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Roundup Ready Clover
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Contributors to this thread:
Zbone 22-Jul-18
skookumjt 22-Jul-18
Pat Lefemine 22-Jul-18
Zbone 22-Jul-18
Michael 22-Jul-18
Zbone 23-Jul-18
skookumjt 23-Jul-18
drycreek 23-Jul-18
Pat Lefemine 23-Jul-18
Zbone 24-Jul-18
Ollie 24-Jul-18
Zbone 26-Jul-18
From: Zbone
22-Jul-18
Been thinking about it all spring/summer and the "Killing and re-planting" thread reminded me its now time to do so if I am going to...

So after doing so, is there such a thing as a Roundup Ready clover seed... It so, what type and brand... Thanks...

From: skookumjt
22-Jul-18
Just use the appropriate herbicide and mowing.

From: Pat Lefemine
22-Jul-18
Not aware of it. There is roundup ready alfalfa but I don’t think there’s clover. There’s several herbicide choices that work well for clover.

From: Zbone
22-Jul-18
Its only about 3/4 acre or so behind the house and don't have the equipment to plow and disc, can only mow short and scratch with a 4' rack thingy, and then broadcasting winter rye and medium red clover, been doing so past half dozen years or so but weeds keep taking over.... I still have 40% glyphosate and 2-4-d and want to kill everything dead including these hardly weeds... The last time I used herbicide that seem to kill everything, the hardy weeds came back to following spring, this time I want to try to spray, mow short and scratch hopefully killing the roots this time... Anyhow, thought if I do so would like to try a roundup ready type seeds without residual herbicide effects...

From: Michael
22-Jul-18
The only crops I am aware of that are round up ready are corn, soybeans, canola, cotton, sugar beets and alfalfa.

23-Jul-18
Zbone,

The weeds come back next year as they may have already dropped their seeds before you sprayed them. Plants have to be actively growing for gly to kill them.

From: Zbone
23-Jul-18
"The weeds come back next year as they may have already dropped their seeds before you sprayed them"

That makes sense and kinda figured on some off that... All I know is they sure come back better than my clover...8^)

From: skookumjt
23-Jul-18
You are using the wrong chemicals and the wrong methods to manage your crop. If you don't have the equipment and knowledge, you would be better off leaving it alone and growing native grasses and forbs.

From: drycreek
23-Jul-18
Mowing usually takes care of weeds in my clover. Maybe you're not mowing soon/often enough to keep them from reproducing. Cleth takes care of my grass, but again, spray it before it gets mature, cause cleth doesn't work well on mature grasses. Good luck !

From: Pat Lefemine
23-Jul-18

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This plot is weed free and 4 years old. Spraying early, and mowing keeps on top of the weeds and grass. Clover plots are easy to grow but you have to maintain it just like everything else.
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This plot is weed free and 4 years old. Spraying early, and mowing keeps on top of the weeds and grass. Clover plots are easy to grow but you have to maintain it just like everything else.
zbone, it's very simple to maintain clover, especially when it's close to home as yours is.

  1. Get a soil test in summer, add lime and fertilizer per soil test
  2. Burn everything down now (in summer)
  3. try to break the ground, if not possible, plant clover right on top of the dead stuff
  4. In early spring of next year, two weeks after you start to see things just starting to emerge, spray the herbicide IMOX (kills grass and weeds)
  5. Mow regularly from that point on, if you see weeds and grass starting again do a 2nd application of IMOX

From: Zbone
24-Jul-18
Thanks all...

From: Ollie
24-Jul-18
I will add that once weeds get to the point that you notice that you have a weed problem, it may be too late to effectively use herbicides like clethodim and 2,4-DB to control them.

From: Zbone
26-Jul-18
Last question... After I try to kill it all with glyphosate and 2,4-DB, then mow and scratch, but how long to wait before broadcast seeding clover and winter rye...

I understand glyphosate hasn't residual affect, but how long for 2,4-DB?... Thanks...

Pat - Am gonna try IMOX next spring... Thanks

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