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Old 05-14-2019, 08:34 PM   #151
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Thanks for the education on food plots.
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Old 05-16-2019, 01:48 PM   #152
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So i've got some milo coming up pretty good. What do I need to do in August time frame to make it legal to hunt over?
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Old 05-16-2019, 03:07 PM   #153
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So i've got some milo coming up pretty good. What do I need to do in August time frame to make it legal to hunt over?


Make sure a plug is in your gun and you buy your license. Lol you should be good. We usually mow it down a week before and leave s few strips standing.


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Old 05-17-2019, 05:27 AM   #154
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Make sure a plug is in your gun and you buy your license. Lol you should be good. We usually mow it down a week before and leave s few strips standing.


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Thats it? Hard to see the difference in doing that and not planting at all but dumping out 300# of seed a week before season and hunting over it.


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Old 05-17-2019, 08:28 AM   #155
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Thats it? Hard to see the difference in doing that and not planting at all but dumping out 300# of seed a week before season and hunting over it.


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Now you can dump your 300#ís out in the field with mowed down stuff lol and not worry as much! Iím not much of a bird hunter. We used to plant dove fields here in east texas now we just plant for the deer and scatter in some bird seeds.


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Old 05-18-2019, 06:59 PM   #156
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Heres a few pics of my summer plots thus far. First two are milo (although you can see spring ix in back of second), third is spring mix. Im very impressed with the progress so far, but im a bit concerned as I broadcast about 170# of fertilizer per acre on Monday and then no rain this week or today. Such a let down.




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Old 05-25-2019, 10:20 AM   #157
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Things are finally taking shape. Just a little snap shot of two weeks growth.




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Dang thats good progress. I think I finally got rain on the fertilizer some im excited to see how its progressed.


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I planted two plots of IC peas Friday at my lease and two buckwheat plots today at home. I'm done until fall. For being 10" ahead on rainfall this year, it was sure dry on top in a couple of my plots. Moisture was just an inch deep or so though, so it won't take much rain to get it up and running. I just hope it doesn't stop raining like it did last year.


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Old 05-25-2019, 07:21 PM   #160
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Old 05-25-2019, 08:22 PM   #161
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Old 05-25-2019, 08:23 PM   #162
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Old 05-25-2019, 08:51 PM   #164
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Maddox, you got it going on !
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Old 05-25-2019, 09:38 PM   #165
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X2!! Those look great!!
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Old 05-25-2019, 09:40 PM   #166
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Not a single picture of a deer at the feeders though. They have been up for 3 months.
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Old 05-25-2019, 11:32 PM   #167
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Not a single picture of a deer at the feeders though. They have been up for 3 months.
My deer have been hammering the protein pretty good for the last 4-6 weeks.
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Old 05-26-2019, 07:15 AM   #168
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Not a single picture of a deer at the feeders though. They have been up for 3 months.
Probably not gonna see too much activity at feeders out in the wide open right now. With all the rain, browse is pretty abundant unless you're in a pine plantation. I have one little directional feeder in a small plot in the woods that gets hit every day by deer and hogs, but the one out in the open (only feeding once a day) is getting as much attention from crows and coons as it is deer. Last card pull had 400+ pics on the one in the open against 1400+ in the woods. Your plots are really nice !
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2wks ago I broadcast what was left of a bag of cowpeas and old sunflowers heavy into some clover/oats and went over it with a small disc with a log chained behind it. Looks like it worked well if not seeded to thick.






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Old 06-02-2019, 07:24 PM   #170
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Old 06-02-2019, 07:27 PM   #171
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This plot is growing well, however I think the dove ate all my sunflower seeds.
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Old 06-02-2019, 07:33 PM   #172
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Old 06-02-2019, 07:34 PM   #173
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Made a run out to the farm today to check on things. Plot is looking good other than one spot thatís been holding water and the relentless costal bermuda poking its way through. Sorghum is growing faster than the peas and beans.




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I would like to spread 200 lbs of 13-13-13 on my fields either Thursday afternoon or Friday morning (hoping for some rain on Friday and Saturday).

Is it to soon? Should I wait? 200lbs to much?
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Old 06-04-2019, 01:55 PM   #175
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I would like to spread 200 lbs of 13-13-13 on my fields either Thursday afternoon or Friday morning (hoping for some rain on Friday and Saturday).

Is it to soon? Should I wait? 200lbs to much?
Probably not too soon. Don't put it on when dew is on the crop, but the better question is whether you need triple 13 or something else. Only a soil test can tell you that. How much square area you have will determine how much you need. If you did a soil test before I'd go with the same fertilizer that was recommended if your ph is up to snuff. If it's not, you need to amend the soil according to the soil test.
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These peas were planted the Friday before Memorial Day. As you can see, the ph at 6.0 needs a little help. I put the required lime on it back in March but didn't disc it in because I didn't want to kill the wheat and medium red clover that was in it. My hope was to have a clover plot for most of the summer but that was a flop. It made my peas at least two weeks late, maybe three. Nevertheless, I have a good crop growing now if the deer will let them alone for a couple more weeks.

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Peas as of last weekend, and I still had some breaking through the soil.
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Old 06-04-2019, 02:07 PM   #178
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Can you get some side pics of that roller/packer you got there? I want to see how that thing is built please
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I didnít do a soil test before planting, I just added a bunch of lime and 13-13-13.

I still have 200 lbs of 13-13-13 left, which is why I want to use it up.
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Just posted this update on my farm thread but for those of you that don't go there you may find this review interesting.
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Watched it earlier this evening and been following your channel. What you are doing is fascinating!
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El Gato I watched your vid. Looked at my seed mix from turner and it didn't contain vetch so ordered some to try out. My place is just south east of dallas. Wonder if it is too late to plant it for the summer.I might plant a couple small low spots just to see how the deer treat it.
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Old 06-05-2019, 12:45 PM   #183
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El Gato I watched your vid. Looked at my seed mix from turner and it didn't contain vetch so ordered some to try out. My place is just south east of dallas. Wonder if it is too late to plant it for the summer.I might plant a couple small low spots just to see how the deer treat it.
Raining here today but my plan is to plant about another 30 lbs of vetch as soon as I can. Vetch is slow to germinate but will do ok even with a planting this late.Are you mixing the vetch with anything?
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Raining here today but my plan is to plant about another 30 lbs of vetch as soon as I can. Vetch is slow to germinate but will do ok even with a planting this late.Are you mixing the vetch with anything?
Elgato, how do you keep your Red Clover growing this time of year? When the temps hit 90degrees all of it died. We have had ample rainfall. Your Red Clover looked awesome, mine has been dead for a couple of weeks.

Another question is, how do you get plots to grow in Red Clay? I have a red clay ridge that I plant and I really have a difficult time establishing plots on it. Any suggestions on these 2 questions will be appreciated.


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Raining here today but my plan is to plant about another 30 lbs of vetch as soon as I can. Vetch is slow to germinate but will do ok even with a planting this late.Are you mixing the vetch with anything?
Iíve already planted all my other plots several weeks ago so prob not but after seeing your video and then reading up on it I figured Iíd try it out. I have a couple low spots that didnít grow good because it was too wet so Iíll probably drop it there. Just a couple small areas and then plant some again late summer and into fall.
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they are tearing the iron clay peas up on our place in east tx
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Elgato, how do you keep your Red Clover growing this time of year? When the temps hit 90degrees all of it died. We have had ample rainfall. Your Red Clover looked awesome, mine has been dead for a couple of weeks.

Another question is, how do you get plots to grow in Red Clay? I have a red clay ridge that I plant and I really have a difficult time establishing plots on it. Any suggestions on these 2 questions will be appreciated.


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I don't know what the problem is with your red clover.Do you remember what specie you planted? I used Southern Bell red clover.

Red clay can be difficult. When its dry its hard to get anything to grow. However , at least in the red clay I have when moisture present things grow well. I call my red clay field my science project trying to loosen it up and make soil more crumbly. Difficult. As you know I never till, always drill into thatch, and try to hit the moisture perfectly. Thats my best suggestion.
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Iíve already planted all my other plots several weeks ago so prob not but after seeing your video and then reading up on it I figured Iíd try it out. I have a couple low spots that didnít grow good because it was too wet so Iíll probably drop it there. Just a couple small areas and then plant some again late summer and into fall.
Good luck, let us know your results.
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I don't know what the problem is with your red clover.Do you remember what specie you planted? I used Southern Bell red clover.

Red clay can be difficult. When its dry its hard to get anything to grow. However , at least in the red clay I have when moisture present things grow well. I call my red clay field my science project trying to loosen it up and make soil more crumbly. Difficult. As you know I never till, always drill into thatch, and try to hit the moisture perfectly. Thats my best suggestion.
I am assuming you use a no till drill?
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I posted this video earlier on my thread so apologies for the redundancy but it explains my approach to planting including using a no till drill
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I don't know what the problem is with your red clover.Do you remember what specie you planted? I used Southern Bell red clover.

Red clay can be difficult. When its dry its hard to get anything to grow. However , at least in the red clay I have when moisture present things grow well. I call my red clay field my science project trying to loosen it up and make soil more crumbly. Difficult. As you know I never till, always drill into thatch, and try to hit the moisture perfectly. Thats my best suggestion.
Planted some Berseem clover and mixed in some Red Clover, variety I do not remember. I usually don't plant clover so Im not up on all the appropriate knowledge.
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Planted some Berseem clover and mixed in some Red Clover, variety I do not remember. I usually don't plant clover so Im not up on all the appropriate knowledge.
Berseem is done by now. It lasts a little longer than crimson but is over by early summer. I wonder if what you are calling red clover was actually crimson and if so it supposed to be done. If not...I don't know.
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IC peas are looking pretty good as is most of my milo.


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Berseem is done by now. It lasts a little longer than crimson but is over by early summer. I wonder if what you are calling red clover was actually crimson and if so it supposed to be done. If not...I don't know.
That would make sense. Thanx
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Looks good. My plots are still fully saturated to under water and have been since December. It is really getting frustrating.
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