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Old 09-11-2017, 02:39 PM   #1901
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Any help on reading the results of soil test, pdf above?
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Old 09-11-2017, 10:40 PM   #1902
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Any help on reading the results of soil test, pdf above?
The test calls for you to add 85 lbs of P (phosphorus) per acre

That's a crap load of P to put out.....and I'm not kidding. Since most high P fertilizers are 16% P at the most....you would have to put out 566lbs of 3-16-0 fertilizer to get 85 pounds of phosphorus down.

That would be extremely expensive and probably not worth it IMO.

You can buy big bulk bags of bone meal on eBay but most don't give a ratio of P.

My advice would be to put as much P down as you can afford/manage now and call it good. Adding organic matter to the soil over time can also raise P levels. That's easy to do by growing Elbon Rye or similar in the fall and mow it after it gets tall in the spring...but it takes time.
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Old 09-12-2017, 07:18 AM   #1903
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Oh wow, thank you. I'll still give it a shot and post progress.
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Old 09-12-2017, 10:33 AM   #1904
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I am thinking about planting Tecomate Monster Mix which is Red and White Clover with Chicory and adding my own wheat/oats. Any thoughts?

I can get it at below retail cost that is why I am considering it.

Wheat, Oats, Clover, and Chicory was kinda my plan all along
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Old 09-12-2017, 02:17 PM   #1905
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I am thinking about planting Tecomate Monster Mix which is Red and White Clover with Chicory and adding my own wheat/oats. Any thoughts?

I can get it at below retail cost that is why I am considering it.

Wheat, Oats, Clover, and Chicory was kinda my plan all along
That's a quality mix. I've had good luck with the Tecomate chicory....love that stuff.
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:19 PM   #1906
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That's a quality mix. I've had good luck with the Tecomate chicory....love that stuff.


If using a mix like this, do you need to use an inoculant for the clover?
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Old 09-12-2017, 10:19 PM   #1907
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If using a mix like this, do you need to use an inoculant for the clover?
Those mixes usually have an inoculant coating on them. The Tecomate stuff does.
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Old 09-12-2017, 10:28 PM   #1908
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Those mixes usually have an inoculant coating on them. The Tecomate stuff does.


10-4. Thanks.
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Old 09-13-2017, 10:10 AM   #1909
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That's a quality mix. I've had good luck with the Tecomate chicory....love that stuff.
Yes I bought a 10lb bag of it last year and split it among my 3 plots. It came up good.

I am looking at this mix or possibly the outfitters blend and adding more oats/wheat to it.

I just like how these mixes have clover already in them, most of them. ANd its inoculated. I can always add more wheat/oats to them

Looking at Tecomate Monster Mix, Max Attract and Outfitters blend from Mossy Oak.
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Old 09-13-2017, 04:38 PM   #1910
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Update - Well the lake is dropping at a rate of a foot every 4.5 days at the current rate of flow being released. I need about 6 feet of drop so I can cross my creek to get set up for hunting. That's basically a month from now so looks like it will be after bow season opens.

Dang mosquitoes will pick you up and carry you away so I'm not too excited about hunting with them anyway!

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