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Old 06-16-2022, 10:17 AM   #1
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Can I kill mesquites if I cut them off at the ground and immediately coat the stump with diesel?

These are small trees, 2-5 inches in diameter.

I don't think I have the credentials for applying some of the other good chemicals, and I was wondering if just straight diesel will work.

Thanks, and any other advise is appreciated.

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Old 06-16-2022, 10:23 AM   #2
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Might need to move to Around the Campfire.to get some responses
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Old 06-16-2022, 10:23 AM   #3
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Old 06-16-2022, 10:42 AM   #4
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Diesel and remedy
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Old 06-16-2022, 10:49 AM   #5
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no idea but would stop for a bit...
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Old 06-16-2022, 10:56 AM   #6
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You can afford to pour diesel on the ground
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Old 06-16-2022, 11:00 AM   #7
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Add Remedy to the diesel or use Invora with water. Both of these are restricted use herbicides though.
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Old 06-16-2022, 11:02 AM   #8
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Add Remedy to the diesel or use Invora with water. Both of these are restricted use herbicides though.
Remedy is not restricted. You can buy it at TSC, but there a generic versions of Tryclopir that are much cheaper.
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Old 06-16-2022, 11:04 AM   #9
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Can I kill mesquites if I cut them off at the ground and immediately coat the stump with diesel?

These are small trees, 2-5 inches in diameter.

I don't think I have the credentials for applying some of the other good chemicals, and I was wondering if just straight diesel will work.

Thanks, and any other advise is appreciated.

Brett

Where are you located? (Good thing to throw in your profile)

Someone close to you, may be able to swing you some of the good stuff.

We mix remedy and diesel and itís very effective, on everything. Every. living. thing.

Invora is very expensive but has a 6-8 year residual, so it will kill mesquite and keep killing for years.


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Old 06-16-2022, 11:10 AM   #10
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Diesel and remedy

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Old 06-16-2022, 11:24 AM   #11
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Can you spray diesel/remedy mix on foliage or the truck or does the tree have to be cut first and then sprayed on the stump?

Found this:

3. Spray the Mesquite
Stem applications are effective throughout the year but the best time to spray is during the growing season when temperatures are high.

Be sure to adjust the sprayer nozzle to deliver a narrow, cone-shaped mist. Holding the nozzle within 1 to 2 inches of the mesquite stem, spray the mixture on the plant’s stem or trunk from the ground line to a height of 12 inches. Apply the mixture to all sides of the trunk, wetting almost to the point of runoff.
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Old 06-16-2022, 11:31 AM   #12
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https://findanyanswer.com/what-herbicide-kills-mesquite

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Old 06-16-2022, 11:43 AM   #13
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Remedy is not restricted. You can buy it at TSC, but there a generic versions of Tryclopir that are much cheaper.

Was going to say this, but he beat me to it
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Old 06-16-2022, 11:52 AM   #14
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cut down
drill a 1/2'' hole in stump and pour in drano or muriatic acid
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Old 06-16-2022, 11:55 AM   #15
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Just diesel alone will not kill them. I tried that years ago. Like others said, add remedy at
1 qt with 3qts diesel and it will kill almost everyone if you poison right after you cut it.
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Old 06-16-2022, 12:07 PM   #16
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You can stump spray or spray from 18" and down all the way around the trunk with a mix of Triclopyr (Remedy, etc) and diesel. Smooth bark can be as low as 15% triclopyr and 85% diesel and rougher bark needs to be upwards of 25% triclopyr. This can be done at any time of the year.

Timing is key when spraying the leaves and do not use diesel as it will burn the leaves off before it absorbs the chemical. Mix it with water and triclopyr, I believe that is 1% but isn't as effective.

Now is about the time to spray the leaves but with the droughty conditions, the leaf spray isn't the best method.
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Old 06-16-2022, 12:16 PM   #17
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triclopyr and water works for me
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Old 06-16-2022, 12:32 PM   #18
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There are two types of mixes for spraying Tryclopir (Remedy).

Foliar Spraying - 2.5%-3.5% in water. Suggest using a Surfactant as well. Spray green foliage, completely.

Basal Spraying -15%-18% in diesel. Completely spray the bottom 18" of the trunk. This can be done nearly year-round, but not in the dead of Winter.
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Old 06-16-2022, 02:47 PM   #19
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I killed thousands this year. Cut off at ground and sprayed stumps with Remedy & diesel.
Spraying just the stump means no standing dead mesquite and does not require large amounts of poison or diesel. I use a 1/2 gallon sprayer. Corona curved limb loppers or battery chainsaw for small stuff. One person cutting and one spraying is time efficient
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Old 06-16-2022, 03:10 PM   #20
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2.5 Cups - Triclopyr 4 ($73.50 per gal on amazon)
mix with 1 Gal - diesel

Has always worked well for me on mesquites.
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Old 06-16-2022, 05:09 PM   #21
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Wish ya'll weren't so quick, to put such toxins on the ground..
And eventually, into the ground water..
There are always organics, that work just as well..
Perhaps, you should try drilling a bunch of holes in the stump,
and put Blackstrap molasses in the holes. Cover with a weighted black
trash bag.
Just a thought..
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Old 06-16-2022, 05:12 PM   #22
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Wish ya'll weren't so quick, to put such toxins on the ground..
And eventually, into the ground water..
There are always organics, that work just as well..
Perhaps, you should try drilling a bunch of holes in the stump,
and put Blackstrap molasses in the holes. Cover with a weighted black
trash bag.
Just a thought..
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Old 06-16-2022, 07:21 PM   #23
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Wish ya'll weren't so quick, to put such toxins on the ground..
And eventually, into the ground water..
There are always organics, that work just as well..
Perhaps, you should try drilling a bunch of holes in the stump,
and put Blackstrap molasses in the holes. Cover with a weighted black
trash bag.
Just a thought..
You serious?
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Old 06-16-2022, 08:22 PM   #24
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You serious?
As a heart attack... Do some google... !
It ain't gonna happen over night. But it, does work..
I've used this method, for everything from Bodark, to peach...
Organic..... is ALWAYS better, safer, and a good conversation starter.
Here is my pond, using 100% organic methods. You find me a better
looking tank. and it'll be called a pool...:
Sorry about the upside down...

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Old 06-16-2022, 08:57 PM   #25
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Diesel is an effective carrier for Remedy, but methylated seed oil works too. There are also water-soluble options like Garlon3a.

As others have said, don’t spray diesel on leaves.

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Old 06-16-2022, 10:14 PM   #26
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As a heart attack... Do some google... !
It ain't gonna happen over night. But it, does work..
I've used this method, for everything from Bodark, to peach...
Organic..... is ALWAYS better, safer, and a good conversation starter.
Here is my pond, using 100% organic methods. You find me a better
looking tank. and it'll be called a pool...:
Sorry about the upside down...

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Wow. I killed thousands of mesquites this year. That is a lot of molasses and weighted plastic bags.

BTW which is the before and after photos of that lake?
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