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Old 04-05-2012, 12:44 PM   post #16 of 116
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as a warning, if you cut it down DON'T BURN IT! the oils that cause the rash travel in the smoke and then you get the rash in your throat and lungs.

i spray PI and PO with RU, 3 oz to a gallon will kill all but the hardiest vines. those i chop off about a foot off the ground, then saturate them in RU. also do not waste your money on the RU "Poison Ivy" bottle, but generic 41% and be done with it.

if you are allergic, wear a mask, long sleeves/pants and gloves. when done be very careful while removing these and immediately wash them. or go buy one of those cheap paper coverall suits at Lowe's Depot and just rip it off and toss in the trash. then get a good cool shower and scrub down just in case there was incidental contact.

the stuff does not bother me, but my wife and one daughter are highly allergic. there is actually a patch just starting out by the horse pasture that i have walked thru numerous times thusfar this year. i've got to kill it off, but it is at the far gate and usually i run out of RU before i get there and i keep forgetting about it until time to feed the horse!
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Old 04-05-2012, 01:22 PM   post #17 of 116
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For the fines going up the tree, I heard that you should cut out a 1 foot section of the vine to be sure to kill it, and then to put round up on the part leading to the roots. That definetly will kill what is up in the tree. I killed 1 3 inch fuzzy vine this way.

I just noticed I have 2 more big vines to get too.

But poison ivy does not always grow up a tree so you can have some short plants around the tree to kill too.

I did not get the rash either until a couple years ago. This spring I may have gotten it just walking through the fallen leaves, but I am now more careful to be covered when I go into the parts of the woods that have it growing. No short socks!

I've heard the oil can stay on gloves for 3 years. Anyone have any idea about leaves or vines? I have a small stack of wood I cut down from a tree with a vine I am just letting it set for a few years. Maybe I'll just let it rot and not risk using it.
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Old 04-05-2012, 02:37 PM   post #18 of 116
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I never got it till I got my land, and was weedwacking in shorts and a Tshirt.... Hit patch, and ya..... wasnt pretty!!!!

Also normal soap doesnt always clean it. you want a deturgent. I use dishwashing soap
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Old 04-05-2012, 03:53 PM   post #19 of 116
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Washing the hands with Fels Naptha soap after touching will prevent the itchy/scratchies. Wash and rinse twice.
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Old 04-05-2012, 04:50 PM   post #20 of 116
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Severely hate PI PO so i kill it and unfortunatly anything close. I use a mix of crossbow and add some diesle fuel. The fuel helps it to stay on leaves longer for better killing action.
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Old 04-05-2012, 11:13 PM   post #21 of 116
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When I was about 15 I got it bad. I was burning brush from the vineyard and there was poison ivy in it. Where ever the smoke hit I had it. I had blisters oozing on my arms. I was coating it with calamine lotion, not doing a bit good. Grandma got out the household ammonia when I was there. She said to rub it in until it stings. It wasn't any fun, but the next day it was dried up and didn't itch. That is all that I have used on PI since.

Goats work great at killing it. They'll eat it until it is dead. Electric fence is easy to put up and take down. It keeps the goats in, coyotes and dogs out. Just remember the pulsing charger doesn't work as well as the constant charger.
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Yes, I have heard of that, and my wife has looked into getting some. The issue comes with keeping them contained...

Yeah, they're pretty good at finding ways out.
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Old 04-06-2012, 05:47 PM   post #23 of 116
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The first two pics are the stuff I'm talking about. Either I'm not allergic to it or I've been lucky enough not to get into it. But I really don't want to grab a big ole handful of it to find out.


The third pic, from what I can find out is called Virginia Creeper and is harmless.
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The first two pics are the stuff I'm talking about. Either I'm not allergic to it or I've been lucky enough not to get into it. But I really don't want to grab a big ole handful of it to find out.


The third pic, from what I can find out is called Virginia Creeper and is harmless.
If it has 3 leaves and is shiny, I spray it with 2-4-D, I don't take chances.

Virginia Creeper also gets sprayed if it starts to get out of hand, which usually happens quickly!!

Oh, yea, 2-4-D is GREAT for the grass!!

This pic was taken today!!

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Oh ya, I have a lot of Virginia Creeper also. they seem to go together. Walking through my woods its like a roadmap of vines all over the ground!!! Ill look into the 2-4-d for sure. Thats a broadleaf killer right? This is a place that that was deep woods, but has been cleared off and on over the last ten years, and has a lot of diferent weeds/brush that start growing every year.
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Oh, yea, 2-4-D is GREAT for the grass!!
Meaning that it's safe, or that it kills grass too?

'Course now I've got the stuff all over my boots since I just ran the Brush Beast over an area that had quite a bit of it.

Did I see some body say vinegar to neutralize??
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Meaning that it's safe, or that it kills grass too?

'Course now I've got the stuff all over my boots since I just ran the Brush Beast over an area that had quite a bit of it.

Did I see some body say vinegar to neutralize??
2-4-D is a broad leaf only herbicide, growing grass is unaffected!!

The 2-4-D is also a pre-emergence herbicide to all seeds, even grass.
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Old 04-08-2012, 11:31 AM   post #28 of 116
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Hey guys....I went to Farm and Fleet yesterday to get some 2-4D...They say they don't sell it...what they have is Gordon's Cleanout
http://www.farmandfleet.com/products...l#.T4GhEvuvLTo
60 bucks a gallon.....Where is the best place to get 2-4D for 20-30 bucks a gallon?
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Hey guys....I went to Farm and Fleet yesterday to get some 2-4D...They say they don't sell it...what they have is Gordon's Cleanout
http://www.farmandfleet.com/products...l#.T4GhEvuvLTo
60 bucks a gallon.....Where is the best place to get 2-4D for 20-30 bucks a gallon?
We have Southern States all over VA, it is in the stores, but not shown on their website.

Tractor Supply also has it and on their website, but, it says stores only.



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When I needed to remove poison Ivy I sprayed the leaves with a product "Wood Be Gone" takes care of all woody stemmed plants like poison ivy . didn't seem to do any harm to the surrounding plants . Of course you still need to deal with all the dead vines and leaves , unless you can leave them to mother nature to rot away .
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