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Old 01-08-2008, 06:54 PM
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First I just want to say thank you for all the help ive gotten from everyone this is the most informative website. I am looking to buy Ragweed seed for my Gamebird plot I want to use it in my mix just need a pound or 2 any ideas where I can find that? Thanx again Paul
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First I just want to say thank you for all the help ive gotten from everyone this is the most informative website. I am looking to buy Ragweed seed for my Gamebird plot I want to use it in my mix just need a pound or 2 any ideas where I can find that? Thanx again Paul

at Oak Haven Forages www.oakhavenforages.com

Steve is a busy guy on the road consulting all the time but well worth the wait when you get a chance to talk to him. One of the very best in the forage business and very good prices on his seed. He's got regular ragweed and giant ragweed seed.
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There are several different species of ragweed, but the most commonly seen/utilized are common ragweed and giant ragweed. My personal favorite though is Cross Canadian Ragweed.

What are you going to be mixing it with?
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Try here:
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Can't you just strip disc some areas and get ragweed?

Also, we killed our fescue and got a ton of it come in.
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First I just want to say thank you for all the help ive gotten from everyone this is the most informative website. I am looking to buy Ragweed seed for my Gamebird plot I want to use it in my mix just need a pound or 2 any ideas where I can find that? Thanx again Paul

Ragweed!!!!!!!! Are you serious???? I am the gold medal winner of giant ragweed plots!!!!! Not by trying but it has cause me so much problem over the years that I would give anything to get rid of it. It has grown over 6 ft in my corn and all but killed it off until I found RR corn and it is in every plot I have at some time of the year. When i mow it down it makes my tractor yellow. Come on over and I will give you enough ragweed seed to make you hundreds of acres of the stuff. Now I must say it is pretty but man it is invasive. Sorry about that but I just thought it was funny to see someone looking to grow something I have been trying to kill for so long.

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Common Ragweed, is the #1 food source for bobwhite quail. I love it myself, not saying I want much of the the giant variety.
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ragweed--hmm. I can grow that stuff with no problem at all--just wish I could figure out how to get rid of some.
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What is the history of this particular plot? Will it be new this year?

Millet, milo, sunflower are some other good ones.

Skip the seed, do some light tilling, some fescue eradication and I'm sure some will come up. Just my opinion. Plus if you are managing for birds, a little foxtail that comes up won't hurt the cause as well.

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ragweed--hmm. I can grow that stuff with no problem at all--just wish I could figure out how to get rid of some.

The seed is not that persistent and as an annual, if you mow it before it goes to seed, you should get fairly good control of it...especially after 2-3 years of doing that.
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