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Old 03-05-2021, 12:55 PM   #1
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What is everyone planting?

I have not done a summer plot in a long time. I did do a dove plot 3 summers ago. I disked the soil, free of weeds, and the seed came up great. It then all died with no rain in the summer.
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Old 03-09-2021, 11:26 AM   #2
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Frost seeded some crimson clover to see what we could get to grow.

Also put in some switchgrass - not a food plot - for long term habitat improvement.

Probably going to put out some Egyptian Wheat mid-May once it warms up for screening along the fence to block view of outfitter who leased neighbor's property who decided to put blind 12 inches off the fence - literally.
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Old 03-09-2021, 02:47 PM   #3
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Going to try my hand at the throw and mow method for the spring. Going out this weekend to e-fence 2 acres (mostly to keep the cows out and deer off it while it is growing) and spray. Then in 2-3 weeks (weather dependent) going to put in a mix of (in order of provalence) Buckwheat, alyce clover, deer vetch, along with smaller amounts of lablab and sunn hemp.

Then this fall will put in cereal rye and clover. Goal of the plot is not to be a hunting plot (outside of the rut possibly), but to hold deer between our two most productive stands
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Old 03-09-2021, 03:21 PM   #4
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Going to try my hand at the throw and mow method for the spring. Going out this weekend to e-fence 2 acres (mostly to keep the cows out and deer off it while it is growing) and spray. Then in 2-3 weeks (weather dependent) going to put in a mix of (in order of provalence) Buckwheat, alyce clover, deer vetch, along with smaller amounts of lablab and sunn hemp.

Then this fall will put in cereal rye and clover. Goal of the plot is not to be a hunting plot (outside of the rut possibly), but to hold deer between our two most productive stands
Curious how this works! Keep us posted.

I plan on doing a mixture of IC Peas, Lablab and one more thing. Just not sure yet.

I have a thick standing winter plot now. I will likely grain drill and then shred my winter plot over it for thatch
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Old 03-09-2021, 07:16 PM   #5
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I think Im gonna look into getting some seed from "Green Cover" and see what they have to offer. They have some stuff specifically for bees/pollinators, warm and cold season. Plot mixes, screening, legumes, you name it.

If yall have any experience with them, post them.
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Old 03-14-2021, 02:51 PM   #6
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Brown top millet and sunflowers in Jack County are my go too. Tried a few other things over the last couple years but the hogs mow them down before it gets going. Planting first two weeks of May before a rain.
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Old 03-22-2021, 10:22 AM   #7
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Still struggling with what method I want to do.

I have a nice, tall winter plot now and cant decide if I want to spray, grain drill then shred or grain drill then shred the plot real low and keep what I have growing until natural die off?

Is easter weekend too early to plant?
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Old 03-26-2021, 07:52 AM   #8
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Natural die off will put you way to far behind. Whatever is in plots now (minus clover if you have it) is way too mature for any use. Now till planting you are just growing thatch.

Plant mid-late April-2nd week of May. Donít over think it. Put down seed and cover it with something. Reduce all competition
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Old 03-26-2021, 08:11 AM   #9
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Natural die off will put you way to far behind. Whatever is in plots now (minus clover if you have it) is way too mature for any use. Now till planting you are just growing thatch.

Plant mid-late April-2nd week of May. Donít over think it. Put down seed and cover it with something. Reduce all competition
Yeah I tend to overthink it, in an attempt to make it perfect haha.

If i shred it down, won't it encourage fresh/tender growth for the next 3-4 weeks? I still have action in my plots based on game cameras
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Old 03-26-2021, 08:44 AM   #10
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If you shredded now yes, it’s still growing season on what your shredding. In a month the new seeds should out grow the cereal grains. I prefer to spray personally
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Old 03-26-2021, 09:19 AM   #11
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If you shredded now yes, itís still growing season on what your shredding. In a month the new seeds should out grow the cereal grains. I prefer to spray personally
Yeah spraying isnt bad. But my thoughts were to shred, let the current winter plot keep growing, and then the summer plot will grow and be hidden some by the winter plot.
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Old 03-26-2021, 09:39 AM   #12
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Big negative with that is-water. Water will be your weak link in central Tx. Every minute the 2 are competing is future available water for new plants. I want em dead and decomposing at planting
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Big negative with that is-water. Water will be your weak link in central Tx. Every minute the 2 are competing is future available water for new plants. I want em dead and decomposing at planting
Very valid point. Never thought of that.

Corn has been planted around me in the last 2-3 weeks, so I am thinking of planting Easter weekend if I can get it all done in time
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Old 03-26-2021, 12:37 PM   #14
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For 2 acres is this too much seed, if I drill:

50 lbs I/C peas
20 lb Lablab
10 lb Sorghum
30 lbs buckwheat

I am struggling with how much to plant if I plant these 4 seeds.
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Old 03-26-2021, 10:41 PM   #15
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Picked up 100lbs of sun hemp today and have ordered 300lb of eagle beans. I have a lot of work to get done in next few weeks.
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Old 03-27-2021, 08:44 AM   #16
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For 2 acres is this too much seed, if I drill:

50 lbs I/C peas
20 lb Lablab
10 lb Sorghum
30 lbs buckwheat

I am struggling with how much to plant if I plant these 4 seeds.


Call a local seed dealer and they should be able to help you out with the ratio


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Old 04-19-2021, 09:28 PM   #17
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Planted 3 acres of soybeans today. Still need to plant 3 acres of sun hemp.




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Old 04-19-2021, 09:30 PM   #18
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My rye/ clover fall planting is looking good. Will probably mow next week and should have a nice stand of clover on each end of soybeans




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Old 04-20-2021, 07:57 AM   #19
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I planted 5 days ago. I sprayed twice. Then grain drilled once it was all dead. Sucks I killed my plot that was doing very well.

2 acres of lablab, soybeans, sorghum, I/C peas, and peredovik sunflowers. Should be getting pics of it sprouting soon on my Spartan cell camera
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Ready to check my plot tonight.I can't see much on trail camera. Will be exactly 7 days since I grain drilled. It is very dry.

We need some severe storms like they are calling for tomorrow. Fingers crossed
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I planted 5 days ago. I sprayed twice. Then grain drilled once it was all dead. Sucks I killed my plot that was doing very well.

2 acres of lablab, soybeans, sorghum, I/C peas, and peredovik sunflowers. Should be getting pics of it sprouting soon on my Spartan cell camera

What type of grain drill do you have? We are looking at getting one and trying to see what you guys are using. We are tired of disking, broadcasting, and cultipacking. We are hoping a grain drill will help improve our soils over time and reduce the amount of hours we are on the tractor.


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