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#6234558 - 03/23/16 08:05 PM Food plot conundrum...
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This is my fall plot as of today. Oats are coming on at about 5" or 6", clover is busting out everywhere. Do I turn it in and plant soybeans or just roll with what I've got? Either way it'll all be brown in August.




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#6234603 - 03/23/16 08:29 PM Re: Food plot conundrum... [Re: swmays]
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I would leave it. Or at least half of it. Is there another area you can put the beans in?

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#6234608 - 03/23/16 08:31 PM Re: Food plot conundrum... [Re: swmays]
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The oats are getting mature. What type of clover is that?
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#6234624 - 03/23/16 08:38 PM Re: Food plot conundrum... [Re: swmays]
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Leave as is for now, then No-Til some Soybeans in June.

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#6234626 - 03/23/16 08:40 PM Re: Food plot conundrum... [Re: swmays]
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Clover is Dixie Reseeding Crimson

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#6234633 - 03/23/16 08:45 PM Re: Food plot conundrum... [Re: swmays]
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I'd let it all go to seed, at the most you could head off the oats and open it up for the clover if you think it is thick enough.
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#6234637 - 03/23/16 08:48 PM Re: Food plot conundrum... [Re: swmays]
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I would shred it down to about 4-6" in height after the oats makes seed. THen let the clover go as long as it can into the heat of summer.
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#6234650 - 03/23/16 09:02 PM Re: Food plot conundrum... [Re: swmays]
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Thanks guys. I was hoping that letting it go until it headed was a reasonable plan. Last spring I went with soybeans about now but after it got 12" or so we had about 65+ days without meaningful rain. Lost it.

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#6234662 - 03/23/16 09:10 PM Re: Food plot conundrum... [Re: swmays]
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Red bluff - I have another plot that's next to a ephemeral creek. On the shady side. I think soybeans will do ok there as it holds moisture pretty good and doesn't burn up as bad. We'll see...

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