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joehayes999
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 2:07 pm    Post subject: Large Plantain problems Reply with quote

I have almost 2 acres of grass, not lawn, grass. I have a huge problem with plantain (english Plantain I think). I end up cutting the grass mostly to cut the plantain flowers (what we called soldiers when we were kids). I live in the countryside so I will always get weeds coming in from surrounding fields. Anyway, to my question. I am looking for a weedkiller and fertiliser to deal with the plantain without killing the grass. Because of the scale of it the usual lawnfeed and weedkiller works out a crazy price. Something more akin to what farmers might use for their grasslands is what I need.
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Geranimojess
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Joe'.I dont know the 1st thing about Plantain but you appeared to have answered the Question in your Query,could you not approache a local Farmer and seek his advice and perhaps offer to purchase whatever it is he use's.just a thought.No insult or Innuendo intended. Dave.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you go to your local agricultural chemical supplier then you can purchase bulk quantities of a a weedkiller containing MCPA (many brands) which is still on the approved list for a reasonable price for bulk rather than the small bottles that are meant for pocket sized lawns.
michael brenock horticultural advisor (retired)

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