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Best red briar killer

Old 01-29-2004, 05:00 PM
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What is the best way to kill off the thick red briars? I have about 65% of my 26 acres in them and do not have a lot of money. Should I just get them with my trimmer/blade? Thanks.

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Old 01-29-2004, 05:39 PM
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goats.
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Old 02-01-2004, 11:16 AM
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Contact your local farm agent and get him to recommend a spray that will kill them. You can't keep the dang goats in a fence.
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Old 02-01-2004, 01:32 PM
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They'll just come back if you cut them off unless you spray the stump with a product like TORDON(SP) or other form of brush killer.

Roundup will knock it back but usually won't wipe it out.

That brush is actually pretty good habitat. It provides good browse and security. I wouldn't let it spread any further.

Good luck!
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Old 02-02-2004, 07:29 AM
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What does red briar look like?
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Old 02-03-2004, 12:21 PM
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I think you must be talking about mulyi-flora rose, the answer is a bulldozer.
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Old 02-04-2004, 07:49 AM
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Dozer/root rake or a heavy concentrate of the Round-Up.
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Old 02-09-2004, 10:16 AM
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OK...lets step back...If its Multiflora rose ilay brambles, you can spray and kill it effectively.

Being that you are in Ohio, go to a farm supply store and buy a product called Crossbow. It is not a restricted use chemical. Dow has a website that has a ton of information on brush control. www.dowagro.com/theranch

Timing of application is key...in both cases apply it mixed with water at a 2% solution when the plant is in flower.

Cutting them down will just make it harder to kill in the future and will be a temporary fix at best.

Roundup will not work. And Tordon is not effective on Blackberry, just Multiflora rose...plus in Ohio you cant but Tordon.
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Old 02-09-2004, 10:50 AM
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Woodust: The link isn't working.
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Old 02-09-2004, 07:17 PM
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We have what we affectionately call "red rippers" - they really establish in open fields after a crop like corn - (2-4 years). They are a Blackberry Species, I think - the stems are a ruby red. I've never tried to properly identify the species -

Maybe this is what is mentioned?

"Round up" worked OK - but we had to wait till Late spring until enough green -growing leaves made it good to apply.
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