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Old 01-20-2010, 04:44 PM
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Does any one know how to effectively kill or remove cattails. I haven't tried anything yet but i want to get it right the first time, cause its going to be a pain in the a double s.
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Old 01-20-2010, 07:04 PM
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I've had good luck with Rodeo.
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Old 01-22-2010, 04:18 PM
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We've got a 9 acre pond and use GLYPHOMATE 41 for both Lilly Pads and cattails. It takes a few days to show the effects, but it's safe downstream.

http://www.dunnsfishfarm.com/cattails_86_ctg.htm

I've used Roundup in a pinch, but it isn't good for the rest of your ponds vegetation. It will however kill anything it touches, so be careful during application.

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Old 01-22-2010, 04:58 PM
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[QUOTE=Chuck R.;3560923][FONT=Arial]We've got a 9 acre pond and use GLYPHOMATE 41 for both Lilly Pads and cattails. It takes a few days to show the effects, but it's safe downstream.QUOTE]

Wow, thanks, I always thought you were stuck digging them out to get rid of them

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Old 01-22-2010, 08:35 PM
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Roundup, then a machete and hack them off as far below the waterline as you can since some will try to grow back. I had about 1/4 acre of them, it was a real pain the first year. The second year a few came back, and I did it again (maybe 5-10%). The third year it was just a handful of sprouts left, and easy to take care of.
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Old 01-22-2010, 08:51 PM
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I got about 4.5 acres of solid cattails. They have been there for almost 30 years. I am on a 5 year lease with this mess running right down the middle. I have a feeling that if this place is ever going to be good, the cattails are going to have to be cut back significantly or completely. It is not huntable or habitable, unless you are a beaver.
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Old 02-15-2010, 06:11 PM
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I am not positive but you may need to check as the area may classified as a "WET LANDS" in which case it may be illegal to do anything with them. Like I said I'm not sure. Each state has thier own laws and rules. Good Luck, Mark
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Old 02-16-2010, 02:23 PM
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Originally Posted by mmanincor View Post
I am not positive but you may need to check as the area may classified as a "WET LANDS" in which case it may be illegal to do anything with them. Like I said I'm not sure. Each state has thier own laws and rules. Good Luck, Mark
That was my first thoght, better safe than sorry. Good luck to you on this project.
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Old 02-16-2010, 04:18 PM
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Rodeo spray is safe to use in the water.


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Old 02-17-2010, 10:45 PM
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It might as well be considered wetlands, but is is not. It is a drainage for farmland that has been taken over by beavers.
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