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getting rid of suckers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by chefdrp, Jun 7, 2004.

  1. chefdrp

    chefdrp LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,384

    hi all. How can i get rid of suckers on bottoms of trees?
  2. Popsicle

    Popsicle LawnSite Member
    Messages: 189

    I too would like to hear alternatives to cutting.
  3. MacLawnCo

    MacLawnCo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,847

    I saw in a PBI calendar a few years ago a product for this application. Ive not used it nor remember its name but there is a chem just for this.
  4. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Messages: 3,010

    in the tobacco growing biz you apply a "sucker oil".

    I dunno if it would work otherwise.

  5. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,656

    I use ROUNDUP. Works GREAT. And here comes all the nay sayers.
  6. BCSteel

    BCSteel LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    Use the weedeater on them every time you go by. Pretty soon they will almost completly stop putting them up.
  7. Ryan Lightning

    Ryan Lightning LawnSite Senior Member
    from CA
    Messages: 554

    Sucker stopper by Monteray
    Are 2,4-D seems to work better than round-up.
  8. Firstclasslawn

    Firstclasslawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 341

    Yeah roundup sucks--I use MSMA or other alternatives to roundup

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