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Old 03-11-2019, 09:29 AM   #1
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Default Spring Food plots, getting ready.

I sprayed herbicide Friday, this year I am targeting the nut grass. Mix was Gly and Broadbloom , I hope it works. My hog problems stem from the nutgrass, they will root up a field quick looking for that stuff.

Ordered seed, 700 pounds IC peas, 150 pounds Sunn Hemp.

Did a walk thru my fields yesterday and found this big old turnip.

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Old 03-11-2019, 09:35 AM   #2
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Can you make shine out of turbip?
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Old 03-11-2019, 09:44 AM   #3
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Probably not enough sugar in it, maybe sugar beets though.
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Old 03-11-2019, 12:58 PM   #4
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That's a big ole turnip. May have to start team turnip next year.

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Old 03-11-2019, 01:07 PM   #5
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That is a big turnip! Are you planting with a drill or do plan on discing first? Thinking that if you disc you will have to spray again before you plant.
Where did you order your seeds?
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Old 03-11-2019, 01:59 PM   #6
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I just spray, disc and broadcast the seed and cover it. I would love to have a no till drill.

I ordered the Sunn Hemp from Hancock seed, the IC peas come from Douglas King seed in San Antonio.
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Old 03-11-2019, 06:51 PM   #7
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Did you chase that turnip down with that beer. Good luck with the spring plot I never had any luck with them.

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Old 03-11-2019, 07:37 PM   #8
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Jeff, did you ever try the Basagran on that nutsedge ? It's expensive, but it worked for me. What little I had left after treatment I got in last summer's drought by just discing the hell out of it when it was hot and dry.

I'm about to start too, got lime to put down and ordered a little seed today from my local store. I'm not in full blown plotting mode yet, but it won't be long. Good luck on the hogs !
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Old 03-11-2019, 08:30 PM   #9
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Jeff, did you ever try the Basagran on that nutsedge ? It's expensive, but it worked for me. What little I had left after treatment I got in last summer's drought by just discing the hell out of it when it was hot and dry.

I'm about to start too, got lime to put down and ordered a little seed today from my local store. I'm not in full blown plotting mode yet, but it won't be long. Good luck on the hogs !
Broadbloom is the generic Basagran, its mixable with gly too. I sprayed last Friday and seen some Canadian Thistle already wilting on Sunday.

I backed off the hog killin during deer season and it sure shows now. I have two different sounders that have close to 15 in each one. My neighbors are wanting me to start killin them again.
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Old 03-11-2019, 09:08 PM   #10
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How many acres?
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Old 03-11-2019, 09:15 PM   #11
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About 9 acres for the food plots.
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Old 03-11-2019, 09:22 PM   #12
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Broadbloom is the generic Basagran, its mixable with gly too. I sprayed last Friday and seen some Canadian Thistle already wilting on Sunday.

I backed off the hog killin during deer season and it sure shows now. I have two different sounders that have close to 15 in each one. My neighbors are wanting me to start killin them again.
Learn something new everyday ! I kill them whenever and wherever but I didn't see any during deer season. I think the combo of lots of hunters in the woods and a good acorn crop kept them out of my plots in daylight. I have plenty of them showing up on cams now, mostly at night, and I'll start night hunting now that the weather is getting warmer. There's something about below forties nights that just doesn't appeal to me.
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Old 03-18-2019, 09:28 AM   #13
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I planted this past weekend, hopefully we got rain coming in. I fertilized Friday at 300 pounds per acre 25-10-10
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Old 03-18-2019, 09:37 AM   #14
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Hit the fields with the disc, lots of turnips to make good compost and bring up nitrogen.
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Old 03-18-2019, 09:42 AM   #15
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Of course the day would not complete unless I buried my tractor. I found a underground pocket and hit so hard my tractor high centered itself on the hitch.

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Old 03-18-2019, 09:45 AM   #16
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I mixed my seed, 50lbs IC peas, 10 lbs Sunn Hemp and 6 lbs sunflowers. I quit buying the food plots in the bag, half of what is in the mix wont grow or take the heat in my area.
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Old 03-18-2019, 10:14 AM   #17
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Broadcasted seed
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Old 03-18-2019, 10:19 AM   #18
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Covered and packed seed beds.
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Old 03-18-2019, 10:25 AM   #19
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Come on rain, really dry here.
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Old 03-18-2019, 10:35 AM   #20
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Old 03-18-2019, 01:47 PM   #21
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I may work on some later this week if it doesnt rain too much. Planning to do about 40 acres this spring but I don’t know if I will get it all done.
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Old 03-18-2019, 04:51 PM   #22
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I need to get cranking on mine, Was waiting to make sure temps would hold steady and for it to dry out some. Got to start shredding and plowing soon.
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Old 03-18-2019, 09:25 PM   #23
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Good looking prep Jeff ! I'm about to start with some lime in a couple new plots on our lease, but I'm gonna let the wheat percolate a little while before I turn it under and plant my peas. Probably planting my spring plots about the last of April when the ground warms reliably.
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Old 03-18-2019, 09:28 PM   #24
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What kinda a beer ya drinkin?
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Old 03-18-2019, 09:32 PM   #25
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Good looking prep Jeff ! I'm about to start with some lime in a couple new plots on our lease, but I'm gonna let the wheat percolate a little while before I turn it under and plant my peas. Probably planting my spring plots about the last of April when the ground warms reliably.
I have got green dewberries showing up, I should be good unless we get lots of rain and temps below 50 degrees for a long spell.(Which is quite possible) Lots of corn planted already, around here. I seen some about two inches tall near Kosciusko.

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What kinda a beer ya drinkin?
Diet beer Lone Star light. I cant drink regular Lone Star reds anymore, they hang on your belly right quick.
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Old 03-24-2019, 05:37 PM   #27
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We got peas sproutin. Weatherliar says rain coming later in week, he missed this past Saturday.
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more Radar.
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Old 03-28-2019, 11:17 AM   #29
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more Radar.
I will go tomorrow and see what's up, and post pics. Crossing fingers for rain, already had some 80 degree days. Getting dry around here, still feeding hay.
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Old 03-28-2019, 11:28 AM   #30
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How many years / how many times have you been discing that patch? Looks like pretty good dirt.
Do you do anything about hard panning?
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I will go tomorrow and see what's up, and post pics. Crossing fingers for rain, already had some 80 degree days. Getting dry around here, still feeding hay.
. Good deal, but I was really just saying more Radar as, in general, we could all use more Radar in our lives. Post on sir
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Impressive plot. Appreciate you taking time to let us follow along.

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Old 03-28-2019, 12:29 PM   #33
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. Good deal, but I was really just saying more Radar as, in general, we could all use more Radar in our lives. Post on sir
I try, but they sure is a lot of haters on here lately.
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This is beautiful! Good luck. We are planting the same mix except adding okra. I canít wait to follow along. Good job sir.


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Old 03-31-2019, 11:24 AM   #35
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Cow peas and Sunn Hemp sprouting


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Sunflowers coming up too.


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Old 03-31-2019, 09:35 PM   #38
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How many years / how many times have you been discing that patch? Looks like pretty good dirt.
Do you do anything about hard panning?
I been planting these places for 6 years, I plant turnips and Daikon radishes every fall to help keep from hard panning.

I have one field in the creek bottom that needs a chisel plow run thru it, it has a hard pan about 4 inches deep.
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I got my plots limed last week that needed it . Glad I haven't planted yet, probably gonna frost here tomorrow night. This should be our last one, then I'll be checking soil temps. I'm ready !
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Dang that looks good. Iím giving food plots a try for the first time this year. Finished with the disc today. Still waiting on soil sample results. Hope to get things rolling in a few weeks. Iím just planting 1 acre for now. Depending on results, I may move it up to 2 or 3 for the fall.








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Old 03-31-2019, 09:55 PM   #41
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I got my plots limed last week that needed it . Glad I haven't planted yet, probably gonna frost here tomorrow night. This should be our last one, then I'll be checking soil temps. I'm ready !
Might get 40 degrees here by morning, then gets warm again. Sure need rain.
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Dang that looks good. Iím giving food plots a try for the first time this year. Finished with the disc today. Still waiting on soil sample results. Hope to get things rolling in a few weeks. Iím just planting 1 acre for now. Depending on results, I may move it up to 2 or 3 for the fall.








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Looks like a good start.
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Looks like a good start.


Thanks! 1 acre of virgin ground takes some time with a SXS and a 52Ē disc lol Iíve got about 6 hours in that 1 acre.


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Covered and packed seed beds.
Radar, do those tires have wheels in them, or, are they just loose tires with a piece of pipe thru them. Kinda interesting looking. Might have to make something like that. I have maybe 2 acres thatís plantable, and have never planted all of that. Last fall, I just drove the Ezgo over all the seed to pack it in a little.
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Radar, do those tires have wheels in them, or, are they just loose tires with a piece of pipe thru them. Kinda interesting looking. Might have to make something like that. I have maybe 2 acres thatís plantable, and have never planted all of that. Last fall, I just drove the Ezgo over all the seed to pack it in a little.
16" tires that are on a 16" pipe with a 2" axle in pillow block bearings. I wanted a cultipacker but my soil is sandy loam and the cultipacker would push up the dirt and not roll on top of it. The tire roller does a good job of packing the seed and dirt.

These old tire rollers were fairly common in Wilson county years ago.
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I like that tire roller!

So I thought cow peas were a winter forage? I might have to look at planting these soon, too.
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Old 04-08-2019, 05:06 PM   #47
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Radar that's looking really good ! Where did you get the fertilizer and spreader from? I'm in bee county not far from you.
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Radar that's looking really good ! Where did you get the fertilizer and spreader from? I'm in bee county not far from you.
I rent it from Pruski's Ag near Stockdale, they will make whatever blend of fertilizer you want. I paid 350.00 for a ton of fertilizer and they let you use the buggy.
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I like that tire roller!

So I thought cow peas were a winter forage? I might have to look at planting these soon, too.
There is a pea called Austrian Winter, those would be winter or fall peas. Cow peas wont make much after October in my area, they start dying out.
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I rent it from Pruski's Ag near Stockdale, they will make whatever blend of fertilizer you want. I paid 350.00 for a ton of fertilizer and they let you use the buggy.
Thanks! I drive by there every trip. If you ever need anything give me a holler. I go down twice a month.
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