we are in the process of renovating old pasture and subdividing....and there are a lot of wild rose clusters...what is the best way to get rid of these...??the cows do not eat them and they seem to be multiplying...cutting them doesn't seem to deter their growth for long...round up?..
Check with your local extension agent. There are numerous chemical products that are effective spot sprayed on wild rose or multiflora rose, I think there are some that work better for this than round-up, but I don't remember the name. If you are against chemical use, I don't know how you get rid of them.
* I'm supposed to respect my elders, but its getting harder and harder for me to find one. .*-
I hate Multiflora roses. Why this invasive stuff was brought to the US for erosion control I'll never know. It's one of those wonderful governmental ideas. They were invasive even when we lived in the 'burbs.
[FONT="Comic Sans MS"]I hate Multiflora roses. Why this invasive stuff was brought to the US for erosion control I'll never know. It's one of those wonderful governmental ideas. They were invasive even when we lived in the 'burbs.
It was also used as a natural fence for livestock, as nothing can or dare go threw it. I have heard of people using salt on the plant once cut back. Good luch, they are tough. > Marc
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send those babies right on down...they do look a tad mischievous, though....if these pastures would contain goats, I would borrow some....but I just don't think one hot wire will do it for them....the roses have been left unchallanged for a long time...we may have to use chemicals and then pull and stomp these things til they are gone...