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J&A Ranch Dove Fields #7417229 01/28/19 08:47 PM
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ARE FINISHED!!!! banana banana Seven days with a 14' chisel plow and two and a half days with a spike harrow. Feels good to have them done and they turned great. Now just need good Spring rains. Man am I glad to be out of that dang tractor for awhile..


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Re: J&A Ranch Dove Fields [Re: Stompy] #7417232 01/28/19 08:53 PM
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Hey stompy, do you still plant seed or just turn the soil over and hope thereís enough residual seed to grow again?


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Re: J&A Ranch Dove Fields [Re: Stompy] #7417288 01/28/19 09:41 PM
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Just turn the dirt, lots of seeds from years and years of growing sunflowers. A sunflower seed can be dormant for many decades until it's pulled up closer to the surface. One thing you have to do is turn the ground before the last freeze so the seed cracks. I like to get several freezes on them, that's why I turn in January.

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Re: J&A Ranch Dove Fields [Re: Stompy] #7417304 01/28/19 09:56 PM
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^^^ Good info. In your neck of the woods, how many acres of sunflower does it take to keep doves around? I know it is all about supply and demand, but was wondering what the minimum effort should be in your opinion.


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Originally Posted by LarryCopper
^^^ Good info. In your neck of the woods, how many acres of sunflower does it take to keep doves around? I know it is all about supply and demand, but was wondering what the minimum effort should be in your opinion.

Really don't know the minimum acres, I now some guys that have some smaller 10-15 acre fields that holds birds, just doesn't take long to shoot them out of there.


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The late Bob Turner (Turner Seed) would give you a big thumbs up. No seed needed, plow in January and hope for rain at right time.

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By turning do you mean basically plowing the field?



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Originally Posted by DWADR
By turning do you mean basically plowing the field?

turns it counter clock wise


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Originally Posted by DWADR
By turning do you mean basically plowing the field?

Yes, some years I disc the fields but this year I chiseled and went over them with a spike tooth harrow. I run the chisel about every third year to break up the hardpan from discing.


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