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D Felix
03-20-2005, 10:00 AM
Short of many, many applications of glyphosate at high concentrations, has anyone found a good method of killing yucca's?

I'm wondering about digging around the plant, cutting the taproot 4-6" down and then applying Tordon to the top of the remainder of the taproot.... Think it would work?

Any suggestions? This isn't something that I need to do tomorrow, but something that occasionally comes up.


Dan

Coffeecraver
03-20-2005, 10:58 AM
GARLON will kill it

It's Registered use

YardPro
03-20-2005, 12:45 PM
i hate those darn things.

there really is no "tap root"
just lots of tubers.

methyl bromide is another way to nuke them.

geoscaper
03-21-2005, 12:04 AM
Dfelix:
There damn near impossible to get rid of. Honest to god I have a customer that had one planted on the corner of his lot as a property marker in 1906. It's still going strong today.

SWD
03-21-2005, 06:55 AM
I use glyosphate to kill yuccas and cacti without a problem.
Take a sharp pointer, I use a 1/4" piece of rebar with a T handle welded on, about 4' long, poke a few holes in the plant, then spray into the holes.
Any kind of oil based adjuvant to increase translocation will speed uptake and kill.