ANNOUNCEMENTS

Photos and

Upcoming Events

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Lower Trinity SWCD Board of Directors Meeting

 

Lower Trinity will hold a meeting on

November 12, 2008

12:00 a.m.

at the Tarkington Country Cuisine Cafe

 

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Check out photos below featuring Wildlife and Waterfowl Areas

 

American Water Lotus

 

Cat-Tails

 

Perennial Grasses

These area locations in the above photos provide food, water, and nesting areas for local and migatory waterfowl and wildlife. Without conservation, these areas would no longer exist.

Hope you enjoy these photos. Keep checking this website! More photos will be featured.

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Announcement

CHINESETALLOWTREE                   

              CHEMICAL CONTROL

METHODS

For

LIBERTY COUNTY

MAY 2008

 

 

Over the past 40 years, the encroachment of Chinese tallowtrees (Triadica sebiferum) has become a serious problem in Southeast Texas.  Pastures, woodlands, fence rows, ditch and canal banks, and idle areas, are becoming overrun with this escaped ornamental tree.  Proper use of recommended pesticides is a necessity when controlling this pest.

 

THE FOLLOWING IS A PARTIAL LIST OF EPA & TDA APPROVED HERBICIDES AND METHODS THAT HAVE BEEN EFFECTIVE ON PASTURELAND AND RANGELAND TO HELP CONTROL VARIOUS SIZES AND DENSITIES OF CHINESE TALLOWTREES.

 

There are other approved products available for use in Forestry, Aquatic Sites, and on Wetlands to control Chinese Tallow. (Contact Texas AgriLife Extension Service or NRCS to discuss these herbicides).

 

Additional pesticides for control of Chinese tallowtrees are found in the Texas Agricultural Extension Service Publication  B-1466, “Chemical Weed and Brush Control – Suggestions for Rangeland”.  

 

 

For more information about controlling Chinese tallowtrees contact :

 

Texas AgriLife Extension Service      OR                USDA Natural Resources

Liberty County Courthouse Annex                          Conservation Service (NRCS)

2103 Cos Avenue                                                   1351 A Highway 146 Bypass

Liberty, Texas 77575                                               Liberty, Texas 77575

(936) 336-4558 Extension 221                                (936) 336-9145 Extension 3                                         

(281) 593-0405 Extension 221                                                                              

  

                      

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METHOD # 1 – INDIVIDUAL PLANT TREATMENT : 

                         For use with a high volume sprayer (cattle sprayer), or backpack

                         sprayer.  Spray over the plant and thoroughly wet the foliage.  

                         Apply in the spring or fall.

 

 TANK MIX………. 1 gallon Grazon P + D* (or equivalent)  +   100 gallons water     +     1 to 2 quarts surfactant 

 

 

NOTE:

 For a one gallon mixture using the Individual Plant Treatment (Method #1) mix: 1 Tablespoon Grazon P+D* (or equivalent)  +  1 gallon water  +  1 Tablespoon  surfactant                   

                                         (16 Tablespoons = 1 cup)

 

 

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METHOD # 2 – BROADCAST RATE FOR GROUND APPLICATION: 

                   For use  with a ground broadcast sprayer.  Apply in the spring or fall.

 

PER ACRE MIXTURE:

 

1 gallon Grazon P + D* (or equivalent)   +     10 to 25 gallons water      +   1 to 2 cups surfactant

 

 

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METHOD # 3 – BROADCAST RATE FOR AERIAL APPLICATION: 

                 For use  with an airplane or helicopter.  Apply in the spring or fall.

 

PER ACRE MIXTURE:

 

1 gallon Grazon P + D* (or equivalent)  +   5 to 15 gallons water   +    ½  to 1 ½  cups surfactant

 

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METHOD # 4 – LOW VOLUME BASAL BARK APPLICATION: 

                         Apply herbicide applications to the tree bark any time. 

                         Optimum time is during growing season when plants have

                          mature leaves. 

           

     2 ½ gallons  Remedy   (or equivalent)   +       7 ½ gallons diesel fuel   

 

Apply to lower 12 to 18 inches of trunk to wet the trunk.  Do not spray to the point of run-off.  Apply completely around the trunk.  Use only on plants with smooth bark and a trunk diameter less than 4 inches.

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METHOD # 5 – STREAMLINE BASAL BARK APPLICATION  

                          Apply herbicide applications to the tree bark any time. 

                          Optimum time is during growing season when plants have

                          mature leaves. 

                                                                         

 2 ½ gallons Remedy (or equivalent) + 6 ½ gallons diesel fuel  +

 1 gallon d,l limonene  (a “penetrant”)

 

Apply to the trunk in a 3 to 4 inch wide band near ground level or at line dividing smooth bark from corky bark.  Apply completely around the trunk.   Use a straight stream nozzle.  Use only on plants with smooth bark and a trunk diameter less than 4 inches.  Trade names for d,l limonene are Quick Step II, Cide-Kick II and Cide-Kick.  Other penetrants may also be effective.

 

 

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METHOD # 6 – SOIL SURFACE APPLICATION:

 

·        WARNING:  Velpar L and Spike 20P are nonselective pesticides. They may damage or kill desirable trees as well as Chinese tallowtrees.  Stay away from beneficial trees to prevent incidental damage.  The feeder roots of desirable trees may spread out as far as twice the height of the tree.

 

Velpar L  -    Apply undiluted product to the soil surface within 3 feet of the stem          

                     base, during the late winter to early summer.  Apply 4 milliliters (ml)

                     per 1 inch of stem diameter or 3 feet of canopy diameter.  Use an

                     exact delivery handgun applicator to apply the 4 ml dose per

                     application shot.  If plant size requires more than a single 4 ml

                     application, apply subsequent applications equally spaced around

                     the plant.  DO NOT use Velpar L on marshy or poorly drained sites

                     or on soils classified as clays.

 

Spike 20P -  Apply Spike 20P pellets evenly on the soil under the plant canopy

                     and 1 foot beyond canopy edge.  Apply any time during the year,

                     October 1 to April 1 is optimum.  Use ½ ounce of pellets per 2 to 4

                      inches of stem diameter, or 45 square feet.

 

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METHOD # 7 - CUT STUMP   Apply this mixture on a freshly cut stump or make several chops with an axe or machete around the circumference of the tree and spray/pour this mixture into the fresh cuts.

 

                          1 part Grazon P + D*    +     1 part water

 

                                                        OR

 

                            1 part Remedy       +       3 parts Diesel

 

 

 

 

 

FOOTNOTES: 

 

·        Pesticides marked with an asterisk (*) are "Restricted Use" or "State Limited Use" pesticides.  To comply with state and federal laws, you must be a certified private applicator or a commercial, non-commercial or private licensed applicator to purchase these pesticides.   Contact the Texas AgriLife Extension Service for information about obtaining a Pesticide License.

 

·        The USER is always responsible for the effects of pesticide residues on his/her livestock and crops, as well as problems that could arise from drift or movement of the pesticide from his property to that of others.  Always read and follow pesticide label directions.  To keep pesticide loss to a minimum, properly calibrate spray equipment, and monitor weather conditions.

 

·        Any mention of trade names does not constitute endorsement by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, or the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or family status.  (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)  Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA’s TARGET Center at 202-720-2600 (voice and TDD)

 

To file complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326W, Whitten Building, 14th  and Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD.)  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

 

 

 

File: Word/ Chinese Tallow Fact Sheet May 2008.doc

 

 

 

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1351A Highway 146 Bypass
P.O. Box 406
Liberty, TX 77575
(936)336-9145 ext. 3