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cjchasman
06-30-2011, 06:04 PM
Hey folks I need some input on poison ivy elimination. I put a walking course of 4 or 5 targets in my woods every year for practice and this years crop of ivy is everywhere. I could hardly find any ground free of it. Must be due to the rainy spring. I have to be careful w/ sprays (herbicides) due to my drinking water issues (well)... I have been cutting vines and spraying w/ a round up type product trying to keep it out of the trees but I'm not able to keep up. Any advise???? In some areas the ground is like carpet w/ ivy. :mad:

gravedigger
06-30-2011, 06:11 PM
crossbow spray,or cornerstone plus.i use cornerstone at the cemetery when i spray my hillside.it kills everything.i buy it from wilco.42.00 for a 2.5 gallon's.just dont use fire if you breath it it will have the same results as if you touched it.but in your lungs.

Arrow Splitter
06-30-2011, 06:23 PM
Without poison, the only way to eliminate poison ivy is to dig it up. Make sure that you don't breath too much of it(wear a mask) and make sure you're 100% covered. I saw others tape their gloves and their pant legs up as well.

Arrow Splitter
06-30-2011, 06:24 PM
Wow, I was slow on the draw.:rolleyes:

Destroyer
06-30-2011, 07:54 PM
just dont use fire if you breath it it will have the same results as if you touched it.but in your lungs.

:eek:

Glad we don't have it here. I wonder if burning similar plants has the same effect?

gravedigger
07-01-2011, 05:40 AM
:eek:

Glad we don't have it here. I wonder if burning similar plants has the same effect?

i would not doubt it.the way is see it is,if you can touch it and it gives your skin problems then if you burn it it will give you lungs problems.i only know about the burning thing because of a guy who used to work for the cemetery below me.we had dug up a bunch of poison ivy and oak then i went on my marry way and dude stood by as fire watch,well it put him in the hospital.


if you do dig up poison ivy then dig a good 12 inches and back fill.if you dnt them rootswill just sprout up again and again.best off to spray over a period of 2 or 3 weeks.light sprays every 2 or 3 days so you dont soak the ground but you do keep a light coat of spray on what you want to kill

Sharxfan
07-01-2011, 09:23 AM
You could use RoundUp for Poison Ivy. It used to come in a white bottle with a yellow cap. The nice thing about RoundUp is that once it is in the soil for 7 days it breaks down and at the end of 7 days you are good to go. I use it on cattails in my pond all the time and it gets in the water then my duck drink the water and so far no side effects other than a bumper crop of baby ducks this year and a lot of giant fish.

gravedigger
07-01-2011, 11:09 AM
You could use RoundUp for Poison Ivy. It used to come in a white bottle with a yellow cap. The nice thing about RoundUp is that once it is in the soil for 7 days it breaks down and at the end of 7 days you are good to go. I use it on cattails in my pond all the time and it gets in the water then my duck drink the water and so far no side effects other than a bumper crop of baby ducks this year and a lot of giant fish.

the only problem i have with round up is that it cost way way too much.cornerstone plus is a generic roundup and is only 42.00 per 2.5 gallons of concentrate.its works as good if not better,i have been testing and trying all sorts of spray at the cemetery for 8 years and cornerstone plus is by far the best one i have found.this is a fact.

Sharxfan
07-01-2011, 11:36 AM
I had never heard of Cornerstone before. Whatever works is what I say. i use generic all the time Roundup is a killer on the wallet.

gravedigger
07-01-2011, 12:01 PM
I had never heard of Cornerstone before. Whatever works is what I say. i use generic all the time Roundup is a killer on the wallet.

x2.it took 8 years of buying roundup befor my spray suplyer told me about cornerstone.my jaw hit the floor when he told me the price.my board of directors are very happy too.a few people i know bought cornerstone since i have found it and they made the switch.its just crazy how much roundup cost.wilco carries it.other then that i dont know who else does.

cjchasman
07-02-2011, 02:24 PM
Thanks for the input guys but the problem is the quantity. It is everywhere! I have been taking the expensive route w/ Round up and am glad to read that GD has a lower price option for me (thanks GD). I found a dealer in Ohio and will get over there this week, a fruit growers co-op. I was wondering about what AS said about digging it up but more like bull dozing. I'm afraid to trash my woods w/ the very real possibility of it comming right back. My buddy told me to contact Ohio State University; they have a top rated turf and agriculture program and could probably give me a few pointers. I wonder if I pick one block of woods, say 50yds square and treat it. Would new PI growth start by the time I killed off the neighboring squares?

cj :(

PS : I just got in from shooting my Bengal, so nice to be outdoors slingin' arrows. Overall pretty happy with my groups out to 40. Sure like that bow!