> Wow! Get real! Roundup is just fine, and safe, for spot treating nasty weeds
> like johnsongrass. Most grasses are especially susceptible to Roundup and
> it will give a reliable kill on things like johnsongrass and quackgrass.
1) With market gardening you can till, pull, dig or outcompete with
companion crop enough of the pest weed to make this method worth
2) With broad acre farming your method is too labor intensive thus
necessitating overuse of the pesticide through mass spraying -
not good for the land
3) Give your advice to the average homeowner gardener and landscaper
and they will usually misuse the herbicide, rarely taking the
trouble to use it as you and Mike suggested.
4)You can get rid of Johnson grass with the right kind of tillage and
cover cropping; Bermuda grass, pigweed and crabgrass too. I have done it
on 5 acres. Ask me and I'll tell you how.
Lawrence F. London, Jr. -+|+- Venaura Farm
http://metalab.unc.edu/london, /permaculture, /ecolandtech
EcoLandTech -+|+- InterGarden -+|+- Permaculture
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