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RP,I suspect that the deep tree roots are able to flourish below the plow plan due to the subsoiling, and the finer roots spread out above the plow pan, so I am not sure if subsoiling between the rows would be effective. However, that would make for a great research project as I have never seen a study on that.Yes, I sprayed a 4 foot band directly over the top of the trees to control the grass and weeds until the little trees got a foot hold. The spray was a mix of arsenal and oust. I sprayed later than I would have liked, but I as re-rigging some old spray equipment, that frustratingly took longer to get working right than I imagined it would. I used my 45 HP tractor with a 300 gallon spray tank. There was a short boom with two nozzles that sprayed an overlapping pattern from each side of the furrow. To do the hedge row and other brush clearing along the edge of the fields, and in an old hog pen, I hired a bulldozer and operator to push up the material and pile it for burning (although I never had the right conditions to burn the piles before planting, so now the piles serve as wildlife cover for the birds, rabbits, and other critters).
I have just spent about two hours trying to upload some pics. and have run out of patience so will try some other time.
Good on the pics.
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