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I have a section of woods that I have been slowly thinning, I did the final thinning on it and will be tubing it. There is a section in there were the poison ivy is out of control. I have spent 3 years spraying the leaves with roundup and yet it still comes back every dang spring. Anyone got a better way that actually works? Never fails I get poison ivy every time I get with in eyesight of this spot.
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Use a mix of roundup with a broadleaf weed killer like Trimec or even weed b gone. also add a drop or two of Dawn dish soap. This helps break down the oils on the foliage allowing the chemicals to penetrate the foliage .
Or like we say at work it makes the water wetter.
Heavy vines may take a couple of hits a few weeks apart.
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Derrick, I know poison ivy can be nasty stuff if your allergic to it. Have you tryed a someone local who does a lot of crop spraying, they may be able to throw some concoction together that would kill that itchy crap. Is the Roundup you buy in the store anywhere near the strengh the commercial sprayers get?

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I have used goats for control of poision ivy and other pesky vegetation. No chemicals. But they do love maple trees cant seem to teach them that maples are off limits.
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Every year when I spray the leaves wilt up, turn brown and looks like a complete kill in a few weeks. Till next spring when it all re-appears. I have been told by our farm supply store it takes several years of repeating the process to get a total kill. I have even snipped the vines in half going up the trees. The upper part obviosly dies but the rest of the vine refuses to die off.
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I use Crossbow, it'll even kill small beech.
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Every year when I spray the leaves wilt up, turn brown and looks like a complete kill in a few weeks. Till next spring when it all re-appears. I have been told by our farm supply store it takes several years of repeating the process to get a total kill. I have even snipped the vines in half going up the trees. The upper part obviosly dies but the rest of the vine refuses to die off.
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Question is whats a few years? Cause its year # 5 now and its growing back.
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Poison ivy that is thick and heavy with vines as thick as you finger in a heavy patch could take 2 to 3 years hitting it every month or so when needed.
Crossbow I have not used on poison ivy but is a good chemical. Not sure if it is for registered use only or not.
I used ag strength round (tractor supply) up on knee hi poison ivy with trimec (2,4,5 T or 2, 4 D) and a few drops of Dawn. It is very effective. I hit it three time throughout the summer months.
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Most sprays don't kill the seeds so I say spray every few weeks to get the latent plants that are under ground and not getting the spray.
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