Miscanthus x Gianteus

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  1. hillrunner

    hillrunner PMA Member

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    We had no drought here last year either, I'm assuming winter kill as well. We had some really cold temps with little snow to insulate the ground at times last winter.
     
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    Miscanthus roadside screen.
     
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    That looks awesome, how old is that? Have you ever experienced winter kill?
     
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    Never. Going on 5yrs old just hoping the spray truck respects the screen and prevents as much spray drift as possible.
     
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    Wow- im sure I’m looking at switchgrass inside there- incredible how much taller miscanthus is. Looks really nice!
     
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    looks great. If your talking about the ditch spray, you should be fine. Its selective and doesn't kill grass.
     
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    Here is some 4th year stuff. Already taller than last year due to severe drought in 2017... And this stuff has a long ways to go. MG LOVES water. Probably 10'+ this year by time done. I hit it with gly and atrazine before it was sprouted. Pretty much weed free around it which probably helped also.

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    I checked some 2nd year miscanthus today. It stands somewhere between 7 or 8 foot. There is a lot of volunteer grass mixed in, but the miscanthus didn't seem too effected by it. [​IMG]

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    A long shot, but checking to see if there might be a bulk order of MG in the near future that needs participants?

    I’m interested in planting a substantial amount for screening.
     
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    I orchestrated it in the past. I just don't have time to deal with it this year. If someone else wants to organize it, go for it!
     
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    I have 300 rhizomes showing up today or tomorrow from maple river and plan to plant this weekend. I sprayed the intended planting areas with gly, prowl and simazine a couple days ago. These plantings will be for screening. I was going to do 2 rows and alternate planting 18" apart in each row. Do any of you with past experience with miscanthus giganteus have any recommendations? Do's or donts? Thanks
     
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    Likes wet. Loves nitrogen. Atrazine a good idea.
     

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