There is a wipe on applicator manufactured by Smucker Manufacturing of Harrisburg Oregon called the Red Weeder. It's a long hollow red plastic tube with a wipe on applicator at a right angle. Sort of looks like a big hockey stick. you fill it with a quart of water and whatever herbicide you want and just wipe it on the plants. I bought mine at United Horticultural Supply for $25.00. Haven't had a chance to use it yet but I did fill it with water and the applicator stays wet and doesn't drip. Dave Anderson Tough Love Chile Co. http://www.powernet.net > Another way to control application of an herbicide like Roundup is the > "wand" method - instead of spraying, you touch the plants with something > moistened in the herbicide. Farmers do this to remove tall volunteer corn > plants from soybean fields, for example. One advantage to this is that > wind has no effect on the application, unlike sprays. > > (One thing you can do to minimize wind drift is keep the pressure low and > the spray droplets larger and coarser. Puffy mist can travel a long way.) > > When I was on the landscape maintenance crew at Ohio State University, I > wore a rubber glove with a cloth glove over it. I would wet the glove and > fondle the plants I wanted to remove. I called it the Dab of Doom. You > could wrap a broomstick in an old towel or something like that.