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Old 01-19-2019, 07:44 AM   #1
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I walked around some of mine yesterday and seen that the deer have started eating the turnips and Daikon radishes. I found a couple turnip tops laying in a deer trail about 50 yards from one of the plots, so they must be walking around with turnips in their mouths.

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Old 01-19-2019, 07:45 AM   #2
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Old 01-19-2019, 07:49 AM   #3
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When I planted last fall I decided to plant strips of Elbon Rye in of my plots to see if the deer would graze on it. They sure are, check this out.

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Old 01-19-2019, 07:50 AM   #4
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Same here. Deer finally started eating turnips. Wish they would have started a month ago
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Old 01-19-2019, 07:52 AM   #5
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I would say that the Rye is 1"-2" tall, so the deer are loving Elbon Rye. The army worms eat up a bunch of my Rye this year and I have no oats at all.
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Old 01-19-2019, 08:19 AM   #6
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My plots look like they've been mowed. Literally hundreds of deer and hog pics in the plots last time I checked sd cards. But that's why I planted them !
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Old 01-19-2019, 08:45 AM   #7
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I think I will plant a couple strips of Sunn Hemp in the spring. The more I read about that stuff it seems like it does the soil a lot of good and high in protein.

I wish I could plant corn along the edge of my plots like they do in Yankee land, unfortunately corn is a hog attractant.
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Old 01-19-2019, 09:20 AM   #8
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I had to redo mine but looking good considering the issues this year.

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Old 01-19-2019, 09:24 AM   #9
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Looks like a golf course, is that oats?
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Old 01-19-2019, 09:44 AM   #10
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Old 01-19-2019, 03:05 PM   #11
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had some seed left so I sowed back into the bare spots from summer/fall. This past rain should help it take.
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Old 01-20-2019, 04:49 PM   #12
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I took my fence guy out to one of my plots today, he got him a load of turnips and radishes.
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Old 01-23-2019, 02:08 PM   #13
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I think I will plant a couple strips of Sunn Hemp in the spring. The more I read about that stuff it seems like it does the soil a lot of good and high in protein.

I wish I could plant corn along the edge of my plots like they do in Yankee land, unfortunately corn is a hog attractant.


works real good. The cow peas will climb out the top of them as well!! This will be year 3 of adding the sun hemp in



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Old 01-23-2019, 10:20 PM   #14
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Doing well where they didnít get standing water. Radishes with oats mixed in are growing well with just a few nibbles here and there on the leaves.

The clover-only plots are staying mowed down.








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Old 01-23-2019, 10:30 PM   #15
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Oats are the best right ahead of wheat in Mills county.
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Old 01-23-2019, 11:54 PM   #16
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In Walker County, our turnip patch is getting shredded. Oats are untouched. Not much left but stem and the actual turnip.












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Old 01-27-2019, 09:34 AM   #17
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works real good. The cow peas will climb out the top of them as well!! This will be year 3 of adding the sun hemp in



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I thought about sun hemp how is it doing for you

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Old 01-29-2019, 01:42 PM   #18
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Deer eat the leaves and it provides great cover for the peas to climb on. Iím going to plant it in higher deer density plots this year in our mix. I should have better answers.


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Old 01-29-2019, 01:53 PM   #19
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Deer eat the leaves and it provides great cover for the peas to climb on. Iím going to plant it in higher deer density plots this year in our mix. I should have better answers.


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What is the seeding rate you are using per acre?
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Old 01-29-2019, 05:09 PM   #20
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What is the seeding rate you are using per acre?


20# per acre when mixing with the sunflowers and IC cowpeas. We are going to add a lot of okra this year and scale back on the sunflowers. See how that goes



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Old 01-29-2019, 06:14 PM   #21
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Thanks for your response.

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Old 01-30-2019, 02:12 AM   #22
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This time of the summer, we all might still be focusing on fishing, barbecuing in the backyard, or any other number of warm weather hobbies. But this is actually the best time to get busy if you’d like to have a better hunting season once fall comes.
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Old 01-30-2019, 08:17 AM   #23
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https://www.qdma.com/sunn-hemp-deer/

El gatoís thread on here may help as well. He has added it in more and more every year. He will be able to give you a better seed rate as he is planting it in bigger fields. To me even if the deer donít eat it a lot itís a nitrogen producing plant that puts even more in the soil for the winter plots.


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Old 01-30-2019, 02:15 PM   #24
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Yes sir I will give it a try. I'm going to see if the feed store in Livingston can get it. I will do it down the edge of my plot just to give it a try. Thanks again

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Old 01-30-2019, 04:33 PM   #25
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Still ignoring the turnips but eating the brassica like candy.
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Old 01-30-2019, 05:13 PM   #26
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All I planted was oats on my little 1 acre, fenced in plot. I did the throw & mow, and they came up great. Fertilized them as well. Its a small plot, and sees lots of pressure, so they keep it mowed down.
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