How are your food plots looking?

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  1. foodplot19

    foodplot19 Grizzled Veteran

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    I'm just venting here.
    Our plots started out looking great this year. The beans were tall and thick, the clover was doing just as good. I'm not complaining about getting rain, but too much at one time is down right destructive. We rec'd 12.5" between the 13th of July and August 6th. I know this sounds like a great amount in that time frame, but 4.5" came twice within 10 days of each other, one of the 4.5" amounts came in 3 hours.
    The corn, our income crop, is doing AWESOME, but the beans are a muddy mess. I guess the only good thing is that I'll definitely be able to tell where to mow them down and plant our winter greens, we just need the standing water to go away.
     
  2. soccerdan90

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    I haven't mowed my lawn in a month and a half.... can you guess what my plots look like? Lol. I doubt we've had more then an inch of rain since July 1st and .4 inches came down the other day...

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  3. foodplot19

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    Dang-it Dan!! That is definitely feast or famine!! I can definitely imagine how they look. Hopefully you'll catch a break, here soon!!
     
  4. soccerdan90

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    I'm hoping so. All else fails we will plant winter wheat in September.

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    My frost seeded clover/chicory plots are looking pretty good. I'm actually surprised, thought the grasses were going to take over but the mowing I did really helped it.
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    Neighbor started discing up my newest plot today. Since it didn't get sprayed it's going to need a few discings to get it torn up just right. It should be ready to plant in another week or so after we let the grass die a bit and finish ripping it up.
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    I have a issue with grass trying to take over my alfalfa, it's about 6-8 inches right now. Should I now it down to let the alfalfa grow up passed? Any suggestions


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  8. Sota

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    Spray the grass.
     
  9. Sota

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    Got my pea seed this morning hope to get it in the ground soon, means I have to get the fence up.
     
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    Clover plot planted last fall with winter rye, peas and radish. Haven't touched it this year except for mowing 3weeks ago. Weeds were 5ft high. Gave the clover a nice canopy to grow under.
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  11. Englishman

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    Just went and mowed my clover/chicory for the last time this year and I see the turnips are coming up that I planted 2 weeks ago looks like I missed a few spots but my spreader quit half way though so I spread the rest by hand.
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    I planted 3 acres of soybeans and they are getting demolished by the deer right now. I won't have anything left. I tried planting turnips over them because the beans are not going to mature. Because the beans did not canopy the weeds have come. I sprayed yesterday the best I could with a hand pump sprayer. I will plant the wheat if the Round Up works on the weeds. May mix in some more turnips but it's getting late for those.

    I have what I think are 21 different bucks, along with some does and fawns, using my beans. It's incredible what is in them nearly every night.
     
  13. Sota

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    Yeah that box with the seed inside contained annual ryegrass seed, kind of ironic that I consider that seed to be the biggest rip off in the food plot seed industry. The correct winter pea seed was delivered yesterday, hope to get the seed in the ground tomorrow.
     
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    How much rain have you gotten this week? I'm at 1.5" and raining now but 30 miles north got 9" in 24 hours through Thursday morning.

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    We were spared the major rains probably got 2-1/2" over the week. Going to mow and till. I was thinking over over seeding the peas with a clover mix.
     
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    Rented the tiller did a big U shape in the 1/4 acre plot. Took a leap of faith to till under good clover. I also noticed frost seeding of chickory was an utter failure.
     
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    Some recent images of a few of my plots. Got some work to do still no doubt.


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    Went up there to look and plant another plot. Happy with how the soybeans turned out. [​IMG][​IMG]


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    Clover, Bush Beans, Turnip and Sugar Beets- 35x20yd plot in the woods next to a brook. 40 apple trees about 70-150yds away. July 23. IMG_4040.JPG
     
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    Took this last week.

    I have a couple videos of what some of the plots looked like before hand

     

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