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New field

Postby Jack » Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:31 pm

Hello everyone,
I plan on installing a new field on my farm, that is all grass and weeds right now. I was wondering what you all use to eliminate the weeds and grass before turning it over to plant?
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Re: New field

Postby Don McCombs » Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:44 pm

Glyphosate. How big is the field?
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Re: New field

Postby Jack » Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:08 pm

It's about an acre ( small field ) I plan on growing pumpkins in it
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Re: New field

Postby Don McCombs » Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:34 pm

Glyphosate should do just fine. Wait until the grass and weeds leaf out before applying it.
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Re: New field

Postby Jack » Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:54 am

Thank you
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Re: New field

Postby Bill » Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:50 am

Also check what all weeds you have, Round Up will take care of most, but some are resistant to it,
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Re: New field

Postby Jack » Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:52 am

Bill wrote:Also check what all weeds you have, Round Up will take care of most, but some are resistant to it,
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Re: New field

Postby Eugene » Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:23 pm

I would do two burn downs with Glyphosate, generic Roundup. One shortly after the grass and brush leaf out. Then again 2 or 3 weeks later to kill any emerging grass and weeds.
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Re: New field

Postby Jack » Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:32 pm

Eugene wrote:I would do two burn downs with Glyphosate, generic Roundup. One shortly after the grass and brush leaf out. Then again 2 or 3 weeks later to kill any emerging grass and weeds.

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Re: New field

Postby Jack » Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:24 am

Would the weed killer work better if I mow it down first? Then spray the field, or dont it matter along as its actively growing.
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Re: New field

Postby Don McCombs » Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:20 am

Doesn’t really matter. But, if you let the weeds get too tall it will take more chemical to do the job. Be sure to use the proper PPE when using the glyphosate.
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Re: New field

Postby Jack » Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:34 am

Don McCombs wrote:Doesn’t really matter. But, if you let the weeds get too tall it will take more chemical to do the job. Be sure to use the proper PPE when using the glyphosate.

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Re: New field

Postby Eugene » Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:32 am

Along same topic. I'm currently using "Spike 20", a pelletized herbicide to kill off individual plants. Previously used "Pronone, Power Pellet", but it was not available at local farm and ranch store.

Walk or slowly drive the area. Depending the size of the "weed" drop a pellet or pellets on the root zone. Using the pellets on multiflora-rose, eastern red cedar, thistles, honey locust, and other undesirable plants.
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