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getting rid of prickly pear #8139249 01/22/21 04:45 PM
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I have dug out a big prickly pear on my canyon. Poured diesel on the stump and the ground. How do I kill the pads? The pads is laying on the ground. It will be hard for me to remove as my house is on top and the prickly pear is on the bottom of the canyon. Can I just pour diesel on the mounds of pads. I cannot burn it because of dry bush. Thanks.

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Last time I just skimmed the ground to tear em out and piled them up to compost. Danged if they didn’t rot right down to nothing.


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Fire....prescribed burns kick the hell out of it,,,,

Pick the right conditions and burn. It will help lots of things.... 2cents

Much better to have a managed prescribed burn than a wildfire roll through the canyon...


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I was told that the pads could come back and grow.

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Originally Posted by jopag
I was told that the pads could come back and grow.


They can. Some do. Most rot


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Re: getting rid of prickly pear [Re: jopag] #8139334 01/22/21 06:10 PM
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I'd burn it and put sod over the roots depending on the size.


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I can't burn it I might end up in jail. We have homes that are close by. I would if I could.

Re: getting rid of prickly pear [Re: jopag] #8139426 01/22/21 07:32 PM
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Pile them up, rotate them occasionally. I have gotten rid of probably 5 dump truck loads that way. I cut them just below the surface with the tractor bucket and make big piles.They eventually rot away. If you can't pile them, leave them laying spread out. They are not as good at re-sprouting roots as some people think.


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Originally Posted by TX_LT230FH
Pile them up, rotate them occasionally. I have gotten rid of probably 5 dump truck loads that way. I cut them just below the surface with the tractor bucket and make big piles.They eventually rot away. If you can't pile them, leave them laying spread out. They are not as good at re-sprouting roots as some people think.


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I removed a bunch as stated above with the tractor bucket. But, since part of my East side boundary does not have a fence do to it sloping sharply East for about 6-8,' I piled the pads, along with dirt, sort of as a fence line, because the pads and the tosajillo are actually starting to put out roots.

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During a drought I watched a guy burning pear thorns and cows rushing in to eat the things before it quit burning.

Other than that....hit em with the bucket and mash/wipe them off at ground level.


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Grubbing hoe, pile and burn.


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I'm going to declare war on mine soon Planning on piling them up and putting a black tarp over them when it's warm.

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Re: getting rid of prickly pear [Re: jopag] #8173121 02/17/21 01:52 PM
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I've had good luck spraying them.

Before removal, that is. Let the cactus work for you, and carry the herbicide down to the roots and kill them too.

Use IPT method, and an herbicide such as Remedy with plenty of surfactant.

Then once it's good and dead, pile em up and burn 'em.

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Last time I seen it get this cold was around 83 and the hard freeze took the cactus down to the ground. They can take a freeze but extended and this cold will probably do it again in this area.


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