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  1. rackhunter

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    When should one plant Whitetail institute Clover in Southern Iowa?
     
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  3. IowaBowHunter1983

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    Typically up till June in spring and then after Sept. 1 in fall (all weather dependent) Clover doesn't like hot and dry for establishment.
     
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    I checked this plot on 7/27 and it was very dormant and red and really looking bad...a few inches of rain and she's back looking healthy! I'll mow it here around labor day and should be good to go for Oct 1....for reference this was planted last Sept with rye and then lightly overseeded this spring. Sprayed with cleth once to kill the rye and mowed twice[​IMG]

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    How much Clethodim should be used versus crop oil? Same for grass in Brassicas?
     
  6. IowaBowHunter1983

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    Cleth is 16-20 oz/acre.

    Crop oil is per the label. It is usually 1/2-1% of spray volume.
     
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    I have about 1.5 acres of clover that was mowed about 2 weeks or so ago. It has spotted grass clumps all over.

    Would I be better off spraying those areas or mowing once more before I leave it for rest of year?

    This was all planted about 3 years ago, probably needs frost seeded to thicken up a bit. Just wondering what’s everybody’s thoughts are on how to thicken up a bit.

    Thx!

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  9. Tmayer13

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    I would just spray it and leave it for the season...in my eyes it doesn't look mature enough at this point in the season for another mowing

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    Also if I wanted to thicken I would broadcast some seed now after spraying (same day)...with the rains we've been receiving you could easily get some decent growth

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    Cool. I have a crap ton of white clover seed. I’m just gonna spot spray the grasses with clethodim and over seed all the thinner areas


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  12. goatman

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    The grass looking stuff looks like nutsedge. Grass herbicide won't touch it. Roundup just browns it and it comes back.
     
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    What would you recommend on those areas?


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  14. goatman

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    I've tried sedgehammer herbicide and it kills the clover as well as the sedge. That was spot spraying. Tilling it doesn't work either. It comes back. I just live with it and keep mowed no more than there is. You might get the clover thick enough to choke it out.
     
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    That’s interesting!!! Maybe ended up being super hot dose of sedgehammer since spot spraying? I haven’t used it but good to know!!!!
    See if Imox is labeled to kill sedge in clover. Agree on above- mow it would also be next best. U could hit it with glyphosate & it won’t die but it’ll burn it pretty good. I’d look into imox or mow.

    ** this is only info I found on imox label for sedges.
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  16. goatman

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    The sedgehammer damage was probably from spot spraying. Basagran is also labeled for sedge. I have not tried it. My small clover plot in the timber always has sedge trying to establish. If I keep the clover thick it keeps the sedge at bay.
     
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    I use basagran at work on sedge. It works quite well. Mainly use it spot spraying. I can get the rate if you need it.
     
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    Yes please do. Thanks
     
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    2 pints per acre, or .75 ounces per 1000 square feet. I think we did Just under 1 ounce per gallon of water when spot spraying and had good luck killing sedge.
     
  20. IowaBowHunter1983

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    Final clover mowings of the year on lots of micro kill plots. [​IMG][​IMG]

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    I hunt a ton of these micro clover plots. I try to put them off bedding areas in route to big destination food sources. I like that deer pass thru but dont stick around forever. Seems to work well. [​IMG][​IMG]

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