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Old 09-16-2020, 10:09 AM   #1
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When planting a fall food plot what does the green screen look for in a weather forecast before throwing seed? I have a 50% chance of rain Thursday and was thinking of throwing my seed today but i am still up in the air on it. I see where some have planted and some are still waiting a few more weeks. First time planting and want to make sure i give myself the best odds for growth!
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Old 09-16-2020, 10:12 AM   #2
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Army worms are my main concern
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Old 09-16-2020, 10:16 AM   #3
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Hill country I wait till October or its all eaten up when really needed buts thats just my opinion.

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Old 09-16-2020, 10:25 AM   #4
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I shoot for end of September- first October due to worms alone and it can turn off hot again. I plantwhen there’s almost certain rain. Have planted as late as mid November with great results

Got to have moisture
Got to monitor for worms. On young grains they can wipe it out in 2-3 days
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Old 09-16-2020, 01:49 PM   #5
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My objective has always been get it planted by a couple of weeks before bow season and hope for rain.
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Old 09-16-2020, 01:54 PM   #6
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It's looking a little dry for the next several days. I think I will wait for a while.
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Old 09-16-2020, 01:55 PM   #7
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We will plant the 2nd or third week of October
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Old 09-16-2020, 03:14 PM   #8
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Seems like the best bet is to make sure there is a couple of days of rain in the forecast on back to back days before planting is where everyone is leaning. I have always read late September and on but wanted it there for bow season as well, I think i will wait until more rain is in the forecast. Thanks for all the input and offering feedback that may help this food plot newbie!
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Old 09-16-2020, 03:23 PM   #9
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Tomorrow we are Getting drills and stuff ready to put in about 5,000 acres of wheat. As soon as its dry enough we are rolling.

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Old 09-16-2020, 03:35 PM   #10
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Im also going out this weekend to get everything ready but after the last two years of Army Worms Im going to wait till October before I plant.
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Old 09-18-2020, 02:06 PM   #11
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Wheat going in.

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Old 09-18-2020, 02:18 PM   #12
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I no-till drilled my plots on Saturday west of Marietta, OK and have been wishing I hadn't with no rain in the forecast. I'm assuming you know what you are doing more than me if you are planting 5,000 acres. So, you made me feel better about my plots. Or, is this irrigated?
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Old 09-18-2020, 02:25 PM   #13
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I no-till drilled my plots on Saturday west of Marietta, OK and have been wishing I hadn't with no rain in the forecast. I'm assuming you know what you are doing more than me if you are planting 5,000 acres. So, you made me feel better about my plots. Or, is this irrigated?
No its not irrigated.

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Old 09-18-2020, 02:27 PM   #14
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How long does it take to plant 5000 acres?
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Old 09-18-2020, 02:38 PM   #15
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How long does it take to plant 5000 acres?
I'm running a 35ft drill today and can make about 20 to 25 acres an hour.

According to the math if you ran everyday thatd be 25 days at 8 hours a day. But we all know how farming goes. Like today, blew power steering hose on grain truck etc.

Other drill and tractor is a little smaller, maybe a 28ft.

I just help a friend on my days off. This is his operation.


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Old 09-18-2020, 03:01 PM   #16
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Food plots are ready, just waiting on some rain in the forecast.
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Old 09-19-2020, 08:50 AM   #17
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Going to get mine in the ground tomorrow have rain in the forecast Monday-Wednesday so I’m going to give it a go! Looking forward to the results and maybe I can draw a few more deer over!
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Old 09-19-2020, 09:08 AM   #18
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Going to get mine in the ground tomorrow have rain in the forecast Monday-Wednesday so Iím going to give it a go! Looking forward to the results and maybe I can draw a few more deer over!
Exact words I was going to post! Planting today and tomorrow
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Old 09-20-2020, 02:05 AM   #19
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Going to get mine in the ground tomorrow have rain in the forecast Monday-Wednesday so Iím going to give it a go! Looking forward to the results and maybe I can draw a few more deer over!
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Exact words I was going to post! Planting today and tomorrow
I went ahead and planted today, hope that the rains donít skip us like they tend to do. Brenham, Bellville, and Fayetteville can all get hammered and we only get a drizzle so Iím keeping my fingers and toes crossed that we get a couple of inches at least this round either way, the seed is sown...I may be filling the sprayer this week and making several passes if the weather doesnít cooperate
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Old 09-21-2020, 07:41 PM   #20
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Top dressed 100lbs/acre of urea today. Forecast shows about 0.5-1 inch tonight. I planted 2 weeks ago and had good rain right afterwards. Most of plot is looking real good.
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Old 09-21-2020, 07:57 PM   #21
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Had mine ready to plant was going to plant today and drag to cover. Had 1.2 inches last night so I just rutted up my field and broadcasted some oats on top of the ground. Suppose to get some more rain the next few days so we will see what happens.
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Old 09-21-2020, 08:57 PM   #22
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We planted this past weekend, and hit it perfectly with the rain. Just hope we don’t get too much, and wash any of it away. I’ll top dress it with some fertilizer ina few weeks, and should be good. Not as worried about worms as the hogs, they will e working it over once they smell the seeds. Been hammering them this summer, but there seems to be more every time I check the cams.
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Old 09-21-2020, 09:00 PM   #23
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We will plant the 2nd or third week of October
Same here
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Old 09-21-2020, 10:28 PM   #24
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Got the last of the seed spread yesterday, just in time for this rain event.
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Old 09-21-2020, 11:07 PM   #25
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We’ve been getting a slow soaking rain for the last 36 hours, roughly 2.25” so far of steady rain...I just hope it doesn’t turn into a gully washer over the next 48 hours forecast shows another inch or so, which will be fine with me. Glad I was able to go ahead and get the seed in the ground now, since I’ll be leaving town in a few days and won’t be back till the second week of October
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