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Does anyone know how to get rid of this nasty plant its taking over. I haven't tried anything yet but I figured i'd ask first.

I would try round-up but I don't want to kill the plants around it.

Thanks for any help.
 

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Heard of it but don't know what it looks like. Roundup has killed everything I've tried it on. You can find glyphosphate(sp?) on line in concentrate pretty cheap, about $40 for enough to make 200 gallons.

Can somebody post a pic of this plant.
 

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What I have heard of what is referred to Mile a Minute is the Japanese Knot Weed. Some call it bamboo. The only luck I have had is Round Up. If you can keep it on the leaves that is what it will kill. Only other thing I saw work but obviously cannot be used by most is a farmer turned pigs in it and they rooted it out. It did not come back.
 

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Mile a Minute is neither Japanese Knot weed, or Bamboo. I's a spiny vine with arrow shaped leaves that grows very rapidly, and will climb up and over every everything it can grow on. If you don't control it, it weill take over an area in short order. Glyphosate(round up, accord, etc.)will kill it no problem, as will Escort. There will obviously be some residual kill if you apply it with a backpack sprayer, or boom sprayer, but that is the best way to make sure you get it all. You can just paint it(herbicide) on the leaves, but that will take forever, or you can use a small spray bottle to treat spots of it if they are small. Or, you can wear gloves and just pull the vines out if you're in the mood for some good old fashioned manual labor!
 

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It's not kudzu. Look it up, Mile a Minute is the name of the weed! It doesn't get large and woody like Kudzu. It just grows like crazy and engulfs everything.
 

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It's scientific Name is Polygonum perfoliatum. It's in the same family as smartweed and Buckwheat. Here's a photo as requested earlier
 

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We got rid of it (most of it) at our shallow water wetland with Glyphosate lastr growing season. Gotta keep an eye out for it and nail it as soon as it shows up. I swear it grows a couple feet a day!
 

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Heard of it but don't know what it looks like. Roundup has killed everything I've tried it on. You can find glyphosphate(sp?) on line in concentrate pretty cheap, about $40 for enough to make 200 gallons.
Do you have a website you've ordered it from??

Thanks for the help guys.
 

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Definitely take care of it before it goes to seed. Along with it's rapid growth it produces TONS of seeds. This just makes it easier to completely blanket an area and choke out all other plant life.

It's also called "Devil's Tongue"
 

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Tractor Supply has it, that's where I get mine. Think it was 41% glyphosate, $80.00/gal. You can buy it cheaper but it's watered down. Be careful what strength you get or you'll just be wasting your time. Whoever said it's cheap is crazy...
 

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One possible way to manage MAM is to introduce an organism that is known to
selectively and exclusively feed on the MAM weed, thus controlling it and reestablishing
the ecological balance of the areas affected. This organism is a weevil (Rhinocominus latipes Korotyaev), hereafter referred to
as the MAM weevil.
 

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Will the weevil winter over or do they have to be reintroduced each year?
 

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I will have to look at the lable. I have not mixed any of it to spray yet as the poison Ivy here has not leafed out.
The desciption in the add said makes 200 gallons ao I would expect it 1/200 mix. When I check I'll let you know. I don't think I'm mistaken. They also sell it in 2 1/2 gallon jugs. supposed to make 500 gallons of spray.
 
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