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#6458212 - 09/19/16 07:29 AM How do I kill coastal hay in my food plot?
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My food plot is next to a coastal field. The coastal hay has taken over about 1/2 of the food plot. How can I get rid of it? Any help at all will be appreciated.
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#6458242 - 09/19/16 07:52 AM Re: How do I kill coastal hay in my food plot? [Re: Mr. T.]
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I think owning cattle in a doubt would work roflmao

Sorry that's all I got
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#6458295 - 09/19/16 08:22 AM Re: How do I kill coastal hay in my food plot? [Re: Mr. T.]
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once coastal is established, it's very hard to remove!
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#6458305 - 09/19/16 08:29 AM Re: How do I kill coastal hay in my food plot? [Re: Mr. T.]
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Are you trying to just kill the coastal? Will be hard to remove coastal alone if food plot is already established.

Discing and letting it sit in dry or cold weather preferably. Then disc it again. You can go with herbicide route as well to follow up. let sit then plant food plot. The more you cut it or graze it the more it will grown this time of year.
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#6458339 - 09/19/16 08:52 AM Re: How do I kill coastal hay in my food plot? [Re: Mr. T.]
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About the only way is to spray roundup on it starting in the spring and then every month as it tries to grow back. It will take a lot of persistence but can be done.
Repeat process the next spring and summer and the next. Eventually you will get it all.
If you plant a summer plot you will have to forfeit that until you get it gone.
I have also found that disking it just spreads it more the next year. We used to disk our coastal field every other year just to make it thicker.


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#6458358 - 09/19/16 09:05 AM Re: How do I kill coastal hay in my food plot? [Re: Mr. T.]
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Oh, great! I just disked it a lot this weekend thinking that I was cutting the roots up. I should have asked my question first before I did anything. So, do I cut it low and then spray or just spray?
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#6458410 - 09/19/16 09:36 AM Re: How do I kill coastal hay in my food plot? [Re: Mr. T.]
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Discing cuts the roots and above stems, and both can root! I have had luck plowing it every couple of weeks during a hot summer, but it is pervasive as hell. I'd shred it to about 3-4", let a little new growth start, then hit it with the poison. You will probably have this battle every year if the field in next to your plot.
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#6458428 - 09/19/16 09:43 AM Re: How do I kill coastal hay in my food plot? [Re: Mr. T.]
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I should have included that I am not a farmer. Haha. Sounds like plow it up not disc.

I have had luck in extremely dry years just discing and discing again a few weeks later when its dormant.
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#6458475 - 09/19/16 10:10 AM Re: How do I kill coastal hay in my food plot? [Re: Mr. T.]
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I have Tifton 85 on my place and spraying is the only way to go. I sprayed it several times before disking the food plot, then once I had the food plot in I just spray around the perimeter several times a year to kept it from spreading in to the plot.

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#6458674 - 09/19/16 11:50 AM Re: How do I kill coastal hay in my food plot? [Re: Mr. T.]
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regular 41% glyphosate spraying as said ^ ^ ^up there

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#6458846 - 09/19/16 02:03 PM Re: How do I kill coastal hay in my food plot? [Re: Mr. T.]
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Yep, spray it!
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#6459014 - 09/19/16 03:39 PM Re: How do I kill coastal hay in my food plot? [Re: Mr. T.]
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You all are trying to get rid of the coastal grass and I'm down here paying $110 a roll for it. hammer

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#6459048 - 09/19/16 04:02 PM Re: How do I kill coastal hay in my food plot? [Re: Mr. T.]
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I sprayed mine a week ago and I'm hoping its good and dead by Wed so I can mow then till with the tractor. I will probably plant Friday since there's a 40% chance of rain Sat but I'm sure that'll change by the weekend. scratch
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#6459431 - 09/19/16 07:42 PM Re: How do I kill coastal hay in my food plot? [Re: Mr. T.]
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Fusilade and Round Up at labeled rate two apps should do it. You may add a little 21-0-0 to help uptake.

Good luck!

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#6459462 - 09/19/16 07:57 PM Re: How do I kill coastal hay in my food plot? [Re: 7x57]
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Originally Posted By: TheWhiteMexican
You all are trying to get rid of the coastal grass and I'm down here paying $110 a roll for it. hammer


Good Lawd! $45-55 here in the field
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