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Old 09-08-2017, 07:44 PM
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Our target date is 1 October.

3/4 of a ton of wheat here.

Gotta get some clover and Austrian peas... and we still have to get the plots fully prepared.

Does it ever end?


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Old 09-09-2017, 09:47 AM
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Mines on a couple pallets, waiting for me to come and pick them up!!! The time is nearing!!!!
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Do y'all get discounts on the seed? I just buy from the local seed/feed. I guess I need to ask about the Habitat seed program? I don't plant a lot though so it may not be worth looking for.
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Old 09-09-2017, 12:04 PM
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Almost time to plant and my woods are flooded
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Do y'all get discounts on the seed? I just buy from the local seed/feed. I guess I need to ask about the Habitat seed program? I don't plant a lot though so it may not be worth looking for.
I get "fair" prices on the seed and get a discount on fertilizer, buying more than a ton.
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Old 09-09-2017, 12:50 PM
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The wheat was $9 bag for 50 lb bags.

3/4 ton (or 30 bags) was $270.

Gotta make every dollar count!

Will have to pay regular price for clover and winter peas.

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Old 09-11-2017, 08:17 AM
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Our brassica has been in the ground a couple of weeks and if the soil isn't too wet our clover and cereal grain will be in the ground by weeks end. I hate all the devastation that Irma is doing but am very thankful for the much needed moisture in our area!
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I planted one of my largest plots Saturday. It's bad to get real dry late summer early fall so i went ahead and planted a bit earlier than I usually do.
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We planted ours in south ga last weekend , probably getting washed away as I type , got ground ready in Troup gonna plant as soon as it gets dry enough !
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Can anyone give a rainfall amount for meriwether. Damage? Thanks.
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Can anyone give a rainfall amount for meriwether. Damage? Thanks.
all u have to do is zoom in and put in how many hours back u want to go
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/ridge2/RFC_Precip/
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all u have to do is zoom in and put in how many hours back u want to go
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/ridge2/RFC_Precip/
Never seen that site but just did it and its accurate. My gauges showed 4-5 and that's what their map shows.
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Our target date is 1 October.

3/4 of a ton of wheat here.

Gotta get some clover and Austrian peas... and we still have to get the plots fully prepared.

Does it ever end?


Best of luck to all!!!
At what rate do you spread your wheat? Lbs/acre?
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:03 PM
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Buddy - about 75 lbs per acre

Do the same with naked oats.

This might be a little high, but we have a vicious deer herd.

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Buddy - about 75 lbs per acre

Do the same with naked oats.

This might be a little high, but we have a vicious deer herd.

Good luck.
Thanks for the info. Seems a lot lighter than what we used to seed at. Maybe I'm wrong.
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Old 09-14-2017, 07:59 PM
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We are typically counting on the wheat or oats to nurse the clover along, if that helps.

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We are typically counting on the wheat or oats to nurse the clover along, if that helps.

Good luck.
Gotcha. Makes sense!
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Old 09-15-2017, 07:05 AM
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Can anyone give a rainfall amount for meriwether. Damage? Thanks.
Download FarmLogs app. Draw your property borders and you'll get daily updates of rainfall with YTD totals. Great app.

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Old 09-15-2017, 07:54 AM
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Download FarmLogs app. Draw your property borders and you'll get daily updates of rainfall with YTD totals. Great app.

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AC, I'm a Farmlogs addict... I look at it several times a day even when I know it hasn't rained!!

We got the last of our plots replowed and the cereal grain spread yesterday, we will get them drug today and then spread the clover and cultipack. That Woods PSS84 sure would have made this quicker... maybe next year...
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Old 09-17-2017, 04:43 PM
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Got three acres drilled in Friday night and early Saturday morning.

Drilled it a little too heavily (did not realize how much seed I was using per acre til I was a good way into the field and then did not want to change) but I got it all done and jumped in the truck to head for meetings this week in Orlando. This field is gonna be wheat only so it is probably not a big deal.

I don't plant clover til at least 1 October.

Think we will end up with 9-10 acres planted on this 247 acre tract

Disking by headlights (with no moon illumination) sucks! Throw in a few beers and the work you did at 10 pm the night before looks pretty dreadful.


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Old 09-23-2017, 08:47 AM
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My buddy is down at the club.

The soil must have had some decent moisture - he says the wheat is up 3-4".

Only planted a week ago and no rain.

Love it!
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Old 10-09-2017, 07:49 AM
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We got the rest of our oats and wheat drilled in this weekend and came back over the top with 4.5 acres of crimson clover and 2.0 acres of white clover.

Good ph and we fertilized most of the plots pretty heavy before planting.

Got it all done just before the rain.

We had some wheat that was planted a few weeks ago and it came up well but with no rain, it was not making much headway. Some of it we just re-drilled right over the top of it.

Hopefully, we will be feeding them up soon!


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Old 10-09-2017, 08:57 AM
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Saturday I did 50lbs of Buck Forage oats, 5lbs of Diakon Radishes and 3lbs of Durana Clover.

Just a 1 acre plot that we had been prepping it was misty as we were seeding then a solid rain set in that evening. Hope it does well we prepped An waited but it's in and actively raining so we will see if we timed it right.
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Planted my last plot Saturday evening... Just in time for rain!
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Old 10-09-2017, 11:01 AM
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I did 8.5 hrs of tractor seat time on 10/6. 8a-5p with a 30 min lunch break. 22 plots on 1k ac club. Used a grain drill and man was it dusty!! Got a good rain Sat-Sun on it. Spent 2 hrs on the tractor Saturday at the house plot. Will be planting it in 2-3 weeks.
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