Scenario: 1. Chicory planted last spring, approx. 1/4 to 1/2 acre. It lasted all summer long, even through the drought. Good stuff. Minimal weeds at fall 2005. 2. 1/4 to 1/2 acre = nothing planted, disced before fall last year. Drought caused weeds to sprout, and go to seed before I could cut them. Some clover is mixed in. 3. The plot has been untouched since last August or September, and weedy (15% - 20%) in almost half of the plot. The other half is the chicory and weeds are very minimal. I didn't get to the plants in the summer time to check on them because we had a drought, so why check! Well, I learned my lesson. Weeds survive in drought, and seem to grow! My questions: 1. When should I fertilize? minimum and maximum dates for Spring planting. 2. I plan to go out to the plot this weekend, should I disc the 1/2 acre that isn't planted with anything? 3. Or, should I just frost seed my clover mix? 4. Should I consider pre-emergents? Teflan, etc... 5. Should I wait until spring until weeds, etc come up, and then disc the weeds under, and replant?