Switchgrass

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  1. Austin

    Austin New Member

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    Mine is few and far between.. the grass on the other hand!

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    I had some coming up a few weeks ago. Seed bed still looked good besides some broad leafs .. I’ll look next year it’s better for my sanity :)


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    PAAAATTTTIIEEENNNNCCCCCEEEEE!!!!! If u don’t see some coming up in next 2 weeks or so- ok- there may be an issue. But this is still pretty common timing for just starting to see it.
     
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    Made this vid today to show variety of switch field. Can see spots coming in like crazy & some Areas not coming in much. Some areas with weed pressure & some without. Reminder- don’t spray 2,4-d unless switch is at least 6” tall & several stems. For my example here- I’d simply mow. & last reminder- if u don’t see some yet- don’t worry. It’s coming or u will know in about 2-3 weeks. If u way up north, could add week or two to calendar. This was planted late winter & first that’s up. Some other spots aren’t up yet but they coming.
     
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    Just mowed my frost seeded switchgrass tonight. Quite a bit of weeds and grass but alot of switch grass has germinated in the last week.. a week or two ago I was on my hands and knees looking. Tonight there was 6-10" plants all over

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    In your video where it's coming in really thick in rows, what seeding rate per acre is that? Mine was frost seeded but is nowhere near that thick.

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    I ran that at like 10-11 lbs. really heavy. U don’t need it that thick. The stuff where it’s more sparse- it’ll keep filling in. If u got plants coming in, u should be in good shape.
     
  9. Blaine

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    Wow! Great looking stand of switch. I'm envious. Thanks for sharing. My biggest problem is always foxtail. Will quinclorac harm new seedlings or can it be sprayed any time?
     
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    Be just fine. Kinda treat quinclorac like 2,4-d... let it get up 6-8” before u spray. Quinclorac needs methylated seed oil as well. Foxtail sucks - might even be combo of spraying & later on mowing it high. Very well worth it to make sure this switch doesn’t get choked. These last 45 days are critical to making sure switch doesn’t get smothered.
     
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    Can quinclorac and 24d be sprayed at the same time or should they be spaced out between sprayings?

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    I’d check label on that one for mixing those 2.
     
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    Anyone ever use Drive XLR8 on switch to control foxtail? I can't find anywhere on the label that mentions switchgrass but it's mode of action is quinclorac.
     
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    I've never used it, but it's just quinclorac. I'd go for it. I ordered some Drive 75df. It's quinclorac in a 1 lb granular bottle. Each 1 lb bottle does 1 acre. I was a little hesitant about getting it mixed and measured correctly, but it was very easy. Quite a bit cheaper than liquid and much easier to ship and store.
     

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