Asked on Jun 6, 2013

A lot of buttercups

S137Douglas Hunt


Buttercups are taking over our small apple, plum and rhubarb orchard. How do we get rid of them?. They are spreading!
2 answers
  • Douglas Hunt
    on Jun 7, 2013

    The most commonly suggested control for buttercups is a broadleaf herbicide containing 2,4-D.

  • S137
    on Aug 5, 2013

    One of my farm friends told me that the application of lime to the soil will prevent buttercups. I don't know if it will kill them once they are established. She showed me two of her fields--one that had been treated with lime (no buttercups) and one that had not been treated (lots of buttercups). It also helps to mow them before they go to seed.

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