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Old 09-23-2019, 10:29 PM   #1
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Got a nice area prepped and ready to plant in Grayson county
What do y’all recommend to make deer happy and provide them with an irresistible food source?
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Old 09-24-2019, 12:00 AM   #2
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If it is your first time planting a food plot, go with wheat, oats and rye. 80 lbs to an acre.
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Old 09-24-2019, 07:33 AM   #3
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If it is your first time planting a food plot, go with wheat, oats and rye. 80 lbs to an acre.
Yes it is the first time. Just want to plant something that will do well.
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Old 09-24-2019, 07:38 AM   #4
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soybeans or wheat
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Old 09-24-2019, 07:45 AM   #5
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soybeans or wheat
soybeans will die fst frost...Oats are fast but cold hurts /wheat /elbon rye/arrow leaf clover do well with cold...just slower coming on
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Old 09-24-2019, 08:00 AM   #6
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soybeans will die fst frost...Oats are fast but cold hurts /wheat /elbon rye/arrow leaf clover do well with cold...just slower coming on
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... but we get first frost late December and it gets cold enough to burn oats late January. It works here. It ain’t Wisconsin like all the YouTube planters harp on. Always mix beans of some sort in fall plots for drawing power. Oats are preferred here and will feed 3/4 of the season. After that wheat and rye can take over.
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Old 09-24-2019, 08:12 AM   #7
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If it is your first time planting a food plot, go with wheat, oats and rye. 80 lbs to an acre.
I would bump that up to 100lbs
50 oats
25 wheat
25 rye
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Old 09-24-2019, 08:26 AM   #8
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Disk my plots last weekend and plan on planting mine in a couple weeks. Going with wheat,oats,beets, and turnips 80 lbs per . Fertilizer 150 lbs per . Here is a link for the TPWD article for food plots. Good luck !

https://tpwd.texas.gov/publications/...w7000_1136.pdf
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Old 09-24-2019, 09:32 AM   #9
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I use the deer mix from MBS seed in Denton, it's wheat, oats, rye, and Austrian winter peas. 100 lbs to the acre.
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Old 09-24-2019, 09:40 AM   #10
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I use the deer mix from MBS seed in Denton, it's wheat, oats, rye, and Austrian winter peas. 100 lbs to the acre.
I used the same from MBS ... looked good all winter/spring.
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Old 09-24-2019, 09:56 AM   #11
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I know I sound like a broken record on these foodplot threads ....... Buckforage Oats. try it you'll like it cause the deer do
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Old 09-24-2019, 11:50 PM   #12
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If it is your first time planting a food plot, go with wheat, oats and rye. 80 lbs to an acre.
Add a clover like Crimson to that and some cheap turnips and you’ll have an all year plot buffet. Crimson will reseed and pop in spring. Also, I’d go heaviest on the Cereal Rye as it’ll last longer into season than the Oats (Frost = dead) and also much better for the soil for future plantings. Maybe 75% Rye and the rest Oats/Wheat. Go back over the top with clover and turnips. Can also go back with another bushel or 2 about 3 weeks after planting and sow Rye again. It’ll create a layering effect with new growth and older growth as well as fill in the spots that didn’t germinate well the first round. Good luck

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Old 09-25-2019, 12:10 AM   #13
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If we don't get some rain in North Texas, it won't matter what you plant because nothing will germinate. Or if it does, it will dry out and die.
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Old 09-26-2019, 09:04 PM   #14
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Thanks for the info. Going to the co-op to buy seed in the morning.
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Old 09-26-2019, 09:30 PM   #15
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Broadcast 100 lbs wheat/acre
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