It looks like some type of sedge grass. Sedges can be tough to kill, but there's herbicides that will get rid if them. Normally I'd use glyphosate, but in clover I'd use Imazethapyr 2SL herbicide, which is the generic version of Pursuit. This stuff seems expensive, but you only need 4-6 oz per acre, so a gallon goes a long way. You can get a gallon shipped to you from Daniel's Farm Store in Leola Pa for about $135. This stuff kills almost everything except legumes, but it works slow, it stops the weeds from growing rather than killing them instantly like glyphosate, and it has a lot of residual so don't use it if you want to plant brassica in the next half year. Spray when the weeds are growing, and when they are 4" tall or shorter, you might have to mow first and then wait a week to spray to achieve this. If your application is consistent you will end up with the nicest clover that you ever had. Good luck with treating that stuff.
In the past posts on weeds in clover I mentioned Thunder a lot, Imazethapyr 2sl is the new generic version of Thunder, which was the generic version of Pursuit.MM...Are they still carrying the generic brand Thunder or are you getting another trade name? You’ve posted about Daniels Farm Store so many times that I’m finally going to give them a call and see what happens when I ask about shipping to another state.
In the past posts on weeds in clover I mentioned Thunder a lot, Imazethapyr 2sl is the new generic version of Thunder, which was the generic version of Pursuit.
I apologize for sounding like a broken record on this one, but this stuff is a secret that professional plot managers use to justify their existence and I'm trying to help the little guy. I don't have any connection to Daniel's or the company that makes herbicide, I just see this stuff advertised for two and three times what they sell it for (chemical warehouse $295) and I'm trying to help people save money. If food plot guys would spray their ladino clover with imazethapyr 2sl once every spring when it starts growing, at 3" tall, they'd become believers as well.
There's so much that I'd like to say, yet I'm getting long winded. But every year guys PM me pics of a plot full of big weeds and say "what can I do" Big weeds are hard to kill, read my paragraph about spraying white clover in early spring, take your pocket knife, and carve it into the side of your spraying rig to make sure that it happens.
Right now I've got a picture perfect 2 acre clover field that has these mysterious 6" wide, bare dirt grooves, spaced about thirty feet apart, running lengthwise through the field, where nothing grew all summer, as if ufo's had left streaks across it.No need to apologize and I actually like it when you go into so much detail. I’ve seen your clover plot pictures and they look impressive to say the least..
I have Charlie invading my clover patches horribly. I've dabbled a little with applying borax as discussed in other threads, but I'd like an herbicide that will smoke the crap.Yes, imazethapyr 2sl will kill creepy charlie, but it will kill your grass as well if you are thinking of a lawn, I'd use 2-4,D. If you want it and everything else dead I'd use triclopyr.
For clover I'd definitely use Imazethapyr 2SL, it will clean it up. For best results apply in early spring right after growth starts.I have Charlie invading my clover patches horribly. I've dabbled a little with applying borax as discussed in other threads, but I'd like an herbicide that will smoke the crap.
Thanks. I will need to check it out.
I always pick my stuff up in person. If you think about it, let me know what they charge for shipping.MM...Are they still carrying the generic brand Thunder or are you getting another trade name? You’ve posted about Daniels Farm Store so many times that I’m finally going to give them a call and see what happens when I ask about shipping to another state.
717-656-6982 They should be open every day... They are Amish, maybe they had a wedding. Amish weddings are always Tuesday and Thursday.
That’s the number I have and I got in touch with them on the first try today and they actually answered on the first ring. Great people to work with and they had no problem sending me a gallon of herbicide. They quoted $165 a gallon and an estimate of $20-$25 on shipping but would email me a total price and send a copy of the invoice in the package. When I get an exact total I will let you know. Even at that price it’s still a lot cheaper than I can find locally or online. Thank you.
I don't know where I got the idea of $135, I have an excellent memory, it's just short. But that's still a good price. Imazethapyr 2SL (aka Thunder) has been getting cheaper every year, 4 years ago I paid $265, so $100 less is no small potatoes.Total was $182.50.