June plot tour

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  1. oldnotdead

    oldnotdead Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Took my walk today with cell phone. Here are just a few of my plots. Clover flowered great after mowing a few clover plots got rained out. As in rain washed seed to lower sections. WW is looking great lots not shown that are fall plantings to come. Tree plot good but grassy. Shaded WW TALL but no heads. 20200614_120302.jpg 20200614_115627.jpg 20200614_112016.jpg 20200614_111642.jpg 20200614_111628.jpg 20200614_103251.jpg 20200614_102813.jpg
     
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    Looks pretty good. My clover is flowered and in need of a trim. My soybeans need spraying. Hopefully by the end of the week. After seeing your WW I am going to have to plant that stuff again. It grew great the last time I planted it.
     
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    Thanks ,get some pics. I love seeing other peoples hard work. I do love growing the grains out. The rye is really tall and holding well In all the storms. Most till it down to save nitrogen but I do love my turkey hunting. It's great for hiding poults, while they bug and hit the clovers. The turnip plants are absolutely loaded with plump pods in that rye. The hay field plots are coming back great from the mowing. One I may allow to go fallow. It's getting in golden rod and some corn flowers. Still has great alfalfa and some clovers. They bed heavy in it. That one is always too wet to even walk in for me until mid june/ july,but deer love it.
    Trail plots look thin but there is a ton of tiny clover in them . It's mixed clover to different establishment rates . Hoping they are great next year. I never got corn nor beans in as I wanted. Just too much to do with the garden redo and weather issues. This will be a late sumner fall cropping this year.I will have lots more clovers established though and that is getting hit hard. I have to start digging those holes for the fall chestnut trees....12 to put in that willget me to 24 chestnuts.
     
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    No one else has plots growing?
     
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    Today I was going to mow but the dang mice just chucked the entire engine compartment in dead leaves and sticks. I couldn't even start it to move to house to clean. So I just went around and checked plots before the thunderstorm hit.
    Well the first plot pic above is a shade WW that to my surprise is well seeded out. More turkey and deer food. Both will eat those seed heads. The rains have given spring clover a boost an established lots of growth. Though the eef farmer behind us cut his hay. The deer have totally stripped 3clover plots.
    I found beds in the wheat and edge of wheat and hay plots. 3 were fawn beds.
     
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    Just wanted to say, I don't have any plots but greatly enjoy seeing/hearing about yours, how they are doing, and how you maintain them.
    I will get around to doing some in the next couple of years.
     
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    Thank you....
     
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    Looking good!

    Here’s our 3 week corn. 4 acres, no till planter, added 100lbs/acre of urea at two weeks before a heavy rain.
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    Here’s a throw and mow plot I planted last weekend. Planted more for a screen. Corn behind me in pics and left side will be planted brassicas at 1/2 acre in a few weeks. Same method.
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    Corn field looking from screen mix

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    This was a failed 2 1/2 acre soy bean plot. Think I may have planted too deep along with being two yr old seed. Some have sprouted but plan is to spray and over seed with a cereal mix late August.
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    Nice! Ya soybeans have a short shelf life. I just mowed two areas I'll spray down for fall plantings. Waiting for a bit less wind.
     
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    I also found out the hard way that old soybean seed does not germinate worth a damn. Even if it does the plants seem to be stunted.
     
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    That is why places like Hancock seed has major winter sales on soybeans. Now I love buying two season seed but soybeans no. Regular beans and peas OK. NOW A good substitute would be cow peas. You can type in ag seed with short shelf life and check the list to baged seeds out there if thats the way you go.
     
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    Finally made it to my property to weed whip my clover plot/weed plot 61E02845-4317-4419-9374-F79F57152208.jpeg 1701E7A0-25E2-4421-A336-B1A91BA2EA66.jpeg 57CF5B22-BECC-4645-BE0E-9121C8379A9E.jpeg 182919C2-7BB9-4456-A46C-41967AD80969.jpeg
     
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    Also plowed up the plots for the annuals and then planted/fertilized them. Supposed to rain tonight and possibly tomorrow, hopefully they are right this time.... 4EB4754F-A567-46E1-98CF-25E8DE8E0F9E.jpeg 4FC705B1-8366-4563-A1FD-0017F8B66309.jpeg DDAD4155-C080-4C00-A116-DE338EBCBDAE.jpeg 40202231-BD3B-4B74-B139-DF6CFC979209.jpeg
     

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