I have just closed on a purchase of 20 acres that I bought. This ground is a bit lower, but not all that bad. about 12 acres has been pastured for at least 30 years, the remainder is hayfield. I would like to clear the 12 pasture acres and make it a nice 20 acre hayfield. The 12 acres is currently grass and weeds, a few small tress, about 4 inches across and some willow brush in the low corner. I am thinking about spraying the entire 12 acres with roundup, then pulling out the trees, moldboard plowing it up, then discing the everliving heck out of it. Picking the rocks then fall planting into hay. Is this the way you would do it? Is there a better way you would recommend?
Is there something I can spray the willow brush with to kill it too?
This is in Central MN.
Thanks for any ideas to consider