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Hebicide for electric fence weed control

Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:25 pm
by Canmergrandpa
I am looking for a good herbicide for weed control on our electric fences. We are a small operation and just starting to use electric fencing. Weeds are high and the weeds are effecting the voltages

I am also looking for a bright fence tester.

Re: Hebicide for electric fence weed control

Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:28 pm
by Jeanne - Simme Valley
I strongly recommend getting yourself a "Fault Finder" tester. Will save you lots of headaches in years to come. They are pricey but more than worth it.

Re: Hebicide for electric fence weed control

Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:40 pm
by callmefence
Round-up would be the most common used herbicide for this application. Or one of its many cheaper generics

Re: Hebicide for electric fence weed control

Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:40 pm
by M-5
+ 1 on fault finder, glyphosphate and 2 4-d will do what you want I spray my fences A couple 3 times a yr

Re: Hebicide for electric fence weed control

Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:43 pm
by Jeanne - Simme Valley
Also depends if you want to kill everything or just weeds. I don't like to kill the grass. Bare ground entices more weed growth. Cattle will keep the grass trimmed directly under the fence.

Re: Hebicide for electric fence weed control

Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:55 pm
by Chief Dirtyface
I just use the weed eater once in a while

Re: Hebicide for electric fence weed control

Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:32 pm
by greybeard
I used to spray my yard fences with gly and a soil active herbicide for a full year's control. All that did was make the cows stick their heads further under the fences.
I use remedy and 2,4d out along the cross fences, just for broadleaf weeds and brushy crap but that's mostly what I use everywhere else too.

Re: Hebicide for electric fence weed control

Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:57 pm
by JW IN VA
Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:I strongly recommend getting yourself a "Fault Finder" tester. Will save you lots of headaches in years to come. They are pricey but more than worth it.

They are but they're great.I still want to put in the floresent bulb indicator.

Re: Hebicide for electric fence weed control

Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:21 am
by pdfangus
Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:Also depends if you want to kill everything or just weeds. I don't like to kill the grass. Bare ground entices more weed growth. Cattle will keep the grass trimmed directly under the fence.


I endorse this approach....mother nature abhors a vacuum....

if you kill everything somethin worse will take its place...in our area it will be pokeberry, blackberry, multiflora rose and cedars....

use a broadleaf herbicide and leave the grasses and keep the fence high enough that the stock can graze under it....