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    Today I planted winter rye, and oats using a new...

    Today I planted winter rye, and oats using a new growth promoter I am testing. My goal is to get 3 days faster germination, which would greatly benefit the fall cover crop people and late planted...
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    Soil samples can be taken any time throughout the...

    Soil samples can be taken any time throughout the year. It is important though to sample approximately the same time of the year. Late summer, or early fall, is a good time for most crops. This...
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    Lablab is very high in protein and sugar. It is...

    Lablab is very high in protein and sugar. It is as drought tolerant as about anything out there. I pretty much recommend putting it with other species in mixes as I prefer to always have something...
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    [attach=config]2037973 lablab with mastergraze...

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    lablab with mastergraze corn
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    One year in south central Wisconsin I planted...

    One year in south central Wisconsin I planted fall rye November 1st. But typically one should say October 1. Your mearly trying to get enough growth to get the ground covered before it goes dormant....
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    Sorghum. There are many many different varieties...

    Sorghum. There are many many different varieties of sorghum. I am a huge sorghum fan for feed for ruminants as the newer genetics of corn doesn't feed like it use to. Deer typically don't prefer to...
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    Lablab is fast growing, high in sugar and the...

    Lablab is fast growing, high in sugar and the deer go nuts for it. I usually recommend planting something else with it otherwise deer totally destroy it. I included creeping soybeans, forage beans...
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    lets hope mother nature is kind to everyone's...

    lets hope mother nature is kind to everyone's plots this fall...
    rain, sunshine and heat are all essential for success.
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    buckwheat is super fast growing and competitive...

    buckwheat is super fast growing and competitive and doesnt tolerate cold very well. It is a smother crop and doesnt work well as a companion crop.......
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    Deer creek seed sells turnips for $2.56 a...

    Deer creek seed sells turnips for $2.56 a lb......not 8 or $10 a lb but $2.56 and if one used 5-7 lbs of seed per acre...thats about as inexpensive as one can get


    Other cheap food plot options...
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    For some reason i cant attach a pic tonight but i...

    For some reason i cant attach a pic tonight but i have 4 foot tall winfred brassicas from deer creek seed. I even clipped them twice down to 8-12" height and deer have been consumming them since late...
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    Clipping weeds before they go to a seed head is...

    Clipping weeds before they go to a seed head is essential. So many of the food plot seeds many people buy are too high in weed seed. How many of you look at the tag and not purchase seed because it's...
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    when one puts turnips, radish, brassicas, clovers...

    when one puts turnips, radish, brassicas, clovers etc etc you only want about a 1/2 rate of the fall grains as they wont compete well with the grains. A half rate of around 50 lbs max is usually the...
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    All seed purchased is required to have the level...

    All seed purchased is required to have the level of weeds in each bag. Most will note that deer creek will have probably the lowest amount of weed seeds in most of their products, especially the...
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    When weeds throw a seed head they are tougher to...

    When weeds throw a seed head they are tougher to kill. When using glyphosate wait 5-7 days before mowing down and planting.
    Weeds when dormant also are harder to kill at times.
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    beans if they make pods, and if the deer haven't...

    beans if they make pods, and if the deer haven't consummed them by gun season, can be a crop. But forage beans once you get killing frosts, will start dropping leaves.
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    Always spray then wait 3-5 days to mow,...

    Always spray then wait 3-5 days to mow, especially for contact sprays like glyphosates. Mowing before spraying will result in reduced week kill as contact herbicides work best when plants/weeds are...
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    We got .3 of an inch and i need more as i have...

    We got .3 of an inch and i need more as i have all these experiments that were put in the ground 10 days ago and this is critical time for needing that 1" of rain a week.
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    Let's hope mother nature cooperated. Most...

    Let's hope mother nature cooperated. Most brassicas and clovers only need to be 1/8 to 1/4 inch deep into the ground.
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    brassicas only need to be 1/8-1/4 inch deep.....drilling too deep is the biggest reason for failure of all calls i get every month for clovers, brassicas and other small seed. I advise against...
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    Daikon is the fastest geminating and growing...

    Daikon is the fastest geminating and growing brassica out there. People overlook it. I use it for soil health, loosening up the soil and for nutrient scavenging.
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    7-10 days unless......the seed is old, and low...

    7-10 days unless......the seed is old, and low germ count. 75% germ count at testing will result in lower than 75% germ count when planted. Some of these name products sit on shelves a while as they...
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    Wet years, wet soils leads to funky weeds. I even...

    Wet years, wet soils leads to funky weeds. I even stumped the UW weed specialists on one ditty this spring. Yellowing is an excess water issue due to lower soil oxygen and lower nitrogen from soil...
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    There is also a movement away from oats and...

    There is also a movement away from oats and towards triticale and forage type winter wheat. The farmers that are left are more progressive and are looking for maximum milk per acre.
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    ammonium sulfate is what most people can use....

    ammonium sulfate is what most people can use. Using higher salt type fertilizers such as 10-10-10 verses 17-17-17 will do more harm then ams. I believe i posted on here a ranking of fertilizers and...
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    I shot a huge 15 pointer 2 years ago in a new...

    I shot a huge 15 pointer 2 years ago in a new alfalfa area that i interseeded fall rye with it.
    I am in year 2 of planting many varieties of oats, winter triticale, winter wheat, winter rye, and...
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    I can get deer to eat brassicas in wisconsin all...

    I can get deer to eat brassicas in wisconsin all year long. The secret is sulfur, pH, the right varieties of brassicas and "grandpa ray's 9-4-9 foliar plant foods" I got 5 food tall brassicas last...
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    Well. to save money on taxes my family (the...

    Well. to save money on taxes my family (the uncles who own all the land where is the farm where i hunt and do all my research) they fenced in 2 woods and about 80 acres of marsh and prime time deer...
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    Here is possible problems. If you use fall rye it...

    Here is possible problems. If you use fall rye it will grow back next spring , so you will need to kill it off with select or arrow next spring. If you seed too heavy in the fall, it will stunt out...
  30. Looks like Japanese stiltgrass or hemp dogbane

    Looks like Japanese stiltgrass or hemp dogbane
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