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food plot time #7646734
08/10/22 02:57 PM
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before and after pic. [Linked Image]
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Re: food plot time [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7646765
08/10/22 03:28 PM
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Looks good so far
What are you going to put in?

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Re: food plot time [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7646785
08/10/22 03:42 PM
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I didn't plant nothing this year.

Re: food plot time [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7646786
08/10/22 03:44 PM
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winter oats or rye

Re: food plot time [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7646805
08/10/22 04:10 PM
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Thatís awesome. I want to do that with the property I bought three years ago but thereís no water on it yet. Costs around $30k to have a well drilled and I donít want to haul that much water so itíll have to wait a few years.


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Re: food plot time [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7646875
08/10/22 05:50 PM
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Just planted some peas/beans/rape today and then got a good rain on em. These are for bowhunting beginning Sept 10th...if the deer let em make it that long...

Didn't get a pic of the 3 plots, but trail camera did take my pic...several times....lol
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Re: food plot time [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7647046
08/10/22 08:57 PM
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If I was going to have a food plot it would have some sainfoin planted in it. You would plant it once and never have to mess with it for years. Deer love it here.


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Re: food plot time [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7647114
08/10/22 10:13 PM
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Anybody plant oars? Had great results with them 25 years ago. Planted for doves but the deer enjoyed them the most.

Planted cow peas once for deer and turkeys scratched them right out of the field before we finished with the cultipacker.

Re: food plot time [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7647322
08/11/22 07:47 AM
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Looks great!


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Re: food plot time [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7647628
08/11/22 02:41 PM
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planted rye in it today

Re: food plot time [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7648187
08/12/22 07:46 AM
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3_4 weeks to early for rye.

I hope you fertilized it. ?
I've made every mi$take in the book planting plots for 20 years.
Jumping the gun (timing) and not fertilizing are 2 common mistakes.

Nice looking spot though.


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Re: food plot time [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7648213
08/12/22 08:56 AM
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Rye will do ok planted now in the north if your daytime temps have moderated into the 60s or 70s. If yall get a warm stretch with temps into the 90s for several days/weeks...not so much.

Also..by planting rye this early it will be stemmed and tougher by best part of deer season.


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Re: food plot time [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7722273
11/20/22 07:55 AM
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Are some of your food plots still working good this late in the year?

Re: food plot time [Re: AJE] #7722285
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They are hitting the greens here under this snow we have.



Re: food plot time [Re: AJE] #7722290
11/20/22 08:20 AM
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Originally Posted by AJE
Are some of your food plots still working good this late in the year?


It was so dry I didn't plant until late Oct and they are up about 3-4"

Mostly oats

Re: food plot time [Re: BTLowry] #7725618
11/24/22 01:05 AM
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Originally Posted by BTLowry
Originally Posted by AJE
Are some of your food plots still working good this late in the year?


It was so dry I didn't plant until late Oct and they are up about 3-4"

Mostly oats

1 nice thing about things like oats & winter rye is they are relatively easy to grow

Re: food plot time [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7725680
11/24/22 06:15 AM
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The farmer that plants my ag field food plots is very efficient on a comparative scale to the previous guy- he does custom jobs and as soon as the combine is gone from the field, it is plowed and disced by the following team., often the same night. His yields are way better from what I've seen in the past but when the beans are gone- they're gone, the previous farmer would leave a lot of residual beans and corn behind and often wouldn't plow until spring some years. I would like to plant more cereal grains next year between my browse plots and the fields- I noticed a lot of digging down in the limited snowfall on my border edge when we were shutting stands and the deer were foraging on the Arrowhead Leaf clover I planted. I'm thinking about buck forage oats next year to allow a transitional choice in addition to the legumes provided. Brassicas haven't done the best in our soil substrate- but that could be more my farming ineptness than soil. Are all oats created equal? or are some better than others?

Re: food plot time [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7725741
11/24/22 07:16 AM
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I've noticed that some around here Eagleye: farming practices seem to have improved such that now very little waste is left in the field after harvest

Re: food plot time [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7725750
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My plots doing great and the deer using them well right now

Re: food plot time [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7725768
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Eagleye , I plant a lot of Buck Forage Oats. I started mixing them with Frosty Berseem Clover a few years ago, as a filler. With the idea that the deer would browse less on the Clover as it was getting established. Well, I found that this mix was highly attractive to our deer, and one landowner has me planting those Buck Forage Oats with a brassica mix. Itís a lot cheaper mix to plant than the Frosty.

We plant some oats as cover crops behind our field corn every year. I think the Buck Forage Oats are a different variety. Seems like they have a wider blade and get more fall growth. Forage varieties in other crops, such as alfalfa and silage corns, have characteristics that make them more palatable and desirable to be grazed on. Maybe this is the case with these Forage Oats? IDK but the deer sure like them! I recommend trying Frosty Berseem Clover as well, itís been great for us

John

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