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Old 06-18-2005, 12:09 AM
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Pasture full of briers, Help!

Hey guys, I got a question...

Got this customer with a pasture (about 5 acres) thats overgrown with briers. Not the little ones either. I mean thick, thorny briers. I've mowed it several times and the briers come back every time. The customer wants the pasture to stand in nothing but grass. What do I do? Is there a product that will kill the briers and not the grass? Will I have to round-up all five acres and start over? Any information will be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Old 06-20-2005, 05:06 PM
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Rent a bush hog and with regular maintenance it should take care of it.
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Old 06-20-2005, 06:01 PM
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I would round up the whole thing and start over. Is it really bumpy? If so I would round up... wait til it dies off then till it with a big tractor and blade it then seed it. If your not licensed to spray(sounds like you may not be) then sub it out. I'm not sure if 2, 4 D will take out briars. There may be a selective herbicide for em.
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Old 06-20-2005, 06:48 PM
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You might want to give this a try.....

http://www.pbigordon.com/pdfs/Brushmaster-AD.pdf
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Old 06-20-2005, 07:26 PM
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If you want to go organic try mowing/bushhoging and placing a couple of goats in the pasture.
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Old 06-20-2005, 09:28 PM
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Try Cimarron by DuPont. It is labeled for pastures.
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Old 06-23-2005, 02:11 PM
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I think briers would be considered a broad leaf plant. Try a broad leaf herbicide on a few plants and see if it works. If so it would be easy to spray it all and only take out briers and weeds and not harm the grasses.
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Old 06-23-2005, 04:53 PM
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Thanks guys, I think that I'll try the broad leaf herbicide and see what happens.
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Old 06-23-2005, 07:46 PM
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be careful if their are animals grazing in this pasture. I don't want to be eating any pesticide filled cow meat.
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Old 06-24-2005, 01:20 PM
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You will need more than two goats. Find someone with about 100 and put them on five acres for a couple of months. After they eat all the easy stuff they will nip off any new leaves on the briars until it eventually dies from the beating.
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