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Re: Help with new foodplots
« Reply #40 on: August 09, 2022, 04:21:28 PM »
That's what you say.  ;)
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« Reply #41 on: August 09, 2022, 11:01:05 PM »
This is a simple test kit Iíve used from Whitetail Institute. They send you a kit and then mail your sample back and then get your report. Quick and simple 

 

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« Reply #42 on: August 10, 2022, 06:24:40 AM »
I actually come across by accident the kit paperwork that was sent back. This is what it looks like. I did four different areas and this was paperwork for one area. 

 

 

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Re: Help with new foodplots
« Reply #43 on: August 10, 2022, 07:14:52 AM »
5.7ph in NE? Is this old crop land?
I doubt it matters much for this but our extension soil reports are a bit deeper.
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« Reply #44 on: August 10, 2022, 10:13:35 AM »
Many farmers lime fields around here

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« Reply #45 on: August 10, 2022, 11:02:49 AM »
Interesting, you are running as acid as we are on granite soils.
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« Reply #46 on: August 22, 2022, 03:13:31 PM »
How is that buckwheat doing? Iím guessing well 

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« Reply #47 on: August 22, 2022, 10:26:24 PM »
I have it all run down now. Im hoping the last portion reseeds, but we have not had any appreciable rain here now in over a week. 2 small short showers that has allowed my foodplot germinations to hold on. I can see it though. Maybe good rain Wednesday and I hope something takes off. I plan on over seeding next month with winter rye, and try oats on one small area. 
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« Reply #48 on: August 22, 2022, 10:33:46 PM »
 

 

 
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« Reply #49 on: August 22, 2022, 10:58:24 PM »
Have you ever thought about buck forage oats. Thatís a really good one for deer. Many guys that have food plots that have planted everything will tell you itís one of the best. Great for fall!
Tried the Buck Forage oats, and planted 2 weeks ago. Think the turkeys enjoyed some when they found the tilled-up dirt to scratch in and then the oat seed. But oats are growing, now will see if deer have any interest in the four patches planted.




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« Reply #50 on: August 22, 2022, 11:02:37 PM »
WOW!! That looks Awesome 💪💪. Very nice!!!!!!.  You got me pumped! Canít wait to get my oats in!!!

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« Reply #51 on: September 01, 2022, 08:20:06 AM »
I had the mulcher out again yesterday. It just amazes me what he accomplishes in 2 hrs. I spent a whole week locating and whacking out a new trail that would gain me access to the back of my property, that turns out is pretty decent. Cutting and hacking and dragging. I had the mulcher come in to make it passable for my tractor and brushhog. It took him about 20 minutes! The balance was spent creating an isolated food plot buried over a quarter mile back on the west edge of my property.  

The new plot is completely different soil. No clay. He spent some time tilling it with the mulcher to really get the roots out. I had the tractor back there last night and ran over it with the brush hog, and hopefully today ill hit it with the landscape rake, and throw some winter rye on it and see what happens.  :)



 

 
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« Reply #52 on: September 01, 2022, 08:26:57 AM »
Looks good! And thatís with a Skidsteer mulcher that everyone says canít do this and that 💪. Lots of boys with skids working everyday day in and day out! And yes they have big Prentice and steel tracked units. Itís going to feel good when you get a deer after all the hard work you been doing 👍💪

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« Reply #53 on: September 01, 2022, 08:38:40 AM »
I would plant oats in there mixed with clover and some of the others that will come up in the spring. Oats will be good deep into late then do a light inner seeding in the spring or over the snow late

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« Reply #54 on: September 01, 2022, 09:38:39 AM »
I may do just that! :)
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« Reply #55 on: September 01, 2022, 10:44:39 AM »
Do I see where your "Wheel House" might visit?  ;)
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« Reply #56 on: September 01, 2022, 12:10:30 PM »
No need for it back there. This one is more like the straw house.. I took petes blind and cut windows in the back. Ive been out raking. Here is a couple of pics.



 

 

 
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« Reply #57 on: September 01, 2022, 01:17:28 PM »
Guess that you could name it "Pete's Back House".
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« Reply #58 on: September 01, 2022, 01:55:23 PM »
Interesting, you are running as acid as we are on granite soils.
The trouble with the calcium is it weathers and goes away with the rain or soil water. Even if you're sitting on calcareous formations, which we are up here on the potato belt, the calcium is beyond the rooting depth. It would be nice if calcium rose to the top, but it don't work that way with water and gravity unless your submerged. Been a few million years since these hills were under water. :D And yes they were.
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« Reply #59 on: September 01, 2022, 02:01:01 PM »
Deer love oats up here. I've seen a few 10 pointers over the years coming out of oat fields and crossing the road in the headlights of the truck. :D Most of those buggers seem to be nocturnal. Day time it's just does and fawns around in plain view. These days not many of any of them to see.
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