Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Jara, Holtboy02, Whippp, Angie A, Yeehaw03
62656 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 83236
stxranchman 52092
RWH24 44568
rifleman 44267
BOBO the Clown 42729
bill oxner 40981
BMD 40619
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 34818
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 31414
facebook
Forum Stats
62656 Members
46 Forums
438177 Topics
6035494 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Topic Options
#6864180 - 08/21/17 05:56 PM How to prepare a goatweed field?
texag7 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 08/21/12
Posts: 8
I have a large field of goatweed. Majority of the plants are 2 foot tall or taller. Birds are in and around the field, I've been seeing them on the fenceline daily.

How do I prepare the field for opening day? Leave it alone or shred/plow some under? I've heard the seeds won't drop until October. Is there a method to maximize it for the birds or should I just leave it alone? I was thinking shredding the tops would knock out some seed.

Thank you

Top
#6864224 - 08/21/17 06:27 PM Re: How to prepare a goatweed field? [Re: texag7]
Famous Flames Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 08/22/14
Posts: 29
Shred part of it and, if you can, pick up cutting (our guy bales them and uses as field hay). Plowing under would work too. Dove like to eat on open ground, if possible.

Top
#6864226 - 08/21/17 06:30 PM Re: How to prepare a goatweed field? [Re: Famous Flames]
texag7 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 08/21/12
Posts: 8
Thank you for the suggestion. Pick up the cuttings in order to have the ground as clean as possible, correct?

Top
#6864230 - 08/21/17 06:33 PM Re: How to prepare a goatweed field? [Re: texag7]
Famous Flames Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 08/22/14
Posts: 29
Yep. You can also drag a harrow or rake across it too. Not really what a harrow is made for, but it works ok.

Top
#6864716 - 08/22/17 07:07 AM Re: How to prepare a goatweed field? [Re: texag7]
BigAL33 Offline


Registered: 07/24/09
Posts: 1604
Loc: Sugar Land, TX
Put some cows in there. They'll eat the grass and leave the goat weed. The doves will find the seeds easier without the grass.
_________________________
www.DoveBucket.com

Top
#6864721 - 08/22/17 07:10 AM Re: How to prepare a goatweed field? [Re: texag7]
DPirates80 Online   content
Pro Tracker

Registered: 10/17/16
Posts: 1371
I love the smell of goatweed in September grin

Top
#6864830 - 08/22/17 08:43 AM Re: How to prepare a goatweed field? [Re: texag7]
yotehater Offline
Tracker

Registered: 05/13/16
Posts: 720
Loc: Creagleville, Van Zandt county
Shred around the edges and fence rows, that gives them a landing zone.
_________________________
One shot is all it should take.

Top
#6868914 - 08/25/17 07:23 PM Re: How to prepare a goatweed field? [Re: texag7]
outfitter1 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 10/07/05
Posts: 143
Loc: Keller,TX
Have a 80 acre field, dumped the cows in end of June shredded the edges and an X across the field today. Seeing a good number of birds. On a side note caught 3 trespassers today and ran off about 4 more. Sure brazen with us working the field. Come the 1st no more warnings just arrest and prosecute. The Old Man Hates Trespassers.

Top



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide