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Want to mow my clover plot, question is I added some brassica and its higher that my cover. Will the moving hurt the brassica and will it come back strong? the brassica grew alot faster then I thought with the clover. Last year the brassica did'nt do as well but I planted it later. Greg
 

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Few years back, I went to Ohio to help mow food plots for a friend. He had a brassica/clover plot and I bush hogged it. He said the brassica came back. This was in August.

If in doubt with your situation, why not mow a small section and see what happens. If it works out, mow the whole thing. I'd also fertilize after mowing this time of year or maybe closer to September.
 

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Brassicas, when used for livestock, can be grazed up to 3 times. I wouldn't know why mowing would hurt them as long as there is ample time before frost to grow back, and at the beginning of Aug. that should not be a problem. Like Dutch said...if your uneasy about it, mow a portion, and you'll be right either way.
 

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Don't mow Brassica. You want it to get as big and leafy as possible; deer won't hit it until after a few frosts and then they will wipe it out quick. Get it as tall and leafy as possible. Food plots don't need to look like gardens you know! I would let fine stemed clover go without mowing until spring as well.
 
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