Barnyard Grass and frost

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  1. AMillertheduckilla

    AMillertheduckilla Refuge Member

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    My spot to plant is still under water. Looks like I might not be able to plant until mid Aug. Will BG still have time to seed out before the first frost? I live in mid Ohio. Will the first frost kill the plant?
     
  2. Clayton

    Clayton Elite Refuge Member

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    Best bet would be buckwheat with a 45 day growing season. When is your average first frost?
     
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  3. AMillertheduckilla

    AMillertheduckilla Refuge Member

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    Fowler267 Elite Refuge Member

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    I think Barnyard Grass (BYG) is 80 days
     
  5. WHUP ! Hen

    WHUP ! Hen Elite Refuge Member

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    As Clayton already said, buckwheat now and sow your BG after the season for next years banquet. Look for some PA Smartweed, gather the seed and sow it at the same time........Super Banquet.
     
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    ^^ This! Your BG seed will be dormant (unless scarified) this year. Buckwheat or jap millet would be the options I would be considering. Jap would have time to seed before your first frost.
     
  7. AMillertheduckilla

    AMillertheduckilla Refuge Member

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    Glad I asked. I thought read somewhere that BG was 45-60 days to maturity. Looks like I must have mid-read it then. I will just sit on my BG seed until next year then.
     
  8. JFG

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    You might want to speak with someone at the place where you bought your seed and ask them will it germinate this year. If not, you'll need to broadcast this fall in order to break dormancy (over the winter) and have it germinate next year. There are a ton of BG varieties out there, maybe some don't require a stratification.
     
  9. AMillertheduckilla

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    Will 2-4D amine kill smart weed? Or arrowhead? I want to keep both that naturally grow, but I am inundated with cockleburrs
     
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    2,4D will kill or severely injure most broadleaf herbaceous plants. I'm not aware of any herbicide that will selectively kill cockleburs while leaving desirable broadleaves alone. Kill the cockleburs; they will only get worse.
     
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