2005 - Volume #29, Issue #4, Page #34[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Power Pellets Knock Out Problem Brush
"We have goat farmers and horse farmers and others using the stuff, and there has never been a problem with livestock," says Dave Alberg, director of sales and marketing, Pro-Serve, Inc. "The only problem we ever have is in areas where pack rats live because they steal the pellets."
The active ingredient is less toxic than aspirin, yet effective on shrubs and trees. It works best in the spring when root systems are extremely active. Pellets dropped on the surface dissolve into the root zone and are absorbed by the root system.
"It's easy to use," says Alberg. "If you are treating single stem plants like eastern cedar, use 1 1/2 tabs per inch of diameter. Drop them half way from the stem to the drip line. You can drop by the base, but it's not as effective."
With clump shrubs like multi-flora rose, Alberg suggests two tabs on opposite edges of the clump for every three feet of height.
Tablets come in three sizes of containers ranging from a 130 count for $22 or about 17ó each to 3,900 for $320 or about 8ó each.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Dave Alberg, Pro-Serve, Inc., 400 E. Brooks Rd., Memphis, Tenn. 38109 (ph 901 332-7052 or 877 776-7375; email: Proserve@headgap .com; website: www.pro-serveinc.com).
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