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Killing small mesquite and cedar #7876189 06/20/20 08:39 PM
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I think this is the right forum. confused2 I've been, occasionally, cutting some mesquite and spraying with Remedy + diesel. Amazed at how powerful that stuff is. (And I've been sure not to breath it or get it on me.) But, it is hellaciously expensive. ($85.00 a gallon at Tractor Supply.)

For the tiny mesquites in the middle of the 2-track and the green growth that comes back, no matter how hard I try to get all the green, on small cedars, without grubbing them out, is there something more economical that I can keep in the Can-Am and spray as I come across it?

Thanks in advance for any help. smile


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Re: Killing small mesquite and cedar [Re: Creekrunner] #7876351 06/20/20 11:53 PM
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I don't think so. I use to use Remedy and diesel but diesel got expensive years ago and I went to Remedy and Reclaim mixed with water and dish soap and got just as good if not better kill. Some folks use Sendero but all it is is Remedy and Reclaim already pre mixed, and it's expensive. Been spraying mesquites for 22 years and Reclaim/Remedy seems to be the best.


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Re: Killing small mesquite and cedar [Re: Creekrunner] #7876505 06/21/20 03:26 AM
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I prefer Sendero & water with dye & surfactant. In a 25 gallon tank.

Re: Killing small mesquite and cedar [Re: Creekrunner] #7876518 06/21/20 03:40 AM
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I havnt found anything that RM43 wont kill.


Re: Killing small mesquite and cedar [Re: Big_Country01] #7876583 06/21/20 11:50 AM
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Maximus is right; it’s more powerful, is not remedy, and kills better.

Re: Killing small mesquite and cedar [Re: Creekrunner] #7877063 06/21/20 10:57 PM
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We just use prescribed burning for small cedar, mesquite. Dozer for the big stuff.


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Whats the proper mix ratio, the labels are torn off my jug? I spray with a 5 gallon backpack sprayer.

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Originally Posted by BOLT GUY
Whats the proper mix ratio, the labels are torn off my jug? I spray with a 5 gallon backpack sprayer.

I use 2oz of Remedy with 2oz of Reclaim per gallon, along with 6oz of dish soap for surfactant for 15 gallon sprayer with water, not diesel.


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Re: Killing small mesquite and cedar [Re: Creekrunner] #7877658 06/22/20 04:00 PM
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I don't use chemicals, I do mechanical

I have a gallon of Remedy I 'd like to sell for those that prefer to spray



i push mine over or run over them with a 14,000 lb Kubota track skid steer

nothing lives after I am done

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Ive been following this thread as I need to clean up some hardwood regrowth from a timber harvest. Stompy, I can find Remedy, but the Reclaim comes up as a pesticide.?

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Triclopyr is Remedy and Clopyraid is Reclaim. Look it up that way and you'll find some generic brands that are cheaper.


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Re: Killing small mesquite and cedar [Re: Stompy] #7877779 06/22/20 06:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Stompy
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Whats the proper mix ratio, the labels are torn off my jug? I spray with a 5 gallon backpack sprayer.

I use 2oz of Remedy with 2oz of Reclaim per gallon, along with 6oz of dish soap for surfactant for 15 gallon sprayer with water, not diesel.


Thanks John!

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Originally Posted by Flatcreek
Ive been following this thread as I need to clean up some hardwood regrowth from a timber harvest. Stompy, I can find Remedy, but the Reclaim comes up as a pesticide.?


What county is your property in? What is your intentions with the site? Replanting or other? I could suggest a few herbicides depending on what you are planning.


Re: Killing small mesquite and cedar [Re: Creekrunner] #7879519 06/24/20 04:04 AM
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What Stompy said. I think 2.5 gallons of the generic is about $85.

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Try experimenting by mixing the herbicides down lower and lower percentages till you find the lowest mix that will work. I’ve found that sometimes just straight diesel does a decent job if you give it a couple weeks to work, especially in mid summer when the heat is on, just diesel will kill the tops.

For yaupon I can use about a half pint triclopyr per three gallons of diesel and It still works In mid summer, it just takes a little longer.

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Lots of good info here! I don’t have cedars but do have mesquite and lots of Honey Locust. I have developed a strong hatred for the locust. They are harder to kill then the mesquite but I have success with RoundUp, diesel and liquid soap. Used 50/50 gly&diesel mix and a few ounces soap per gallon. Probably about a 60-75% kill ration on them and close to 100% on mesquite.

If anyone has experience controlling Locust please share, I would very much appreciate. Also open to other methods besides herbicide.


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I don't know how honey locust compare to blackjack locust, but Spike20P is deadly on BJ locust trees along with shin oak and plum thickets. It isn't cheap, but a few pellets is all it takes. It doesn't do much on mesquite or cedars though.

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