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poison ivy

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by crankydoug, Nov 5, 2005.

  1. crankydoug

    crankydoug LawnSite Member
    Posts: 10

    can you tell me the proper way to get rid of poison ivy?
  2. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,858

    on YOU, or the plant???

    The plant can be killed with non-selective herbicides or even 2-4D. Obviously NOW is not the time since it's lost it's leaves for the fall... If it's the vine type growing up a tree, you can just cut it at the base and that will take care of it. Either way, dormant or not, it can still GET YOU! If you are allergic be careful... If it has to be removed from an area I'd suggest mechanical means, like a tractor loader to scrape it up and dump it elsewhere rather than jumping in and digging it out by hand...
  3. crankydoug

    crankydoug LawnSite Member
    Posts: 10

    what is a non select herbacide?
  4. teeca

    teeca LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,202

    non-selective means a chemical that will pretty much kill any plant it contacts, ie round up..

    i use round up at the 3% rate for small plants (less then 12") and the 5% rate for everything else (except tree stumps). round up does have a ivy killer it has a yellow lable on it and it works good also, has another chemical mixed with it. anyway you can find it at home depot or walmart, etc.
  5. Killswitch

    Killswitch LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 438


    Nuff said
  6. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,858

    Scythe? I thought that was for BURN DOWN only? Does it acutally KILL anything? Is it better than just using glyphosate? I found it to be pretty pricey, just for mixing it WITH glyphosate.
  7. ArizPestWeed

    ArizPestWeed LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,457

    Top kill only , does not kill the roots , it will grow back.
    The best 'cide the ivy is 24d

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