Heading to the property this weekend???

Discussion in 'Deer Management, Habitat & Conservation' started by SmokinBarrel, Feb 21, 2006.

  1. SmokinBarrel

    SmokinBarrel New Member

    791
    May 19, 2003
    St. Louis, MO
    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! :mad:

    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?
     
  2. 90acres

    90acres Senior Member

    Mar 4, 2003
    Wardsville
    Disc, spread clover, spray weeds in spring.
     

  3. SmokinBarrel

    SmokinBarrel New Member

    791
    May 19, 2003
    St. Louis, MO
    90acres- What type of spray?

    I have mix of Chicory, Alfalfa and Clover.
     
  4. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    Once your chicory, alfalfa and clover are emerged, you will only be able to spray grass specific herbicides... sethoxydim is such a product. I think it is marketed as Sethoxydim G-Pro if you can find it. Follow directions and it should do a decent job of controlling annual and some perennial grass species.

    It was suggested (Hoytshooter maybe??) that you can use 2,4-DB post in foodplots consisting of clover to control some broadleaf weeds but I'd be REAL careful here.. best to follow label directions whatever you do and most coops should have technical folks that would be happy to give you advice.
     
  5. 90acres

    90acres Senior Member

    Mar 4, 2003
    Wardsville
    Not sure on what spray Smokin. I've just got clover, will get whatever my local MFA suggests. Will spray for grasses and broadleaf later this spring.
     
  6. Goldtip

    Goldtip New Member

    250
    Aug 29, 2005
    Santa Fe MO
    I used 2-4 DB for weeds last summer and it worked great. just make sure not to mix it to strong.