Bull Thistle...Project

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  1. ONThorsegirl

    ONThorsegirl Fergusons Family Farm

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    Hello Everyone,

    Well here at school, Kemptville College Agriculture College in Ontario Canada. I have to do a project on 2 weeds that are problems on our farm, one of my Weeds of choice is the Bull Thistle, we have a big problem with it here in our Pastures.

    I was posting here to see if I could have any knowledge any of you may have as being farmers, specialists, or homesteaders in general who have possibly came into contact with this weed, and if so any advice about it, how you killed it, anything at all, has it effected your livestock or anything really!!!

    Also if I have your permission could I use what you say as a reference for my project. I have to write a pretty lengthy report and any usable information would be great for me to include.

    Thank you, Melissa
     
  2. Ken Scharabok

    Ken Scharabok In Remembrance

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    Do some research on the use of vinegar for thistle control. Thistles are cut off at ground level and stump strayed with vinegar. I believe it might also be spray on the plants in a diluted form.
     

  3. farmerdan

    farmerdan Well-Known Member

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    I've used regular table salt on the cut stems and that killed the plants I treated.
     
  4. vallyfarm

    vallyfarm Well-Known Member

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    Get some goats on 'em before they get too big and tough and they will be gone. It'll take several eatings to drain out the energy stored in the root to die off, but I've got No more thistle in with the goats, and plenty just outside the fence. Mike