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Old 06-03-2013, 10:21 PM
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Bamboo Killer??

I have a customer that has been cutting his bamboo back for a while because he does not like it. He has even covered it with a tarp hoping to get rid of it. I am asking because it is currently about 3 ft. tall and was wondering if anything could be sprayed on it to kill it?
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:39 PM
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How much area is involved and what kind of desirable vegetation is near this bamboo?
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:41 PM
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Bamboo only sends up shoots up once a year,which is now. You may be able to mow right over the fresh shoots if its been cut back before.

Bamboo shoots are also edieatble
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:44 PM
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If you do choose to mow over it I would throw some old bladrs you don't care about on your mower first
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:44 PM
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How much area is involved and what kind of desirable vegetation is near this bamboo?
The area is about a 10'x20' spot in their yard. They dont care what it looks like after so long as the bamboo is dead
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Bamboo Killer??

Bamboo grows underground through a series of roots. No matter what you do to the shoots the only way to get rid of it is to dig the roots up which could be a major job.
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:51 PM
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Bamboo grows underground through a series of roots. No matter what you do to the shoots the only way to get rid of it is to dig the roots up which could be a major job.
+1.

It laughs at Gly. Even Napalm is only temporary (it grows back even stronger). It will even send runners 20 feet under concrete driveways and invade neighbors yards. Dig. Dig it all out like a cancer.
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:58 PM
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It laughs at Gly. Even Napalm is only temporary (it grows back even stronger). It will even send runners 20 feet under concrete driveways and invade neighbors yards. Dig. Dig it all out like a cancer.
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Glyphosate is only good for non woody weeds and annual grasses. 1 lb per acre of imazapyr or 10 lb of hexazinone will do it. However, that will also kill whatever trees have roots extended into the treated area.
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Old 06-05-2013, 12:50 AM
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Old 06-05-2013, 04:39 PM
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try chopping it all down close to the ground and then pour straight roundup over the stalks. don't mix it with water. use it full strength. that should keep it down for awhile. i'm sure it will come back eventually.

i'm sure you could pour diesel fuel or something on it and it would do better.

you could always rent or borrow a backhoe and dig it all out with that.
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