Funny thing ...I have not seen any of that on my place. I do remember it on my Gramps farm as a kid.@joel Is this the nasty little thing that plagues you? If so it's "Solanum carolinense aka horse nettle"...
It's in the nightshade family along with "tomatillo's" used in mexican dishes and a dozen or so toxic plants including jimson weed...
Getting rid of it? It's been in my old garden over 50 years... It never really goes away... It's a matter of controlling it. NEVER let the seeds mature and you can keep it to a minimum, sometimes... It mainly spreads via the roots.
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At least, not until all the roots are loosened up. I had a big stump, loosened in a deep hole on my property by a hired person of the tree of hell. In order to get these trees to stop growing and sending up shoots, you have to dig deep. They have multiple smaller roots. The hole was so deep that I looked over the edge to see the man in the hole. I think he worked this job more than was necessary, but the stump is gone and freed up prime real estate on my property. When the stump was freed up, the man brought a vehicle, chained up the stump and pulled it out. That took some doing. Stump was drug away, left in the alley, and disappeared in a couple days. Shoots came up for a few years in that area of my property. I kept digging them out. I have not seen any sign of those for a number of years now.If you try and jerk it out with the truck. you will tear the truck up
the chain fall is the key
We had Johnson grass year ago.Funny thing ...I have not seen any of that on my place. I do remember it on my Gramps farm as a kid.
My biggest culprit here is that stinking Johnson grass. Roundup kills it for about 2 months...then it comes right back.
I hate it. I believe it's roots grow to China.
I will disk 4 inches deep, then turn 8 inches deep, then disk 4 inches again, to get 8 inches of soft ground across the field. So removal is a must, grinding will not work. If I need to use a deep chisel plow then I will need to break the ground to 12 to 14 inches, that will cost alot, because I do not have a gran hammie or chisel plow. However, if nothing else works, I may rent a grinder & cut up the stump so I cam remove the large roots one at a time.A large commercial stump grinder will take care of those in a day. They also grind well below ground level so you can plow/disk the area without issue.
That's a tough row to hoe (pardon the pun). I see no way to get them out that isn't going to cause some damage to good plants and require a lot of physical work.I have a berm type rasied bed full of the tator briars & no way to plow the short, 25 ft beds that are surrounded with fruit trees & herbal plants.