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Old 04/13/11, 07:55 AM
 
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how to get rid of roses?

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?..

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Old 04/13/11, 09:12 AM
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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.

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Old 04/13/11, 09:14 AM
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Goats loooove roses.

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Rip it out, roots and all. Spray the regrowth with a 24D ester. Repeat 900 times.

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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.

http://www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov/p...lorarose.shtml
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Rip it out, roots and all. Spray the regrowth with a 24D ester. Repeat 900 times.
This, or glyphosate at triple strength.
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Old 04/13/11, 01:10 PM
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Send them to me. Act like you really want them to grow. My goats keep all the roses eaten, they will escape just to eat newly planted roses.

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Old 04/13/11, 02:35 PM
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I've been able to get rid of some by piling brush on and around them and burning them completely to the ground and then digging up anything that manages to come back.

I've finally almost eradicated (knock wood) wild rose on my place but this year I've got poison ivy all over the place. I think I'm gonna' have to borrow some goats for this stuff.

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[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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Remedy™ Herbicide.

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Rip it out, roots and all. Spray the regrowth with a 24D ester. Repeat 900 times.
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Goats.

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Old 04/13/11, 06:01 PM
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i agree with ripping them out, leather gloves, dig and pull, chemicals will kill your soil

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Goats loooove roses.
May not be something you can do, But I love my Goats. I have two, that keep down all the things I don't want in my fields.
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Crossbow herbicide is the only one I have found that worked consistently.

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Old 04/13/11, 08:10 PM
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Mine would be happy to help

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Old 04/13/11, 08:28 PM
 
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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...

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Set a bee hive in the middle. Let the bees make rose honey for you. Plants look different when they are producing food for you. They are suddenly much more attractive.

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Old 04/14/11, 06:23 PM
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Shovel and pick. Then mow, mow, mow. Or have a thornless variety which you want to keep so you can feed it to your pet rabbits.

Brush b gone concentrate doesn't seem to bother multiflora roses.

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