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Old 08-01-2013, 03:07 AM   #11
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Get yourself a nice propane weed burner, burn them down, as soon as green shoots appear a week or two later hit them and the area with a healthy dose of Round-Up. In the spring till up the area then plant your hops

 
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Old 08-01-2013, 04:31 PM   #12
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I'd watch that "burn them down" approach, I've heard of people with respiratory issues from burning poison ivy along with other yard waste.

 
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Old 08-01-2013, 05:56 PM   #13
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You don't need a preexisting condition, just a basic allergy to PI: when I was eight my dad was clearing out some back acreage and burning the brush he piled up. And I was playing in the smoke. I ended up in the hospital being pumped full of epinephrine for a few days.

On the up side, I can roll in PI now and never get even a bump...

Cheers!

 
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Old 08-01-2013, 06:25 PM   #14
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Based on the amount of PI I bordering my property, how well Roundup worked on it, and the cost of Roundup...I would go poor long before I was able to control the poison ivy back there.

Roundup kills it, but it comes back just as quick.

 
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Old 08-01-2013, 09:46 PM   #15
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+1 to not burning; not safe.

Seems like mechanical pulling is the way to go if you are very careful...

 
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Old 08-07-2013, 11:56 AM   #16
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DONT BURN POISON IVY!

You will hospitalize yourself or anyone else who happens to breath in the smoke. Think of your lungs coated with the slimy bubbbly PI bumps. *shudder*
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