Fall food plot thread

Discussion in 'Habitat Improvement' started by Nock, Jul 19, 2018.

  1. ojibwa62

    ojibwa62 10 pointer

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    I planted some two days ago hoping not.. I still have a few 100# I am planning on planting the end of this month. I planted some several weeks ago it's already 6" high good for bow season not so good for later..
     
  2. ojibwa62

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    Trying to get to the point I don't have to use fertilizer, but I need a roller crimper and seed drill.
     
  3. jblack1

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    My equipment consists of a $50 riding mower and a horse drawn disc
     
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  4. mac0492

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    First year fall clover plot with autumn quick plot sowed on 9/1. I’m pretty happy. Hope it makes it through and fills in next spring. Turkey are going to love it
     

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  5. ojibwa62

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    Depends on what type of clover is in that mix. I can see clover, brassicas and oats.
     
  6. OLE RASPY

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    I planted white ladino clover and imperial whitetail no plow 8A2FDC0D-8FEB-4AA7-A767-1EB539FAE62C.jpeg
     
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  7. ojibwa62

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    looks great..
    Been thinking of doing a good bit my fields 4 or 5 ac in Ladino or Durana clover .
     
  8. mac0492

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    Yeah, it has ladino white and dutch white and some others. The brassicas and oats are from the quick plot that I was told would provide cover for clover this fall then the clover would fill in next spring. I might have to seed it again though. We will see.
     

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  9. cityslicker1987

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    Wanted to post an update on my plots. Been in Africa on a mission trip and haven't had a chance to follow up since we seeded in first of September. These pics are from September 22nd so I know there is going to be some major growth since then. My brassicas (1 acre radish and 1 acre rape/turnip blend) and triticale were very successful other than some seeding rate issues with the drill planter. My chicory was average at best. The clovers were not great. Didn't get good germination on any of the clover plots but for one. Overall for my first time without doing a soil test and lime, I am pretty pleased with the results. The 4 acres we focused on most are doing great. As of September 22nd, the deer were hammering the triticale. There is skat all throughout the two plots and we keep bumping deer that are grazing in it. The seem to dig it.

    In the clover plots where germination was poor and in a triticale plot where I over seeded the edges leaving the center thin, we hand casted 150 lbs per acre of winter rye on September 22nd to help fill the plots in with good growth. Will check out the results tomorrow. IMG_0059.jpg IMG_0061.jpg IMG_0058.jpg IMG_0043.jpg IMG_0055.jpg IMG_0026.jpg IMG_0028.jpg IMG_0029.jpg IMG_0030.jpg IMG_0031.jpg
     
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  10. 1wildcatfan

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    what type of trees have you planted on the edge?
     
  11. cityslicker1987

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    Dunstan Chestnuts. We have about 25 on our property. They were 2 year old trees when planted. Most have been in the ground 1.5 years. About 6 have only been in for 1 year.
     
  12. cityslicker1987

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    Got to check our plots. Things have really taken off. Our radishes are about 5-6 inches long and getting fat. The rape and turnips are lush. Chicory has rebounded and the triticale is doing awesome. Deer are hammering the triticale and rye plots. Starting to see grazing in the rape and noticing the tops radishes are being eaten.

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