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Old 04-21-2020, 01:15 PM   #1
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Planning on putting a food plot in for the first time. Got it shredded and disced up. Gonna have to plant the beginning of may.
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Old 04-21-2020, 01:19 PM   #2
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Disc work
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Old 04-21-2020, 01:22 PM   #3
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More disc there is a creek with a natural spring that runs north and south about 20 yards to the west. Should be a good spot as lots of activity has been seen
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Old 04-21-2020, 01:25 PM   #4
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What are you planting ?
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Old 04-21-2020, 01:32 PM   #5
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It will be a soybean mixture from producers in Bryan
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looks good.... are you planning on spraying before planting, or planting gly tolerant soybeans? If not, that grass is most likely to come back really strong, plus all the other weed seed that was already in the soil waiting for a disturbance.
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Old 04-21-2020, 01:42 PM   #7
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looks good.... are you planning on spraying before planting, or planting gly tolerant soybeans? If not, that grass is most likely to come back really strong, plus all the other weed seed that was already in the soil waiting for a disturbance.
I planned on running a disc again. Iíll look into spraying. What do you spray ?
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I planned on running a disc again. I’ll look into spraying. What do you spray ?
Generic glyphosate from Tractor Supply is what I use. If that’s bermuda it’s pretty hard to kill. Gly at 2.5 oz. per gallon of water, wait a week to 10 days and disc. If you plant Roundup Ready beans you can spray them again after they get 8”/10” tall and kill whatever weeds and grass came up. It won’t harm the beans. You really need a soil test to know how much lime, if any, and how much of what kind of fertilizer you need.

On a new plot I plant buckwheat for a season or two in the spring. It has lots of soil benefits plus it grows so fast and thick it chokes out weeds and grasses. Good luck !
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Generic glyphosate from Tractor Supply is what I use. If thatís bermuda itís pretty hard to kill. Gly at 2.5 oz. per gallon of water, wait a week to 10 days and disc. If you plant Roundup Ready beans you can spray them again after they get 8Ē/10Ē tall and kill whatever weeds and grass came up. It wonít harm the beans. You really need a soil test to know how much lime, if any, and how much of what kind of fertilizer you need.

On a new plot I plant buckwheat for a season or two in the spring. It has lots of soil benefits plus it grows so fast and thick it chokes out weeds and grasses. Good luck !

This.... with a question for Dry Creek.... if you mix 2.5 oz per gallon how much Gly are you applying per acre? I think with the low volume my sprayer sprays, 2.5 oz per gallon would be a really light application.
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I spray from a 25 gallon Fimco with two spray nozzles on a bar, covers about 10í/12í wide. I also spray with a 60 gallon PTO driven rig on my tractor that covers about 25í wide. I donít worry about acres, because most of my plots are irregular and acreage is hard to figure. I travel about 3 mph in either my CanAm or my tractor and wet the vegetation. I know lots of guys go quarts per acre, but Iíve just learned to guess pretty closely at how much mix Iím gonna need. Sometimes I miss it a little, but usually I have a few gallons left. I just spray it on the thickest or tallest part of whatever Iím trying to kill. It may not be scientific, but it works for me.
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Old 04-21-2020, 06:43 PM   #11
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How old are those pics? When’s the last time you have seen that plot?
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Old 04-21-2020, 07:38 PM   #12
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Very nice
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Old 04-21-2020, 07:43 PM   #13
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How old are those pics? Whenís the last time you have seen that plot?
April 18, 2020

Thanks for the spray tips.
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Old 05-03-2020, 09:01 PM   #14
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Well, its a done deal. I was way to late togged the stuff I wanted but I got some seed in the ground today and got is covered. I will be more prepared for the fall food plot as I have a better idea on what to do.
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What did you end up planting then?
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Old 05-03-2020, 09:33 PM   #16
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What did you end up planting then?
it was a bag of stuff I found at a local feed shop. It was the last bag and I got it for 30 dollars. I think it was Antler (something). It is better than nothing and I learned a good deal on planting. Looking forward to future plots and upgrades around the farm.
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Old 05-03-2020, 09:54 PM   #17
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it was a bag of stuff I found at a local feed shop. It was the last bag and I got it for 30 dollars. I think it was Antler (something). It is better than nothing and I learned a good deal on planting. Looking forward to future plots and upgrades around the farm.
What was in the bag? Sounds like you got the last bag of a fall mix on sale.


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This.... with a question for Dry Creek.... if you mix 2.5 oz per gallon how much Gly are you applying per acre? I think with the low volume my sprayer sprays, 2.5 oz per gallon would be a really light application.
It took 40 gallons to spray my one acre plot, may have had a few gallons left over. That’s running with a 20 gallon sprayer with two nozzles and traveling about 3mph like Drycreek said. That being said, 2.5oz X 40 gallons is 100oz of gly

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Old 05-04-2020, 10:36 AM   #18
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[QUOTE=Sleepy;14848497]What was in the bag? Sounds like you got the last bag of a fall mix on sale.

Not sure it said spring summer food plot mix. Iíll try and make it home before the trash man comes.
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Old 05-04-2020, 10:40 AM   #19
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What was in the bag? Sounds like you got the last bag of a fall mix on sale.

Not sure it said spring summer food plot mix. Iíll try and make it home before the trash man comes.
No worries. Was just curious. If it said Spring/Summer, youíre good. A lot of times the feed stores will have left over fall mixes on sale this time of year and Iíve seen folks buy it and plant it now not realizing what was in the bag.
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Old 05-04-2020, 12:21 PM   #20
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Not sure what is in it but here it is. If it works it works if not Iíll chalk it up to a learning experience and truck on
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Looks like:

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Old 05-27-2020, 11:03 PM   #22
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I did not get pics but had 6 inches of rain since I’ve put it out. It looked better than expected and the deer Tracks are everywhere. No stand on where the plot is. I am going to set up about 60 yards away on a natural creek where they travel all the time.
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Looks pretty good for a first time.
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Old 12-22-2020, 01:24 PM   #24
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How did your food plot turn out? Got any recent pics?
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Old 12-23-2020, 01:18 PM   #25
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I really like the idea of food plots. I know deer like to have the extra room. Looking forward to seeing any other pics you have.
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Old 03-03-2021, 12:29 PM   #26
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Not sure what is in it but here it is. If it works it works if not Iíll chalk it up to a learning experience and truck on

How did your food plot turn out ? Any pictures ?
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Old 03-26-2021, 10:24 AM   #27
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Old 04-17-2021, 06:10 AM   #28
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How did your food plot turn out ? Any pictures ?
It turned out great. Only problem was it was not big enough and they tore it honoree a couple weeks. And what the deeer did not eat, the pigs rooted up. Plan b attempt coming soon
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won't be anytime soon in east texas

pastures and wildlife openings are a mess from rain!!

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