Weed Problem...Clover/Chicory Blend

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Weed Problem...Clover/Chicory Blend

Postby Skinner Creek Stalkr » Sat Sep 05, 2009 8:38 am

I planted a clover/chicory blend in a 1/2 acre food plot last spring and as of right now the plot is being over run by grass weeds. I have an extensive farming back ground and have tried to implement mowing to control this issue but it has only helped a small amount. Does anyone know what type of herbicide would be recommended on these two plants. I am unfamiliar with chicory and have never planted it before. Thanks guys.

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RE: Weed Problem...Clover/Chicory Blend

Postby reeper0697 » Sat Sep 05, 2009 9:04 am

I feel like I am looking into a mirror when reading your post. I planted the same thing and am having the same problems.
 
The Whitetail Institute makes something called "Arrest" that kills grasses in clover and chickory. I have been looking into buying some and when I went to get some today at a local store they were sold out.
 
http://www.whitetailinstitute.com/products/herbicides/
 
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RE: Weed Problem...Clover/Chicory Blend

Postby Skinner Creek Stalkr » Sat Sep 05, 2009 10:02 am

Thanks a lot Reeper. I will be looking into that :)

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RE: Weed Problem...Clover/Chicory Blend

Postby reeper0697 » Sat Sep 05, 2009 4:55 pm

No problem, my friend. Let me know how it works out for ya if you try some and vice versa.
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RE: Weed Problem...Clover/Chicory Blend

Postby Goose » Sat Sep 05, 2009 6:08 pm

My buddy used Arrest in his clover/chicory plot and it worked great on the grasses.
Unfortunately mowing is best on broad leaf weeds and not the greatest for grasses.
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RE: Weed Problem...Clover/Chicory Blend

Postby Skinner Creek Stalkr » Sun Sep 06, 2009 9:17 am

Thanks Goose...It sounds like implementing both mowing and herbicide is the best bet in this case.

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RE: Weed Problem...Clover/Chicory Blend

Postby ranwin33 » Tue Sep 08, 2009 3:49 am

Poast Plus will also work for the grass problem.  Same as Arrest, just less expensive.
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RE: Weed Problem...Clover/Chicory Blend

Postby Skinner Creek Stalkr » Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:37 pm

Cheaper and just as effective is the way I like to go. Thanks Ranwin.

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RE: Weed Problem...Clover/Chicory Blend

Postby reeper0697 » Tue Sep 08, 2009 3:07 pm

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Cheaper and just as effective is the way I like to go. Thanks Ranwin.

 
I second that! I'm gonna have to look into that stuff
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RE: Weed Problem...Clover/Chicory Blend

Postby reeper0697 » Wed Sep 09, 2009 2:02 pm

I just purchased some Arrest today, they didn't have Poast Plus. Just got done spraying it on so I will let you know how it does.
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