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#6255791 - 04/11/16 04:18 PM Blackberry Herbicide?
deewayne2003 Offline


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Trying to get my new place ready for food plots and need to kill several LARGE blackberry thickets.

Anyone got a particular herbicide to use?

I was thinking 2-4-D with a little dishwashing detergent added to help it stick and cover.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated, looking to spray the first weekend of may.

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#6255794 - 04/11/16 04:21 PM Re: Blackberry Herbicide? [Re: deewayne2003]
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Remedy would work well too.
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#6255795 - 04/11/16 04:21 PM Re: Blackberry Herbicide? [Re: deewayne2003]
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Mow then spray

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#6255952 - 04/11/16 06:19 PM Re: Blackberry Herbicide? [Re: deewayne2003]
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Fertilize the blackberry. Great browse

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#6256177 - 04/11/16 08:36 PM Re: Blackberry Herbicide? [Re: Curtis]
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Originally Posted By: Curtis
Remedy would work well too.


Costs too much for a large area.

Round-Up.
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#6256241 - 04/11/16 09:21 PM Re: Blackberry Herbicide? [Re: deewayne2003]
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Might add a little diesel to the mix, but I think I'd rather have the berries if I had the choice
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#6256244 - 04/11/16 09:23 PM Re: Blackberry Herbicide? [Re: deewayne2003]
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I absolutely agree with wfontjr. I previously killed outhe a LOT of BlackBerry & now find myself trying to grow it (different lease). Deer love the berries.

IMO perfect scenario would be to kill out what is necessary for your plot
but leave it around perimeter for browse along with a make shift type barrier to make them feel secluded while feeding in your plot.

All that being said, I killed mine out with Roundup "Poison Ivy Plus Tough Brush Killer".
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#6256296 - 04/11/16 09:58 PM Re: Blackberry Herbicide? [Re: deewayne2003]
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I guess my question is, why? Great browse, delicious berries.
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#6256356 - 04/11/16 10:56 PM Re: Blackberry Herbicide? [Re: wfontjr]
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Originally Posted By: wfontjr
Fertilize the blackberry. Great browse

Cheapest long term food plot you can get for your money. Find another location for a food plot.
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#6256471 - 04/12/16 07:26 AM Re: Blackberry Herbicide? [Re: stxranchman]
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Originally Posted By: wfontjr
Fertilize the blackberry. Great browse

Cheapest long term food plot you can get for your money. Find another location for a food plot.
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#6256557 - 04/12/16 08:36 AM Re: Blackberry Herbicide? [Re: passthru]
deewayne2003 Offline


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Originally Posted By: passthru
I guess my question is, why? Great browse, delicious berries.


Pastures haven't been mowed on this place in over 2-3 years; along with SEVERE over grazing; this place is in need of some major TLC.

If the berry thickets and cedars are not controlled now before the property is allowed to REST without cattle for a couple of years while I do pasture renovations then the problems of cedar & berry thickets will only get MUCH worse and MUCH more expensive to resolve.

Truth is that I will most likely never kill out all the blackberry; were talking about thickets that are 5x+ the size of a full size truck and more than 6' tall and have to be removed prior to other operations.

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#6256784 - 04/12/16 11:38 AM Re: Blackberry Herbicide? [Re: deewayne2003]
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If they are actually Blackberrys, you got a potential money crop. Are they in berry now? If so, DewBerries, still an excellent berry. I would clean up the berry patch and let it thrive. If it's really huge, mow a few walkways through it and let it grow.
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#6256802 - 04/12/16 11:49 AM Re: Blackberry Herbicide? [Re: rifleman]
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Originally Posted By: rifleman
Mow then spray


I would not mow then spray. The leaves are very important to control using any herbicide.
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#6257247 - 04/12/16 05:35 PM Re: Blackberry Herbicide? [Re: deewayne2003]
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I have the same problem on a property I close on Monday. Blackberry everywhere.

Why kill it? I hate snakes and snakes love blackberry patches.

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#6258472 - 04/13/16 02:16 PM Re: Blackberry Herbicide? [Re: deewayne2003]
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I've heard that about snakes but never found one in my blackberries.. Took me years to get plants established, I wouldn't spray them. Great deer food with juicy berries for me.
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