Dove Field planning

Discussion in 'Habitat Improvement' started by Buford, Mar 17, 2017.

  1. Buford

    Buford 12 pointer

    Mar 15, 2006
    Zone 1 bachelor heaven
    You all have endeavored to persevere and have some great fields. Best of luck with the birds and the weather.
    As of 8/31, I'm not thrilled with my results. the Sorghum/Millet combo was not suited to my equipment. Worse, my 90 day maturity sorghum is still not finished (Planted 5/18). The seeds are immature and not letting go well. The sheer mass of material was overwhelming. I've got three days in mowing, tedding, raking, then zero turning this mess and the birds have only shown moderate interest. I'm worn out, tore up a bunch of equipment, and disappointed.
    Looks like I'm going back to plan A-kill a big pile of does this year and go back to what I know, Sunflowers.
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  2. bigpuddin43

    bigpuddin43 12 pointer

    Feb 21, 2007
    I am glad I haven't mowed my sunflowers yet this rain is gonna sprout a lot of seed that's on the ground. doves haven't been bothered by them standing so may just leave them. Ran a couple hundred out of the quarter acre plot day before yesterday while working in the garden. I would say this will sprout all the weed seed that I laid down last week.
  3. hunt-4-life21

    hunt-4-life21 12 pointer

    Sep 26, 2007
    Butler Co.
    I had encouraged everyone to check their NWTF chapters for seed. I've checked with Butler Co. and they won't be having sunflowers this year. Only corn and possibly soybeans. Just thought I'd let people know since I brought it up last season.
  4. basshunter9239

    basshunter9239 6 pointer

    Dec 3, 2009
    I’ve planted sunflowers, millet, sorghum and wheat. For easy frowning and price .... wheat is king!!!!!
  5. T-wil69

    T-wil69 8 pointer

    Jan 16, 2015
    I checked with bowling greens chapter and they said they wouldn’t have any because they had trouble getting rid of the last shipment

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