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Old 01-26-2023, 08:28 PM   #1
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Won't be long and it will be time to plant

What are you planting?

What part of the state?
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Old 01-27-2023, 09:13 AM   #2
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This will be our first time planting spring anything at the new place. We had decent luck with the fall plots. We are in NE Brown County with a portion of our ranch in Comanche County. I posted in another thread but I'll add here as well, we plan to plant the following this year:

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Here is to hoping for plenty of rain and good luck.
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Old 01-27-2023, 11:11 AM   #3
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I will plant Sunn Hemp, some I/C peas as long as they are reasonably priced, and I keep considering doing forage soybeans like eagles. I won't be planting for a bit though as I like to wait until the clover is burned up and then plant straight into it. However, I have planted portions of the food plots that don't have good clover in the past, and I may do that again.
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Old 01-27-2023, 11:31 AM   #4
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In for info as well.
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Old 01-27-2023, 02:15 PM   #5
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When are y'all planning on planting? I'm thinking disk in mid March (spring break) and try to plant ahead of a rain storm in early April. We are farther north than I'm used to so I'm thinking waiting until April will help with late cold snaps.
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Old 01-28-2023, 07:36 AM   #6
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When are y'all planning on planting? I'm thinking disk in mid March (spring break) and try to plant ahead of a rain storm in early April. We are farther north than I'm used to so I'm thinking waiting until April will help with late cold snaps.

With that spring mix you will want to watch the soil temperature. I believe cowpeas need consistent 60į or more soil temp or they can rot before germinating. I usually plant cowpeas early May in northeast TX, but Iím broadcasting into fall plots instead of discing and trying to let the crimson clover reseed itself for fall.


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Old 01-28-2023, 08:18 AM   #7
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I’m debating if I plant a spring plot. I haven’t had a successful spring plot in years due to lack of rain.
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Old 01-28-2023, 10:22 AM   #8
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Planting my first plot this year, so I will be following. Hoping to get some insight on the best mix to plant in Van Zandt county.


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Old 01-28-2023, 09:11 PM   #9
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Polk and Trinity County. I plant Cowpeas every spring in early April once the soil has warmed. I wait till a good rain is coming and plant ahead of it. I’ve always had great success with the April rains. After that not much is needed for Cowpeas.
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Old 01-28-2023, 09:17 PM   #10
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Iím debating if I plant a spring plot. I havenít had a successful spring plot in years due to lack of rain.
Iím surprised that you didnít have success last year because we really had plenty of rain around the lake all year long.
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Old 01-29-2023, 04:39 PM   #11
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Fayette County - will be planting green cover seed's warm season pollinator mix. Has a ton of good deer food mixed in there, and plant diversity is incredible.

Never had a lot of success planting in a first year plot in the spring, but I have a good stand of rye and oats going that I'm going to crimp down over the mix. Should keep weeds at bay and help provide that early moisture.
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Old 01-30-2023, 04:27 PM   #12
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I'm planting around 80 acres of Turner's Spring Deer Mix. I'll also do some strips of Turner's Pollinator Mix and some sunflowers as well.

I'll plant mid April ahead of a rain.

I'm in Young County.
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Old 01-31-2023, 11:19 AM   #13
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Along the same lines, what do y'all use for screening your access? I tried sorghum sudangrass last year per East Texas Seed's recommendations and wasn't very happy with an annual solution; I'd like more of a perennial solution. I'm a fan of Jeff Sturgis and some of the other whitetail habitat youtubers and was curious if anyone had success or experience with the Alamo blend of switchgrass? I'm planning on planting some around my food plots in a couple of months but wanted to see if anyone had hands on experience with it.
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Old 01-31-2023, 11:30 AM   #14
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Going to plant in April but I'm worried. Nothing but sand where I hunt in Burleson county.
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Old 01-31-2023, 11:51 AM   #15
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Deer vetch and soybeans will be planted in a few months, just refertilized my wheat and the deer are hammering it, won’t touch protein pellets right now.
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Old 01-31-2023, 05:04 PM   #16
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This will be our first time planting spring anything at the new place. We had decent luck with the fall plots. We are in NE Brown County with a portion of our ranch in Comanche County. I posted in another thread but I'll add here as well, we plan to plant the following this year:

10 ac Deer Food Plots
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3 ac of Dove Food Plots around tanks
Attachment 1117637

~6 acres of perennial forbs
Attachment 1117638

Here is to hoping for plenty of rain and good luck.

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Old 01-31-2023, 05:04 PM   #17
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This will be our first time planting spring anything at the new place. We had decent luck with the fall plots. We are in NE Brown County with a portion of our ranch in Comanche County. I posted in another thread but I'll add here as well, we plan to plant the following this year:

10 ac Deer Food Plots
Attachment 1117636

3 ac of Dove Food Plots around tanks
Attachment 1117637

~6 acres of perennial forbs
Attachment 1117638

Here is to hoping for plenty of rain and good luck.

Where do you get your seed


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Old 01-31-2023, 05:49 PM   #18
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This will be the first time to use Turner Seeds. I know there is a dealer in Rising Star and Comanche. Last fall I called the dealer in Comanche and they said they could get us whatever we needed with 2-3 days notice at the prices listed in my post which works a lot better than paying shipping. That is likely who I will go with as it is less than 30 min from the ranch. I'll have to go back and look for the name and number, I think I have it on a sheet of paper in my office.
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Old 01-31-2023, 06:43 PM   #19
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I have ordered enough Sunn Hemp to plant 5 acres this year. I will do 1.5 acres in drought resistant soybeans and 1 acre of some sort of sunflower mix
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Old 02-01-2023, 04:57 PM   #20
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This will be the first time to use Turner Seeds. I know there is a dealer in Rising Star and Comanche. Last fall I called the dealer in Comanche and they said they could get us whatever we needed with 2-3 days notice at the prices listed in my post which works a lot better than paying shipping. That is likely who I will go with as it is less than 30 min from the ranch. I'll have to go back and look for the name and number, I think I have it on a sheet of paper in my office.

I drive through there so I could do the same on pickup


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Old 02-01-2023, 05:01 PM   #21
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Is there a local place to get soybeans in north Texas? I always had to pay as much for shipping as the seem.


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Old 02-01-2023, 05:34 PM   #22
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Is there a local place to get soybeans in north Texas? I always had to pay as much for shipping as the seem.


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MBS Seed out of Denton used to have them. Havent planted spring plots in awhile so not sure if they still have them.
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Old 03-22-2023, 02:04 PM   #23
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Just called again and they are going to call me back on what I need for spring. The place is called Ferti-Tex in Comanche and the number is 325-356-5460.

If you call or try to use Ferti-Tex, I would ask them about soybeans as well. In the past they made it sound like they can get whatever you need and I'm pretty sure Turner has soybeans. You may be able to do a 1 stop pickup.
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Old 03-22-2023, 08:24 PM   #24
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This will be our first time planting spring anything at the new place. We had decent luck with the fall plots. We are in NE Brown County with a portion of our ranch in Comanche County. I posted in another thread but I'll add here as well, we plan to plant the following this year:
. . .
Here is to hoping for plenty of rain and good luck.
Turner seed?
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Old 03-22-2023, 08:26 PM   #25
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Richmon in Brownwood can get you Turner seed too

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Old 03-23-2023, 11:06 AM   #26
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Turner seed?
Yes, we will be going with Turner Seed.

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Richmon in Brownwood can get you Turner seed too

BP
Thanks for the info, that is good to know. It is about the same distance from the ranch to Brownwood and Comanche but we drive thru Brownwood on the way so that may be a better option in the future.
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