Spraying plots with weed killer

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  1. Tmpky

    Tmpky Weekend Warrior

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    Just had a question.. I have a couple clover plots that have over grown and could really be re dug and new seed. I wanted spray with something like round up or a lesser priced equivalent i can order with a higher concentration. After spraying will the wild life (deer and turkey) go else where or would they actually eat the plants with the spray on it and possible get sick or die?

    I know a newb question but i just honestly don't know.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Jeepwillys Die Hard Bowhunter

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    It's supposed to be safe after about 30 min. It dries and soaks in.
     
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    Jeepwillys Die Hard Bowhunter

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    It'll loose its appeal when it starts to die.
     
  4. Tmpky

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    Thanks for the reply.. We are giving it its 2 week recommendation the tilling and replanting.
     
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    Try Glyphosate at 41%. If yu get it concentrated follow the directions and give it about 2 weeks to work like you said. if you do it on a hot day the plants will soak it up pretty quickly. Dont be discouraged if after a week it still looks green. It will work but just needs about 2 weeks. When temps are usually above 60 it seems to work best.

    Glyphosate is used to dry wheat. SO its found in our food. It is toxic but the levels at which they are mixed in the spray it is reasonably safe.

    Check out this article.

    https://www.biofortified.org/2013/10/glyphosate-toxic/
     
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    ^^ Good read. That is what we actually picked up was the 41%. Thanks for putting me at ease! I didn't want to go find a bunch of dead wildlife after spraying.. I read that is what we were suppose to use but this is our first year doing it.
     
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    Good read, I am getting ready to do some food plots on a new property that I have and this is good info for knocking some unwanted vegetation down.
     
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    I just tilled mine in without spraying.
     

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