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Old 07-10-2007, 08:48 AM
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Default Food Plot Grass & weed control. Arrest, Poast or grass getter

what are you guys using to control grass and weeds in your food plots. I've read a lot of great things about poast and it'sa lot cheaper than arrest. However, now I see poast have been bought by "grass getter". Anyone use grass getter yet? How does it work and is there a good place to get it online???
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Old 07-10-2007, 10:11 AM
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Started using Poast Plus this year. Hit the clover twice, it worked great on the perennial grasses, then the annuals grasses came up and I hit it again. It worked really well killing volunteer RR corn in the RR soybean plot.
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Old 07-10-2007, 12:13 PM
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If you have grasses growing in a clover patch I just use round up.

Let the grasses get tall and in my sprayer I mix 1/2 a quart of round up with 25 gallons of water and spray it lightly. It will take a week or so but the grasses will die off then you can mow and the clover will be fine.
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Old 07-10-2007, 12:17 PM
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sounds a little risky to use round up on a clover plot. Especially, when they make herbicides that kill grass and don't harm clover and not to mention how much time I have in my plot. A lot of A$$ busting labor.
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Old 07-10-2007, 12:41 PM
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I've been doing it for years and a 2.5 gallon can of ranger "generic roundup " cost just $35.00 which is a song compared to what you are spending.
Clover is the hardest thing to kill in a food plot. I have a couple of acres of whitetail clover that is five years old this year and I'm still trying to kill all of it off to replant in buckwheat.
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hmm, I didn't realize it was that hard to kill. Good to know. As far as cost poast plusonly cost $10/ acre compared to arrest which is $45/acre.To be honest I'm nottoo concerned about the cost. I justwant to make sure I'm getting to most bang for my buck and not going to kill my new plots that I just spent a lot of time on.

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If your clover is young the hardest thing on it is mowing. make sure the blades are sharp , if not you will pull the roots out. Mowing after a rain helps also.
I don,t know where you are located but a good liming in the winter is a big help to clover. And after a few years the nitrogen that the clover puts back into the ground makes for a great place to plant corn in the future.

If you use a fertilizer like 0 - 14 -40 you will avoid adding nitrogen to your plot as the nitrogen encourages weed growth.

Good luck , Jim
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Old 07-10-2007, 01:11 PM
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I'm in upstate NY and have applied some 0-20-20. I plan on liming soon. Am just trying to figure out what type, liqiud or pellets as I don't have a spreader for ag lime.
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Old 07-10-2007, 01:20 PM
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ORIGINAL: Kirch

I'm in upstate NY and have applied some 0-20-20. I plan on liming soon. Am just trying to figure out what type, liquid or pellets as I don't have a spreader for ag lime.
Pellets are expensive ,and I have never done liquid nor heard of liquid lime .I have a truck come in in the middle of winter or on a dry fall day a spread it 12 tons at a time.

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Old 07-10-2007, 01:25 PM
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I'll have to look into that. I'm in the mountains....... not much farming going on here. However, is some with in 30-40minutes. Soa truck comes and spreads all your lime?
What type of spreader do you need for ag lime? I have a tractor w/ 3 pt and PTO maybe I'll look for a used one.
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