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    08-30-2012, 03:01 PM
They don't share many parasites. Perhaps you can compost instead of manuring bc it's the dry weather that kills them off. I'm using manure that's been drying out all summer, so I'm not worrying about it. Still, it's going to be a BIG job, and I've been putting up hay in my loft--75 (65lb) square bales just yesterday--for next winter, so I'm still a little sore.
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    08-30-2012, 03:08 PM
Hallelujah! !!
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    08-30-2012, 03:11 PM
That was meant for the tumbleweeds, Corporal...

As for manure, I don't think it should be a problem since definitely cows go on first.
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    08-30-2012, 03:21 PM
Here is the weed list for 2-4-D
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    08-30-2012, 03:22 PM
We know ONE thing, for sure--It'll be GREAT when it's all seeded, the grass comes up and they are grazing on it!
I hate to mention it, but nobody can graze on it for months. I've reseeded this same area before, accidently, bc I fed brohme hay with seeds in it, and they sprouted, but my horses destroyed it walking all over it.
Once I seed the area, my horses won't have access to it until next Spring.
    08-30-2012, 03:24 PM
Hi, no to the round up. The 2 4 D is the safe weed killer for pastures. You need to get a Burn Permit in CA. There are burn days and no burn days due the the air quality. You should disc , In your area you can probably plant trefoils,orchardgrass,fescues,rye,clover mix pasture seed. There should be a seed dealer near you, that could tell you the better mixes. Tumble weeds .. this year has been the worse. Tons of them everywhere. I would not use a preemergent. I would disc, water, let them start, then disc again. In my pasture I have an area that is used for the water and hay feeding that is a large corral size 40 ft by 40 ft . This way I have more grass area. Good luck
    08-30-2012, 03:26 PM
Stevenson, give my your advice. I've bought enough pasture seed for 2 acres--on sale--don't need that much. WHY do you recommend disking again after seeding?
    08-30-2012, 03:32 PM
I was thinking of orchard, Timothy, maybe a little rye, some grain and a bit of alfalfa. Needs to be palatable for both, horses and cows that we have decided to get more horses
Idea is to re-do the pasture now, get a first cut off, depending on the growth situation and then put cows on, rotational, and let horses follow.
That way the new plants have a chance to settle themselves.
Tell me if im wrong...
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    08-30-2012, 03:34 PM
Originally Posted by PaintHorseMares    
Here is the weed list for 2-4-D
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Wow, thanks
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    08-30-2012, 03:39 PM
Originally Posted by PaintHorseMares    
Yes, 2-4-D kills tumbleweeds.
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This is great!!! The two drylots are full of them.
Although hubby seems to enjoy going down on his knees and pulling them out by hand, im afraid once he's finished he can start all over again cause they since have grown back......
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