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    How many pounds of wheat seed per acre?

    How much winter wheat seed per acre do I need? While we are talking about it, how about turnips and clover as well?



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    Dont plant turnips or clover but i plant wheat, oats, and Austrian winter peas. I use a grain drill and plant at a rate of about 70 lbs per acre of my mix. If wheat alone I would plant at about the same rate. If broadcasting it will probably take more seed.
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    Wheat is a low preference for deer. Plant oats or rye. But, if you do plant whet, two bushels per acres (120) is not too much. Wouldn't do that planting for a grain crop, but, you want forage....and lots of it. I think turnips is 4 lbs per acre. Seed is really small, so a little seed will make a lot of plants. Clover depends on what type. Ladino is a small size seed white clover. Plant 6 - 8 pounds per acre. Red Clover is a large seed and you should plant 12 - 15 pounds per acre. See where this is going?

    It's not pounds per acres, but plants per acre.

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    I also use a grain drill and put down about 80 lbs of forage oats per acre.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FarmerDan View Post
    Wheat is a low preference for deer. Plant oats or rye.
    In my area deer make trails through oats to get to wheat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ks_bow_hunter View Post
    In my area deer make trails through oats to get to wheat.
    That has been been my experience with wheat and oats in Kansas also. In Florida they eat them both and I provide the mix with Austrian Peas because they become more platable to the deer earlier in the fall. They usually eat the peas first and then come back to the wheat and oats later in the winter after we get a few frosts. Which is usually late December or early January here in Florida.
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    As a food plot I normally plant at a rate of 100 to 150 lbs per acre.Unlike as a crop,deer will be eatting the plant so stay on the heavy side.Turnips and clover normally rate at 5 -6 lbs per acre.It is very easy to over seed turnips with such a small seed.If it is seeded to heavy it will have alot of leaf but small turnips.The turnips need room to grow.
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