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Monday, November 16, 2009

RE: BRYONET: Mosses and lichens on roofs [SEC=Unclassified]


Readers may be interested to know that studies carried out as part of a
doctoral thesis (about to be submitted) in Australia would seem to
indicate that a large part of the response by mosses to herbicides may
reside in the detergents (surfactants) used in the mix. Maybe soapy
water is the solution - biodegradable, of course!!
But, there are a number of papers dealing with the subject.
One I located recently and which may not be familiar to many, but is
available on-line:
Settle, D.M., Kane, R.T., & Miller, G.L. Evaluation of newer products
for selective control of moss on Creeping Bentgrass greens. USGA
Turfgrass and Environmental Research Online 6(5): 1-6. Date ?2006.
[TGIF Record Number 123337].

Prof Rod Seppelt
Principal Research Scientist
Australian Antarctic Division
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