2018 Clover Thread, The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Triple C

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David...Just got home from a busy weekend at the farm. Mowed all my clover and what was left of the grains. Here's a few pics of my favorite year-round food source. 1st 3 are pics from the cabin field.
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Bean field pics after mowing yesterday. Clover is kicking it!
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David...Just got home from a busy weekend at the farm. Mowed all my clover and what was left of the grains. Here's a few pics of my favorite year-round food source. 1st 3 are pics from the cabin field.
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Bean field pics after mowing yesterday. Clover is kicking it!
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You're clover is still looking good TC!! Most of ours is overdue for mowing, I am hoping over the next couple of weekends that I can get most of it mowed, the rains that we have been getting are certainly helping things!!
 

gordylew

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What do y'all spray to kill grasses that won't kill off the clover? Seems my pasture grasses crowd out the clover.
 
What David said, but this year I used a different surfactant. It is still a crop oil but the grass died just as fast as if it was sprayed with gly. I will look and see what it is called when I get home this evening. Normally it will take a few weeks for you to see the effects of spraying grass with clethodim but with this new surfactant it was fast.
 

gordylew

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If I spray a half an acre area with clethodim and then mow it close to the ground could I just broadcast or do I still have to till. Being clover seed being so small?
 
What David said, but this year I used a different surfactant. It is still a crop oil but the grass died just as fast as if it was sprayed with gly. I will look and see what it is called when I get home this evening. Normally it will take a few weeks for you to see the effects of spraying grass with clethodim but with this new surfactant it was fast.
The surfactant I use is called Hot MES. That's the fastest acting Clethodim I have ever sprayed. It looked like I had used Gly.
 
If I spray a half an acre area with clethodim and then mow it close to the ground could I just broadcast or do I still have to till. Being clover seed being so small?
Yes you can spray it. wait a few weeks for it to work. Find a good chance for rain and broadcast your clover and then mow the grass down. I would go ahead and spray now to help your existing clover and wait until end of September to plant your clover. But I don't know your situation exactly and there are a lot of variable at play that only you know about.
 

gordylew

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Went to tractor supply and asked for Clethodim and got the blank stare. Where are yall buying Clethodim?
 

GeorgeShu

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Beautiful thing you got there!
What kind of clover are we looking at there? Looks like 2 or 3 different ones, maybe some medium red and Durant and?????

My arrowleaf is about finished, hoping the medium red kicks in soon.
 

Canuck5

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Definitely Medium Red in there, the Crimson is gone, but the White clover is Advantage Ladino, which is what's used as part of the Whitetail Institute blend. Thought I'd give that a try this year. So far, so good.

My Durana is still kicking, but the deer preference, right now is in these 3 clover blend, plots.
 

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Canuck5

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I will add a Berseem clover to this mix, this fall, maybe to replace the Crimson, although, I suspect, I will still have lots of Crimson germinate, from years past.
 

Canuck5

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Nope, Clethodim is grass selective herbicide. Not sure what you could use, that won't hurt the clover.
 
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