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Help identify plants #6021558 11/10/15 07:37 PM
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I'm very new to the food plot scene and was wondering if ya'll could help me identify what I have growing..
I know I planted wheat, oats, some kind of pea, and some other stuff in this mix I bought from the feed store.
Just curious whats coming up
I'm assuming the darker green plant above is some kind of weed but what about the broad leaf light green?

What are the longer plants coming in? Wheat or Oats

The last two are the same plant and I'm assuming some kind of pea?


Thanks for the help guys.

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Johnson Grass in the second picture

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1st one looks like turnip.
2nd looks like possibly a milo, I think the leaf pattern looks to wide for JG

3rd is your winter peas.


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2nd pick is millet or corn

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thinking corn

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Top pic looks like rape plants

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Originally Posted By: Navasot
2nd pick is millet or corn


A small millet would make sense, does resemble corn, leaves look off for some reason.


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bottom two are pea chutes... prolly stome type of cowpea

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Originally Posted By: Western
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2nd pick is millet or corn


A small millet would make sense, does resemble corn, leaves look off for some reason.


Zinc or possibly iron deficiency

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Milo would make sense I didn't even think about that.
Everything seems to be growing so well right now but do ya'll recommend some kind of fertilizer I can spray on there?
All I did was disc, drag, spread seed, then drag again.

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Looking at the plot condition as a whole I think it would be a very good idea to get a soil test and fertilize or look into it for next year.. It could be that the plants are coming up too good and stacked in quite tight.. plot still looks great though you hit it right with planting timing

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They are all showing a very dominant yellowing in the grasses and not the legumes...

Really though saturated soil could be a big part of it too the way the rain has been coming in some places.. makes the roots job of pulling in N harder and it gets worse with cool snaps

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Agree with NAV. It wouldn't hurt more than your wallet if you wanted to top dress it, but I would do it soon to allow the plants to get back up good (drive marks). I would definitely get a soil test sometime after Jan 1st, or a few months after you fertilize, so you know exactly where your dirt is, no point wasting $ on fertilizer numbers you don't need.


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if you want to green it up fast spray some chelated iron over the top even with a backpack sprayer if it is a small plot

it will greet it up in a heart beat, but it will not cure a long term soil nutrient deficiency though if you have one

if you want a soil test Stephen F. Austin is faster than A&M usually and just as good

http://ag.sfasu.edu/index.php/idsa?id=25

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I just take mine to my local feed store.. they have it back to me in a week or so

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Thanks for the comments and help. I'll definitely get a soil sample done next year.

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Originally Posted By: straightG34
Thanks for the comments and help. I'll definitely get a soil sample done next year.


A&M always gets mine back in about 10 days, follow the directions and they can test it pretty quick. This is where most Feed and Ag stores will send your sample, if you do it your self, you may shorten the time by a few days. Really is no hurry as long as you get the info you need, then take those results to the place you are getting fertilizer (if they know what they are doing). If you are just going to buy it in a few bags, I'm sure we can help you.

You just want to do it as soon as you can, just in case you need lime. Lime takes some time (several months) to start changing the PH levels. PH is important as it effects the plants abilities to use the other mineral components.

Sounds complicated, but it is not and it is very rewarding knowing you are doing the best you can to enhance your food plot. Also a great idea to fertilize native browse as deer ultimatley prefer what they are used to and like. Of course, wether you own the land or not is a huge factor on what you are willing to do and spend.

The link below has all the info you will need, the links at the bottom have the submittel forms, instructions to get the best sample and how to package and ship it. Cost me about $25 per sample figuring in the box and shipping + sample test, no bad.

http://soiltesting.tamu.edu/


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