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I spent hours tearing up a section near a woods edge yesterday that was covered in thick fern. Should I spray the remaining stubble that remains with round-up and give it time then rip it up again before final prep? Thanks
 

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I think you may have put the cart before the horse on this one. Foliar systemic herbicide works best on healthy undamaged plants. Discing will only lessen the absorption and translocation of herbicide. Rhizomatous ferns are persistent and difficult to get rid of. If your planting timeframe allows it, I would let the ferns recover and then spray before any further soil disturbance.
 

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gotcha..that was dumb of me
 

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Roundup kills ALL actively growing plants. If it's stubble it won't work. If it's ferns, that means also too much shade. Move out from the shadow or cut down the trees. Clearing out a quarter acre in the middle of the woods doesn't mean that stuff will grow there but for ferns.
 
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