texashuntingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Cado, TAMU2021, Louberry1963, Swooshtx, TxGunDog
65655 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
dogcatcher 94,032
bill oxner 56,768
stxranchman 55,095
SnakeWrangler 46,544
RKHarm24 44,585
rifleman 44,436
BMD 41,029
Big Orn 37,484
Facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums45
Topics436,306
Posts6,331,926
Members65,655
Most Online16,728
Mar 25th, 2012
Print Thread
Food Plots #7399554 01/09/19 03:08 AM
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 22
L
LE59 Offline OP
Light Foot
OP Offline
Light Foot
L
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 22
I was wondering, if I spread some Red or White Clover seeds over the top of my food plots that are planted in a mix of Bob Oats, Eldorado Wheat, Elbon Rye, Austrian Winter Peas and cultipack them in, if I would get good germination this time of year? Between the deer and hogs, the plots are browsed pretty close to the ground. My goal is to have a good stand of clover for spring into early summer.

Re: Food Plots [Re: LE59] #7399725 01/09/19 01:12 PM
Joined: Jun 2015
Posts: 6,864
R
rickym Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
R
Joined: Jun 2015
Posts: 6,864
If you get some rain and have a week of fairly warm days yes. They will likely come up all through spring rather than most at one time. Young plants will die with a good freeze.


Originally Posted by Grizz
Wingshooting is like sex for me - I love doing it but I'm just not that good at it.

Originally Posted by Nogalus Prairie
Good hunting leases are like good bird dogs. You donít have them forever, but they leave wonderful memories.

Re: Food Plots [Re: LE59] #7399726 01/09/19 01:12 PM
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 27,611
W
Western Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
W
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 27,611
You need to do a little google work on the cultivars you want, or call your local county AG agent, some clovers need fall planting (Septemberish) and some need spring planting. Get the right one that works in your area and you may get some going. Your soil will make a difference and get pre inoculated seed if you can, or if not buy it separate and treat the seed just before you plant.


Die young,,,,as old as you can....

Friends don't let Friends drink and post.......

The first 5 day's after the weekend, are the hardest....

Dennis

Re: Food Plots [Re: LE59] #7400813 01/10/19 03:40 PM
Joined: Apr 2015
Posts: 751
A
Aggieman775 Offline
Tracker
Offline
Tracker
A
Joined: Apr 2015
Posts: 751
I donít know where you are but in NE Texas white clover doesnít do to well. Itís red clover up there.


TSmith
Re: Food Plots [Re: Western] #7401329 01/11/19 01:33 AM
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 22
L
LE59 Offline OP
Light Foot
OP Offline
Light Foot
L
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 22
Thanks for the responses! I am in North Tx (Montague County). I've used Red Clover in the past and had pretty good results.

Re: Food Plots [Re: LE59] #7401510 01/11/19 07:02 AM
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 16,361
T
Txduckman Online Happy
THF Celebrity
Online Happy
THF Celebrity
T
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 16,361
I am in Montague so let me know what works! We have 2000 lbs of lime ready we couldn't use this year due to the rain.

Re: Food Plots [Re: LE59] #7401624 01/11/19 02:00 PM
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 27,611
W
Western Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
W
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 27,611
Look into Arrowleaf clover too, most recommended for much of Texas where clover can grow, (somewhat drought tolerant) and was the cultivar one biologist recommended in deer plot mixes in E Texas. One good thing about it is it is a great re-seeder as well.


Die young,,,,as old as you can....

Friends don't let Friends drink and post.......

The first 5 day's after the weekend, are the hardest....

Dennis

Re: Food Plots [Re: Western] #7401639 01/11/19 02:07 PM
Joined: Oct 2017
Posts: 812
D
D Rogers Offline
Tracker
Offline
Tracker
D
Joined: Oct 2017
Posts: 812
Originally Posted by Western
Look into Arrowleaf clover too, most recommended for much of Texas where clover can grow, (somewhat drought tolerant) and was the cultivar one biologist recommended in deer plot mixes in E Texas. One good thing about it is it is a great re-seeder as well.


lets just say that the drought tolerant crops didnt do well in 2018


~Dustin



"Life's complicated, man, like a dang ol' Rubik's cube, man. Talkin' 'bout blue and red, man. Dang ol' get one side, dang ol' messed up th' other side, man."

-Boomhauer
Re: Food Plots [Re: D Rogers] #7401683 01/11/19 02:55 PM
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 4,200
M
Mr. T. Online Content
Extreme Tracker
Online Content
Extreme Tracker
M
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 4,200
Originally Posted by Drogers6771
Originally Posted by Western
Look into Arrowleaf clover too, most recommended for much of Texas where clover can grow, (somewhat drought tolerant) and was the cultivar one biologist recommended in deer plot mixes in E Texas. One good thing about it is it is a great re-seeder as well.


lets just say that the drought tolerant crops didnt do well in 2018

I should have planted rice as my food plots have been under water most of the season.


Ski cabin rental in Pagosa Springs.
www.pagosaspringscabin.com
Re: Food Plots [Re: Mr. T.] #7401689 01/11/19 03:04 PM
Joined: Jun 2015
Posts: 6,864
R
rickym Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
R
Joined: Jun 2015
Posts: 6,864
Originally Posted by Mr. T.
Originally Posted by Drogers6771
Originally Posted by Western
Look into Arrowleaf clover too, most recommended for much of Texas where clover can grow, (somewhat drought tolerant) and was the cultivar one biologist recommended in deer plot mixes in E Texas. One good thing about it is it is a great re-seeder as well.


lets just say that the drought tolerant crops didnt do well in 2018

I should have planted rice as my food plots have been under water most of the season.


Time to become a duck hunter Mr. T


Originally Posted by Grizz
Wingshooting is like sex for me - I love doing it but I'm just not that good at it.

Originally Posted by Nogalus Prairie
Good hunting leases are like good bird dogs. You donít have them forever, but they leave wonderful memories.

Re: Food Plots [Re: LE59] #7401773 01/11/19 04:26 PM
Joined: Oct 2016
Posts: 385
P
Pappybear Offline
Bird Dog
Offline
Bird Dog
P
Joined: Oct 2016
Posts: 385
Iím converting my wheat field into native grass this spring in Foard County. My NRCS agent recommended Yellow Blossom and Purple Prairie Clover be added to the seed mix. She said that they both grow well in dry land areas. They are biannuals and will look like they are taking over the field one year but absent the next.


All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Edmund Burke
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 2004-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3