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Re: [nafex] ROUNDUP

That's very interesting about pH affecting the viability of sprays.  Would
you say that water that is mechanically softened by running it over resin
pellets washed in salt is high pH?  If so, that may explain a few things in
my garden!
Doreen Howard

-----Original Message-----
From: Gordon C. Nofs <gcnofs@hotmail.com>
To: nafex@egroups.com <nafex@egroups.com>
Date: Friday, July 07, 2000 5:49 PM
Subject: [nafex] ROUNDUP

>   If spray mixes are not mixed with the right PH, Mostly acid PH they will
>not last to be effective by the time you get to where you are spraying.
>Roundup should be used in a water that is near 5.5 PH.
>  A fellow member in Michigan Nut Growers received a booklet of the many
>sprays and PH of the water "BEFORE" mixing. He gave him permission to copy
>for the MNGA group, but said he had to block out all there company names.
>has been tried, and some sprays mixed with high PH do not last very long.
>Some are useless by the time you get to the garden.Now he says he only
>sprays a third of the time that he had to spray in previous years.
>    Gordon
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