Your 2022 land projects.....

Discussion in 'Food Plots & Habitat Improvement' started by oldnotdead, Jan 5, 2022.

  1. bucksnbears

    bucksnbears Grizzled Veteran

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    Brassica really took of after 1" of rain.
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  2. entropyfx

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    Dang! Looking good!

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    My feed corn plot is tasseling out now. Had a bunch of turkey in it the other day. Can see where deer have been in it. Blocking road well, won't block blind entrance that was due to grass growth stunting one area near blind. It is and will be a great draw once farm corn gets cut. Deer are hitting the edges of corn next to house hard.. That plot cost 9.00...not bad

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    Made it back up to the property this morning, I over seeded some winter rye into the plots for the second time in the last 3 weeks. The rye from a couple weeks ago is growing nicely and filling in the plots. That’s a good thing because the deer are absolutely hammering the brassica’s right now and there won’t be much left in a couple of weeks D2ADDEC9-8B65-4D56-8960-45EC32514E57.jpeg A99029BC-4704-4F20-A82D-0D6488B252D0.jpeg 9E70CFAB-EAD3-4F07-8024-C0A07DC256BB.jpeg
     
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    Well the cow peas are massive despite the thick weeds and the soybeans planted with them have a bunch of pods per plant.
    The beef and chicken farmers have yet to plant their fields in winter grains or clover...weed fields this fall
     
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    AF. I'm kinda in the same scenario.
    The deer are hammering my brassica now.
    I may go and overseed with rye soon if a good rain event looks promising.
     
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    After the last two years of drought in Aug & Sept, and the foodplots not performing well, and getting hammered to the ground, I decided to test several different methods/mixes on different plots. Here are a couple below.

    I’m in SW Iowa, with generally good soil.
    * This year, I have not used fertilizer on anything.
    * Nearly all the plots had a summer mix of Green Cover’s Summer Release (Grant Woods new system)
    * Some spots, I chose to spray with GLY before the fall planting, others I did not spray.
    * After a dry July/August, I planted our initial fall plots right before 3” of rain in late August. — Brassicas planted on Aug 3. Greens and mixes on 8/13. Then got 3” of rain.
    * over-Sowed WR yesterday, and it is raining all day today (1” so far)

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    Brassicas on left. Sprayed before planting. No fertilizer
    DbleTree mix of Greens on right w/o spraying — overgrown with foxtails, but still some Austrian peas, clover, buckwheat, etc coming up

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    Middle: Green Cover Fall release with spray
    Left: Nothing—left the Summer Release stand for screening
    Right: Green Cover Fall Release without spray

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    Spray and drill GC Fall Release

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    And our burr oaks dropping acorns in the timber. :-)


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    Just took these pics. 2 burr oaks within 20 yards from my back window.
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    Both of my big plots look pretty dismal for 2-3 weeks after seeding. Some good rains too. Very little growth.

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    It's amazing how hard the deer hit that weed bean plot. They are in there every night buck and doe now. A few raccoon to ,thinking going after the soybean pods. The cow peas are getting stripped of all leaves. They found my compost squash that grew into the plot. At least one is gone. Biggest butternut I've ever seen.
    Today I had some brush / limb cutting to do that the last 2,weeks of rain kept me from doing. I cleaned up and opened up 2 stand areas. One giving me two shots to the squash and to the loaded chestnut 25 yards away. Then cut a shrub to get a gun opening to the other plot.
    I also pulled the nails from old goat roofing sheet,measured and hubby cut it . I then took it to the chicken coop blind and dropped it in for a perfect fit flooring. I will put down a vapour barrier and install indoor out door carpet between hunts this weekend. I have really done well getting many open ended projects finished this year. Good part of this, I've used up a lot of things I gathered and saved for projects. This freeing up different storage space.
     
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