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Old 02-12-2021, 12:09 PM   #1
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How I used a solar-powered electric fence to grow Red Ripper Cowpeas in my small fall kill plot. It's almost impossible to establish cowpeas in a kill plot that is small. Deer usually wipe them out before they are 6 inches high. This video covers when, how, and items used in this past season's experimental kill plot. Next season it will be larger.

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Old 02-12-2021, 03:02 PM   #2
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Old 02-12-2021, 03:51 PM   #3
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Old 02-12-2021, 04:47 PM   #4
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Lot of hard work you put into that!
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Old 02-12-2021, 05:00 PM   #5
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Looked great, thanks for sharing. Any reason you don't use the buggy and bulk lime vs putting out by hand?
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Old 02-12-2021, 05:17 PM   #6
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Looked great, thanks for sharing. Any reason you don't use the buggy and bulk lime vs putting out by hand?
The video of me throwing it out by hand was last year. I started doing it the same way this year but switched to an ATV trailer which was a bit easier. The powder will not work in a gear-type seed spreader as I use for the oats and fertilizer. The lime powder is like baking soda. I've learned that it is much easier just to spend the money on the pellets so you can use the spreader. Just have to put it out two months earlier.
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Old 02-12-2021, 05:19 PM   #7
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Lot of hard work you put into that!
It was a bit of work mostly because 2/3 of the plot was in really bad shape. Going forward it will be much easier. The lime lasts several years so it will not be necessary to lime each season. By putting in a summer food plot and a fall kill plot it should be easier to work.
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Old 02-13-2021, 10:06 AM   #8
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Great info. Appreciate your hard work. Could you share a diagram of how you electrified it?

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Old 02-13-2021, 10:45 AM   #9
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Awesome job Texbox. Outstanding video, tons of good info as well.
Thanks for posting up.
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Old 02-13-2021, 10:47 AM   #10
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Thanks for putting in the work to document your plot and sharing.
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Old 02-13-2021, 11:04 AM   #11
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Great info. Appreciate your hard work. Could you share a diagram of how you electrified it?
It's so simple that you will feel like "is that all I do". Your solar charger has two wires with alligator clips. You connect the hot wire (red) to your fence tape and the other wire (green) to your ground rod. Some charger manufactures have ground rods that actually double as a charger holder (to keep it off the ground). I just hung mine on a t-post. You just need to make sure that you have a jumper piece of poly tape or poly rope connecting all the different fences so the current can run through all of them. I think it's best to clip your hot wire to the fence at the location that you run your jumper to the other fences. Just make sure your jumper is tied tightly to all the other fences and does not hit the bare ground or any metal object. If you use only the plastic post you do not need to worry about it being grounded out if you keep your poly tape and poly rope off of the ground.
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Old 02-13-2021, 11:05 AM   #12
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Great info thanks for sharing
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Old 02-13-2021, 01:21 PM   #13
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Great job on plot and video. I'm spending this cold Saturday working on my habitat plans for this upcoming spring and summer.
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Old 02-13-2021, 03:12 PM   #14
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Great job on plot and video. I'm spending this cold Saturday working on my habitat plans for this upcoming spring and summer.
It's a great time to do that.
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Old 02-14-2021, 01:56 PM   #15
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Great video thx for posting
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Old 03-09-2021, 11:59 AM   #16
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Thanks for sharing.
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Old 03-09-2021, 12:25 PM   #17
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one of your first sentences in the video "it's going to be obvious that I am no professional videographer". I beg to differ, very well done, drone footage, trail camera pics, when you got rain from the hurricane, etc. Easy to follow and I think you did a fantastic job, link works for me.
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Old 03-29-2021, 10:53 AM   #18
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one of your first sentences in the video "it's going to be obvious that I am no professional videographer". I beg to differ, very well done, drone footage, trail camera pics, when you got rain from the hurricane, etc. Easy to follow and I think you did a fantastic job, link works for me.
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