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#3151208 - 02/04/13 10:28 AM Re: Rookie food plotting: Clover version 1.0 [Re: brianZ7]
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 Originally Posted By: brianZ7
I figured I would get the concern about not being able to spray. The situation is that there is nothing at all in the field that the deer are attracted too. I was hoping that with mowing reguarly, weekly even, I could give the clover a chance to establish their roots. Will I get any results at all? If I was to have 40% results compared to herbicide I would be happy. This would encourage the deer to use the field more than before, right?
Not to sound like a smart a$$,but mowing my yard never slows down the grass.Just saying,not sure what good mowing will do on grasses.
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#3151464 - 02/04/13 02:32 PM Re: Rookie food plotting: Clover version 1.0 [Re: Football Hunter]
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I wonder if the land owner would be open to you using Poast herbicid? It will ONLY kill grass as far as I know and he wouldnt have to worry about it killing his trees.

If you can't do something to keep that grass under control, it will smother the clover out as soon as it gets warm. I've got one food plot that I plant in Imperial clover and I fight grass constantly. I had it clean with Poast one time and the grass gradually came back until it overwhelmed the clover - now I have to start all over again. \:\(

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#3151795 - 02/04/13 06:46 PM Re: Rookie food plotting: Clover version 1.0 [Re: Football Hunter]
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 Originally Posted By: Football Hunter
Not to sound like a smart a$$,but mowing my yard never slows down the grass.Just saying,not sure what good mowing will do on grasses.


Yes, I know i will not slow it down. The thought I had is that by mowing the grass it would allow the clover to get sunlight so that its roots could establish. I realize that having 100% clover stand is optimal, but I would be happy with 50% clover, 50% grass.

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#3152718 - 02/05/13 11:27 AM Re: Rookie food plotting: Clover version 1.0 [Re: brianZ7]
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 Originally Posted By: Football Hunter
Not to sound like a smart a$$,but mowing my yard never slows down the grass.Just saying,not sure what good mowing will do on grasses.


Yes, I know i will not slow it down. The thought I had is that by mowing the grass it would allow the clover to get sunlight so that its roots could establish. I realize that having 100% clover stand is optimal, but I would be happy with 50% clover, 50% grass.
Well,could work,but I would read the post above by Hunter275w
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#3156735 - 02/08/13 07:47 PM Re: Rookie food plotting: Clover version 1.0 [Re: Football Hunter]
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I just frost seeded some white dutch clover today. I searched the internet and what I found most interesting is that it is supposed to crowd out grasses and weeds because it is invasive, and does well in poor soil. Only time will tell.
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#3158873 - 02/10/13 04:35 PM Re: Rookie food plotting: Clover version 1.0 [Re: timberjack86]
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 Originally Posted By: timberjack86
I just frost seeded some white dutch clover today. I searched the internet and what I found most interesting is that it is supposed to crowd out grasses and weeds because it is invasive, and does well in poor soil. Only time will tell.
Interesting,let us know.
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#3164154 - 02/14/13 04:52 PM Re: Rookie food plotting: Clover version 1.0 [Re: Football Hunter]
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 Originally Posted By: Football Hunter
 Originally Posted By: timberjack86
I just frost seeded some white dutch clover today. I searched the internet and what I found most interesting is that it is supposed to crowd out grasses and weeds because it is invasive, and does well in poor soil. Only time will tell.
Interesting,let us know.
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#3164432 - 02/14/13 09:29 PM Re: Rookie food plotting: Clover version 1.0 [Re: brianZ7]
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Keeping the weeds/grass mowed to about 6" is a good way to keep the clover from being overtaken by huge weeds. i did this a few years back and the clover prospered better than just letting the fields go like we do on most of ours in the summer because maintenance is too high for us to keep up with..............we have 43 fields and we cant do it. We mainly plant ours for fall/winter benefits because for the months of dec-march these fields are never left alone at night......but with the oncoming budding of greenbriar and honeysuckle at the end of march/first week of april they leave them immediately and do not touch them. the wheat just grows and seeds and then the turkeys clean them up. then they need mowing.
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