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Weed control, management, ecology, and minutia
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by Karen Frank
on June 22, 2020 at 5:35 PM
I have been invaded by Stinknet and have been unsuccessful in killing it soo far. We have used glyphosate in increasing percentages with little to no success. Your Article says that Milestone and Transline are effective. Are they available to an unlicensed person? I am a retiree that owns 4 acres that are infected and need to be able to apply myself. If I can, where are these products available and what is your recommended percentage to use? I appreciate any help as I have deadended with the Riverside Ag commissioners office.
by Chris McDonald
on June 23, 2020 at 1:53 PM
Karen, thanks for commenting. Glyphosate, if used after the plants start to flower does not yield good results. In my trials, I have found that all of these herbicides do not control stinknet well after it reaches the flowering stage. Milestone is also not labeled for use around homes. And just to be clear, Transline does not provide consistent control. In some cases, stinknet will not die after being treated with Transline.  
 
At this time in the year, if your plants are still alive, you will have to switch to mechanical methods, like mowing. However, most of the stinknet plants in the county have senesced. If your stinknet plants are brown and dead mowing will just spread the seeds around. Use this summer to map where stinknet came up, and flag those locations, and it may be a lot of area depending on your property. Then this fall or winter after our first big storm or two, when stinknet comes up, treat them when they are small and a few inches across and you should be much more successful.
 
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