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mbender 09-13-2010 11:53 AM

Milkweed
 
We are finally finishing our fencing for our pasture. The back of our paddock is full of milkweed. How do you get rid of it? The horses will not have access to that part of the pasture but still need to get rid of it.

farmerjeff 09-13-2010 01:46 PM

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Originally Posted by mbender (Post 747583)
We are finally finishing our fencing for our pasture. The back of our paddock is full of milkweed. How do you get rid of it? The horses will not have access to that part of the pasture but still need to get rid of it.

Im glad you posted this b/c i have it everywhere, and also cherry choke. I've been pulling it up all day and would like to know what would kill it. I'm pretty sure mine came from hay bales and round bales. It must of been out of a field with a buch of weeds. also cherry choke as well.

mbender 09-14-2010 09:27 AM

Apparently no one knows what to do. I guess we will end up pulling every individual weed. I need to pull them before they start to seed. Oh well, I hope you farmerjeff can remove your weeds too. This sounds bad but we have ditchweed (pot) growing too. One is almost 10ft high. Could burn this but really dont want to get the neighbors high. :)

MN Tigerstripes 09-14-2010 11:03 AM

Pull it out, mow it, and use a broadleaf killer.

farmerjeff 09-14-2010 10:21 PM

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Originally Posted by mbender (Post 748424)
Apparently no one knows what to do. I guess we will end up pulling every individual weed. I need to pull them before they start to seed. Oh well, I hope you farmerjeff can remove your weeds too. This sounds bad but we have ditchweed (pot) growing too. One is almost 10ft high. Could burn this but really dont want to get the neighbors high. :)

Yeah, that's what im doing. Is pulling every weed up. Are you talking about Cannibus growing 10ft high? lol. :lol:

mbender 09-15-2010 12:52 AM

HEMP :)
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nrhareiner 09-16-2010 08:15 PM

If you can cut the tops off with out letting the spores out it will not come back next year. Milkweed is great for the butterflies and I hate to get ride if it but it takes over. I must make sure that I cut the tops off and do not let the seed pods open. I have done that and given the seed pods to friends who have planted them around their property for the butterflies.

If you can keep them from going to seed you will be much better off. I had a huge problem several years ago and just cut them down before they developed a seed pod and have only a few here and there now. As the birds bring in the seeds.


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