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#5511120 - 12/31/14 04:30 PM Clover plots
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How early is to early to plant some small "kill" plots in clover? Thanks for help in advance! I'll be use in buck forage because it made for texas and oklahoma. I'll be plantin in southern oklahoma
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#5511153 - 12/31/14 04:46 PM Re: Clover plots [Re: Jtmeeks]
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with the weather how it is id wait.. the pastures are full of clover right now
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#5511160 - 12/31/14 04:51 PM Re: Clover plots [Re: Jtmeeks]
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Yeah, I'm covered up clover at the moment.
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#5511238 - 12/31/14 05:32 PM Re: Clover plots [Re: Jtmeeks]
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Weather is a bit different in Oklahoma than where you fellas are, heck, allot different where i am than you guys.

Depends on what type of clover you have, there are many cultivars, but most are planted in the fall for the following Spring. Some like Sweet clover and White clover can be planted in Spring. Find out what kind of clover you have and Google it.

You may want to get some inoculant for the clover seed as well.
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#5511261 - 12/31/14 05:39 PM Re: Clover plots [Re: Jtmeeks]
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Clover grows very well at my place just west of Ardmore. It doesn't grow very well the first year, but goes full bore the next. Key is to keep it mowed at 6" if the deer don't do it for you. After it gets taller than this, it matures and is not as sweet (deer won't touch it if they have other stuff to eat).

I would plant it very early spring, around Feb 1st to Feb 15th. Do the Alfalfa/Clover mix and you will thank me later. If you have another plot in Soybeans, Lab/Lab and/or summer peas for spring/fall and then plow in early sept to plant Wheat/Oats/Turnip mix, you will keep the deer from destroying your alfalfa.

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#5511506 - 12/31/14 07:06 PM Re: Clover plots [Re: Jtmeeks]
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We just cleared this spot out and it's about 1/3 of an acre but this will be my first time ever to plant anything.
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#5511530 - 12/31/14 07:14 PM Re: Clover plots [Re: Jtmeeks]
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Call the Ag agent and ask what grows around your area.
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#5511538 - 12/31/14 07:16 PM Re: Clover plots [Re: Jtmeeks]
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I may also talk to my ag teacher what grows around here to. I want to make some good management choices this year.
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#5511645 - 12/31/14 07:45 PM Re: Clover plots [Re: Jtmeeks]
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Still should be plenty of browse on the red river area unless it just hasn't rained at all
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#5511649 - 12/31/14 07:47 PM Re: Clover plots [Re: Jtmeeks]
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Originally Posted By: Turkeyslayer1221
I may also talk to my ag teacher what grows around here to. I want to make some good management choices this year.


Plant a protein feeder it has better potential to feed deer than 3/4 of an acre
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#5512813 - 01/01/15 11:23 AM Re: Clover plots [Re: Navasot]
Jtmeeks Offline
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Originally Posted By: Navasot
Originally Posted By: Turkeyslayer1221
I may also talk to my ag teacher what grows around here to. I want to make some good management choices this year.


Plant a protein feeder it has better potential to feed deer than 3/4 of an acre

And it don't take much rain to grow either! clap
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#5512823 - 01/01/15 11:29 AM Re: Clover plots [Re: Navasot]
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Originally Posted By: Navasot
Originally Posted By: Turkeyslayer1221
I may also talk to my ag teacher what grows around here to. I want to make some good management choices this year.


Plant a protein feeder it has better potential to feed deer than 3/4 of an acre

That food plot in a sack. cheers
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#5512831 - 01/01/15 11:35 AM Re: Clover plots [Re: Jtmeeks]
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With only 1/3 acre, I would only buy a $15 bag of Throw N Grow and spread it out topped with a 40lb bag of 13-13-13 fertilizer ($25 total investment). If you got more than 2 deer in your area (and nothing else to eat), they will eat it down and kill it in short order. If you are anywhere near me, you will have 1,000,000 times more natural groceries than the hill country of Texas for the deer to eat....a one acre plot does better in many cases than a 10 acre plot in Hill Country or South Texas most of the time.

If you got lots of natural groceries, there is nothing wrong with 1/3 or 1/2 acre plots every 80 acres for kill plots. They are much easier to maintain with smaller equipment. I hand spray, fertilize, seed and mow many of my plots.

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#5512859 - 01/01/15 11:46 AM Re: Clover plots [Re: Jtmeeks]
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Is there any cattle or other livestock on the property?
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#5512985 - 01/01/15 12:37 PM Re: Clover plots [Re: Pittstate]
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Originally Posted By: Pittstate
With only 1/3 acre, I would only buy a $15 bag of Throw N Grow and spread it out topped with a 40lb bag of 13-13-13 fertilizer ($25 total investment). If you got more than 2 deer in your area (and nothing else to eat), they will eat it down and kill it in short order. If you are anywhere near me, you will have 1,000,000 times more natural groceries than the hill country of Texas for the deer to eat....a one acre plot does better in many cases than a 10 acre plot in Hill Country or South Texas most of the time.

If you got lots of natural groceries, there is nothing wrong with 1/3 or 1/2 acre plots every 80 acres for kill plots. They are much easier to maintain with smaller equipment. I hand spray, fertilize, seed and mow many of my plots.
I have 50 acres to hunt but there is a lot of deer (mostly bucks... At least 9 on camera vs 3 does)
But we back up to core land. We pull most of the deer off core but I want to get the deer to stay on our property.
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