Clover, spring 2024

elfiii

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I was referring to the first pass, 20 gal water 16 oz cleth16 oz crop oil

My thought too. The label on my nonionic surfactant works out to 1 oz./6.25 gallons.
 

Bucaramus

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The fruits of labor! We have learned so much here from the good folks at the GON forum. Thanks for always lending advice. Clover was limed and fertilized just before a good soaking rain last night. Looks like I got crabgrass or stiltgrass creeping in from the creek bank now though. The battle continues....865814043096617_file20240518194202VJ973.JPG865814043096617_file20240518193542JI78O.JPG865814043096617_file20240518193031XZYUP.JPG
 

Jim Boyd

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elfiii

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The fruits of labor! We have learned so much here from the good folks at the GON forum. Thanks for always lending advice. Clover was limed and fertilized just before a good soaking rain last night. Looks like I got crabgrass or stiltgrass creeping in from the creek bank now though. The battle continues....View attachment 1306459View attachment 1306460View attachment 1306461

The joys of clover is a never ending fist fight. The good news is the thicker your clover gets the harder it is for weeds and grass to take hold. The animals will thank you for your efforts though.
 

Howard Roark

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We have grass and broadleaf weeds. What do we use for the broadleafs?

Is it to late to spray.
 

Bucaramus

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We have grass and broadleaf weeds. What do we use for the broadleafs?

Is it to late to spray.
24DB for broadleaf weeds. I'd think you'd get a much better kill on juvenile weeds than you will now but you'll still get some kill. I'm not an expert either though. One of those will chime in soon probably.
 

elfiii

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24DB for broadleaf weeds. I'd think you'd get a much better kill on juvenile weeds than you will now but you'll still get some kill. I'm not an expert either though. One of those will chime in soon probably.

That's certainly my experience. It's best to get them while they are young and tender.
 

Ihunt

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Here’s a picture of my clover and chicory plot sprayed once in April with Imox.
Some weeds and grass are starting to creep in but not too bad yet.
 

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mattb78

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I have always resisted perennials. Probably due to things I read when I first started food plotting that deterred me.

I am likely going to a strip system with my plots starting this fall, and donate roughly 1/3 of each plot to a white clover/chicory mix.
 

davidhelmly

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I have always resisted perennials. Probably due to things I read when I first started food plotting that deterred me.

I am likely going to a strip system with my plots starting this fall, and donate roughly 1/3 of each plot to a white clover/chicory mix.
matt, if you get a good stand of white clover and chicory in a few plots you will probably go completely perennial. I’ve been totally perennial for probably 15 years and don’t see a down side, the deer have quality food in the plots 365 days a year unless you get into an extended drought and it’s so much of a time saver from planting every year. Do yourself a favor and plant some cereal grain and brassicas along with some red and an annual clover in with your white clover.
 

mattb78

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matt, if you get a good stand of white clover and chicory in a few plots you will probably go completely perennial. I’ve been totally perennial for probably 15 years and don’t see a down side, the deer have quality food in the plots 365 days a year unless you get into an extended drought and it’s so much of a time saver from planting every year. Do yourself a favor and plant some cereal grain and brassicas along with some red and an annual clover in with your white clover.
Thanks for the advice. Will definitely plant with a nurse crop of grains in the fall. I do like providing the deer variety and that is my reluctance to plant all in clover. I will certainly see how it goes. I don't see myself going over 50% in clover but you never know.. Not having to stress about planting in late September and praying for rain would be a welcome relief.
 
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