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    Pulverized or pelleted lime? Whatever's easier...

    Pulverized or pelleted lime? Whatever's easier for you to apply.

    One other thing you might want to consider....and I only bring this up since you mentioned weed problems......assuming your area...
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    First, think about planting in the fall....not...

    First, think about planting in the fall....not the spring. Spring plantings are like saying you don't want to get wet, yet you walk out the door into a torrential downpour. Now, the area you...
  3. My last Kubota was a 24 horse. It got the job...

    My last Kubota was a 24 horse. It got the job done. My new one is 30. Nobody ever got in the field and said, gee I wish I had less horsepower.....
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    Chufa is supposed to be a great turkey draw. I...

    Chufa is supposed to be a great turkey draw. I tried it. The deer pawed the seed out of the ground before it germinated. Any grains are good. But you need to think about seasonality. Grasses and...
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    You asked about a disc, but your getting more...

    You asked about a disc, but your getting more than you wanted! First, let's ask the question about why you want to use one? Primarily two reasons. One, the best success with planting involves...
  6. Thread: Throw n grow

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    Annual ryegrass is what you find in a lot of seed...

    Annual ryegrass is what you find in a lot of seed mixes. It's only there becasue the'growers' demand something green, now! If you let it grow to maturity, meaning the plant produces seeds, you...
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    Yep!^^^^^^^^^ You're doing the right thing,...

    Yep!^^^^^^^^^

    You're doing the right thing, but you need to do it for multiple years. With Johnson grass you have two problems, it being a perennial. Seeds. And, the massive underground root...
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    The No Plow you reference gets good reviews. You...

    The No Plow you reference gets good reviews. You mention rye. Ryegrass or the cereal grain RYE? When plants get as tall as you say, they are not very palatable and, given a better choice of foods,...
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    Tell me more. I don't know Antler King. Grasses...

    Tell me more. I don't know Antler King. Grasses are controlled with clethadim. it won't hurt broadleaf plants - including weeds. Brassicas with broadleaf weeds? I don't think there's a herbicide...
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    I know you're going to think I'm delusional. Why...

    I know you're going to think I'm delusional. Why not plant the field that's got all the grass in it....then mow it? I know, I know - I was skeptical of this thing call throw and mow, but plotters...
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    I'm not an apple tree expert, but i'll take a...

    I'm not an apple tree expert, but i'll take a crack since no one else has. Do they ever flower? If they do, you still need at least two flowering trees. Maybe fertility or climate are the causes...
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    You have two difficult hurdles. One is lack of...

    You have two difficult hurdles. One is lack of sunlight and the other is plot size. If you can get something to grow and the deer find it, it won't last long. Food gone. Objective lost.
    So, do...
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    I vist this forum occasionally, but it's been a...

    I vist this forum occasionally, but it's been a long time since my last look. I like this one, like it a lot, but if you really want to see what's what with food plots, there are two to check out.
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    I suppose things like this blended mix of seeds...

    I suppose things like this blended mix of seeds called MAXIMIZE has its place. But, if you want to get down in the on the mat and really understand what it is you might not like it so much. I've...
  15. If the turnips rot that would be a good thing/ ...

    If the turnips rot that would be a good thing/ If they don't...if even though they appear to rot they still bolt, mow the vegetation before it flowers and goes to seed else you'll have more turnips...
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    Tillage brfore or after adding fertilizer and...

    Tillage brfore or after adding fertilizer and lime. Do what works best for you. Personally, I don't think it matter one way of the other. Eventually, your lime and fertilzier are going to...
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    Everybody has a limit on two things - time and...

    Everybody has a limit on two things - time and money. I'll go at this without suggesting you spend a lot of money, and doing something where you have a decent chance of success. Remember, I'm still...
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    Do a soil test. I don't know where you are. ...

    Do a soil test. I don't know where you are. Mostlikely somewhere with acedic soils. Put down the equivalent of a ton of lime to the acre. Fertilizer's a tough call without a soil test. Soil prep...
  19. Thread: DIY seed mix

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    A tall late maturing corn is good. The deer and...

    A tall late maturing corn is good. The deer and other critters will eat the corn, but I've now found the stalks very palatable. Or, look for Sudex, a sorghum - sundan grass hybred.
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    Ummmmm, there must be a better way to accomplish...

    Ummmmm, there must be a better way to accomplish your mission? Frankly, in my old eyes, what you're proposing is a lot of work for eventual failure. Shade, soil chemistry, and lack of soild moisture...
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    Wow! Just breaks in the trees? Not cropland? An...

    Wow! Just breaks in the trees? Not cropland? An area you cleared in the forest? Pines? Hardwoods? If yes, you have a large challenge in front of you! Do tell....
  22. Thread: DIY seed mix

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    I know this is a small food plot. Most anything...

    I know this is a small food plot. Most anything goes. But, not to put too fine a point on it, don't plant turnips and clover in the same field. Assuming your planting densities are correct, the...
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    Expectations being what they are....variable...

    Expectations being what they are....variable person-to-person.....I've never had what I consider to be much luck with planting in pine rows. There are sunlight issues, moisture issues, and soil...
  24. It's not in the seed bag. Foxtail, like other...

    It's not in the seed bag. Foxtail, like other weeds, is everywhere. Disturb the soil and you will find weeds you didn't know even existed.
  25. Thread: Weeds!

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    [QUOTE=emerson;1077273794]Is it to late to spray...

    [QUOTE=emerson;1077273794]Is it to late to spray , how long do you have to wait to plant after the spray ? I would think you still have time .[/QUO

    What herbicide would you use that won't kill...
  26. Thread: Weeds!

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    I hear ya! Lots of unknowns. Lots of choices to...

    I hear ya! Lots of unknowns. Lots of choices to make. I'd be tempted to leave it alone. Options after that: clip the tops off the weeds to allow some light and water to the ground. Maybe? If...
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    Absolutely. Don't overthink it. 10 people will...

    Absolutely. Don't overthink it. 10 people will tell you 10 different things - and it doesn't make a hill of beans difference. Not like you're going to double your plot output with one strategy over...
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    To be honest with you, at first glance, I thought...

    To be honest with you, at first glance, I thought they were planted. If you're convinced they are weeds, then I am, too!
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    I don't think the OM is going to limit your...

    I don't think the OM is going to limit your selection of forages....too much. It's a food plot, not an occupation! Rye (the small grain and not ryegrass) is the first forage that comes to mind. ...
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    A weed is any plant out of place. But, are you...

    A weed is any plant out of place. But, are you sure those are weeds??!! Good deer food if I have my ID correct.

    https://www.qdma.com/articles/know-your-deer-plants-partridge-pea
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