Getting/keeping pasture weed free

Discussion in 'Barnyard Bananza' started by Tyler, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. Tyler

    Tyler New Member

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    Apr 26, 2009
    Central Illinois
    My pasture used to be 100% weeds. Over the years (7 years) I've worked to cut out the weeds and grow grass. Now my pasture has only about 10% weeds. The problem is that that 10% weeds keeps coming back (it's been 10% weeds for the last 3 or 4 years). How can I get rid of that 10% of weeds, and get my pasture to be 100% grass?
     
  2. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    LOL.... Run your goats in it...they are browsers by nature, not grazers, keep a couple sheep or a horse in the pasture, they'll graze and the goats will "weed".
     

  3. sealawyer

    sealawyer New Member

    366
    May 31, 2009
    Dew, Texas
    What kind of weed? You may have to break down and spray. If you are doing the organic thing then it ain't possible! Maybe ask the county Ag Agent to tell you what would work best for the weeds you have.
     
  4. Tyler

    Tyler New Member

    310
    Apr 26, 2009
    Central Illinois
    Burdock and thistle mostly.

    I have 6 goats and one big horse out there. The pasture is not quite 2 acres.

    I definitely want to take the organic approach. :)
     
  5. sealawyer

    sealawyer New Member

    366
    May 31, 2009
    Dew, Texas
    Such a small acreage. Maybe going out with a pump type sprayer with some roundup and a cooler full of frosty beverages and spray each plant individually before they flower? Wear a big hat and sunscreen! :sun:
     
  6. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Yep...the "spot" treatment would work.....I'd do as Fred said...small cooler, a big hat and sunscreen too :wink:
     
  7. sparks879

    sparks879 New Member

    there is a product called brash on the market. Its a weed killer specifically for pastures their is no withdrawell time for livestock, just let it dry. It comes in two gallon containers by the name as brash, in the one gallon container its called range star i believe, dont ask me why. but it works well.
    beth