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Evil trees etc

Posted by stonedecroze - Created: 4 years ago
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Posted by Lumbersexual-992851 - 4 years ago

Yes Garlon Pro can be bought from Ag merchants.

Though it's sales are definitely restricted to current holders of a French certificate phyto-sanitaire.

Garlon is the name of the brand and comes in several versions.

Garlon Star being one available for the general public.

As an aside, any garden business that offers it's clients a herbicide treatment will also require a certificate phyto-sanitaire, even if applying amateur products with unrestricted sales.

Jack

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Posted by normandyranger - 4 years ago

Anything with tryclopyr in it will kill brambmes, thistles and nettles ie Garlon Inov,

If you want to kill docks as well you need triclopyr and clopyralid as in Garlon Pro, Grazon 90. This will also kill trees if drilled into the root and injected neat.

It can be bought by anyone,at your ag merchants or at least ours.

It is very expensive for garlon pro expect to pay over 50 euros a litre

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Posted by Lumbersexual-992851 - 4 years ago

The above post refers to 'Garlon Pro' which is a very different product to the watered down versions sold to the public.

 Jack

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Posted by Lumbersexual-992851 - 4 years ago

Heavitree,

 Garlon is restricted to professional use only to prevent it's mis-application and storage.

If you want to use products that are reserved for professionals then you may attend a 3 day course arranged through the MSA (mine was near Laval) in order to obtain the required certificate.

Flaunting herbicide regulations that are put in place to protect people and the environment is just plain irresponsible.

 Jack

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Posted by Kanak - 4 years ago

But doesn't  Garlon contain similar stuff?  It is available to the public from Fertiligène, in general garden centres, maybe expensive,  (but no need to cutivate a friendly farmer), same precautions always apply.  Shouldn't we start a new post:  evil products instead of evil trees?

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Posted by Heavitree-431035 - 4 years ago

You need a product called  'GARLON '

1  litre bottle  ,expensive , but worth every penny .

You will need to have a friendly local farmer to buy it for you ,as sales are restricted .

Just google it for more info .

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Posted by lautreville - 4 years ago

i cleared a 400 sq m overgrown garden by cutting them down aT ground level, clearing and burning and then spent the whole summer spraying the new shoots as the came up and a year later no more brambles , we found our own lost gardens of heligam in the form of an overgrown kitchen garden and now it's back to its former glory

The odd shoot appears but I just hoe it off

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Posted by garethe - 4 years ago

If you use roundup (as I do) please read the HSE advice that comes with it, and if it tells you to use gloves, goggles, cover exposed skin & mask etc they do it for a reason. Take care.

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Posted by Anonymous - 4 years ago

The truth has been out for a few years now but the message isn't getting across because Monsanto et al, have a lot of influence with governments and the scientific media these days.  For example in the US there are ex Monsanto employees on government committees that decide what is passed and what is banned for general use.  Apart from the recently publicised French lab research that found Glyphosate (roundup) causes cancer in lab rats, there is evidence of half a dozen other bad things it does to human biochemistry.  Strong links to increase in autism etc.

Use the stuff if you have no other alternative but please be careful.

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Posted by Kanak - 4 years ago

quite true, andylekker, the toxicity ismade worse by the surfactants (added to help it get absorbed, a bit as people add washing-up liquid), which means vapours are breathed and absorbed into the lungs.  Most tests are recorded with the active ingredient only, usually on the skin/eyes or by injections in animals and so do not take into account exaggeration/effects from any additive. The truth will come out one day!