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Old 04-21-2010, 11:05 PM   #1
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Default PVC applicator Designed by Jack McGowan-Stinski of the Michigan Chapter of The Nature Conservancy

PVC applicator Designed by Jack McGowan-Stinski of the Michigan Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, this applicator applies herbicide to cut stumps, Untitled Document. This is another handy dandy tool that's way cool. "Designed by Jack McGowan-Stinski of the Michigan Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, this applicator applies herbicide to cut stumps. The PVC tube is the reservoir for herbicide that is released through a sponge on the end of the applicator. It screws apart for handy carrying in a locked-top bucket, which also contains herbicide container, wash water, and other necessary supplies. "
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Old 04-23-2010, 01:44 PM   #2
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This tool looks functional. Would you be so kind as to make one and share the directions?
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Old 04-23-2010, 10:36 PM   #3
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The Clamper also looks like it could be a handy tool

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Developed by Paul Labus, John Drake, and the Southern Lake Michigan Rim project office of the Indiana Chapter of The Nature Conservany, the clamper is basically a modified version of a wicking bar for more accurate and specific herbicide application to individual target plants. It was designed and built from 32" E-Z Reacher pick-up tools (available through Forestry Suppliers Inc.) with the suction ends removed and replaced with cut-down PVC tube ends holding absorbent sponges. Herbicide is applied to the sponge ends with a trigger pump hand-sprayer.
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Old 04-23-2010, 11:07 PM   #4
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Ummm.... I'm not that handy and.... I cheat and use a store bought kitchen gadget. It's hard to describe but it's about the size of a turkey baster and you unscrew the handle to fill it up with your dish soap and at the bottom there's a sponge for scrubbing pots and pans or dishes or whatever. Instead of using it for dishes, I've been using mine filled with Pathway RTU to go after tree of heaven, Norway maple, and sawtooth oak. I can buy replacement sponges that snap on the end for applying the chemical to the cut stumps. Works like a charm for me and I think one of them cost me like $7 and the other one was like $4. I like the cheaper one better but the $7 one has replacement sponges that are easier to find. The clamper is one I might try to figure out how to make myself. I could see using that on some weeds.
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Old 04-23-2010, 11:18 PM   #5
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This is the exact one I have, OXO Good Grips Soap Squirting Dish Wand OXO Good Grips Soap Squirting Dish Wand and it was only $7 at Bed Bath and Beyond. Other places probably carry them. The other one I have is older and the brand name is worn off so I can't find a photo of one online to post. That one is along the same lines as this one only the reservoir holds more.
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