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Rob Mo.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2021 6:49 am    Post subject: Planting under Power lines Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I'm wanting to do a clover food plot under power lines. The utility company the cuts all the thorn bushes/ trees from underneath it just cuts the brush @ ground level & leaves it lay, so there are thorn tree on the ground. I brush hogged it this pat week & got a flat tire on the tractor. I looking for an easy way to get some clover started without running a tractor over it again & then be able to spray it the next year for weeds. Looking for suggestions. I am considering broadcast spreading the seed with fertilizer this fall.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2021 7:44 am    Post subject: Re: Planting under Power lines Reply to specific post Reply with quote

If you are dead set against driving back in there, frost seeding late next winter/early spring would probably be the best. But you would get better success by disking and seeding this fall. If you have already mowed it once, it's pretty unlikely you would get another flat tire. Honestly, I've mowed through all sorts of thorns and such for decades and can't remember getting a flat from it. Are you certain thats what caused the flat?
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2021 8:56 am    Post subject: Re: Planting under Power lines Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Very certain. I recall seeing the sampling go under the tire & cringing. There was 2 pin holes in the tube an 1 apart from each other.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2021 9:28 am    Post subject: Re: Planting under Power lines Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I put out clover seed here at the Lake of the Ozarks in the winter by frost/snow seeding it. Been doing that for years and it works well
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2021 1:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Planting under Power lines Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Flat tires pretty much goes with the territory when it come to breaking ground for new food plots.I have a set of steel wheels standard 8 lug pattern I bought but have never had to use them.Offset disk is my choice of implement to initially get things under control.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2021 6:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Planting under Power lines Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Won't most broadleaf weed killers also kill the clover?
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 5:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Planting under Power lines Reply to specific post Reply with quote

You might consider renting a skid steer with tracks and using a rotary or flail mower. That way you won't have to worry about flats and you can grind up the brush finer. You can talk to the rental place to see what attachment would work best.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2021 11:30 am    Post subject: Re: Planting under Power lines Reply to specific post Reply with quote

How much area are you thinking of? If it is a large area a tractor with rubber or steel tracks might fit your needs. You might be able to rent one locally. Implement tires will still pick up thorns though.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2021 6:33 am    Post subject: Re: Planting under Power lines Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Forget the clover if you are going to spray.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2021 6:23 am    Post subject: Re: Planting under Power lines Reply to specific post Reply with quote

CVPost-Texasmark wrote:
(quoted from post at 10:33:26 07/25/21) Forget the clover if you are going to spray.

Not sure what you mean by this? Spraying clover plots for weeds or grass is common.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2021 6:35 am    Post subject: Re: Planting under Power lines Reply to specific post Reply with quote

CVPost-Texasmark wrote:
(quoted from post at 10:33:26 07/25/21) Forget the clover if you are going to spray.


I am not sure about your area and utility but here in my area the Power Co. will pay you to keep their R/W cut and cleared . Not a lot but something is better than nothing and they will mark it "do not spray" on their maps.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Planting under Power lines Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Weeds to me mean 2-4-D Amine. Read the label. Besides I had Arrow and Button and it killed them for me but I had to get rid of
Coclke Burrs...however you spell it. If it's a common practice fine. Doesn't work for me.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2021 2:46 am    Post subject: Re: Planting under Power lines Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Weeds in clover are sprayed with 2,4DB. There are others too but thats the most common and I think the cheapest. Its a broadleaf herbicide for legumes.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2021 4:21 am    Post subject: Re: Planting under Power lines Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The B must be the distinction that makes it work. I'll have to see if I can't find some of that as I have wanted to spray where
Legumes were present and didn't, just tried to use mowing before seed production as an alternative. Thanks
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2021 7:06 am    Post subject: Re: Planting under Power lines Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Yeah, the B stands for Butyrac. It's quite a bit more expensive than normal 2,4D at about $75/gallon, and I was never able to find it in a jug smaller than 1 gallon. But it does work. I think I got it from the local co-op, but I see it available online as well.
 
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