How do you control Wild Bamboo???

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Plant Buyer 83, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. Plant Buyer 83

    Plant Buyer 83 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 176

    Anyone know any good products for controlling wild bamboo that grows anywhere and everywhere?????

  2. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,157

    john deere sells a product that can do the job...

  3. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    Excellent Choice of Equipment, However a Root Rake Grapple may be a better choice of Attachment. I actually have a chemical answer, However I am not sure plant buyer will like my answer. I will therefore keep that answer for now and see if someone can come with a better answer or the same one.
  4. Harley-D

    Harley-D LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 508

    Sure, i'll try. I'ld guess imazapyr with diuron.

    Close? Maybe mix in a little glyphosate with diquat and a little sticker just to be sure.

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 5,132

    cement it ........................
  6. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    Honda Guy

    Yep that was about what I was thinking. However you really took it one step further. Imazapyr is not so bad as a skin contact or even swallowed, but Breathing it's vapor is a totally different story. The LC 50 is 100mg/Kg Hitler would have loved it. The half life can be as long as a year and half and the Ground water is very likely to be contaminated.
  7. SOMM

    SOMM LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 425

    where the hail is your backhoe?
    It sends out to 14 feet average depth of a 5-6 year established stand, and can travel under cemented structures.

    It can survive Red Fire Ants.

    You don't control it, all, you maintain it - unless you are allowed to do controlled burns in your area.
    (Agent-Orange Gly and Napalm are way illegal.)
  8. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    Something tells me you are way too young to have been in the Nam. But from Personal experience I can tell you Not even Super Agent Orange or Napalm can control Bamboo. Suppress maybe, Control no way.
  9. Cohocarl

    Cohocarl LawnSite Member
    from OH
    Messages: 5

    I had some wild bamboo at my old house that I had tried to kill or at least slow down it's spreading, and I tried almost everything known to mankind, but the bamboo kept on thriving. One day I was into a grain elevator/farm supply shop near by and a salesman suggested I get some Tordon, cut down as much of the bamboo as I could, and spray some Tordon on the exposed cuts. It it worked wonders! The bamboo spreads through it's root system, so with the Tordon getting into it's "veins", it did a very good job at not only killing the current crop, but future ones also. I did have a few new sprouts of bamboo come up, but did the same thing by cutting them down, and putting a very little Tordon on the exposed cut.

    This was about 10 years ago, so I don't even know if you can still purchase Tordon, but I would thoroughly recommend this stuff for killing bamboo, or anything else for that matter. It is very potent stuff. From what I understand, the railroad and power companies use(d) it to spray vegitation where they don't want it to re-grow for a long time.
    Do not expect grass or anything else to grow for a long time in the area where the tordon is applied...........
  10. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    Bamboo--cut it down and then start mowing the area. Short.

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