Red clover

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  1. MN Hunter

    MN Hunter Active Member

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    For those of you with red clover plots. When are you mowing your last cutting of the year. And at what height are you mowing at?
     
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    I only plant red clover in Cereal Mix and plow down each fall for new plot , I use White clover if I am going to leave stand. Not sure what your plot looks like but deer normally keep it under control , Id just barely clip and keep 4-6 inches tall. Just keeping grass under control. Honestly I let some plots go and deer seem to still love being in there with a little cover :)
     
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    Aug 20 to sept 10 would probably be just fine. Maybe 6” or so... should have some nice tender growth for hunting season.
     
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    I just clip the tops, I mowed a couple weeks ago, but I have no idea what I'm doing either... lol. Medium red clover..
     
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    I have such terrible problems with pigweed and Pennsylvania smartweed I quit trying to plant white clover because by early September it would just be over run by weeds. I clipped the red clover about a month ago to a height of around 10”. It looked awesome, now I can see smartweed beginning to take hold. Not so much on the pigweed. I’m wondering if I should have sprayed about a week after mowing. It’s starting to put seed heads on now so I doubt and herbicide would make a difference. I’ll try mowing around Labor Day weekend to a height of 6” and see what happens. Thanks guys.
     

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