Egyptian Wheat

Discussion in 'Dbltree's corner' started by Guest, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. risto2351

    risto2351 Active Member

    Messages:
    2,470
    Likes Received:
    20
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    N.E. Iowa
    This weekend I will finally be able to plant my EW.

    I will be able to disk it first and I will either drill or broadcast it.

    Now if I read all the posts correctly I will need to put Simasine on right away

    or do I wait until starts to some up?

    Thanks for your response.
     
  2. AdBot Guest Advertisement

  3. risto2351

    risto2351 Active Member

    Messages:
    2,470
    Likes Received:
    20
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    N.E. Iowa
    Also I assume that the simazine will not hurt the milo that is mixed in?
     
  4. NWBuck

    NWBuck PMA Member

    Messages:
    3,323
    Likes Received:
    231
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    NW Iowa
    We planted a small patch of this last year and it was a drought victim. Seed laid in dry soil for close to a month with no rain at all. A small amount did eventually germinate after a couple of August rains, but it never got as tall as we had hoped and broke down in winter rather quickly. Probably not a good test as it was certainly extreme conditions...

    NWBuck
     
  5. dbltree

    dbltree Super Moderator

    Messages:
    9,446
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    SE Iowa
    Simazine is not approved for milo so go easy with it Tony, it may be fine but it is a bit iffy. I would use 2 quarts max...
     
  6. risto2351

    risto2351 Active Member

    Messages:
    2,470
    Likes Received:
    20
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    N.E. Iowa
    Paul,

    What would you use for the two together?

    Or nothing at all? I see you have done similar in this thread.

    Thank you.
     
  7. dbltree

    dbltree Super Moderator

    Messages:
    9,446
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    SE Iowa
    We use atrazine alone
     
  8. goatman

    goatman I hunt days ending in Y

    Messages:
    2,279
    Likes Received:
    538
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    east of big river
    Good luck to you risto on your planting this weekend. With incoming rain and already wet it will be two weeks before I have a chance of planting. I did get in about 1000' a week ago.
     
  9. risto2351

    risto2351 Active Member

    Messages:
    2,470
    Likes Received:
    20
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    N.E. Iowa
    Goatman,

    Had everything ready by the time I left Sunday.

    Buddy was going to plant it this week.

    I am pretty sure it wasn't planted due to this great weather we are havig.

    I will try to get it in this weekend. May be late June before it is all in. :mad:
     
  10. risto2351

    risto2351 Active Member

    Messages:
    2,470
    Likes Received:
    20
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    N.E. Iowa
    How much milo to EW in the mix ?

    Also do you need crop oil for the atrazine? If so How much crop oil

    would you recommend?
     
  11. dbltree

    dbltree Super Moderator

    Messages:
    9,446
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    SE Iowa
    Add several#'s of milo to the mix but no crop oil is needed unless you are attempting to burn down existing vegetation such as in a no-till plant situation.
     
  12. TimberPig

    TimberPig Active Member

    Messages:
    1,719
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    Iowa
    Is 2-4D (LV400) safe on EW? I know it wont help with grass competition but it would at least take out the broadleaves, and I have the 2-4D on hand. Last year I used Crossbow and the EW didnt seem to like it. The EW lived, but it seemed to effect it for a while.
    Thanks
     
  13. dbltree

    dbltree Super Moderator

    Messages:
    9,446
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    SE Iowa
    In theory yes...wait til the EW has 3-4 leaves and use a light dose first, 2-4D is powerful nasty poison but is generally safe on grasses, however it can also have negative effects on young corn, milo, switchgrass etc. so just use caution and let us know how it works out?
     
  14. TimberPig

    TimberPig Active Member

    Messages:
    1,719
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    Iowa
    Thanks Paul. If I remember right, the EW was 1'-2' tall when I sprayed it last year and it twisted up a little for a week or so before it started to come around. The drought conditions may have may have contributed to the problem, but I will go light on the 2-4D.
     
  15. risto2351

    risto2351 Active Member

    Messages:
    2,470
    Likes Received:
    20
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    N.E. Iowa
    It will be interesting to see how my EW and milo does with all this rain

    up in NE Iowa.

    I actually planted some before a few big rains last weekend. The other was a few weeks ago.

    15" in 4 days. Hope it is still there. :eek:
     
  16. magnus

    magnus PMA Member

    Messages:
    165
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Soap Creek Twsp
    Wouldn't atrazine or (if unavailable) Simazine be better choices as EW herbicide? If EW has already emerged.....not sure if they can still be used but I'm thinking yes.
     
  17. Sligh1

    Sligh1 Administrator Staff Member

    Messages:
    6,509
    Likes Received:
    2,174
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Central, IA
    You could use Atrazine and crop oil. Mixed results. 2,4d lightly is right like above says obviously.
    My bet will be, unless it's really being competed against badly - the EW will blow past the weeds in the next 3-4 weeks.
     
  18. Barrett's Dad

    Barrett's Dad Member

    Messages:
    44
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    Southcentral PA
    How well does EW do when it has wet feet? I planted some around our duck blind this year to conceal it, and with all the rain we have been getting, the soil is thoroughly saturated.
     
  19. Sligh1

    Sligh1 Administrator Staff Member

    Messages:
    6,509
    Likes Received:
    2,174
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Central, IA
    Probably the one area EW ain't gonna get along so well. Too wet, etc - not good. Have you seen it lately? Drought is much better than too wet for EW.
     
  20. Barrett's Dad

    Barrett's Dad Member

    Messages:
    44
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    Southcentral PA
    Sligh1 - thanks for the quick reply. That's what I feared. Hopefully I will get out there this weekend to take a look at it. I will report back on how it's doing.

    The EW I planted along my food plots is doing great...I had hoped for the same at the duck blind. All things accounted for, I'll take too much rain over not enough any day of the week.
     
  21. goatman

    goatman I hunt days ending in Y

    Messages:
    2,279
    Likes Received:
    538
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    east of big river
    Yep doesn't like wet. Been replanting several strips.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice