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Hi,

I've got a nasty blackberry bramble to get rid of. It's so nasty a goat hanged itself in there. Herbicides like to use a surfactant, and I'm wondering if either the glycerine bi-product or the soapy biodiesel itself might be suitable to mix with a water-based herbicide?


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Registered: December 26, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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The glycerin itself is a surfactant.
NaOH based glycerin might help to "burn" out the plant.
You may want to fully saponify the glycerin as there are still saponifiable elements within the glycerin.

I would say try it both ways and see.

Let us know the results!


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Location: S.E. Michigan | Registered: April 15, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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If you are still using water the first wash water will get things started and then use your glycerine, methnaol still init, diluted to very runy and give it a good dose.I am assuming NaOH as the caustic. The above combination will kill anything green. I inadvertantly did in a full grown pine tree this way.Dumb and stupid, but then experience is the best education.



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Location: :-) Great White North eh ? | Registered: December 10, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Good point on the water Legal!

My driveway has been weed free since I started with biodiesel.


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