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Old 12-04-2018, 07:57 PM   #51
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This pic was in late October. Itís in the one plot that shows heavy usage of turnips. All other plots are eat down other than turnips
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Old 12-04-2018, 08:14 PM   #52
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This pic was in late October. Itís in the one plot that shows heavy usage of turnips. All other plots are eat down other than turnips
Did the Army worms get y'all real bad? They got me and I had to reseed about three acres.
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Old 12-05-2018, 08:39 AM   #53
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Did the Army worms get y'all real bad? They got me and I had to reseed about three acres.
I sprayed worms 7 times this year. I donít plant until late September- early October for that reason.
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Old 12-05-2018, 12:13 PM   #54
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I planted in middle October and this is first year for army worms. They were in our hay fields which join our food plots. Thank God they didn't get in our plots. We sprayed them twice in our hay

We have so much food around our deer rarely ever eat any of our food plots down. We see some in them but you can't tell them have been eating them.

This is good though as it means more food for the deer naturally.
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Old 12-13-2018, 05:14 PM   #55
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My deer are eating the tops but not even the pigs are eating the actual turnips. That surprised me.
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Old 12-13-2018, 05:18 PM   #56
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A good freeze makes many greens sweeter
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Old 12-13-2018, 10:39 PM   #57
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Been a few weeks since I’ve checked plots at dairy. The wheat and oats are literally less than 1/2” y’all. All snipped off. Turnips are actually being used very lightly (leaf wise). Several are pulled up but none are eaten that I can tell (don’t blame them)
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Old 12-19-2018, 02:44 AM   #58
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Part of my food plot this year included turnips. The turnips look great!

The deer don't seem to be eating them though. I thought I read on here that it takes a freeze to make them palatable. We had a freeze last week.

What is it going to take to get them to eat the turnips? I mean, I personally don't like turnips, but I've heard deer do.

Should I disc it and if so when?
DB, there is a Brassica called Rape, that is not bitter when it is green, it is a bulbless Brassica, deer love it and it doesn't require a freeze to taste better. As long as the deer doesn't pull it out of the ground it will generate new growth. Rape is in a lot of food plot blends.
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Old 12-19-2018, 08:21 AM   #59
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Deer and Hogs still not eating our Turnips.
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Old 12-19-2018, 08:28 AM   #60
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Southern Oklahoma.... I've only been planting plots for two years, but both this year and last has been the same thing. Early in the season, deer were primarily on the Rye/Clover plots. A couple weeks after the first hard frost they've switched to the wheat/turnip/radish plots and are absolutely hammering the turnips. I was hunting my main plot last week and watched most of the deer eat the greens, pull the bulbs, and eat the entire bulb... pretty funny to watch actually.
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Old 12-19-2018, 09:16 PM   #61
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I planted some a few years ago and the deer never did touch them.


X2. Had huge turnips everywhere and they touched them for two seasons of planting


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Old 12-22-2018, 03:28 PM   #62
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Havenít been to these plots since I killed my buck November 13. There isnít a blade of wheat or oats over 1Ē tall absolute hammering them. And turnips are actually being eaten now... leaf anyway. Tons pulled up, and I guess they could be eating the whole bulb but I donít see anyĒbits and piecesĒ showing any proof of it.

Was a wildlife innovation camera on this plot. 517 pics on a plot!.... none formatted. &@&% WI
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Old 12-22-2018, 03:46 PM   #63
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Wow, my shallow rocky west texas soil can only dream of actually producing bulbs. We always plant with hopes that it germinates. The deer hammer the greens but I have yet to see a turnip or radish bulb in the handful of years we have been planting plots.
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Old 12-22-2018, 03:48 PM   #64
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I just checked one of my plots and itís eat down to the dirt. Clover, oats and turnips
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Old 12-22-2018, 03:50 PM   #65
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Havenít been to these plots since I killed my buck November 13. There isnít a blade of wheat or oats over 1Ē tall absolute hammering them. And turnips are actually being eaten now... leaf anyway. Tons pulled up, and I guess they could be eating the whole bulb but I donít see anyĒbits and piecesĒ showing any proof of it.

Was a wildlife innovation camera on this plot. 517 pics on a plot!.... none formatted. &@&% WI
I had a bunch of hogs move in and they have not messed with my plots YET. They donít seem to eat turnips or radishes
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Old 12-22-2018, 03:50 PM   #66
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Deer and Hogs still not eating our Turnips.
Same experience here. Tried them two different years and didnít see evidence of either deer or hogs hitting them. Only saw few individual leaves had been nibbled. Think it was rabbit. However, I tried feeding soybeans some years back and deer didnít touch them first two years but hit them good after that. So perhaps there is a learning curve with new feed sources.
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Old 12-22-2018, 03:55 PM   #67
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This is first year for me in.... 15 or soon planting plots to have turnips being used. Still obviously not preferred by the extreme use of other plants but they are being used. And lots of organic matter for spring planting
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Old 12-24-2018, 08:05 PM   #68
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They are finally eating the turnip greens! but... I'm only seeing does. :/
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Old 12-24-2018, 08:10 PM   #69
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Never touched mine
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Old 12-24-2018, 09:18 PM   #70
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Iíve got close to 10 acres of food plots with tons of turnips and radishes. They have litterly mowed em down. Looks like I ran a shredder over the plots. But, I pulled me and friends about 30 nice purple tops Thursday. Iíve been planting turnips for 10 years. My deer love them. Heck, as cheap as those seeds are, why not try them for 2-3 years to see if your deer will figure out what they are.
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