1/4 Acre Clover Plot

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  1. BradC36

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    To make a long story short, I picked up a new property to hunt that already had a cleared 1/4 acre "food plot" (area is probably 50% clover/50% other grasses/weeds). I am trying to figure out my best plan of attack to kill grass/weeds and plant a clover blend in the existing area. I don't have access to my tractor at this property or the time to get it over there, so everything I do will be done with some extra blood, sweat and tears.
     
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    Kill the grass and the weeds if possible to give the clover a chance.
     
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    Whitetail Institute Arrest, good idea or something else?
     
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    Are most of the weeds broadleaf or grasses?
     
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    Did the same thing last year. Push mow it or whack it down with a weedeater. Spray with Glyphosate. 3 weeks later go back throw down fertilizer and lime then rake to get to bare soil. Put down seed. Walk around it to pack it down. Then pray for rain.
     
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    It may come in a little thin the first go round. But around January Feb time frame frost it and that will help thicken up. In a couple of seasons with proper mowing and fertilizing it will be good to go.
     
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    Grasses
     
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    Dont get arrest. Get this stuff: Clethodim PS 26.4% - 1 Pint (Same as Dakota 2EC Herbicide) [89442-4] - $29.95 : Keystone Pest Solutions, Low price herbicides and pesticides

    Also buy Charge SOC (Crop Oil replacement) which it tells you to buy in the "Specs" section of the product description.

    I mixed 3oz of the PS clethodim with about 2oz of the Charge SOC in a 2.5 gallon sprayer and sprayed all the newly emerging grasses in my Big and Beasty Plot a couple weeks ago. Completely whiped out all grasses and i have a boat load of product still left to use that i will be using on my clover plots.

    Mowing generally takes care of the weeds but it'd be a good idea to hit the plots once in the middle of summer with this herbicide (just don't do it right after you mow).
     

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