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Old 10-08-2018, 01:16 PM   #1
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Question Food plot advice wanted

The field has recently been shredded, no time to clear and prep, so I read where others dropped seed on cut grass or cut after dropping seed. This is my plan for this fall, my questions is what type of seed makes a good plot for northeast Texas, and where to buy?
Thanks for any helpful input, donít need to be reminded of my many shortcomings.
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Old 10-08-2018, 04:31 PM   #2
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Small seeds. You need them to make soil contact. Clover, chickory and cereal rye are small. The cereal rye will take off faster than the clover and chickory and give deer something to munch on until the other starts going. Others might suggest winter wheat / forage oats. Those are good too but the cereal rye is a smaller seed. Given your situation you need small seeds to give you the best chance of making seed to soil contact. If you can spread right before rain that will help. Unclefish has a really good thread if you have time to read it.
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Old 10-08-2018, 05:31 PM   #3
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Small seeds. You need them to make soil contact. Clover, chickory and cereal rye are small. The cereal rye will take off faster than the clover and chickory and give deer something to munch on until the other starts going. Others might suggest winter wheat / forage oats. Those are good too but the cereal rye is a smaller seed. Given your situation you need small seeds to give you the best chance of making seed to soil contact. If you can spread right before rain that will help. Unclefish has a really good thread if you have time to read it.
what he said scratch it in if possible.
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Old 10-08-2018, 05:44 PM   #4
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Rye.it will germinate in the cut grass.
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Old 10-08-2018, 10:06 PM   #5
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Seeds donít come any smaller than turnips. Their cheap. Toss a couple of pounds out. Thatís about a million seeds!
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Old 10-08-2018, 10:07 PM   #6
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Good luck !
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Old 10-24-2018, 02:42 PM   #7
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I finally got a few acres planted but no where near what I want to plant.
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Old 10-24-2018, 04:05 PM   #8
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Looks like its comin up!!!
Good job.
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Old 10-24-2018, 06:51 PM   #9
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Are you in China?
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Old 10-24-2018, 07:20 PM   #10
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Iíve been using a Land Pride overseeder to plant winter pasture for my cows for a couple years and have done food plots also this year, and it works great. It works by slightly ripping the sod, dropping seed, and ĒcultipackingĒ. Iíve planted wheat, ryegrass, and a food plot mix with it, and everything has come up nicely.
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Old 10-24-2018, 09:01 PM   #11
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I finally got a few acres planted but no where near what I want to plant.
Looks like a great spot for it to grow!
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Old 10-25-2018, 11:51 AM   #12
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Thanks Ya hoping this sunlight today will make it take off! Still have about 15 acres that I want to plant needs to dry off quickly.
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Old 10-25-2018, 11:52 AM   #13
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Are you in China?
HA it looks straight on my desktop! I hate when they do that on the phone.
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Old 10-26-2018, 10:34 PM   #14
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are you in china?
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