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Old 08-22-2021, 09:00 AM   #1
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Question Just a recap on planting times

State your area of the state and the planting time you plant Fall food plots.

I live and hunt in SETx, Newton Cty. I have planted various times. Seems the best time is Sept., last half of the month.

We just prepped food plots yesterday to be planted in the near future.

I planted one plot yesterday to experiment with planting time.

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Old 08-22-2021, 09:01 AM   #2
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South central Texas I usually shoot for mid to late October. But last year was more like late November. Just depends on rain.


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Old 08-22-2021, 09:17 AM   #3
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I used to always plant Labor Day weekend because when I was working that’s when everyone had a three day weekend. Now that I’m retired I go do the tractor work and get everything ready to plant ahead of time and I tend to plant toward the last of September. I try to plant late enough to dodge the Army worms. I had to give up bowhunting because I couldn’t hold my pins steady so I don’t really need a food plot until November.



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Old 08-22-2021, 09:17 AM   #4
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NE Jack County.
Shred spring plots over the next four weeks. Disk and plant early October. This year I'm also going to try the shred and drill method on one of the 5 plots.
Wheat and Oats.
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Old 08-22-2021, 09:23 AM   #5
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Central La. { kinda like east Tx.}
Sept 15 to oct. 15. Crimp things early Sept then watch the weather channel and or closely monitor soil moisture. Too early-army worms though a diverse mix helps with that.
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Old 08-22-2021, 09:41 AM   #6
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Central La. { kinda like east Tx.}
Sept 15 to oct. 15. Crimp things early Sept then watch the weather channel and or closely monitor soil moisture. Too early-army worms though a diverse mix helps with that.
The King has spoken!

Im assuming since you are crimping, you plant using a drill? I would love to have one.

Yes, Cent. La is a lot like SETx. Red clay and all.
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Old 08-22-2021, 09:46 AM   #7
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The King has spoken!

Im assuming since you are crimping, you plant using a drill? I would love to have one.

Yes, Cent. La is a lot like SETx. Red clay and all.
LOL, Monarchy of one.

Yes, I use a drill directly into the crimped thatch from summer planting.Planting elbon rye, wheat, oats radishes, turnips, chicory, maybe a few Austrian winter peas all in a mix---though as always will be experimenting
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Figured you might like that one.

In your opinion, what would seed loss be between a drill and other methods of planting?
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Old 08-22-2021, 10:42 AM   #9
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Others are better experienced to answer that but memory suggests that drilling reduces seeding rate by 10-20%???? vs broadcasting. But its been years since I broadcasted seed and I've never done the T&M
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Thanx elgato.
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Old 08-23-2021, 02:10 PM   #11
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I like later than earlier for planting....sometime in mid Oct right before a rain.

For seeding rate I double the seeding rate for broadcasting cereal grains over drilling them.

For extremely small seeds like clover and chicory I keep roughly it the same as you would for drilling. Those tiny seeds do better than cereal grains for T&M method.
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Old 08-23-2021, 03:09 PM   #12
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We usually plant early October after the army worms are gone
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Old 08-24-2021, 08:32 PM   #13
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Ha getting a little rain on my plot, it might turn out ok
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Old 08-25-2021, 11:18 AM   #14
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Central tex.
Early sep spray for broad leaf and woodies.
Mow high in mid sep.
Drop/lightly drill seed into standing vegetation in late sep.
Mow low.
Hybrid spray/notill/T&M/drop seed.
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Old 08-25-2021, 12:05 PM   #15
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Middle October around a rain for me
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Old 08-26-2021, 04:50 AM   #16
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Late September first weekend of October for ne in newton. We have broke the plots a few times since July. Sprayed once


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Old 08-26-2021, 07:23 PM   #17
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Tshelly that's usually our MO, but I hate doing it that close to bow season.
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Old 09-09-2021, 01:23 PM   #18
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Late September too early for planting oats in Victoria area?
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Old 09-09-2021, 07:57 PM   #19
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Plots look excellent, except for one. Rain coming this weekend, gonna re-seed it.
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Old 09-10-2021, 07:09 AM   #20
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All my plots in Bosque County are prepped and ready for seed. Most likely put seed in the ground before the end of the month which is a little later than normal for me. Just way to many reports of Army worms to chance right now in my part of the world.

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Old 09-10-2021, 02:39 PM   #21
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I am planting on the 19th in Houston County and hoping for rain. That's the last chance I'll have to get up there before bow season.
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Old 09-10-2021, 02:59 PM   #22
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Spraying and liming plots this weekend and not planting anything until good rains are coming in Oct. The extended forecast shows 85-90F into the last week of Sept in north TX.
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Old 09-10-2021, 08:27 PM   #23
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Good input fellas, hope it is helping someone
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Old 09-11-2021, 03:59 PM   #24
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Wettest summer in years accept when you need it. I planted Sept 8 in Southern Oklahoma hoping to catch some rain this week. We will see. If I need to overseed Oats and Rye are cheap.
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Old 09-11-2021, 09:46 PM   #25
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Coryell Co
Planting tomorrow only because rain coming this week.
Last year missed the first rain and planted right after. Would you know it didn't rain for like a month after planting. Get it when you can.
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Old 09-15-2021, 10:17 PM   #26
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Lord blessed me by putting a hole in the primer on the blower to blow seed into the grain drill. Glad I didn't plant yet. Doesn't look to good for rain in Coryell Co for the next couple of weeks.
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Old 09-16-2021, 12:06 AM   #27
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SW Coleman Co. Planning to get my buck forage oats planted second to last weekend in Sept. Not sure it's ideal but I'd rather not make a big disturbance during bow season.
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Old 09-16-2021, 07:12 AM   #28
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I planted wheat with a custom food plot blend mixed in last Saturday (9/11) here at my house in Nacogdoches county.

I’m not planting in OK this year, because it’s been too dry with no rain in sight.
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Old 09-16-2021, 08:20 AM   #29
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I wait until October, before some good chances of rain and then I grain drill

September is too early for me. Rather it be fresh and tender for opening weekend plus its still too warm in Sept

I shoot for 2nd/3rd weekend in Oct.

I shredded my plots 2 weeks ago and sprayed after to kill anything coming up
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I wait until October, before some good chances of rain and then I grain drill

September is too early for me. Rather it be fresh and tender for opening weekend plus its still too warm in Sept

I shoot for 2nd/3rd weekend in Oct.

I shredded my plots 2 weeks ago and sprayed after to kill anything coming up
Heck son, I already got deer eating out of my plots. Took a chance and planted early(Aug 21st). One plot did not turn out well so it got re-seeded on Monday.
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Heck son, I already got deer eating out of my plots. Took a chance and planted early(Aug 21st). One plot did not turn out well so it got re-seeded on Monday.
Way too early for me! Too hot, ground temp too high and no rain
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Way too early for me! Too hot, ground temp too high and no rain
I was hoping that tropical storm would drop some rain on yall.
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Plant before the rain and not to early so it doesn't die from the heat. I have my field ready just waiting on rain and cooler weather. Late sept or early October usually works for me in Gonzales county.
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Plant before the rain and not to early so it doesn't die from the heat. I have my field ready just waiting on rain and cooler weather. Late sept or early October usually works for me in Gonzales county.
Yep mine is ready to go! All killed off waiting to grain drill.

I hope we get a tad of rain tomorrow with the front. At least to get the ground wet. It is VERY dry
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Old 09-20-2021, 12:52 PM   #35
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I'll only plant Buck Forage Oats and I'll be planting somewhere around the 15th of October. Nacogdoches County
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Good info guys, thanx.
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Old 09-24-2021, 08:57 AM   #37
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All seed (Oats, Wheat, Rape, Chickory, White clover, Arrow Leaf Clover and Red Clover) is getting dusted in tomorrow on my Bosque river grounds. All plots have been prepped and waiting, no more waiting............going to be a little busy starting next weekend to mess with slinging seed!

Come on rain..............

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Old 09-26-2021, 08:25 AM   #38
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Planting completed last night and just need rain now.


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South Texas - I was targeting early to mid October for planting fall food plots. It hasn’t rained here in over a month but most of the fields are disked and ready to go. Confidence is pretty high that we’re going to get 4-5 days of rain next week. Should I plant ahead of the rain or let it condition the soil first then plant?

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I would plant ahead of this rain if you can as long term forecast is dryer and warmer for the fall.


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Old 09-26-2021, 08:49 AM   #41
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Our place in Erath county got oats planted yesterday. My friends have been planting oats in Burnet county for livestock grazing. I think a lot of folks are banking on the forecasted rain next week.
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Looks like some rain the next few days in SETX. Hopefully I'll finish planting everything tomorrow.
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I am gonna try to grain drill all my plots tonight before the expected 2-3 inches of rain this week! Fingers crossed
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All seed (Oats, Wheat, Rape, Chickory, White clover, Arrow Leaf Clover and Red Clover) is getting dusted in tomorrow on my Bosque river grounds. All plots have been prepped and waiting, no more waiting............going to be a little busy starting next weekend to mess with slinging seed!

Come on rain..............

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Got them all slung and covered, ate pretty good also. Did I mention dust???? Breck and the wife helped out, was a good day.

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Got them all slung and covered, ate pretty good also. Did I mention dust???? Breck and the wife helped out, was a good day.

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That's a awesome looking set up with food plots under a beautiful stand of oaks
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That's a awesome looking set up with food plots under a beautiful stand of oaks
Appreciate it, I plant approximately 7 acres a year along the river within those trees.

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Now waiting on rain! Excellent chances this week

Got all my seed drilled last night
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South Texas - I was targeting early to mid October for planting fall food plots. It hasn’t rained here in over a month but most of the fields are disked and ready to go. Confidence is pretty high that we’re going to get 4-5 days of rain next week. Should I plant ahead of the rain or let it condition the soil first then plant?
Wait until you have moisture in the ground
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Wait until you have moisture in the ground

We decided to do both just in case. Going to plant two fields this week and the other 3 later.


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Working out perfectly here in central La. All our fields ( 104 acres ) are prepped and ready for planting. Rain for next couple days. We will begin drilling Monday and should take 5-6 days.
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