Mowing for release?

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  1. Teamjefe

    Teamjefe Refuge Member

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    Did some searches and found a few posts about this but still thought I would start a thread. I am waiting on my new pto sprayer to be delivered. It wont be here for two weeks though. My area is supposed to get some good rain later this week and next week. I was thinking I could mow some parts of my wetlands down this week and hopefully get some good moisture on it next week. Has anyone had good results doing this? If not then I won't waste the fuel.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Clayton

    Clayton Moderator Moderator

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    Several years ago I split a 20 acre field in half and mowed one half and sprayed the other half with 2,4-D amine. Sprayed half turned into nice barnyardgrass and panicum field. Mowed half just grew back to the sumpweed and aster field it was at the beginning. Now would repeated mowing work? Possibly yes. I want the method that costs the least amount of time and money and mowing wasn't it.
     
  3. Greekangler

    Greekangler Senior Refuge Member

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    Thanks. Have used it when BYG or other millets came up too early- I have heard of success with repeated mowing- sounds pretty laborious though
     

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