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Old 08-28-2019, 11:19 PM   #1
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What is everyone’s fall food plot plans? I haven’t firmed mine up yet but I am thinking a cereal grain base of wheat and oats, with some red clover and daikon radishes and maybe some winter peas. I have read mixed reviews on the winter peas...
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Old 08-29-2019, 08:55 AM   #2
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In the process of planning this ourselves. In for info.
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Old 08-29-2019, 09:00 AM   #3
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I like to plant Wheat and oats. And most of the time I throw in some turnip seeds too
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Old 08-29-2019, 09:34 AM   #4
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We are going straight oats. We planted a mix last year but there were so many desirable natives they only touched the oats and rye. So this year, all oats.
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Old 08-29-2019, 09:56 AM   #5
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planting Whitetail Institute Oats Plus with Fusion and no-till over 4 acres.

Not all mixed. Will plant oats and fusion together in open areas and oats and no till together in wide pine rows.
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Old 08-29-2019, 10:06 AM   #6
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Shredding this weekend, soil samples sent off for fertilizer requirements. I will spray in a couple weeks with a 3% gly solution. Wait till mid October, sling fertilizer, light disc (1-2 inch deep), broadcast seed and pray for rain. This year will be Elbon Rye, radish, turnips and another field of BOB Oats and winter wheat.
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Old 08-29-2019, 10:34 AM   #7
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What about triticale?
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Old 08-29-2019, 10:52 AM   #8
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The deer at my place love young sunflower plants, they ignore everything else till the sunflowers are mowed down to the bare dirt.

I planted 2 acres each of sunflower, milo, millet. in late summer for doves.

When everything got 3 or 4 inches high the deer hit the sunflowers like a turbo charged lawnmower, after the sunflowers were gone they went after the milo,
never touched the millet.
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Old 08-29-2019, 10:53 AM   #9
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I'm planting the same Buckforage Oats I've used for 15yrs. Deer love em
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Old 08-29-2019, 10:54 AM   #10
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I will spray in a couple weeks with a 3% gly solution. Wait till mid October, sling fertilizer, light disc (1-2 inch deep), broadcast seed
Just curious, what does this do? Trying to learn before I try to plant mine as well. Good info.
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Old 08-29-2019, 10:55 AM   #11
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I will spray in a couple weeks with a 3% gly solution.
Just curious, what does this do? Trying to learn before I try to plant mine as well. Good info.
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Old 08-29-2019, 10:57 AM   #12
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Feed store wheat and crimson clover.
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Old 08-29-2019, 11:06 AM   #13
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Mowed last weekend. Getting soil tested and putting down lime this weekend. Tilling next weekend, and then planting a mix towards the end of September
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Old 08-29-2019, 11:07 AM   #14
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Just curious, what does this do? Trying to learn before I try to plant mine as well. Good info.
Kills off any weeds that are still green and gives the seeds a chance to sprout up good. Basically eliminates competition for rain and nutrients. We have weeds and grasses down here that will grow all winter long. I try not to disc to deep because it blends in weed seed that will sprout up in the spring. If I was smart I would own a no till till drill and a crimper, but I cant buy one with my looks.

I quit planting Elbon rye and wheat or oats in the same plot. That elbon rye will take off and choke out everthing else, I kinda figured I was wasting money by plantings wheat and oats with rye. Elbon rye is pretty good stuff and drought resistant but them army worms will gobble it up quick.

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Old 08-29-2019, 01:00 PM   #15
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Already started my plot prepping. I have mowed all the plots and am in the process of "raking" the plots to remove the thick layer of thatch from the mowing with a skid steer and root grapple. I will next apply Glyphosate using a 6' boom sprayer in the back of our mule at a rate of 2oz per gallon. In 2 weeks I will come back with our plot master and prepare the seed beds. I will follow that up the next week with planting all the plots in winter wheat. After they have been planted I will use a manual spreader and top the plots with a clover blend and then run just the culitpacker over it to ensure good soil contact.....At least that's my plan for now.
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Old 08-29-2019, 01:09 PM   #16
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Clover, oats, and cereal rye for me.
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Old 08-29-2019, 01:23 PM   #17
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We've been using Turner Seed's "fall deer mix" the past 11 years (on 20 total acres of plot). We also sprinkle in Pogue's clover/turnip/radish mix. It's been fairly consistent for us. Army worms have been awful the past 2 years though...

We typically shred/spray, then no-till drill into that thatch a few weeks/month later.

I am bulldozing 5 new acres this weekend though. Hoping to maybe deep disk it in September and throw something on it before the freezes. I kind of want to experiment on the new plot with something besides Turners mix. Thinking maybe just straight crimson clover and wheat? Don't really know what wheat to plant??
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Old 08-29-2019, 01:23 PM   #18
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I’ve got ~17 acres turned over at the house. Will plant wheat, clover, and turnip combo. Already have some really good clover (for this time of year) established in the hay meadows.

Started bush hogging over at camp and I’m hoping to get about 20 acres planted over there in the same mix if I can get done with the mowing. It’s got plenty of clover and lespedeza as it is, but would like to get some good green plots in for hunting purposes.
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Old 08-29-2019, 01:41 PM   #19
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If we ever get rain, oats plus cow peas and radish.
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Old 08-29-2019, 01:53 PM   #20
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I'm planting the same Buckforage Oats I've used for 15yrs. Deer love em
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Only my second year but they did great last year.
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Old 08-29-2019, 03:12 PM   #21
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Likely going with only oats or Buckforage oats myself this year.
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Old 08-29-2019, 03:38 PM   #22
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I plant a pretty big variety....Turnips, Radish, Crimson Clover, Elbon Rye, Wheat, and Oats.
I may try a little Triticale this year just out of curiosity.

I planted my turnips and Radish on Monday just before the rain. Last year I planted everything around the middle of September and the brassicas never got big enough to grow bulbs.... so I wanted to try them a little earlier this year. I'll plant the cereal grains sometime after the 15th whenever there is rain in the forecast.
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Old 08-29-2019, 05:43 PM   #23
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Checking to see if my local feed store can get Barduro Red clover and Neches White clover. Red they are suppose to perform well in east Texas.
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Old 08-30-2019, 07:43 AM   #24
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Old 08-30-2019, 08:05 AM   #25
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Sendero seed Co. Rob Hughes.
Not sure where the retailer in you area is but you can get it shipped too. I got it at the San Antonio TTHA Show.
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Old 08-30-2019, 12:54 PM   #26
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I will begin my planning in the coming weeks. I will plant in October around rain
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Old 08-30-2019, 01:03 PM   #27
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Turner seed company fall mix x 2

https://www.turnerseed.com/fall-deer-.html

Has a little bit of everything for them. Used it the past 3 seasons and really like it. Based out of Breckenridge Tx.
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Old 08-30-2019, 02:54 PM   #28
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Turner seed company fall mix x 2

https://www.turnerseed.com/fall-deer-.html

Has a little bit of everything for them. Used it the past 3 seasons and really like it. Based out of Breckenridge Tx.
I really would like to try it, but shipping will kill me
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Old 08-30-2019, 02:57 PM   #29
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We typically shred/spray, then no-till drill into that thatch a few weeks/month later.
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When weeds are 3-4 feet tall, do you like to shred and then spray or spray then wait and shred?
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Old 08-30-2019, 03:39 PM   #30
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I mowed last weekend and I’ll be planting next weekend. I’m planting a 1 acre plot in Tecomate Max Attract and a 2 acre plot in Tecomate Monster Mix. I’ve never used either seed before but I’ve had good success with some of their other seed.
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Old 08-30-2019, 08:25 PM   #31
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When weeds are 3-4 feet tall, do you like to shred and then spray or spray then wait and shred?
Prolly should’ve clarified. We typically spray then shred.
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Old 08-30-2019, 10:25 PM   #32
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We’re shredding this weekend, and getting everything prepped. Plan to plant my mix in a few weeks, and pray for rain. Going with wheat and a few bags of wildlife mix, and then top dress with clover, after I drag the bigger seeds in. Running late this year with my prep work, I’ll disc in some pelletized lime before planting. Once it starts to sprout, I’ll hit it with some fertilizer.
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Old 08-30-2019, 10:43 PM   #33
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Sprayed last weekend and will shred and disk this weekend to get the seed bed ready. I was thinking of getting some seed thrown this weekend too, but it looks like everyone waits till Mid Sept to start planting.
I tried my first food plots last year and just as it started to take, all the rain came on flooded me out till this summer.
I picked up 2 bags of Super Buck Mix from my local hunting store (Native Outdoors) that has Wheat, Oats, Winter Peas, Clover and Rape in it. I also picked up a bag of just Winter peas. I have about 3 acres to plant.
I'm in Ellis County. Should I wait a couple of weekends to plant?
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Old 09-01-2019, 12:35 AM   #34
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Got rained on hard this morning just as I was getting started. So, guess planting won't be for a couple more weeks now anyhow.
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Old 09-01-2019, 10:55 AM   #35
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Buck Buster, Winter wheat and planting clover very heavy....moving away from the food plot scene and going straight clover I think.
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Old 09-01-2019, 02:11 PM   #36
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$10 bag o wheat and a lil crimson clover
I'm throwing all this down Sept 14th just like last year

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Old 09-01-2019, 09:32 PM   #37
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Im not likely to plant till 1st weekend in October.

Sprayed last weekend.

Spread 12 tons of lime and tilled it in this weekend.

Will come back out and spray again in two weeks.
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Old 09-01-2019, 09:45 PM   #38
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Old 09-03-2019, 05:35 PM   #39
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About 2 acres of oats. Just for bait.
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Old 09-03-2019, 05:54 PM   #40
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I planted oats 2 years ago and they keep reseeding. Going to leave that alone since I expect it will come up again this year. And roll on with more oats
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I need to get out and shred this week, my bigger and newer plot will need to be sprayed as well.
Gonna do a mix of plots but most will be plot spike oats(buck forage if I can get some local) and a mix of peas, clover and turnips. My deer really liked the dacon radishs and turnip greens last yr. They don't touch the actual turnips tho.
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Old 09-04-2019, 07:31 PM   #42
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Got my plan finalized. Standard till and plant in the sanctuary. Going to try throw, roll, and spray method at my clearcut spot. I have some vessy/Johnson grass that is 6-8’ y’all so hopefully it will create a good seed bed. First time trying this method on a fall plot. Both of these spot are right at 2 acres each.
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Old 09-12-2019, 03:15 PM   #43
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Mix of cereal rye, clover and turnips.
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Old 09-12-2019, 04:58 PM   #44
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Sprayed my plots 2 weeks ago. Will plant BFO in first week of October (hopefully just before a good rain).
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Old 09-13-2019, 11:12 AM   #45
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We just planted a little over 2 acres worth of Tecomate Max Attract a couple weeks ago. It is a mix of Peas, Clovers, Chicory, Cereal Grains. We complimented this with a 13-13-13 fertilizer.

It is our first time planting so we are curious to see how it comes out!
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Old 09-13-2019, 12:21 PM   #46
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How much are people paying for BFO?

I am getting Bob Oats for $14 a bag and can't find BFO.
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Old 09-13-2019, 02:43 PM   #47
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I have been mowing and spraying plots, have about 45 acres of scattered food plots on the place.

I do a mix of 90% wheat and 10% elbon rye at 100# per acre rolled in with a top dressing of purple top turnips 1# per acre, dwarf rape 1# per acre, Daikon radishes 1# per acre and 5# per acre of crimson clover.

Mix has worked well for the past 6 years in Rusk county.
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Old 09-13-2019, 02:59 PM   #48
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Anyone know where i can get cereal rye in the Lufkin area for a decent price? Would like about 500-700 pounds of seed.
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Old 09-13-2019, 03:34 PM   #49
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We will plant straight oats. 10 acres and 1000lbs of oats and 2000lbs of fertilizer.
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Old 09-14-2019, 10:58 PM   #50
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Prep next weekend, plant first of October. Army worms got me good last year...Oats with something mixed in, haven't decided yet.
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