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Old 11-22-2012, 09:21 AM
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Herbicide with salt?

Has anyone heard of a Herbicide mixed with salt to kill weeds, etc? Thanks.
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Old 11-22-2012, 09:38 AM
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Has anyone heard of a Herbicide mixed with salt to kill weeds, etc? Thanks.
I am thinking Greenwood La is where I use to go to the Chicken fights when it was legal year ago. It is part of Hispanic culture left over from when Spain controlled Louisiana. BTW it is very popular all around world.

Plain Salt will poison the ground so nothing grows. In History the Romans salted the ground in Carthage after they were defeated. But I believe you might be getting confused with chemical herbicides that use various chemical that have sodium in them and are considered salts.

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Old 11-22-2012, 12:39 PM
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I am thinking Greenwood La is where I use to go to the Chicken fights when it was legal year ago. It is part of Hispanic culture left over from when Spain controlled Louisiana. BTW it is very popular all around world.

Plain Salt will poison the ground so nothing grows. In History the Romans salted the ground in Carthage after they were defeated. But I believe you might be getting confused with chemical herbicides that use various chemical that have sodium in them and are considered salts.

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Thanks for the reply. I'm not aware of herbicides with salt in the content. I should have worded it better. What would be the amount of salt you would add to something like round up or ground control to kill out weeds? Thanks!
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Old 11-22-2012, 05:06 PM
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Acids or bases, if it is not one of those it is a salt. Most things are a salt.

"Table" salt is just one of many salts.
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Old 11-23-2012, 01:42 AM
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There are some bare ground granular formulations based on sodium chlorate and sodium borate combined with prometon, simazine, diuron or other soil herbicides. Borates are a good thing because they are not only herbicides in their own right, they also hinder microbial degradation of the other chemicals.
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Thanks for the reply. I'm not aware of herbicides with salt in the content. I should have worded it better. What would be the amount of salt you would add to something like round up or ground control to kill out weeds? Thanks!
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No need to add it to RoundUp. 200-300 lb per 1000 sq ft is a starting point. I have seen this tried. Not 100% effective like herbicides matched to the weeds there or likely to be there. Salt also damages the soil, creating crusting and runoff. Really bad if it is done to clay soils. Not worth doing to sand, because salt runs right through sand.
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:22 AM
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Thank you Greendoctor for your answers! Most informative...a little over my head but thank you anyways
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Old 11-23-2012, 11:53 AM
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We carry a salt based selective post-emergent herbicide which is EPA exempt. Works well in cool season turf, not thoroughly tested yet with warm season turf.
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