Mesquite Control: Stem Spray Application


  • ...80% less spray than standard nozzles. It reduces the damage to grasses and wildflowers by releasing less herbicide in the environment. To prevent dripping and clogging, place a 100 mesh screen and check valve immediately behind the nozzle.
  • Stem sprays can control mesquite throughout the year, but the best time is throughout the growing season when the weather is hot.
    • Be sure to adjust the spray nozzle to deliver a narrow cone-shaped spray pattern.
    • Place the nozzle within an inch or two of the mesquite stem, and spray the herbicide mixture lightly but evenly on the plant stem from ground level to about 12 inches high.
    • Apply the mixture to all sides of the stem but do not spray enough to cause the herbicide to run off and puddle onto the soil surface.
    • Remember, you must treat every stem to kill the mesquite plant.



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