What herbicide should I use to kill moss?

By Grant Woods,

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Dr Woods:

I want to establish a food plot in an opening in a wooded area on my property in Pennsylvania. It currently has a lot of ferns and what appears to be a feathery type of moss that acts as a carpet. Are there any products (e.g. glyphosate, 2,4-D, etc) that I can use to kill off these things down to the root so I can plant my plot later this spring?



Glyphosate should kill the ferns and moss.  I can’t say for certain without knowing the species.  

Moss typically grows where the soils are very wet.  Be sure this location isn’t too wet to be a productive food plot site!

Enjoy creation,


February 22, 2016