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Clipping pastures today

Postby kentuckyguy » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:41 pm

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Clipping some pasture before moving the fall born heifers today.

This section of field was woods 2 years ago. I have planted orchard grass, fescue, and clover on it and it’s getting better.

Still getting oak tree sprouts about a foot tall in the spring.
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Re: Clipping pastures today

Postby Bright Raven » Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:27 pm

Looks good. You left some nice trees for shade. I still get honey locust and black locust sprouts. In Kentucky, with the plant growth we get, I am an advocate for clipping pasture.
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Re: Clipping pastures today

Postby wbvs58 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:18 pm

What do you do with the tree sprouts, just mow them off or do you spray them?

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Re: Clipping pastures today

Postby Bright Raven » Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:22 pm

wbvs58 wrote:What do you do with the tree sprouts, just mow them off or do you spray them?

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I mow mine. Since I mow at least twice a year, they have no chance to cause a problem.
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Re: Clipping pastures today

Postby wbvs58 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:58 pm

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wbvs58 wrote:What do you do with the tree sprouts, just mow them off or do you spray them?

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I mow mine. Since I mow at least twice a year, they have no chance to cause a problem.


Do you think they eventually die out by mowing them Ron. I get a lot of sapling regrowth and often wonder about just mowing them, I want to get a shredding flail mower.

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Re: Clipping pastures today

Postby kentuckyguy » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:29 pm

I’ve just been mowing the sprouts but figure I’ll keep getting them for a few more years.

I shred my pastures at least once a year so it’s no big deal. Running the shredder in the pasture field is like putting fertilizer on here. Everything greens up and starts growing better.

And of course I can’t stand letting the iron weeds get grown up and we get lots of them.
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Re: Clipping pastures today

Postby Bright Raven » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:59 pm

wbvs58 wrote:
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wbvs58 wrote:What do you do with the tree sprouts, just mow them off or do you spray them?

Ken


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I mow mine. Since I mow at least twice a year, they have no chance to cause a problem.


Do you think they eventually die out by mowing them Ron. I get a lot of sapling regrowth and often wonder about just mowing them, I want to get a shredding flail mower.

Ken


Most Species die out. But locusts have very hardy genes. I have killed most everything by mowing.
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Re: Clipping pastures today

Postby bball » Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:33 pm

wbvs58 wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:
wbvs58 wrote:What do you do with the tree sprouts, just mow them off or do you spray them?

Ken


Ken

I mow mine. Since I mow at least twice a year, they have no chance to cause a problem.


Do you think they eventually die out by mowing them Ron. I get a lot of sapling regrowth and often wonder about just mowing them, I want to get a shredding flail mower.

Ken


Flail mower was a great purchase for me.. just wish I could get one about 25 ft wide.
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Re: Clipping pastures today

Postby jltrent » Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:09 pm

I have mowed some pasture off this year and took the mist blower to some other that needed it and have not mowed it yet. I may just leave it as the heal flies are bad this year it seems and it gives the cows something to run in to shed them.
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Re: Clipping pastures today

Postby Ebenezer » Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:10 am

jltrent wrote:I have mowed some pasture off this year and took the mist blower to some other that needed it and have not mowed it yet. I may just leave it as the heal flies are bad this year it seems and it gives the cows something to run in to shed them.

Please discuss the use of a mist blower and how you use it on pastures? Weeds? Due to slopes? Versus boom or boomless sprayer, ... Thanks.
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Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:56 am

"Mist blower" - do you mean a sprayer? like for weeds? tank & booms?
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Postby Supa Dexta » Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:14 am

A mist blower is typically the name of an orchard sprayer.
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Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:41 am

So, I'm trying to visualize this if it is a mister. Are you spraying weeds with it?
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Re: Clipping pastures today

Postby kentuckyguy » Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:51 pm

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Clipped some more pasture today down on the bottom ground. Mainly knocked down some iron weeds.

The girls came to check out my job after I was done.
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Re: Clipping pastures today

Postby Bright Raven » Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:01 pm

kentuckyguy wrote:Image

Clipped some more pasture today down on the bottom ground. Mainly knocked down some iron weeds.

The girls came to check out my job after I was done.


Will, it looks great. I have never seen grass this green in August. I mowed Monday just before this last rain. It is so muddy here now, you cannot get a tractor on my hills.
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