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Killing broom straw in Bahia grass

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04-20-2005 11:13:02

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Anyone have the recipe for getting rid of broom straw growing in my Bahia grass pasture? 2,4D seems to kill the broadleaf weeds. Is there an herbicide that targets broom staw without killing the Bahia?

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04-20-2005 16:29:49

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 Re: Killing broom straw in Bahia grass in reply to ClemBert, 04-20-2005 11:13:02  
In my experience, broomstraw likes acid soils, so the remedy is to lime the fields and fertilize well. I don"t know of a broomstraw specific herbicide, however. In my area(upper SC) the volunteer Bahia grass seems to choke out broomstraw and Bermuda grass, which makes me wonder how hard it would be to get rid of Bahia if necessary. Cows love to graze Bahia and it makes good hay. However, here it does not yield as much as Bermuda or fescue. It is also tough to cut with the disc mower. Any comments in reply about Bahia would be welcome as I have considered planting some. KEH

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04-21-2005 11:52:20

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 Re: Killing broom straw in Bahia grass in reply to KEH, 04-20-2005 16:29:49  
Hay producers in Central Texas hate bahia in their coastal/tifton patches. Spray it with 'Ally'. Does a good job controlling it, but like everything else that works, it ain't cheap.

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04-22-2005 05:50:26

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 Re: Killing broom straw in Bahia grass in reply to Txsprigger, 04-21-2005 11:52:20  
got people here in east tx that are spraying coastal/tifton right after it is baled with round has to be the right amount over the right acres, heard one guy did not had a brown pasture.... have nice day may god bless

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04-22-2005 06:01:43

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 Re: Killing broom straw in Bahia grass in reply to cannonball, 04-22-2005 05:50:26  
Hey cannonball,

Do ya'll have wild rye grass messin' up your first hay cuttings? We sure do. Not much you can do legally, but some sneak atrazine on their patches in December and it works like a charm.

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04-22-2005 17:45:18

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 Re: Killing broom straw in Bahia grass in reply to Txsprigger, 04-22-2005 06:01:43  
yes i have about 7 or 8 fields that will have to be cut in about 2 weeks or after clover seeds man what are you doing about you have a min bales per acre...i don't but need two prices one for under 1.5 bale to acre and another for over...we have so many people that will not fertilize and expect us to run over it and say well that more than i had when i started...have nice day may god bless

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