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The commercial salt products for domestic use as for

-Melting snow -- halite, calcium chloride, magnesium chloride, sodium acetate and others

-Water softener -- potassium chloride and others

-Pool chlorination ---sodium hypochlorite and others

Which could be longer lasting and effective to kill weeds that entangle along a fence; and applied dissolved in water, buried in soil or both ?

 

 

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Is sodium chlorate now also banned in the US?

It has been banned in Europe for nearly 10 years, but was very effective when used properly.

How long is the fence?

An ecological solution for domestic action is to pour boiling water over the weeds every time you wash out a pan or cook something.

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You could get a burner on a long lance. You just need to cook the weeds enough to destroy the enzyme processes in them, not burn them to a cinder

Edited by StringJunky

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Thanks, gentlemen.  Four fences are 40m long each, + six are 25m each; far from any boiling location.  Seen the propane frying solution a couple of times to kill weeds in pavement grooves and not impressed with ~3 months lasting time.  Seems the roots are not affected at all.

Perhaps am after a cheap readily available salt, if needs to be reapplied yearly will not hurt the pocket and my old fart body.  Read that both types of snow melters work; wondering if someone knows another 'magic bullet'.  Weeds get entangled in 'tennis court' type of fences and mowing next to them is useless effort.  If not constantly cutting their stems at soil level by hand on my four (with the corresponding interference from the fence) , can grow to a mission impossible.

Will check the promising sodium chlorate as

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...Its use as a herbicide outside the EU remains unaffected...

 

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Very effective is  2,4,5-T and derivates, it kills every plant. A member of the colour agents. 

Chlorates maybe can be banned, because also to use for.......bang. 

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