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 Post subject: cat tails
PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 3:50 pm 

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In our neighborhood there is a small canal overgrown with cat tails. The city/PID/land management company's solution is to routinely spray the cat tails with something called "Rodeo". I am looking for organic alternatives to present to the leaders of these groups.

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From what I understand, if you make the water deeper (scoop out some of the dirt) they will not grow. Apparently, they do not grow in deeper water. Otherwise, the vinegar herbicide recipe might work. I don't think it will harm the fish & other wildlife near as much as would Rodeo.

Check this out: "...The U.S. Department of Agriculture does not endorse Rodeo..." taken from the following web page: ... l/linz.htm

Now don't trust all the information on this page. Just as Monsanto claims Round-Up is safe, does not make it so. By the way, Monsanto makes Rodeo as well.

Rodeo is like Round-Up in that it contains the active ingredient glyphosate.

Nadine Bielling
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