- May 17, 2017
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Hello all. I just inherited a small piece of land in Oklahoma from my wife's grandparents who have both now passed away. 40 acres, all of which is pasture, but it hasn't been grazed in 20 years or so. Over those 20 years, the pasture has been cut for hay, but the equipment has brought in a lot of unwanted plants. Mostly Johnson grass, but also a bush-like, tacky weed with purple flowers. It seems to have a common root system, because when I drive over it, the next day a large area is wilted. Jury's still out on what that stuff is. Anyway, I want to start the process of getting rid of these plants, which cover about 7-10 acres, with the intention of putting 10 or so cows on it. I've read that early spring Johnson grass would be taken care of by the cattle, but if I'm going to kill off that other weed, I'm just going to nip it all in the bud. Has anyone here had to go through this? I'd like to hear some methods. I'm actually about to wick most of it, but what I'm concerned with, is that they come back next year, and don't allow the Bermuda to grow. Thanks for suck a great resource.