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When do I mow clover??
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Contributors to this thread:
c5ken 29-May-20
JohnMC 29-May-20
BWBOW 29-May-20
RIT 29-May-20
RIT 29-May-20
RIT 29-May-20
t-roy 29-May-20
Bucknut 29-May-20
RIT 29-May-20
t-roy 29-May-20
Pat Lefemine 30-May-20
c5ken 31-May-20
Hunt98 03-Jun-20
Catscratch 03-Jun-20
Catscratch 03-Jun-20
Catscratch 03-Jun-20
WI Shedhead 04-Jun-20
flyingbrass 04-Jun-20
c5ken 08-Jun-20
From: c5ken
29-May-20
How often and when should I mow my Ladino clover plot? MY clover is about 8" tall, should I wait until its taller or until it flowers??

From: JohnMC
29-May-20
Saint Patrick’s day?

Never mind those are shamrocks.

Habit for the wild will probably be along with a better answer.

From: BWBOW
29-May-20

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I have a couple good clover plots ranging from .5 acre to 4 acre plots. I always cut mine high when it starts flowering just to cut heads off. In central Missouri I have done it 2 already this year. I generally just put lime down in early spring.

From: RIT
29-May-20

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I mow Memorial Day and again on Labor Day. I take half and leave half. Also in the fall I’ll sometimes overseed, add gypsum and occasionally something like 6-24-24. I rarely spray for any weeds.

From: RIT
29-May-20

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Early April
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Early April

From: RIT
29-May-20

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I have learned from some others about sewing grains into clover in the fall to soak up some excess N so the weeds can’t have it.

From: t-roy
29-May-20

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Gotta watch out for these little guys!!
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Gotta watch out for these little guys!!
I’ll probably mow next weekend on this plot.

From: Bucknut
29-May-20
The biggest problem with letting it go too long is the cut offs lay on your plot and kills it in places. It is better to mow it off multiple times and only cut about 2-3 inches off of it, or have some one put it up for hay so they remove the cuttings. I have mine made into hay so it gets better put to use and it really comes on after you cut it. I like to have a couple plots at different levels at all times so the deer always have plenty.

From: RIT
29-May-20
Speaking of fawns.... I am getting ready to plant buckwheat into 4’ Winter Rye. I’ll walk it first but those fawns don’t like to run until you almost step on them.

From: t-roy
29-May-20
Agreed, RIT! You definitely practically have to step on them sometimes. I actually killed one in that plot pictured above, last spring while mowing. Made me sick to my stomach:-(

From: Pat Lefemine
30-May-20
Nothing worse than mowing a fawn. It's awful.

RIT - interesting technique about soaking up the N with grains!

From: c5ken
31-May-20
Checked my plot today & its flowering. Should I cut it now??

From: Hunt98
03-Jun-20
What are you using to cut your clover?

From: Catscratch
03-Jun-20

From: Catscratch
03-Jun-20
Would much rather have wheat and rye in a clover plot soaking up N than grassy weeds.

Some good looking plots in this thread!

From: Catscratch
03-Jun-20
Would much rather have wheat and rye in a clover plot soaking up N than grassy weeds.

Some good looking plots in this thread!

From: WI Shedhead
04-Jun-20
In bow hunting world magazine Jason snavely recommends not mowing at all. You get 20% more biomass by leaving it. I have one smaller 1/3 acre plot that I’m gonna leave to try it this year. I need all the food I can get they eat me out of house and home

From: flyingbrass
04-Jun-20

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I've read the important thing is to know when not to mow clover. If it is dry or going to be dry don't mow. Most people like to mow twice a year but I like to mow 3 times since we get a lot of rain in my part of Arkansas. I got 20 acres of clover.
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I've read the important thing is to know when not to mow clover. If it is dry or going to be dry don't mow. Most people like to mow twice a year but I like to mow 3 times since we get a lot of rain in my part of Arkansas. I got 20 acres of clover.

From: c5ken
08-Jun-20
I'm cutting my clover plot with an LS tractor & 6' brush hog.

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