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So today I went out and bought 40lbs of clover 15 being ladino and 25 red. This will be my first year putting in food plots but just curious when I should put this in. I am also gonna put a bean and corn plot together also with a field of alfa alfa
 

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Need a bit more info. Do you have anything prepared? Are you seeding into wheat or another cereal grain? Do you need to kill fescue? If you just want to frost seed now is a good time but there may be other things that need done first.
 

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OK you will have to wait for whatever you are trying to kill starts growing before spraying (assuming you will spray w/roundup). If it is fescue that will be fairly early spring. Plant your clover as early as possible so that it gets a head start on any possible heat/drought this summer. Also be careful to not cover clover seed too deep. Try to keep it in the top 1/4" if possible. Broadcast and lightly drag or roll the seed in will be sufficient. Good luck with your plots. :cheers:
 

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not wanting to hijack...maybe this will hope both of us...

around my plot I have alot of 'field' that was once used for pasture. Soil is pretty good but nothing but fescue grass. Can I just frost seed some clover in? I know it will not be a full clover plot but won't it put some clover in the grass and get them browsing a bit more? or should I just forget broadcasting clover into a field?
 

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I think I would try burning first chance you get (if you haven't done it, get some experienced help), then spraying early spring, discing and seeding. Good luck.
 

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[rquote=1582406&tid=109828&author=JrNation88]not wanting to hijack...maybe this will hope both of us...

around my plot I have alot of 'field' that was once used for pasture. Soil is pretty good but nothing but fescue grass. Can I just frost seed some clover in? I know it will not be a full clover plot but won't it put some clover in the grass and get them browsing a bit more? or should I just forget broadcasting clover into a field?[/rquote]

You can broadcast into fescue, just keep it mowed regularly and the clover will stay strong. That is why clover grows so well along paths in crp fields...the tracks allow sunlight in and the clover to germinate. We scatted seed clover on our fescue pastures in early spring/late winter with great success. The cows keep everything mowed down so the clover can compete. :cheers:
 

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We frost seed clover into fescue all the time for hay/cattle. It will grow there just not as well as w/o the fescue competition.
 

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Could always come back and spray a grass seletive herbicide over the clover this spring when the fescue is growing well....
 

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[rquote=1582687&tid=109828&author=centralMOhntr]Could always come back and spray a grass seletive herbicide over the clover this spring when the fescue is growing well....[/rquote]

this would be my method no need for discing ground for clover..............if grass aint tall i would frost seed then spray this spring with a grass selective. by discing your only bringing more of a weed problem on
 
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