- Oct 18, 2004
Planning this years dove field and thought I would check and see what others are planning to do. Haven't purchased any chemicals as of yet but understand they have increased significantly which got me thinking on the topic. I have enough Clearfield Sunflowers left over from last year to plant this years field so that's my starting point. Have already disc the field however plan to put the tiller on it prior to planting. May start tilling and planting next weekend. Will be planting with an old John Deere 2 row corn planter with sunflower plates in it. Was planning to spray the Spartan and Prowl as a preemergent right after planting however open to change chemical, or not do it at all. Was planning to spray sunflowers when they are knee high with the generic version of Beyond Herbicide or Lightning and then come back a week later and spray with Clethodim. At the end I typically let nature takes it course coupled with mowing and I do not burn it down with a glyphosate. Just curious what others were planning.