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#5690557 - 04/08/15 03:43 PM Food plot, what rain and fertilizer will do!
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Took the pup for a walk this morning where I had shredded a walk path yesterday. Timely rains over the winter and my initial fertilizing, I ended up with oats to 4', average 2-3'!! The stubble in the photo is 10-12" alone.

have a lot of clover, Peas growing low, but want to let it seed out before I do any more cutting. Best food plot I have had in 3-4 years. Deer still browsing the tops, but would still be hammering it, if I had kept the growth cut and tender.

Wish I had taken a good camera, cell sucks for photos.
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#5690600 - 04/08/15 04:09 PM Re: Food plot, what rain and fertilizer will do! [Re: Western]
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looks good!

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#5690634 - 04/08/15 04:30 PM Re: Food plot, what rain and fertilizer will do! [Re: Western]
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Yes a good mowing helps keep it more palatable for them.
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#5690923 - 04/08/15 07:41 PM Re: Food plot, what rain and fertilizer will do! [Re: Western]
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Silage it!!! Make some money back

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#5690980 - 04/08/15 08:19 PM Re: Food plot, what rain and fertilizer will do! [Re: Western]
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What are the deer doing? I've lost about half my deer due to spring hitting here and so many other options for them to eat. I just put out clay peas this evening, but from what I'm seeing on my game camera, the deer that are still coming around are mostly interested in my Black Magic mud hole.


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#5691195 - 04/08/15 10:16 PM Re: Food plot, what rain and fertilizer will do! [Re: Western]
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I shredded mine and plowed it under since the deer quit using the plots in late Feb when it got to mature. Then planted soybeans and lab lab.
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#5691196 - 04/08/15 10:16 PM Re: Food plot, what rain and fertilizer will do! [Re: Western]
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Looking good.
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#5691377 - 04/09/15 06:19 AM Re: Food plot, what rain and fertilizer will do! [Re: Western]
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Eddie, believe it or not, they are still hitting my corn/protein mix. Does look ready to drop any day now too up

STX, I have several types of clover growing that are supposed to have good re-seeding, call all it an experimentgrin. It has been so dry here during the summers, I gave up on Spring plots for now. I am trying now to enhance the natural vegetation to some degree though.

BOBO, the thought of how great it would be for the dirt to turn it under, sure did cross my mind! Actually seeing a few turkey hens using the plot, which isn't a usual thing for me.


Edited by Western (04/09/15 06:19 AM)
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#5691469 - 04/09/15 07:33 AM Re: Food plot, what rain and fertilizer will do! [Re: Western]
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I'm planting beans and cow peas first part of May. I was busy getting new stands built and put in place so I'll have to wait until I get off of work. I have a pipeline on the lease that makes an L on our property and I plan on planting 300 yards each way, I have another sendero almost 700 yards that I'm going to plant also, it will be the first two plots ever planted on the property.

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#5691506 - 04/09/15 07:52 AM Re: Food plot, what rain and fertilizer will do! [Re: spg]
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Originally Posted By: spg
I'm planting beans and cow peas first part of May. I was busy getting new stands built and put in place so I'll have to wait until I get off of work. I have a pipeline on the lease that makes an L on our property and I plan on planting 300 yards each way, I have another sendero almost 700 yards that I'm going to plant also, it will be the first two plots ever planted on the property.


SPG, I read your thread and should have up STX reply, seemed you had your answer, so I didn't respond. May is fine for your beans as long as you get water. I know some farmers plant an early and then a second crop to maximize production, so with rain you should do fine. Get a soil sample done as well.
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#5691817 - 04/09/15 09:48 AM Re: Food plot, what rain and fertilizer will do! [Re: Western]
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Thanks Western and STX, soil seems to be OK but going to apply a little something to get it perfect. Hopefully the rain keeps on like it has been and we should be in good shape.

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#5691837 - 04/09/15 09:59 AM Re: Food plot, what rain and fertilizer will do! [Re: Western]
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Man, looks good. Sure could use some rain up here.

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#5691873 - 04/09/15 10:14 AM Re: Food plot, what rain and fertilizer will do! [Re: Western]
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I'm sure as soon as I roll the dirt over the rain will quit where I'm at.

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#5691955 - 04/09/15 11:06 AM Re: Food plot, what rain and fertilizer will do! [Re: spg]
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Originally Posted By: spg
I'm sure as soon as I roll the dirt over the rain will quit where I'm at.

Well of word of encouragement grin on long term averages for rainfall...May is the wettest month in your area. Not sure about recent years for an average though eek
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#5692091 - 04/09/15 12:22 PM Re: Food plot, what rain and fertilizer will do! [Re: spg]
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Originally Posted By: spg
Thanks Western and STX, soil seems to be OK but going to apply a little something to get it perfect. Hopefully the rain keeps on like it has been and we should be in good shape.


Spend the $20 and get the soil tested, you will know in 10 or so days, then you can apply exactly what you need and not a "little something" grin Or just go 200# acre of triple 13 or 15
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