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Terry from Mckinney, Tx writes

Will Bonide Stump Out Stump & Vine Killer kill bamboo and horsetail?

My neighbor planted Horsetail reeds which have aggressively started sprouting on my yard. If I clip the reed at ground level and apply this to the top, will it kill the plant? I would prefer for it to be absorbed back to the other property to kill off the plant.


Bonide Stump Out Stump and Vine Killer is not labeled for bamboo, although it is labeled for horsetail. It should work for bamboo, however, if you cut the plants down and apply the product undiluted to the freshly cut plants. You could also cut the bamboo and use something like Rodeo Herbicide. This product is labeled for both horsetail and bamboo. You may need multiple applications of herbicide to kill the horsetail, especially. Be sure to bag up plant cuttings so as not to cause further spreading of the seeds.

Answer last updated on: 05/12/2016

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