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Going from winter wheat to cotton? #7347640 11/13/18 11:39 PM
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The winter wheat field on our lease is getting put under contract for cotton. My question is how negatively will it affect out mule deer and whitetail? Lease is just east of shamrock. Thanks guys


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Re: Going from winter wheat to cotton? [Re: TonyUSMC] #7347664 11/14/18 12:06 AM
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anytime you take away a food source it is not good. My advice is to adapt - start your own food plot or add cottonseed or protein for you deer


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Re: Going from winter wheat to cotton? [Re: TonyUSMC] #7347666 11/14/18 12:07 AM
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Ok thank you!


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Re: Going from winter wheat to cotton? [Re: TonyUSMC] #7347674 11/14/18 12:13 AM
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anytime you take away a food source it is not good. My advice is to adapt - start your own food plot or add cottonseed or protein for you deer


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Re: Going from winter wheat to cotton? [Re: TonyUSMC] #7347695 11/14/18 12:30 AM
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They should be about finished stripping cotton in November, not sure how late they go that far north. Like tlk said, I would create some food plots.


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Re: Going from winter wheat to cotton? [Re: TonyUSMC] #7347713 11/14/18 12:41 AM
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They strip it 2nd or 3rd week of November up here, canít put food plots in.


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Re: Going from winter wheat to cotton? [Re: TonyUSMC] #7347724 11/14/18 12:50 AM
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Don't you have any pasture area that you create a small plot?


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Before they defoliate it, the deer love cotton.

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Originally Posted by dogcatcher
Don't you have any pasture area that you create a small plot?

No sir, itís Mesquite trees and ruff canyon country on the rest of the lease


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Does that mean before they harvest it
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Before they defoliate it, the deer love cotton.


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Mule deer and Whitetail?


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Re: Going from winter wheat to cotton? [Re: TonyUSMC] #7348000 11/14/18 06:55 AM
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Originally Posted by TonyUSMC
Does that mean before they harvest it
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Before they defoliate it, the deer love cotton.



with cotton especially that far north they spray a "defoliant" on it or sometimes a combination of things.....the defoliant kills off the leaves and gets them to fall off the plant without fully killing the plant and they will often have a "harvest aid" (generally just called defoliants as well) to help the boll open up and show the lint to be stripped or picked

it will generally be 10 days to 2 weeks after it is sprayed that it is harvested

sometimes they will put the boll opener on first and then spray a second pass to defoliate it really just depends on the crop conditions

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Thatís a great idea thanks!
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Thank you very much! Makes sense now.
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Does that mean before they harvest it
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Before they defoliate it, the deer love cotton.



with cotton especially that far north they spray a "defoliant" on it or sometimes a combination of things.....the defoliant kills off the leaves and gets them to fall off the plant without fully killing the plant and they will often have a "harvest aid" (generally just called defoliants as well) to help the boll open up and show the lint to be stripped or picked

it will generally be 10 days to 2 weeks after it is sprayed that it is harvested

sometimes they will put the boll opener on first and then spray a second pass to defoliate it really just depends on the crop conditions


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