"Potassium salts of Fatty Acids" as herbicides???
Gerald Y. Kinro -- State of Hawaii
kinrog at elele.uhcc.Hawaii.Edu
Mon Feb 17 20:07:53 EST 1997
Frank Kolwicz (bb389 at lafn.org) wrote:
: I picked up a "safer" herbicide the other day composed, so the label
: says, of "potassium salts of fatty acids". The label has no warnings
: about food plants and says it works on anything, +\-.
: I'm looking for a better alternative to Roundup for crabgrass, nut grass,
: quack grass and other jointed grasses that are overrunning my southern
: California lawn and garden.
: Any information will be appreciated, especially efficacy, toxicity, and
: soil longevity.
: Frank Kolwicz
: F.H.P.Kolwicz Photography, 271 Mesa Ave.
: Newbury Park, CA 91320, (805)499-2237
The product you mentioned is also used as an insecticide. If it does,
work as a herbicide, it will do so as a contact. Many of the weeds you
mentioned are perennials, and will require a systemic herbicide for even
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