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Old 08-17-2018, 10:46 AM   #1
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I have always used a 1:6 ratio when spraying Mesquite. Headed to the ranch this weekend to spray 100gal worth. What ratio do y'all like to use?

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Old 08-17-2018, 10:58 AM   #2
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I've heard and used 8 oz per gallon of diesel, and it will pretty much kill any plant/tree.
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Old 08-17-2018, 11:09 AM   #3
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are y'all just spraying around/on the tree or digging a hole around it and filling it with diesel? and how big of trees will that kill? just the small ones?
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Old 08-17-2018, 11:12 AM   #4
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This is the method/ratio's I use

https://texnat.tamu.edu/about/brush-...-spray-method/
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Old 08-17-2018, 11:22 AM   #5
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Do this. There’s a reason that this is the recommended way to do things.
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Old 08-17-2018, 11:45 AM   #6
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wonder why they don't mention spraying for yaupon?
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Old 08-17-2018, 11:07 PM   #7
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What the best stuff to kill cactus?
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Old 08-18-2018, 06:34 AM   #8
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Tordon
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Old 08-18-2018, 07:02 AM   #9
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Anybody around Bandera have an applicators license to buy Tordon? Mine expired a few years ago.
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Old 08-18-2018, 08:00 AM   #10
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Remedy Ultra. Use 3 quarts diesel to 1 quart Remedy. You can also paint that mix on stumps and they gone for good.
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Old 08-18-2018, 11:54 AM   #11
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Tordon 22k
Surmount
MezaVue—reformulation that is supposed to be awesome.
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Old 08-18-2018, 12:35 PM   #12
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My buddy uses Eraser instead of Remedy with diesel on the canals and fields. Cheaper than Remedy.
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Old 08-18-2018, 12:53 PM   #13
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Surmount will kill cactus
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Old 08-18-2018, 12:54 PM   #14
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wonder why they don't mention spraying for yaupon?
Basal application for yaupon can work for yaupon but is a pain into the butt do so on a thicket. Foliar application can work also but you have to get the leaves when they are new before they develop their thick waxy coat.

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Old 08-18-2018, 12:55 PM   #15
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This time of year when it’s hot and dry you can get by with less. Tamu says to use a 25% remedy. I have gotten all the way down to 5 % with a good kill on huisache. Typically use 10% for everything. Coat the bottom 18” with just enough that it runs down and gets some on the crown of the plant, just below the surface. Any really big ones go just high enough to get into some of the crooks at the branches. Be sure to get all around the tree if not you will have a geeen side that may not die. Typically all leaves will turn yellow and drop. Come cooler temp and rain they may try to regrow new foliage. Don’t be alarmed. Wait a few weeks and they will turn yellow and drop. It’s the last physiological response to the plant trying to survive.

With that being said if your targeting mesquite. Reclaim is a foliar applied mesquite specific herbicide. If growing well with mature leaves it’s another option.

For what it’s worth my 2 cents. What works for me. I moonlight as a farmer/rancher and am an Agronomist by trade.
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Old 08-18-2018, 11:00 PM   #16
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Basal application for yaupon can work for yaupon but is a pain into the butt do so on a thicket. Foliar application can work also but you have to get the leaves when they are new before they develop their thick waxy coat.

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I spray in the spring. Kills it dead. But you need to trim it to save spraying and more thoroughly kill it.
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Old 08-20-2018, 06:21 PM   #17
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This time of year when it’s hot and dry you can get by with less. Tamu says to use a 25% remedy. I have gotten all the way down to 5 % with a good kill on huisache. Typically use 10% for everything. Coat the bottom 18” with just enough that it runs down and gets some on the crown of the plant, just below the surface. Any really big ones go just high enough to get into some of the crooks at the branches. Be sure to get all around the tree if not you will have a geeen side that may not die. Typically all leaves will turn yellow and drop. Come cooler temp and rain they may try to regrow new foliage. Don’t be alarmed. Wait a few weeks and they will turn yellow and drop. It’s the last physiological response to the plant trying to survive.

With that being said if your targeting mesquite. Reclaim is a foliar applied mesquite specific herbicide. If growing well with mature leaves it’s another option.

For what it’s worth my 2 cents. What works for me. I moonlight as a farmer/rancher and am an Agronomist by trade.

Years ago, the recommendation was a 2% solution, but you sprayed on the base until it just started to puddle at the ground line. I had ranchers ( I was an extension agent) who even used 1%. You can get a decent kill with straight diesel, as long as you put enough. Simply a trade -off as to how much diesel carrier you want to use/apply. But you definitely want to put enough of whatever solution rate you are using so you don't have to spray a second time.
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Old 08-21-2018, 12:45 AM   #18
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At an old lease the landowner had us do the remedy diesel mixture AND rock salt the stump and around the stump. It seemed a little overkill, but I do remember it working on some
larger mesquites.
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Old 08-21-2018, 08:27 AM   #19
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Anybody around Bandera have an applicators license to buy Tordon? Mine expired a few years ago.
Don't think it works that way.
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Old 08-21-2018, 08:51 AM   #20
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thanks guys... getting ready to do this Thursday.. hope its not too late in the growing season for the mesquites like the article mentioned.
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Old 08-21-2018, 10:06 AM   #21
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Don't think it works that way.
I wasn’t asking for someone to buy me some. What I meant was,” is there anybody locally that will come spray some cactus?”
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Old 08-21-2018, 11:07 AM   #22
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Don't think it works that way.
Sure it does. It works quite well.
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Old 08-21-2018, 11:31 AM   #23
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I just recently shredded my pasture. The majority of the mesquite & other brush is thumb size or smaller. Will spraying the remedy/diesel on the stumps that I can find be effective?
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Old 08-21-2018, 11:55 AM   #24
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If its fresh, I believe it would be a good insurance, yes.
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Old 08-21-2018, 12:12 PM   #25
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If its fresh, I believe it would be a good insurance, yes.
Thanks! Just finished mowing this past weekend.
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Old 08-22-2018, 05:35 PM   #26
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I found 1:6 rem/diesel works fine for basal stem spray but I won't use it for cut stumps. I stay with 25% for cut stumps. This is mesquite only.

I've had lots of luck with diesel only on youpon in the growing season. Although they're evergreen it won't work during dormancy.
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Old 08-22-2018, 05:38 PM   #27
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[QUOTE=Witchgrass;13564593]I wasn’t asking for someone to buy me some. What I meant was,” is there anybody locally that will come spray some cactus?”[/QUOTEO

my bad
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Old 08-22-2018, 05:41 PM   #28
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Brush buster shows 15 to 25% remedy. 25% for rough bark. I go with 25%.
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