What to spray for release

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  1. Teamjefe

    Teamjefe Refuge Member

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    I have some large monocultures of water pepper and I just got permission from the farmer to spray. My question is should I spray 2,4, d or glypho? I would like to get a good release of grasses. We are located in Texas, south of Houston. I have never sprayed before due to the farmers request but this year he changed his mind. Looking to get after it in the next month aggressively.

    There are also some cattails growing that I would like to knock out.
     
  2. Clayton

    Clayton Elite Refuge Member

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    If you want to release grasses then 2,4-d is the way to go.

    In general I tend to spray glyposate before July 1 and 2,4-d after. Of course if an area already has some grasses but just needs help then I will spray 2,4-d before July.
     
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  3. Teamjefe

    Teamjefe Refuge Member

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    Thank you very much sir! I appreciate it
     
  4. AvianQuest

    AvianQuest Elite Refuge Member Flyway Manager

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    Before you go nuclear, you do know that water pepper ranks alongside smartweed for prime duck food?
     
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  5. Teamjefe

    Teamjefe Refuge Member

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    I will post some pictures of the plants. I always have trouble identifying the smartweeds.
     
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    DisplacedDuck Senior Refuge Member

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    I love this.... :l
     
  7. JFG

    JFG Elite Refuge Member

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    Water pepper is a perennial smartweed but not as a prolific seed producer as an annual. Tend to monoculture so keeping them from doing that is paramount.
     
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    AvianQuest Elite Refuge Member Flyway Manager

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    Water Pepper...

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    Smartweed...

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  9. JFG

    JFG Elite Refuge Member

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    Might pertain to the types/names of some other plants too but I have always identified "water pepper" as a perennial member of the knotweed / smartweed family.
     

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