2018 Clover Thread, The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Triple C

Senior Member
#43
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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Thread starter #44
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

Senior Member
#45
What do y'all spray to kill grasses that won't kill off the clover? Seems my pasture grasses crowd out the clover.
 
#47
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

Senior Member
#48
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?
 
#49
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.
 
#50
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.
 
#51
Went to tractor supply and asked for Clethodim and got the blank stare. Where are yall buying Clethodim?
 
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