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#5452396 - 12/01/14 05:38 PM How do you get rid of cuckle burs?
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Got this sweet little public spot, never seen a trace of anyone else hunting there. One season it was good, loaded with smartweed and mallards. This was like 3 years ago. The next season when I scout it, cuckle burs took over. And every year after that, dang cuckle burs. I like this spot so much I would spray and try and kill it. And real close to it smartweed everywhere.

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#5452550 - 12/01/14 06:47 PM Re: How do you get rid of cuckle burs? [Re: Guy]
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To late to kill them this year they're already dead or dying.

Cuckle burrs are easily killed with most any weed or grass killer after they come up but it takes years to get rid of them all. Some type of premerge in the spring will help a lot.
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#5452574 - 12/01/14 07:00 PM Re: How do you get rid of cuckle burs? [Re: Guy]
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Last time I talked to the du biologist, he said cockle burrs are duck food, especially for mallards. So it is not a coincidence that the mallards are in there. I'm not kidding either.


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#5452626 - 12/01/14 07:24 PM Re: How do you get rid of cuckle burs? [Re: kellygunner]
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Flooded cuckle burs is what it is. Ever since the cuckle burs took over, I have not seen any mallards in there. I know nothing I can do this season, but for next season, if there is anything I can do, minimal work, I might do it. Spraying would not be too bad.

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#5452668 - 12/01/14 07:39 PM Re: How do you get rid of cuckle burs? [Re: Guy]
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#5452759 - 12/01/14 08:19 PM Re: How do you get rid of cuckle burs? [Re: Guy]
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Glyphosate - too late this year. Lack of water / moist soil results in them


Edited by Greekangler (12/01/14 08:19 PM)
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#5452848 - 12/01/14 08:54 PM Re: How do you get rid of cuckle burs? [Re: kellygunner]
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Originally Posted By: kellygunner
Last time I talked to the du biologist, he said cockle burrs are duck food, especially for mallards. So it is not a coincidence that the mallards are in there. I'm not kidding either.


Kelly


Everyone knows them greenheads eat cockleburs! It must be a pond popping pattern.

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#5453024 - 12/01/14 10:12 PM Re: How do you get rid of cuckle burs? [Re: Guy]
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Cotton hoe, get them starting in the spring when the new plants start popping up. I grew up chopping them, one of the lease provisions with the guy that leases the grass from us is to keep the cockleburs out of the pasture.
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#5454548 - 12/02/14 05:19 PM Re: How do you get rid of cuckle burs? [Re: duckiller]
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Originally Posted By: duckiller
Originally Posted By: kellygunner
Last time I talked to the du biologist, he said cockle burrs are duck food, especially for mallards. So it is not a coincidence that the mallards are in there. I'm not kidding either.


Kelly




Everyone knows them greenheads eat cockleburs! It must be a pond popping pattern.


Where have you been hiding brother? ?!?!?!

Kelly
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#5454861 - 12/02/14 07:26 PM Re: How do you get rid of cuckle burs? [Re: kellygunner]
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Originally Posted By: kellygunner
Originally Posted By: duckiller
Originally Posted By: kellygunner
Last time I talked to the du biologist, he said cockle burrs are duck food, especially for mallards. So it is not a coincidence that the mallards are in there. I'm not kidding either.


Kelly




Everyone knows them greenheads eat cockleburs! It must be a pond popping pattern.


Where have you been hiding brother? ?!?!?!

Kelly


I have been on the DL. Chasing greenheads like usual.

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#5455007 - 12/02/14 08:20 PM Re: How do you get rid of cuckle burs? [Re: Guy]
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I bet if you posted some pics you'd put all these guys to shame.


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#5455164 - 12/02/14 09:31 PM Re: How do you get rid of cuckle burs? [Re: kellygunner]
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Originally Posted By: kellygunner
I bet if you posted some pics you'd put all these guys to shame.


Kelly


No water, no ducks.

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#5455314 - 12/02/14 10:56 PM Re: How do you get rid of cuckle burs? [Re: duckiller]
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All the ducks went to central texas.

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