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#6795774 - 06/16/17 11:05 PM Barnyard grass coming on strong.
brazosboyt Offline
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Registered: 05/09/11
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Decided to try and establish byg in a couple of my wetlands this year. It is supposed to produce 600-700 lbs/acre of seed and comeback with discing. Once it comes back it's then "native" and can be manipulated.

Here's what worked.

Compartment one-2 acres
1. drained in march and disced late march
2. Put out 10 lbs/acre seed.
3. Sprayed grazon in April to control broadleaf.
4. Flushed water once in May and once today.

Knee high and looking great.

Knee high and thick as if today.





Marsh 2- 7 acres.

1. Drained in march.
2. Disced in march.
3. No seed planted.
4. Flooded in April for 2-3 days.
5. Treated with grazon.
6. Knee high and looking great.





Sunflowers are doing otay too.





Edited by brazosboyt (06/16/17 11:08 PM)

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#6795832 - 06/17/17 05:49 AM Re: Barnyard grass coming on strong. [Re: brazosboyt]
Mike Mathena Online   content
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Registered: 12/30/16
Posts: 162
Loc: Brazoria county
Nice, hard work definitely pays off,are these hunting plots? How did you flood the field, is there a creek/ bayou on your property that you get the water from? I bet a field full of sunflowers is nice to look over enjoying the sunrise & set

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#6796990 - 06/18/17 01:17 PM Re: Barnyard grass coming on strong. [Re: Mike Mathena]
brazosboyt Offline
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My place is on the Leon river and I've got 30 acre feet of water rights/year. I also have a 700gpm well for my pivot irrigator. I usually flush water with it. I have 30 acres of wetland compartments varying from 2-7 acres each. The biggest is at the highest point. I can put 6" on it and then release into the the next, then the next, etc. the last one is 2 acres. I then drain it into an outlet that goes to my lake. Pretty efficient system.

Been doing corn but it's a pain and is really expensive to do properly.

This year I'm doing one pond in jap millet planted in June. 3 flats jap planted in August, 2 flats in barnyard, and one in chufa- which so far doesn't look like it's going to do worth a crap in our heavy clay soils.

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#6797025 - 06/18/17 02:00 PM Re: Barnyard grass coming on strong. [Re: brazosboyt]
Mike Mathena Online   content
Woodsman

Registered: 12/30/16
Posts: 162
Loc: Brazoria county
Thats a really cool operation from the sound of it. A lot of thought and planning!

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#6797792 - 06/19/17 12:38 PM Re: Barnyard grass coming on strong. [Re: brazosboyt]
Teamjefe Offline
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Registered: 11/11/09
Posts: 247
Looks great!

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