Corey Collier wrote: I need ideas,
Corey Collier wrote:So I moved into a new place in July; the yard hasn't been tended in some time and the neighbor, tired of all of the stuff getting into her yard, hit it with Roundup shortly before I moved in. It's also overrun with ailanthus.
A bout with search engines has brought me to lots of articles about how roundup is terrible. This is less than helpful.
I'm trying to decide what to do. I need ideas, resources, links....I'll take anything.
Chris Kott wrote:I had a thought regarding the acceleration of remediation in areas plagued by persistent pesticides.
As living root systems do the best job of supporting the soil life web that remediates contaminated soil, would it not be prudent, in a case where the weeds won't grow yet, to seek out seed pods of weed species you desire that are thriving in or around the edge of heavily contaminated, often-sprayed spaces like ditches and conventional ag fields?
The idea is this: those weeds thriving where they shouldn't are descendants of the 0.1% or whatever it is that aren't killed each year. Every year, the sprayed survivors that go to seed are breeding up roundup ready versions of themselves. Why not go get those roundup resistant pioneer plants out of the ditches and plant them where their immunity does some good for remediation?
And the big question: would it work to accelerate the process?
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