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    Apparently Glyphosphate is banned in Thailand.

    Went to the agg center yesterday to buy another bottle of the Thai version of Round-up.
    I only use it on the concrete and stone parts of my property.
    I produced the old (3 years) plastic container to show what i wanted, The salesman told me they don't have it anymore, and went on to say that Thailand have banned it, I replied "good", now what do you have to kill those weeds (pointing at the weeds sticking up in cracks of the concrete), He said they don't have anything now.
    I told him, ok maybe i will use benzene, he looked at me and then his eyes lit up, and said, yes benzine.
    All aside I will just pull them out one by one as i notice and any area that gets too big will give a squirt of diesel then set it on fire with a beer in one hand and a hose in the other.

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    Banned! Maybe in your area but around here you just go to one of the chemi shops and point your finger at the brand you want.

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    The ban was lifted late 2019.

    It is on a restricted use list though, but not banned.

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    If you use well water, be cautious about what you spray/ pour around your property especially with a shallow water table.

    I use no chemicals around my place as we are very near the river and have a shallow water table. Yeah I know, many local folk don't care and toss whatever in the river, but I do care.

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    Apparently Glyphosphate is banned in Thailand.-weedkiller_friendly-jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    I use no chemicals around my place as we are very near the river and have a shallow water table. Yeah I know, many local folk don't care and toss whatever in the river, but I do care.
    Yeah, same at our place.

    Round Up and the like is for, well, morons.

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    High strength vinegar mixed with detergent. Works very quickly and not bad for the environment or you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy View Post
    Apparently Glyphosphate is banned in Thailand.-weedkiller_friendly-jpg
    I've had limited success with that mix. At our small orchard we have a creeper (Wife calls it Q ar) that seems to survive most toxic chemi sprays. I think the Vinegar mix feeds it! Plus there is the cost issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy John View Post
    I've had limited success with that mix. At our small orchard we have a creeper (Wife calls it Q ar) that seems to survive most toxic chemi sprays. I think the Vinegar mix feeds it! Plus there is the cost issue.
    this weed killer does the most damage above the ground. plants with invasive rootsystems will survive. Best you can do in such a case, is remove most of above ground parts and spray what is left. It will slow it down a lot.

    there is another option, but requires "Stamina"; a root system survives by getting sugars made by leaves above ground. if you keep on removing new leaves from the invasive plant, it will die eventually. A root system, spread to my whole garden, by a "ton peeb" (the cork tree) took 2 years to die off after removing the tree itself. I removed new sprouts at least twice a week.

    also here: no dangerous chemicals for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy View Post
    this weed killer does the most damage above the ground. plants with invasive rootsystems will survive. Best you can do in such a case, is remove most of above ground parts and spray what is left. It will slow it down a lot.

    there is another option, but requires "Stamina"; a root system survives by getting sugars made by leaves above ground. if you keep on removing new leaves from the invasive plant, it will die eventually. A root system, spread to my whole garden, by a "ton peeb" (the cork tree) took 2 years to die off after removing the tree itself. I removed new sprouts at least twice a week.

    also here: no dangerous chemicals for me
    I really don't like spraying chemi within 1 metre of the base of a tree so what little stamina I have is exerted in that area pulling and digging out the Q ar. It's a bastard in the harder ground! It's our little orchard with 96 trees (one year and 2 years old) which still takes some time to do. Funnily enough the big orchard doesn't have Q ar. With some new plantings every year we have 810 fruiting trees plus the 1 and 2 year old trees at that location. Plus 15 custard apple and 4...not sure of the name...it grows in a circle, reddish colour with a bit of white. Never tried it so not sure if a nUt or a fruit!

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    Bayer to rethink Roundup in U.S. residential market after judge nixes $2 bln settlement

    Bayer (BAYGn.DE) said on Wednesday it will review the future of its Roundup and other glyphosate-based weedkillers in the U.S. residential market after a judge rejected a $2 billion plan to settle future claims alleging the herbicide causes cancer.

    The company also said it will reassess its efforts to settle around 30,000 ongoing claims by Roundup users who are alleging they have become sick from the product.

    The announcement came hours after a U.S. judge rejected Bayer's $2 billion class action proposal, which would have provided compensation in return for placing limits on lawsuits. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco called the plan "clearly unreasonable."

    Bayer said its new proposal was "designed to help the company achieve a level of risk mitigation that is comparable to the previously proposed national class solution."

    The company has said that decades of studies have shown Roundup and glyphosate are safe for human use.

    But thousands of users have alleged it caused their non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a blood cancer. Three cases have gone to trial and in each one, juries returned verdicts and tens of millions of dollars in damages for plaintiffs.

    Bayer is dealing with two separate sets of legal risks from Roundup, which it acquired as part of its $63 billion purchase of Monsanto in 2018.

    The company committed $9.6 billion in June to settle around 125,000 existing claims and lawsuits by Roundup users who were already alleging the product caused their non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The company has resolved all but 30,000 of those claims.

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    Bayer to rethink Roundup in U.S. residential market after judge nixes $2 bln settlement | Reuters

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    "The company has said that decades of studies have shown Roundup and glyphosate are safe for human use." Maybe it is! A lot of the oldtimers in this village have been using the stuff for decades without masks or rubber gloves and they seem to be doing OK. Maybe all that cheap whisky and smoking cigarettes have coated their internal organs with a protective layer. They spraying it whenever the weeds come back...every year, year after year.

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    I use WD40.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    I use WD40.
    And a ciggie lighter !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles View Post
    And a ciggie lighter !!
    Just a quick squirt of WD40 and after a few days no more weeds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy John View Post
    A lot of the oldtimers in this village...
    I hear the Pla Ra is really good up there.

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