Oil & Weeds - Knowledgebase Question

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


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Answer from NGA
July 11, 2009

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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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