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Offline heflinsi

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Need your help and input....
« on: August 03, 2013, 08:41:02 PM »
Ok I have plantedmy fields every year for the last four years.... I own 40 acres with three greenfields....Field #1 is 1 1/2 acre, Field #2 is 1/2 acre and Field #3 is 3/4 acre.  Field 1&3 has been planted with oats, winter peas, ladino clover, WTI tall tine tubers, WTI Chic Magnet, and several mixed greens.  Well right now the clover is knee deep but has a lot of grass and some weeds...I have sprayed arrest on it twice which has eliminated some grass.  Field #2 was planted with Eagle seed soybeans and clover...the beans are stems only the deer are eating them as fast as they grow.

Ok now my question should I bush hog and disk up field one and three and basically waste a good clover crop or....just spray the field with more Arrest to eliminate more grass and then overseed with oats and winter peas for hunting season?  I have included a couple of pictures of field one....help!

Also my brother suggested following option one bush hog and disk on half of field one ....any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Need your help and input....
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2013, 09:38:03 PM »
This is only my opinion, I don't use sprays and if I had the situation you describe, I would brush-hog leaving maybe 6" height on the plants and let it be. You know your weather and growing season better than me, but the regrowth you should get would be higher protein and more tender than the taller stuff, and all of the plants you describe should regrow if you don't cut to the ground. That's what I would do and have done here. Someone else may have better advice for your area. The deer are coming to it so I wouldn't scrap it, just trim.
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Re: Need your help and input....
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2013, 09:43:41 PM »
I would just cut to around 6 to 8 inches high and maybe seed in any bare spots with Winter peas or oats. Thje deer are using it, so I would not replant.

Not sure I would use arrest unless you have a lot of grass
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Re: Need your help and input....
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2013, 09:46:47 PM »
Farmer I usually plant end of August, Sept.  We will have temps into the 80's and 90's till early Oct., Nov and Dec it will be in the 60's and 70's
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Re: Need your help and input....
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2013, 10:27:26 AM »
I am in agreement with bush hogging to get new growth.  I have found that the County Ag guy was helpful. Worth a call.
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Re: Need your help and input....
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2013, 07:19:44 PM »
brush hog it and spray a week later. if you overseed after that, I would use no-plow. peas or oats should be sewed in after you kill the weeds

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Re: Need your help and input....
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2013, 08:41:48 AM »
Mow your clover high and it will take over some more of the grass, and i would plant your ate up bean plot in something for this fall.
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Re: Need your help and input....
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2013, 10:02:11 AM »
I'll let you know how the mowing works. A little over a month ago I mowed my clover field and we've had a lot of rain since then. I'm going up this weekend to check it out and will let you know what I find out.
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Re: Need your help and input....
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2013, 03:22:37 PM »
If your getting a good amount of rain, at least like an 1/2 or inch every two weeks at least I would just mow and seed in the bare spots.  you could even go in and seed clover in the bare spots so it will come back next spring.  the shorter the grass the better arrest will work.  if its taller grass it will still work just mix a heavier rate of it.  I'm sure you know it takes almost a week for it to show any signs its working.  Good luck!
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Re: Need your help and input....
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2013, 03:54:30 PM »
Personally I would over seed with the grain and peas and then mow...doing so before a good rain...this way the cut stuff will aid in retaining the moisture needed for a good germination and protect the seed growth...I'd also lightly disc or over seed before a heavy rain ....turnips into the beans ...they will die bacak after a frost and leave little food if little seed was produced...the nitrogen they fixed will encourage the turnip growth

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Re: Need your help and input....
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2013, 08:13:47 PM »
We are getting plenty of rain this year...I like the idea of overseeding and then cutting and spraying...this year so far we are ahead on rainfall big time.
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Re: Need your help and input....
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2013, 09:29:02 AM »
If over seeding and then cutting I wouldn't spray as well

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Re: Need your help and input....
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2013, 09:35:41 PM »
Thanks Growalot
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Re: Need your help and input....
« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2013, 03:24:26 PM »
I agree with FJ. Just my 2 cents.

 

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