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Old 09-13-2010, 04:59 AM
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Default Farm land help

i am trying to turn a field that was let go for several yrs back to productive farm land i have brush hogged I dont know how plowing will doo w/ all the roots as as entire field had sapligs etc ranging in size a quarter in diameter to 50 cent piece would you try to plow and just walk over and pull out roots or is there an easier way
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Old 09-13-2010, 05:46 AM
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Plow it and leave it. The roots/saplings will decompose in 6~24 months. Maybe go through it with a boxblade with the shanks down and collect branchs/roots that stick into the shanks.
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Old 09-13-2010, 09:45 AM
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If you are in a hurry to get that place in production the roots can be torn out with a heavy duty chisel plow or a big box blade with the rippers down. Last fall i brush hogged a plum thicket. Took a box blade, extended the rippers and pulled the roots out. Not one sprout came up last spring.
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Old 09-13-2010, 12:11 PM
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harrow it while buddys or you pick up roots behind it and chuck them into the woods...its effective and most everybody has a harrow and gloves then i might bottom plow it
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Old 09-15-2010, 04:38 PM
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You shouldn't have any trouble running through it with a plow. Those little roots will bust right up no problem.
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Old 09-20-2010, 05:17 PM
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I would hit it with a good dose of Roundup Max from the farm store first this spring.
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Old 11-30-2010, 01:59 PM
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Hit it with round up or a good chisel plow.
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Old 11-30-2010, 05:27 PM
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I wouldn't use just Gly if you are going to spray. Mix in some Arsenal or something else for broadleaf's with a surfactant.
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