Spraying fields and killing Dogfennel

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Spraying fields and killing Dogfennel

Post by JoshuaMLewis » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:37 pm

I am from S.E. Louisiana. We, like many other places, have to fight with dogfennel in our pastures. I have one pasture that it has enough to aggravate me. Does anyone spray their pastures in the beginning of summer to kill off some of the weeds that start growing then such as dogfennel? Dogfennel will die if sprayed by 2-4D as long as it is under 24 inches or so.

Anyone ever had a dogfennel problem? How did you deal with it?



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Re: Spraying fields and killing Dogfennel

Post by novatech » Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:02 pm

I like to spray when the woolly crouton sprouts. I think I will be spraying in the fall too. The winter weeds were the worst problem this year.
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Re: Spraying fields and killing Dogfennel

Post by ga.prime » Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:08 am

JoshuaMLewis wrote:Anyone ever had a dogfennel problem? How did you deal with it?

Yes, I deal with it the same way as you except I use Banvel+2,4D because it kills more stuff.
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Re: Spraying fields and killing Dogfennel

Post by greybeard » Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:04 am

novatech wrote:I like to spray when the woolly crouton sprouts. I think I will be spraying in the fall too. The winter weeds were the worst problem this year.

Me too. The mild winter didn't do me any favors for sure as far as weeds go. I have a little bit of dogfennel--mostly along the fences, but a lot of woolly croton--or as we call it--goatweed--tough to get rid of, and the drought last year seems to have made it worse. Then again, I let it go to seed 2 years ago, and I'm paying for it now.

Any of you ever use a wiper instead of spraying?
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Re: Spraying fields and killing Dogfennel

Post by dieselbeef » Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:30 am

mow it right before it starts to seed off and i have almost got rid of it without using any sprays
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Post by Angus Cowman » Fri Jul 06, 2012 5:22 am

Dow reccomends using pastureguard,grazonnext or forefront for dogfennel
pastureguard for late season application
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Post by 1982vett » Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:47 am

Angus Cowman wrote:Dow reccomends using pastureguard,grazonnext or forefront for dogfennel
pastureguard for late season application


not suprised............ :lol:
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Re: Spraying fields and killing Dogfennel

Post by ga.prime » Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:00 pm

Surmount is good for a wide variety of pasture weeds including dogfennel. It's fairly inexpensive too. The drawback is you risk damaging trees if it gets into their root zone.
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Post by Angus Cowman » Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:38 pm

1982vett wrote:
Angus Cowman wrote:Dow reccomends using pastureguard,grazonnext or forefront for dogfennel
pastureguard for late season application


not suprised............ :lol:

me neither since I was using a dow chemical site for the info
http://www.dowagro.com/range/weed/
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Re: Spraying fields and killing Dogfennel

Post by lynnmcmahan » Fri Jul 06, 2012 5:16 pm

I was told that dog fennel didn't like pastures that had the right Ph and N-P-K. Said it would not do well in good pasture soil. I have some in my pasture so it's time for a soil sample.

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Re: Spraying fields and killing Dogfennel

Post by Caustic Burno » Fri Jul 06, 2012 6:21 pm

I spot spray with 2-4 D as I don't have enogh to spray a pasture.
If you want to wipe it out I use a gallon of 2-4D with a half gallon of Remedy to a 100 gallon's of water.
I don't use Grazon for anything except fence line's as it kill's the good seed along with the bad.
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Post by ga.prime » Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:25 pm

lynnmcmahan wrote:I was told that dog fennel didn't like pastures that had the right Ph and N-P-K. Said it would not do well in good pasture soil.

Is there anything you haven't been told?
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Re: Spraying fields and killing Dogfennel

Post by ga.prime » Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:39 pm

dieselbeef wrote:mow it right before it starts to seed off and i have almost got rid of it without using any sprays

Mow it and it'll grow right back next year from the same roots. It's a perennial.
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Re: Spraying fields and killing Dogfennel

Post by Ruark » Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:46 pm

GrazonNext when it's small, Surmount @ 2 pts./acre when it's big.

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Re: Spraying fields and killing Dogfennel

Post by greybeard » Sat Jul 07, 2012 1:20 am

Caustic Burno wrote:I spot spray with 2-4 D as I don't have enogh to spray a pasture.
If you want to wipe it out I use a gallon of 2-4D with a half gallon of Remedy to a 100 gallon's of water.
I don't use Grazon for anything except fence line's as it kill's the good seed along with the bad.

CB, I thought Grazon was a selective and systemic broadleaf post emergence herbicide without much soil activity, and Remedy is a non-selective systemic, meaning it killed just about any grass or weed it touches. Am I way off base here?
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