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Too wet to plant #5313425 09/18/14 02:55 PM
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After so many seasons when dry weather made food plots a bust, I'm beginning to wonder if it will be too wet to plant this season. I've been working on my plot for several weeks now (mowing and spraying), and yesterday I was able to disk it with the intention of planting this weekend. Those plans are now on hold until I see how much rain the area gets.


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Guess it depends.

For use there is no such thing as too wet. Our property is 90% sand the wetter it is the better it is to drive on. You could plant in a driving rain if you wanted to. Being wet right now would likely help the deer would be focusing on natural growth, but in mid/late winter when it dries up and the natural food in mopped up your plot will be their and have had a chance to establish itself.

Our 2 big problems with food plots are

1- the obvious lack of rain
2- get grazed immediately after sprouting


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banana.....can't help but rub it in!

I planted mine 2 days before the rain started......flehan

I got lucky! up


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Was going to try and get mine done this weekend but id need a dozer handy

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Originally Posted By: Hunt n Fish
banana.....can't help but rub it in!

I planted mine 2 days before the rain started......flehan

I got lucky! up


Yes, sometimes everything works in your favor, and sometimes it doesn't.

Glad for you.


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It do be flooding. I'll still plant this weekend regardless. I have a feeling the rain frequency won't let up until after season is over.

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Originally Posted By: Hunt n Fish
banana.....can't help but rub it in!

I planted mine 2 days before the rain started......flehan

I got lucky! up


If I was you I'd call it good popcorn


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You all that say it is too wet to plant make me sick.

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I brush hogged a month ago and fought dust
I plowed and disked 2 weeks ago and had 1/4 " of dust on me when done.
Ive got 950lbs of Triticale thats going down this weekend rain or Shine in 4x4

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Being too wet can also mean respecting landowners by not creating deep ruts with tractor tires while getting to and from your plots, or getting a tractor stuck and creating an even bigger issue. That's why I took time off yesterday to level areas hit hard by pigs and disk. Now I can go back with the ATV once things dry up a bit and plant.


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Originally Posted By: rifleman
It do be flooding. I'll still plant this weekend regardless. I have a feeling the rain frequency won't let up until after season is over.


I hope your wrong. I have never seen as much rain in 8 years as we've had this year,. It looks like spring time on our part of the ranch in southern Dickens county. Just rained another 4 inches yesterday.


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Kind of how it's been for us, I never recall seeing that much rain over the Summer, and it rained most of yesterday and still coming down this morning. Had several weeks in late may-June with 10". Haven't had to put out any hay and feed bill is a faction of the norm, so leads me to believe this winter is going to be really wet and really cold.

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Okay. I'm planning to plant a plot this weekend as well, but a little different. My blind sits on the edge of a large winter wheat field. The landowner plants it for grazing, but doesn't let cattle on it until about Dec. Since he's not harvesting it, he's fine with me planting a food plot as well down around my end. He does all the discing, etc. and broadcasts his seed. As such, I don't need any equipment to plant. It's been darn dry until about 2 weeks ago. They planted the wheat earlier this week and I was planning to go this weekend and just broadcast my deer food plot mix over about an acre. I'm not a farmer, but I'm curious if we could get too much rain. If the seed is down, can you flood it? Sorry for the ignorant question.

Keith

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