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Got my last 2 plots planted today. All 6 done!

Plots I planted Thursday are already up
That rain we caught yesterday should make all of us in good shape
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All 3 of my plots are up but man it got dry. Called for heavy rain and I bet we didn't get 1/10 of an inch. Enough to knock the dust off and that's it. SAD!
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All 3 of my plots are up but man it got dry. Called for heavy rain and I bet we didn't get 1/10 of an inch. Enough to knock the dust off and that's it. SAD!
Man, ain't neither one of us living right ! I had 1.5" but the damm hogs went over two of my plots with a fine toothed comb. I killed one of them this morning about daylight, but the other one got away. I dragged the plot again so I can see if they come back, but unless I set up there every night until it sprouts I don't know what I can do about it. I'm about ready to napalm these suckers !
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Pretty pumped about the progress of my first Spring/summer plot on this place I've been on for 10+ years.

Planted on 4/20 with rain the following day followed by lots of sun and more good rain this past week. On 4/27 it was just barely emerging from the dirt around .5-1". Now its 3-5" and looking awesome. The grass was much taller than expected the day of planting so we didn't get it all knocked down. Wish I woulda mowed first.

I plan to hit it with Arrest Max (Clethodim) in the next couple of weeks to get rid of all the weeds that we didn't get with disk plus the new ones. Hoping it'll take off once there's no competition. No hogs messing with yet...fingers crossed!

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WI Powerplant in half of plot and other half I used co-op I/C Peas, Soybeans, and Lab Lab. Fertilized with 18-46-0 and inoculated the co-op beans/peas.
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Old 05-06-2018, 04:36 PM   #155
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Looks like I may have some Arrowleaf Clover coming back from previous fall planting too. Is that the census on this plant?
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Deer feeding in it real good, looks life a lawn mower trimmed it .
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Man, ain't neither one of us living right ! I had 1.5" but the damm hogs went over two of my plots with a fine toothed comb. I killed one of them this morning about daylight, but the other one got away. I dragged the plot again so I can see if they come back, but unless I set up there every night until it sprouts I don't know what I can do about it. I'm about ready to napalm these suckers !

I been sitting over my plots like a mother hen. I know the hogs will show, I found a couple wallers in one of my plots. I hate them bastages with a passion.
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Radar your plots are looking awesome!!
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Radar your plots are looking awesome!!
I agree! Very thick
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Man those are coming up good
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Old 05-07-2018, 09:41 PM   #164
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Looks like I may have some Arrowleaf Clover coming back from previous fall planting too. Is that the census on this plant?
Yep, looks like arrowleaf to me.


Radar your plots are looking great

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Old 05-09-2018, 01:49 PM   #165
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I been sitting over my plots like a mother hen. I know the hogs will show, I found a couple wallers in one of my plots. I hate them bastages with a passion.
Me too. Hate the hogs I mean. Ain't had time to mother hen my plots. I planted another plot Monday, my last in Rusk Co., but was interrupted by a breakdown on my tractor. I have adjustable lift arms on my tractor, which haven't worked in years because of the way they're made. Tolerances are too close I guess and dirt and rust render them useless. The thing is, the adjustability makes them weaker than they would be if they were solid. Anyhow, I got to the end of my plot lifted the disc, (I thought) and started to turn. The tractor was not turning and I looked back to see my disc at a 45* angle, one side digging in the ground, the other side dang near eye level. The end of the arm was broken completely off ! Cut loose the disc, loaded up the tractor and took it to my friend's welding shop in Henderson where we decided that the best fix was just to sew it up like it should have been to start with.
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Old 05-10-2018, 07:14 AM   #166
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They did a good job of welding that up. Good thing you caught it when you did!
I got hogs showing up at 1:00 am, so I'm gonna camp out in my tall blind tomorrow night.
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drycreek how do you like the quick attach ? I bought some but can't get them on my arm.
Is it worth it if I modify to fit?
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Old 05-10-2018, 11:41 AM   #169
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Gonna be good thick plot, if the hogs dont find it.
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Gonna be good thick plot, if the hogs dont find it.
I deal with them daily. Killed 86 this year so far. Trap it set today waiting on them. They usually got me but donít wipe one out... just looks like they did
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Them hogs got a range feeder the other day, they tore the metal loose on one side and dumped the feed.
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drycreek how do you like the quick attach ? I bought some but can't get them on my arm.
Is it worth it if I modify to fit?
It's got pros and cons. I love the ease with which you can hook up to implements, but it sets everything back about 6", so you can pop a wheeli pretty quick going uphill ! Probably harder on my arms also and I'm sure contributed to it breaking. I don't think it will break again. I think in the future I might look into getting the frame type quick hitch.



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I deal with them daily. Killed 86 this year so far. Trap it set today waiting on them. They usually got me but donít wipe one out... just looks like they did
Mine looked the same way, like a disaster, but I got peas on the way now ! Not many beans poking through yet, but I'm sure they'll come on in a couple days now.
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I confirmed something for myself that I'd been hearing on Deerbuilder about spraying gly on clover to control weeds and grass. For years I've been using cleth for grass and mowing and Butyrac 200 for weeds. I've heard several guys say that gly wouldn't kill clover in weak doses, but I got some overspray on mine a couple weeks ago, and it was full strength, like 2oz. to a gallon. As you can see, the grass is dead, the clover is fine, but I wouldn't do it in the heat of summer. I caught an 1.25" rain a few days after I put the gly out.
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I am going to do a little experimenting as well. I am gonna spot spray some Basagran on nut sedge in my cow peas. Try a little area and see.
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I am going to do a little experimenting as well. I am gonna spot spray some Basagran on nut sedge in my cow peas. Try a little area and see.
That stuff is tough. I have some next to a bean plot in a bottom and sprayed gly on it a couple weeks ago thinking I might put a little more clover in there and it ain't dead yet. I've killed it before with gly, but it ain't in a hurry......
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Yes sir, Nutsedge is hard to kill and spreads quick. Another feller had told me to let the nutsedge mature out and then spray with 2-4D, and dont shred it. I did that last summer in one area and it has not come back. Reckon it must need the stem to soak up the 2-4D and send it to the nuts in the ground. I dont know that fer a fact, just my hillbilly way of speculating.
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Old 05-13-2018, 04:21 PM   #177
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Got a good stand going right now
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Sunn Hemp aint gonna make much, deer keep it cut down real bad. Next year I will make a bigger plot of this stuff. I will also stop doing seed blends for spring plantings and just go with one type of seed for each of my plots.
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Radar that plot exploded quick!!!
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Radar that plot exploded quick!!!
Need some rain, getting bad dry. I kilt a boar Saturday at 3am in that field. Darn hogs are getting smarter, good thing I got them game cameras active.
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Need some rain, getting bad dry. I kilt a boar Saturday at 3am in that field. Darn hogs are getting smarter, good thing I got them game cameras active.
That plot looks awesome. Mine will be like that in a few weeks I think.

I need some rain bad.

Just found out the place I planted we will be selling. Talk about a bummer.
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That plot looks awesome. Mine will be like that in a few weeks I think.

I need some rain bad.

Just found out the place I planted we will be selling. Talk about a bummer.
Well that sucks
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That plot looks awesome. Mine will be like that in a few weeks I think.

I need some rain bad.

Just found out the place I planted we will be selling. Talk about a bummer.
I agree that sucks. If I leased I would have a hard time convincing myself to plant unless I had a long term lease signed or if the LO provided the seed and equipment.
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I agree that sucks. If I leased I would have a hard time convincing myself to plant unless I had a long term lease signed or if the LO provided the seed and equipment.
I agree.

We still have our cabin and a 2 places next to this place, but this place is where I grew up hunting in HS.

O well.

Parents need the money to buy a nice house on 60 acres, so I can't blame them.
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How do y’all fertilize Beans/Peas after emergence? I usually hit my fall plots when they are 4-6” tall to give a boost. Is it the same for summer plots of Beans/Peas or is it not necessary? Thx
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How do yíall fertilize Beans/Peas after emergence? I usually hit my fall plots when they are 4-6Ē tall to give a boost. Is it the same for summer plots of Beans/Peas or is it not necessary? Thx

What fert. do you hit your fall plots with? I will plant that WI forage oats again and it needed a something after the initial mow down the deer gave it
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Used to do the typical 13-13-13 after my Fall plots emerged, but prior to planting the Beans/Peas I put the recommended fertilizer from my soil sample which was 18-46-0. Thinking I’ll use the same soon. Just gave it a dose of Arrest Max so anxious to see what it looks like in the next week or two.
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Nothing but stalks left at this time, acres of stalks. They are still green and pliable so...... maybe a rain will bring some back.

No rain has really killed them along with the overgrazing from the deer.
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Checking mine out tomrrow morning. Hoping for better luck. Rain in forecast next week
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Nothing but stalks left at this time, acres of stalks. They are still green and pliable so...... maybe a rain will bring some back.

No rain has really killed them along with the overgrazing from the deer.
Mine didn't even get that tall. Shot up to about 6" and the lack of rain just stalled them out. Deer have eaten most of them. I still have some Real World beans but if we don't get the rain this weekend they'll be gone too. I've already been irrigating one clover plot to try to save it.
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Mine didn't even get that tall. Shot up to about 6" and the lack of rain just stalled them out. Deer have eaten most of them. I still have some Real World beans but if we don't get the rain this weekend they'll be gone too. I've already been irrigating one clover plot to try to save it.
Tell me more about those Real World beans? It started raining here off and on today. I had to get off the river cause the lightning was a flying.

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Old 06-16-2018, 03:07 PM   #195
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Elgato, send me some of your rain. I planted Sunn Hemp and it got 6 inches tall and the deer eat it down, there is none left. I will try again next spring with the Sunn Hemp.
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I skipped the spring lots this year and Im glad I did. Ive planted them since 2006 in Mills and Brown county. Ive only had about 3 successful years where there was enough rain for them to do any good. Lots of money and wasted time. If I could've planted in the 90s I would've been much more successful. It just doesn't seem to rain as often as it did then.
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Elgato, send me some of your rain. I planted Sunn Hemp and it got 6 inches tall and the deer eat it down, there is none left. I will try again next spring with the Sunn Hemp.
Been very dry here as well. This is an 11 acre field drilled into thick thatch. Iím amazed at how vigorous the hemp is.
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Been very dry here as well. This is an 11 acre field drilled into thick thatch. Iím amazed at how vigorous the hemp is.
When the Sunn Hemp gets that tall do the deer still eat it? Or does it get real woody?
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Elgato, send me some of your rain. I planted Sunn Hemp and it got 6 inches tall and the deer eat it down, there is none left. I will try again next spring with the Sunn Hemp.
I suspected that Rusty was hoarding rain, and from the looks of his plots, I'm now sure of it !

I have some sunn hemp growing, and I noticed the tops of some nipped off this morning, but, as I said before, if we don't get that rain this weekend, I'm sunk.
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When the Sunn Hemp gets that tall do the deer still eat it? Or does it get real woody?
Once it gets so tall they can't nip the growing bud they will start stripping the leaves. You will see 10' plants with all the leaves eaten off from about 4-5' down. Ive become a big fan of sunn hemp. Outcompetes weeds. Drought hardy. Can take a lot of grazing pressure. fixes nitrogen with lots of biomass. High in protein. Makes a good trellis for cowpeas. If there is a negative the stalk does get very fibrous breaking down slowly.

This year my straight soybean fields have done poorly. When I planted it was cool and wet. They popped up and stalled with heavy grazing pressure. Then it turned to drought overnight. Weeds flourished and the beans never got going.They are mostly a bust.

However the combo fields are terrific. I had 8 1/2 lbs/acre of hemp in one field...the one pictured along with the other stuff. The other field, a heavy clay filed I went with 11 lbs/acre hemp along with the other cultivars. Both are awesome with heavy deer utilization
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