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Old 10-27-2015, 09:42 AM   #1
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This stuff is NASTY!

We just pulled into Thousand Trails San Benito just south of Hollister, Ca. Really a lovely wide open park.

But OMG , anyone ever dealt with Punturevine AKA Goatshead? This stuff will go through your flip flops! Like needles. Gotta be careful with the dogs. I guess there is actually a weevil which will eat this noxious weed!

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Old 10-27-2015, 11:29 AM   #2
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Yeah it grows wild here in Utah. It tries to take over my pasture. So When I see it I hit it with RoundUp, and let it die in place, so the roots don't produce a new plant. Do so before the seeds/stickers mature.

Is this park infested with goatshead stickers? The stickers are the seeds, so don't bring them home. THey are nasty!

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Old 10-27-2015, 02:02 PM   #3
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Oh yeah! They are everywhere in New Mexico. The best I've been able to do is enforce a strict no shoes in the house/MH rule (one person tracks them in and another steps on them barefoot - a feeling that will never to be forgotten!), convert bicycle tires to Stans No Tubes, and pray that you never have to lay on the ground.
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We have them in eastern WA also. It took me years to rid my pasture. Roundup kills the vines, but the seeds will lie dormant and sprout for years to come.
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Just got back from NM, these things were everywhere. Some of the dogs could handle them, some couldn't. I was wearing flip flops and they would come right up through the bottom.
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Yeah it grows wild here in Utah. It tries to take over my pasture. So When I see it I hit it with RoundUp, and let it die in place, so the roots don't produce a new plant. Do so before the seeds/stickers mature.
I am not in a position to discuss it.. But you do know there is a movement to ban Roundup in many countries including the USA.

As I said, i can not get into the reasons as I've yet to do the research needed to make a comment beyond "There is a movement" I do not know the reasons and have not evaulated the claims as to why it needs to be banned. So please do not ask.
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Old 10-27-2015, 07:17 PM   #7
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Roundup ban maybe due to butterflies needing milkweed and due to roundup less weeds?

While near holster Google new idrea and San benito mtn.

We had a communication site there years ago and the area is an odd but nasty place.

Was a mercury mine back in the day and the cinnabar ore trailing makes all of the creeks flow red water.

Also outcroppings of asbestos so signs all over the place stating do not drink water or breath the dusty air.

Interesting landscape other than that...

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