2020 planning

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  1. oldnotdead

    oldnotdead Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Rain finally a great storm last night..I fear too late for a couple of spots but big plots hadnt sprouted yet.
     
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    Those metallic looking rose bush beetles like making lace out of my soybean leafs. At this stage I think it's too late to do anything about it and I'll still have an awful lot of beans.

    On a good note my fall plots have germinated!
     
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    Are you talking Japanese beetles?....lol They have been bad, BT helps long term, traps help but sorry I just can not stomach empting those bags . I had to Seven my pole beans before they started producing and it worked to movd them on to other areas. The only reason I can tolerate crows and skunk. Beetle grub gobblers.
     
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    Yes, Japanese beetles. Sometimes I think people are talking about Asian beetles, another problem around here.
     
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    Soybeans, Winter Peas, and section of purple top turnips coming up now.[​IMG][​IMG]

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    We had that storm but just not enough. Fear I'm losing new plots, especially ones that were prepared beds. Rains keep missing us. Though the farmers clover looks great to where the buck were actually bedded in it at 5 pm. Lets see 150 acres of lush clover . Not a deer on cams in a week. My brassica not coming up. White clover drying up.
    Going to be a rough season I Fear
     
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    RAIN!!! FINALLY!!!
     
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    My beans are turning yellow and it looks like I'll have a nice crop for winter feeding. My fall plots are doing OK but the rain we did have was kind of hard on them. A couple of down pours. Not the gentle, day long rains that we like.
     
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    Sounds good..
    Myfall plots not looking great,the over seeded bracs. In the rye look the best. Mostly due to plants I let reseed. The preparred beds took over two weeks to germinat due to lack of rain then the turkey hammered seedlings. White clover was hit hard by no rain but also 8to 10 deer daily. Not complaining because everything is still here. They acorn drop is the best I've seen in years. Usually it's abit of a rotation with them. Some dropping others not.nearly all are.
    Came in from fixing a stand last night and dang near plowed 20 + turkey. Crossed int0 rye plot . Mommas and poults.
     
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    We have not gotten a drop of rain since I broadcast the brassicas until tonight. I think if they still come up they will be sparse. I picked up 100 lbs of winter rye grain and some clover I’m gona broadcast in the coming weeks hopefully before a rain so turkeys don’t think it’s just an all you can eat buffet.


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    After seeing hubby mowedpart of one of my plots... I said to heck with it I'm done for the season.....
     
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    I hear he cleaned it up nice though


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    Seriously! Ya know ask about any gun, fishing, obviously construction he's an encyclopedia. Anything farm or deer hunting...he just has zero intrest. He hunts...well goes to camp...lol
     
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    Got 10 stands cleared out and the seed spread. Had a major rain event overnight into today so it shouldn’t struggle to a lack of water. The spot drains well never seen a puddle on it hopefully it just got pounded into the ground.


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