Oil & Weeds - Knowledgebase Question

Tampa, Fl
Question by miguelcorona0
July 11, 2009
Can oil kill weeds?

Answer from NGA
July 11, 2009


Oil can kill weeds by suffocating them. Plant leaves have little openings for the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide called respiration. A coating of oil will stop the process of respiration and essentially suffocate the plants.

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