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lottie lou

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Where can I get ammonium sulphamate
« on: June 01, 2020, 14:27:42 »
I have just taken on a new plot and have never seen so much mares tail in my life. Someone posted that ammonium sulphamate (purchased as compost accelerator) would help. However the main supply source Misral Indusrial Chemicals only sell to bonafide businesses or terrorist bomb makers. Tried Amazon but the supplier is Mistral. Any ideas where I can obtain said chemical for garden use only please.

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Where can I get ammonium sulphamate
« on: June 01, 2020, 14:27:42 »

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Re: Where can I get ammonium sulphamate
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2020, 14:56:16 »
People on our allotments have used a weed killer called Curtail, I don't know if that is the right spelling though.

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Re: Where can I get ammonium sulphamate
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2020, 15:58:36 »
I found that Lime helped... Mares tail like acid soil, and Lime make the soil more alkaline that coupled with regular hoeing got rid of it in time!

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Re: Where can I get ammonium sulphamate
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2020, 17:59:55 »
You can get it on ebay but it is not licensed for use as a weedkiller in the uk
https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/184255787436

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Re: Where can I get ammonium sulphamate
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2020, 07:43:32 »
Hi Ya, I bought some ammonium sulphamate to use as weed killer. The instruction that came with it were good. How ever, there are a lot of things that using this product do to the ground I would read the instructions very carefully. What I read under the H&S advice put me of using it. Indeed they say its a good compost activator, well I am not sure about that either especially if you have worms in the compost. It may be ok as an initial build but is detrimental to wildlife, ie worms, I was surprised at its content so please be carefull.

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Re: Where can I get ammonium sulphamate
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2020, 20:07:19 »
Thanks everyone for your kind advice.  Wonder what is safest - kurtail or other proprietary weedkiller or what.  Will think about it and keep digging.  Know it is not recommended but is therapeutic.

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Re: Where can I get ammonium sulphamate
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2020, 07:33:19 »
Is your new plot on the same site?