Heard that powdered corn gluten will keep the seeds from germinating much like preen. All seeds will be prevented from sprouting but it will not hurt any existing plants.
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: Don -
: If it were me. I'd get in there with an
: industrial, walk behind string trimmer and
: knock it down for now.
: I don't know what the growing season is for
: cheatgrass and such, but if it sprouts and
: greens up before the other grasses, you can
: knock it down in the very early spring with
: Round Up. Round up will kill anything that
: is actively growing. I use it to kill off
: multiflora and such, which is the first
: stuff to green up in the spring and the last
: to die off in the fall.
: I would keep the dogs off the Round Up
: treated areas for a week or so.
: If that's not an option, I would consider
: moving the dogs out of one pen, hit it with
: Round Up and then, after about a week,
: scratch it up fertilize and seed it with
: some tall fescue or whatever else will grow
: well in your area. A dense ground cover
: should keep the unwanted stuff from coming
: back for quite a while. Once the grass is
: coming up in that pen, move on to the next
: one and repeat until the are all renovated.
: I would also look to eliminate the awn
: producing grasses from any adjacent areas,
: keeping it as far away from the dog areas as
: I could, espeically those areas upwind of
: the dog pens. That should keep the amount
: of unwanted volunteer grasses down.
: Good luck.
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: I have large grass exercise pens which my
: are check corded each day.They run play
: wrestle and dig large holes. It makes it
: imposable to mow in summer.We have cheet
: grass that ripens same time as wheat.In past
: years I have had dogs come up with
: Nocardia.Sam had a sever case last year with
: hugh swelling on right hip. Anti Robe cured
: it with no cutting thank heaven .
: Does any know of a spray that I could use
: the kill this stuff this year.It is headed
: out now.It would
: just have to be a spray that would not in
: any way harm a bird dog. Thank You Don
: I wonder if it would work weed whack it as
: you say then burn it when its ready and dry.
: It has had good rain this year and its about
: 24 inches tall and thick thick.Just took
: over the pens which are about a acre or so.
: Dogs benifit from the daily check cord plus
: mental and phisical advantage it gives
: them.Last year I just put horses in there to
: keep it under control but It is a job to
: keep the wast cleaned up.
: Thanks as I need alot of advise and ideas
: on this and other stuff.The seed is not in
: the ripe stage yet which should occur in a
: couple weeks