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Old 12-06-2009, 05:23 PM   #1
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Utilizing Wet Blade® to control Fireweed

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Dr. James Leary, CTAHR Invasive Weed Specialist, initiates a field trial at the Maui Horse Center targeting fireweed, Senecio madagascariensis. The Wet Blade® chemical delivery system is evaluated using herbicides with the active ingredients 2,4-Dichlorophenol, metsulfuron methyl and chlorsulfuron, and aminopyralid under high wind conditions.
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Utilizing Wet Blade® to control Rauvolfia vomitoria

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Dr. James Leary, CTAHR Invasive Weed Specialist, conducts field trials at the Kohala Preserve and Conservation Trust, Hawai'i Island, targeting the invasive weed Rauvolfia vomitoria. The Wet Blade® chemical delivery system is evaluated using herbicides with the active ingredients glyphosate, triclopyr, aminopyralid, and imazapyr. Preliminary results are shown after 5 months.
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“This is one of the only ways to apply herbicides other than spraying, which means there’s no spray drift and no runoff.” “Eliminating spray drift is the biggest benefit of the Diamond Wet Blade,” Doyle agrees. “Herbicides are exposed only to what the blade touches, which makes it ideal for site-sensitive areas.” Before retiring from his full-time role with the University of Wyoming, Whitson observed 99 percent control on a number of resprouting broadleaf weeds. He tested the Wet Blade on noxious plants, including Dalmatian toadflax, Russian knapweed and Canada thistle. “When a waxy plant like Dalmatian toadflax is cut, it immediately responds by trying to draw water back in through the xylem and the phloem,” Whitson says. “You achieve the best results by wiping the herbicide right on to the cut surface of the plant, because it sucks the herbicide right in, along with the water it’s trying to retain.” Using the Wet Blade results in less brush, and having less brush to cut during annual mowing cycles speeds up the process and reduces the chances of mower damage. That reduction of brush also improves...
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