New bedding tactic

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  1. Wi transplant

    Wi transplant PMA Member

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    Just wondering your thoughts on this new bedding idea i had. I cleaned out about 1.5 to 2 acres in between some cedars on a knob on the south end of my farm . bush hogged everything down and sprayed with heavy dose of gly. Gonna rough till to expose ground in late fall then frost seed switch in this area ! The area is mostly surounded buy cedars and approx 100 yrds from my clover plot . hoping to get some bedding on this hill! Grass and shrubs were fairly short and not much usage on this hill previously. What ya think ? [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    Tmayer13 PMA Member

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    I think in 2-3 years you'll be super happy with results! Deer love those types of areas!

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    Hardwood11 It is going to be a good fall!

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    Yes I think that will work.
     
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    ditto to what was said above
     
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    Are you planning on maintaining your switchgrass by the book or just let nature takes its course? Have any area I will be transforming next fall.


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    Main thing IMO to keep in mind is to keep expectations low for first couple years. Won't appear like there is much there then third year you normally have the typical SG look.
     
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    Years past I always tried to have "perfect" weed free switchgrass. Anymore I try to do everything right at the beginning and then let things kinda take over. I think diversity is better.
     
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    Do you plan on burning that switch down the road? Deer love mixed areas of trees (esp evergreens/cedars) and natives, but to keep the natives going strong and brome knocked back fire is your best friend... trees don't like that so much
     
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    Probaly limited to spot spraying and hand cutting some invassives but not gonna burn this area . i know natural succsession. Will eventually take over but thats ok i figure i can hold it back for a few years !!

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    Hardwood11 It is going to be a good fall!

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    Switchgrass with cedar cover around it... is a magnet!
     
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