have used these methods to contol or kill hedge:

1) Prescribed Burning
2) A 50/50 mix of glyphosate and water - hack and squirt
3) 2 1/2 oz. of glyphosate in one gallon of water. Spray the leaves till wet. This is during the growing season.
4) 5 oz of glyphosate in one gallon of water in the winter.
5) .65 oz of Remedy herbicide with .50 oz of crop oil in one gallon of water. This mix will kill hedge, youpon and tallow trees.
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Old 02-18-2011, 08:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If they are over waist high, I would bushhog them down first. When the new vegetation comes back out would be the best time to spray. Generic RoundUp or 2-4-D is what I normally use. Be sure to cover ALL the leaves. They are very resistant, so make it fairly strong. Normally they will die back, but then come back with deformed/weak leave, requiring another spray.

If they are small, you can pull them up by the roots when the ground is wet.

I did not realize they had made it that far north.
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If they are over waist high.....
I did not realize they had made it that far north.

I have some WORLD CLASS SPECIMENS on my place..
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If at all possible and there are no hardwood species that would be in danger nearby I would use Arsenal on those privet hedges. Probably will be the most effective herbicide to use on them.
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If at all possible and there are no hardwood species that would be in danger nearby I would use Arsenal on those privet hedges. Probably will be the most effective herbicide to use on them.


Is there a generic for Arsenal? I know the one for Roundup is much, much cheaper...
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If at all possible and there are no hardwood species that would be in danger nearby I would use Arsenal on those privet hedges. Probably will be the most effective herbicide to use on them.


Is there a generic for Arsenal? I know the one for Roundup is much, much cheaper...
Yes. The generic that I bought last summer at Copiah Co. Co-op was called TVC - Total Vegetation Control. Same active ingredient as Arsenal. Cost was 80 bucks per quart. Just remember if the privet is close to valuable hardwood trees they will die too.
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I can get you Arsenal brand just as cheap as the generic if you want it; I've probably got at least 40 gallons left from this past spray season. $50 or less per quart and that is the Applicators Concentrate (53%) not the regular Arsenal (27%) that you usually get at a Co-op, Lowe's, etc.
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If they are over waist high.....
I did not realize they had made it that far north.

I have some WORLD CLASS SPECIMENS on my place..
You just think you do. Ours are more like TREES, rather than bushes
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