Food Plot Mix

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  1. bossbucks25

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    So I went and bought some seed for a food plot. I am planting a 1/2 acre. I mixed this on my own and am curious if this is enough seed or if I should add some. I bought austrian winter peas, oats, a rye mix, and brassicas. I have a total of 32 lbs of seed. Is this enough for a 1/2 acre?
     
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    I think it should but it depends on what the mix rate is. I have a bag of winter peas that 11 lbs and supposed to cover 1/4 acre.
     
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    I mixed it 14 pounds of peas, 10 pounds of oats, 6 pounds of rye and pea mix, and 2 of rape
     
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    Probably enough.
    It's early enough that you could still over-seed in late July if you see that you haven't gotten a good enough coverage.
     
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    I would add another 10 lbs of winter peas or 20 lbs of oats if broadcasting.
     
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    I calculated what each seed value was worth per acre and added them together to get to a 1/2 acre based on the percentage. I might add 6 lbs of peas but I don't want to over seed it
     
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    Are you broadcasting or drilling? But I hear ya. Worst case you can still over seed later like elk guide said.
     
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    I am going to broadcast seed then I am going to cultipack
     
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    Cultipacking is a very good asset.
     
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    So i went and bought 6 more pounds of winter peas, and also added 1 more pound of rape mix. Hopefully that does the trick.
     
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    full seeding rates for peas are 50 lbs per acre
    oats 100 lbs per acre
    rye and most grains 100 lbs per acre
    brassicas vary from 2-8 lbs per acre.

    How you want to formulate is to use 1/3-1/4 of the full rates of each forage. For example if you wanted to mix peas with oats and rye and winfred brassica you'd want to do 15 lbs of peas, 25-30 lbs of each of the grains and 2-3 lbs of brassica.

    but the peas, winter wheat, winter rye or winter triticales shouldn't be planted until after august 1.
     
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    I think I ended up with a mix of 19 lbs of peas, 10 lbs of oats, 6 lbs of fall, winter spring antler king, and 3 lbs of rape, kale, turnips. I am spraying my plot this weekend and will be seeding in 2-3 weeks depending on the rain forecast. I would love to wait until August but not sure when I will be able to get out there to do it.
     
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    Good luck and keep us posted on how it does.
     
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    I always figure a little more if broadcasting over drilling. Last year we drilled a very similar mix to what you are describing. Things went very well. We did end up broadcasting the smaller seeds then cultipacking.
     
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    I always figure a little more if broadcasting over drilling, especially with larger seed. Last year we drilled a very similar mix to what you are describing. Things went very well. We did end up broadcasting the smaller seeds then cultipacking.
     
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    So fp........ anything worth saying once is worth saying twice???????????????
     
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    I guess so..................................
    I didn't even notice that..................... I guess I was just opening the door for another shot my way????????????
    I didn't even notice that..................... I guess I was just opening the door for another shot my way????????????
     
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    And here I thought that you were just about post count!
     
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    I will keep you posted. Hopefully it turns our great.
     
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    There ya go. Thinkin' again....................
     

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