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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:14 pm    Post subject: Killing Foxtail in grass hay Reply to specific post Reply with quote

What's the best way to kill foxtail in hayfield
 
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Killing Foxtail in grass hay Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Real simple cut and bale it before it goes to seed and it will die out in a year or less. I had a problem with it for a year or so but after cutting and baling it before it seeded out fully it is pretty much gone again
 
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Killing Foxtail in grass hay Reply to specific post Reply with quote

feed it
 
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Killing Foxtail in grass hay Reply to specific post Reply with quote

CVPost-504 wrote:
(quoted from post at 17:53:00 09/24/17) feed it


It causes sores in horses mouth
 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:19 am    Post subject: Re: Killing Foxtail in grass hay Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Cut it before it heads out and after a few years it will pretty much be gone.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:35 am    Post subject: Re: Killing Foxtail in grass hay Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I can't get rid of mine without spraying which is out of the question. So I just ignore it. It does make a good cover crop for erosion control
with minimum effort. Haying it alone, cows won't eat it but if in a field with a dedicated plant no biggie.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:00 am    Post subject: Re: Killing Foxtail in grass hay Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I've never had any problem with it and feeding it to my horses. Have had horses for decades and fox tail pops up every few years due to neighbors and them not cutting it before it goes to seed to bird etc. bring it in
 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Killing Foxtail in grass hay Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The issue is the seeds. They can lodge in the gums similar to popcorn hulls for us. Only they can hurt a lot worse and become infected. All "can and may". I have fed my share of headed out foxtail and other grasses and so far have never had a problem. I can certainly understand the desire to not feed the heads though.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:23 am    Post subject: Re: Killing Foxtail in grass hay Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Cows don't like it??? Cut it early and they will devour it quickly. Problem with it is people are too
busy with jobs and family to find time to cut it at the right time.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:50 am    Post subject: Re: Killing Foxtail in grass hay Reply to specific post Reply with quote

like said just cut earlier and you will be fine
 
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Killing Foxtail in grass hay Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Ive been hearing a lot of complaints here lately. Some research coming out of University of
Tennessee and others which are recommending to horse owners to not feed hay containing
foxtail. So, I'm on a quest as well to eliminate it. So far I'm rotating my hay fields to
beans for at least 2 years, then roundup ready alfalfa. Once foxtail and johnsongrass are
under control drilling timothy or orchard grass into the alfalfa.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:30 am    Post subject: Re: Killing Foxtail in grass hay Reply to specific post Reply with quote


Do your cool wet weather dance. Your cool weather grasses will crowd it out.
 
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