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#6483701 - 10/06/16 11:13 AM Food Plot Issues
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Bird Dog

Registered: 12/06/12
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Loc: Wichita Co.
Yesterday I got my food plots plowed up (about 10 acres) and broadcast my seed. I broad cast a wildlife mix of wheat, bob oats, winter peas, rapeseed and ryegrass with extra wheat and rye mixed in. I tried to pull a chain drag over it but the 4 wheeler started overheating and I wasn't able to get it all drug.

The forecast looks like it is going to start raining before I get off work and we are expecting an inch of rain. Do you guys think it will come up Ok just being broadcast over the plowed field or do you think I will need to replow, broadcast and drag?

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#6483704 - 10/06/16 11:18 AM Re: Food Plot Issues [Re: JTS]
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If you get a good inch or more, you'll probably be okay. Problem will be if you get a light rain.
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#6483708 - 10/06/16 11:22 AM Re: Food Plot Issues [Re: JTS]
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If you get a good rain it will come up okay. I have planted leftover oats and ryegrass with a road feeder on the side of the road before and it come up fine with a good rain. The birds might give you heck if it don't rain enough. Can you put the drag behind a pickup?
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#6483710 - 10/06/16 11:24 AM Re: Food Plot Issues [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks
If you get a good inch or more, you'll probably be okay. Problem will be if you get a light rain.


Think so too. The small seed should be fine since it needs less depth, the larger seed may have more difficulty, just hope it is a deluge and the seed gets washed off the mat STS.. That is why I don't like large/small mixed seeds, depth is hard to control. This is one reason though that over seeding is recommended when broadcasting.
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#6483801 - 10/06/16 12:16 PM Re: Food Plot Issues [Re: JTS]
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Very light rain will be a "do over," but a heavy one and you will be fine.
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#6483817 - 10/06/16 12:29 PM Re: Food Plot Issues [Re: JTS]
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You'll be fine. I've planted food plots every way you can imagine and it always comes up.

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#6483824 - 10/06/16 12:35 PM Re: Food Plot Issues [Re: JTS]
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A good rain cures poor farming practices every time grin
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#6483834 - 10/06/16 12:40 PM Re: Food Plot Issues [Re: stxranchman]
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
A good rain cures poor farming practices every time grin


Good point. Most of us just use the equipment we have and hope for the best.


Edited by TexasKC (10/06/16 12:41 PM)

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#6483840 - 10/06/16 12:48 PM Re: Food Plot Issues [Re: TexasKC]
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
A good rain cures poor farming practices every time grin


Good point. Most of us just use the equipment we have and hope for the best.

I should have said..."a good rain makes my poor farm practices look good" grin I am an expert at that last part.
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#6484093 - 10/06/16 03:26 PM Re: Food Plot Issues [Re: JTS]
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Out of curiosity, what did you plow with? Tractor? Could you have used it to pull the drag?
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#6484117 - 10/06/16 03:37 PM Re: Food Plot Issues [Re: JTS]
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Yes, I plowed with a big tractor, it is a 140hp deutz-farh M600. Then I used my 30hp Kubota to sling the seed with the 3 point spreader. I was slinging the seeds while my son was on the 4 wheeler pulling a chain drag. The 4 wheeler started overheating while I was still spreading seeds. By the time I finished slinging the seeds it was getting close to dark so we just packed up and headed home. The chain drag is only 6ft wide and needs to be pulled fairly fast for it to keep debris from building up in it and that little Kubota is one rough riding dude when you try to drive it quickly off road.

I thought I would be able to get out there tonight after work and get the chain drag over it, but I think the rain may start before I can get out there.

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#6484285 - 10/06/16 05:27 PM Re: Food Plot Issues [Re: JTS]
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Supposed to get here in Wise co around 11ish, you may be able to saddle up that 30horse and work under the lights.
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#6485416 - 10/07/16 01:45 PM Re: Food Plot Issues [Re: JTS]
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Bird Dog

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Ended up getting over 2" on the plot last night. I'll update in a few days to let you know how it did.

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#6514710 - 10/27/16 02:31 PM Re: Food Plot Issues [Re: JTS]
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Well??

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#6514737 - 10/27/16 02:55 PM Re: Food Plot Issues [Re: JTS]
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Next time just run the disc back over it if your in a bind.. set it down to were your just over turning the ground.... either way with disced land and a good rain you aint gota worry bout much

Oh and take an air blower to that 4wheelers radiator lol
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