View Full Version : Pre-emerg for acorns?

05-21-2007, 01:38 PM
Does anyone know if pre-emergent herbicide will work to keep dropped acorns from sprouting? If there is one, how long is it effective once it is applied?

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05-21-2007, 04:34 PM
I have asked the same question. I know if you spay an oak tree when is is flowering you can prevent acorns. With what I don't know. I am planning on getting acorn nets this year.

05-21-2007, 04:37 PM
Acorn nets? Never hear of them, do you have a link to info about them?

05-21-2007, 08:36 PM
Surflan will stop acorns from germinating. But it's non-selective. It won't effect anything that's already growing but will stop all seeds from sprouting.

By varying application rates, you can get control for up to a year. If you're "creative" with the label rates you can get control for longer. So my friendly neighborhood extension agent tells me.

05-22-2007, 04:22 AM
What good does that do then if you are putting down mulch with the pre-emerge underneath and the acorns don't drop again until next year?