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Getting there #8434517 10/30/21 11:52 PM
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Plots are starting to fill in
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Looking good. Just hope we keep getting a little rain,

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Originally Posted by MWTX270
Looking good. Just hope we keep getting a little rain,


Looking like some more this week. Ground is holding decent moisture. With this cooler weather and timely rain, I expect good growth and more activity in the plots. Deer seem to be hitting what acorns there are right now, although the crop wasn’t great. Looking forward to this weekend to see what kinda movement there is. Looks like ideal conditions.

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What is the broad leaf plant?


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Wish our broad-leafs had a chance to look like that. Our deer hammer them so hard all we get to see is the oats and rye. Same way in the spring on the peas, they keep them chewed to the ground. We plant more and more each year to take pressure off of them but it doesn't do any good, they still never have a chance.


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Well, the deer hammered on the broadleafs but some of the rape is still growing. Oats and rye are taking off, clover is coming in good. Also seeing some peas and a little vetch coming up. Don’t know if they’re hitting them very hard with buds starting to show up on the trees. At least it’s there for them.

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Hogs aren’t a problem? The last time I planted wheat, they destroyed the pasture.


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Originally Posted by Dave Davidson
Hogs aren’t a problem? The last time I planted wheat, they destroyed the pasture.


They’ve rooted a little around the edges but not much.

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This fall was brutal for rain, very little and my plots suffered immensely. But with the recent rains they were looking good. Lots of stuff starting to green up so those plots will be used less and less. But my plots are still looking pretty mowed up by browsing, nothing over a couple inches tall.

Right before the rains hit, I seeded into my plots a spring seed mix, will be interesting to see how it comes up.

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Tx Buck, be glad you got rain. As you know, we are close to you and have gotten almost none. That big stuff that went through about 2 weeks ago mostly went NE of us so I guess you got it. Same thing the other day.


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Originally Posted by freerange
Tx Buck, be glad you got rain. As you know, we are close to you and have gotten almost none. That big stuff that went through about 2 weeks ago mostly went NE of us so I guess you got it. Same thing the other day.


Dang, it has been spotty, i know someone north of me a few dozen miles had several inches a couple weeks ago when i had none, but we did get some decent rain these last two batches. Hoping for another good rain this week. I still need a lot more to fill my lake and tanks.

It is a little weird when you see the radar with a big patch of what looks like good rain and i check my ring cameras and they show it barely sprinkling. Makes me wonder sometimes if the radar is being exaggerated for effect

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My plots were doing great 2 weeks after planting due to some pretty good rain 3 days after planting. Then we were dry for almost 2 months. What was growing was browsed n heavily, then turned brown. My plots began growing vigorously right after rifle deer season ended and are doing very well with the moisture we are getting now.

This link was previously posted by another member. In my experience, it’s spot on for determining the amount of rainfall we get in 24-72 hour periods.
https://www.iweathernet.com/total-rainfall-map-24-hours-to-72-hours

They say it’s updated every 5 minutes. I found it to be somewhat slow to update but no more than an hour behind the actual rainfall n any given area.

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Originally Posted by Texas buckeye
This fall was brutal for rain, very little and my plots suffered immensely. But with the recent rains they were looking good. Lots of stuff starting to green up so those plots will be used less and less. But my plots are still looking pretty mowed up by browsing, nothing over a couple inches tall.

Right before the rains hit, I seeded into my plots a spring seed mix, will be interesting to see how it comes up.


Yup - stuff I planted in the late fall & winter is just now sprouting! Put some more seed out in other areas - just need some regular spring rains sick

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Starting to look like a jungle now with the recent rains. Peas and clover exploded. Rye is getting chest high.

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Different pasture but same mixture. Buccees feeder in the corner back there.

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Go thru there with a crimper and you will have amazing green manure and create a dense thatch weeds will have a hard time poking through....might be a little early on the crimping but once it starts to head out with seed, thats when you do it. Will also allow some good organic matter into the soil as the roots will die off but still be down there and slowly break down.

This process will kill off the rye, but allow the clover and vetch to still live, so you will still have some food there for the deer but the down/dead rye will act as a natural barrier to prevent weed growth

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Originally Posted by Texas buckeye
Go thru there with a crimper and you will have amazing green manure and create a dense thatch weeds will have a hard time poking through....might be a little early on the crimping but once it starts to head out with seed, thats when you do it. Will also allow some good organic matter into the soil as the roots will die off but still be down there and slowly break down.

This process will kill off the rye, but allow the clover and vetch to still live, so you will still have some food there for the deer but the down/dead rye will act as a natural barrier to prevent weed growth


Excellent advice and what I am planning on doing, except I’ll be using my brush hog. Just gonna raise as high as it’ll go and take the stalks off the rye.

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