What is this??

Discussion in 'Habitat Improvement' started by rutnbuk, Nov 2, 2020.

  1. rutnbuk

    rutnbuk Spike

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    What is this in my clover plot and how do I get rid of it without harming my clover? 61822626-B634-4AC5-8C73-04B120DED0E5.jpeg
     
  2. bigbonner

    bigbonner 12 pointer

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    Looks like broom sage . Most usually you will need to apply lime.
     
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  3. Feedman

    Feedman Cyber-Hunter

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    What are your phosphate levels. If they are low, broom sage will grow
     
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  4. rutnbuk

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    I have no idea. Clover grows really well here. There was clover in the plot so I have just been attempting to get it thicker. I have sprayed it with Cleth but I can’t get rid of this stuff. I am planning on doing soil samples this spring.
     
  5. rcb216

    rcb216 12 pointer

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    Apply lime and it will go away. Do your spring soil samples and they will tell you how much you need.
     
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  6. flyingnectar

    flyingnectar 6 pointer

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    Yup broom sage is all over my poor soil areas.
     
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  7. Ezelkyhunter

    Ezelkyhunter 8 pointer

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    Agree it’s broomsage.


    Plots with the right lime are insanely more attractive to deer
     
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  8. perrymax

    perrymax 10 pointer

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    Could be little bluestem. I can't tell the difference and I have 2 acres of little blue
     
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  9. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

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    Someone recently told me deer that eat sage taste terrible and not to eat meat in areas that its prolific. Any truth to this?
     
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  10. barney

    barney 12 pointer

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    Different sage, but yes.
     
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  11. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

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    Should make decent breakfast sausage at least lol.
     
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  12. Stone Branch

    Stone Branch 8 pointer

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    My Loved One grows and cooks with the stuff (sage) I usually pull the spruce tree branches out of my food but I may not taste very good.

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  13. perrymax

    perrymax 10 pointer

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    Contrary to our Kentucky dialect, broomsedge is just that, sedge. Not sage
     
  14. rutnbuk

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    Yes, it is 12.
     
  15. flyingnectar

    flyingnectar 6 pointer

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    Out west sage is a aromatic plant that does effect meat but I must say I love those speed goats raised on it!
     
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