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    Default Round-up ready Dandelions?

    I was talking to a row farmer yesterday. I was asking if he had noticed any plants showing resistance to Round-up and he mentioned Dandelions. I hadn't put two and two together until he mentioned this, but last year I had a surplus of Dandelion honey and sold it. I had been noticing the dandelions coming up in the crop fields, but hadn't thought much of it. Is anyone else noticing Dandelions in abundance? If this is a trend we could end up with bigger Dandelion flows in the future.

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    Default Re: Round-up ready Dandelions?

    Is dandelion honey bad?

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    Default Re: Round-up ready Dandelions?

    Lots of weeds showing resistance. Farmers around here are paying people to go out and pull pigweed by hand. Its nice to ride by a field and see people out working in the field like it used to be.

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    Default Re: Round-up ready Dandelions?

    I don't have any bees just yet (studying up and wondering if I can keep them at my parent's house since I'm not sure I can have them at my duplex), but there have been a ton of dandelions popping up in the yard and the bees are all over them. Saw what looked like an all black bee on one too, either that or a massive fly..

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    Default Re: Round-up ready Dandelions?

    They will just switch to another herbicide. They will spray 2-4-d then switch back again. If there is a large hay field that would be the one to keep a eye on. But most of the time the Dandelions are being worked under during planting or tilling.

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    Default Re: Round-up ready Dandelions?

    Round Up never got dandelions very well to begin with. Zero till farmers will have trouble with that weed along with a few others that are not as susceptible
    Ian Steppler >> Canadian Beekeeper's Blog
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    Default Re: Round-up ready Dandelions?

    Clopyralid works good. Here it is in the chem names lontrel and curtail.

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    Default Re: Round-up ready Dandelions?

    Very interesting post Dave, I've finally figured out why sometimes it doesn't work properly for me. Much thanks.

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    Default Re: Round-up ready Dandelions?

    Just passing along a home remedy I personally haven't tried. But it came from a source I'd trust. 1/2 gallon apple cider vinegar, 1/2 cup of table salt, 1/2 tsp Dawn dish liquid. Mix it up and put it in a spray bottle (or sprayer) and spray weeds thoroughly. The Dawn strips the protective oil coating and lets the vinegar/salt go to work. May be worth a try.

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    Default Re: Round-up ready Dandelions?

    I see a lot of "round-up ready" hen bit blooming in all the corn fields around here and they aren't even planted yet...
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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    Default Re: Round-up ready Dandelions?

    Mixed this up last week, sprayed it on in the am and was wilted in the afternoon. Dried up the next day.

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    Default Re: Round-up ready Dandelions?

    >Believe it or not, I actually BOUGHT dandelion seeds for the first time this year.

    Where did you buy them? I used to be able to buy them from Gurney's but haven't seen them lately...
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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    Default Re: Round-up ready Dandelions?

    Again, are dandelions bad for bees?

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    Default Re: Round-up ready Dandelions?

    > Again, are dandelions bad for bees?

    No. Dandelions are often an important source of early spring nectar and pollen for bees.
    Graham
    USDA Zone 7A Elevation 1400 ft

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    Default Re: Round-up ready Dandelions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stanger View Post
    Again, are dandelions bad for bees?
    Believe it or not, I actually BOUGHT dandelion seeds for the first time this year.

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    Default Re: Round-up ready Dandelions?

    Dandelion honey is an acquired taste, it goes down sweet and then (to my mouth) leaves an acrid taste. I have 1 kid who likes it, and 3 that don't.

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    Default Re: Round-up ready Dandelions?

    Cool.. This thread had me worried, they are everywhere lol

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