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Old 08-29-2017, 09:26 AM
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Excellent chance of rain in forecast through the weekend. Gonna get brassicas in the ground this week. Usually wait until end of September or early Oct to plant rye, wheat and oats but I'm tempted to plant it all this week with the rain in the forecast. We've never planted grains n clover this early. What's your opinion on planting everything this week?
I have planted at Labor Day several times with good results. I have also had Army worms that came through in September wiping out my early plots.
I typically wait until late September now.
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Old 08-29-2017, 10:15 AM
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You will get your cereal grains to germinate, with moisture and grow. Most of your clover will sit there till the temperature cools off. Mother Nature won't let it germinate till the chance of it's success is the greatest, so if you're planting it with your cereal grains, your grains will get tall and shade out your clovers(?).

Now, will your cereal grains get tall and to the point of not being palatable, come rifle season? Maybe?

September is one of the driest months of the year, typically and I am always concerned about that and one of the reasons I try to wait.

Maybe hedge your bets (if you're inclined to plant) and not plant all and see where you stand, the end of September? Worst case you'll have some fresh planted tender morsels for the deer to work on.

It's early ....... but then again, last year, I did not have any food plots till Thanksgiving.
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The deer need more food assistance Dec-March.Thats another reason to wait.
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Old 08-29-2017, 06:47 PM
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Appreciate the comments guys. I've never planted grains or clover this early but got tempted with the rain supposedly coming this week. I'm gonna wait till the end of September or early October and plant the grains and clover as usual.

I am planting brassicas this week. Will post pics as the plots develop.
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Well, I am starting to get that itch!!! How are the brassica's looking Triple C? They out of the ground yet? Have you gotten much rain?

Got my seed order placed, which will be on a pallet ready for me, when I am ready!!!
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Old 09-07-2017, 08:05 AM
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Well, I am starting to get that itch!!! How are the brassica's looking Triple C? They out of the ground yet? Have you gotten much rain?

Got my seed order placed, which will be on a pallet ready for me, when I am ready!!!
1.03 inches of rain prior to planting last weekend and 0.34" rain since planting last weekend. Assume they've germinated. Not going down this weekend but will take pics next weekend. I've got oats, wheat, rye and clover ready to go in at the end of the month. Looks like this weekend will be the best archery opening day weather wise in a very long time and I'm not gonna be there. Oldest son and grandson headed down this afternoon to place a couple of ladder stands and hunt this weekend.
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Old 09-07-2017, 02:08 PM
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Well, I am starting to get that itch!!!

Got my seed order placed, which will be on a pallet ready for me, when I am ready!!!
Me too!

Dirt is turned and I visited your homeboys in Manchester last Friday and picked everything up. I put lime down last week but it was too wet to do anything else.

With rain coming next week I'm like a kid at Christmas. Plots are all going in this weekend including my clover. I'm ready to park the tractor in the barn for the last time this year and break out the camo and weapons.
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Old 09-07-2017, 03:44 PM
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Just have to finish spraying for nutgrass this weekend in the clover.Touch up spraying the crabgrass and bushhog 100 acres. Overseeding next weekend.THEN I can concentrate on being a killa.
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Looks like everyone's plan is coming together!!!!
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Something tells me we are going to have a big (Irma) acorn drop next week.
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Old 09-08-2017, 05:43 PM
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Canuck, just about 11 months ago hurricane Matthew blew through SE Ga with winds in 70+ mph range. It knocked over countless big old oak trees many of which were top heavy with acorns.

Lets hope this wind will rattle the acorn out of the trees but leave them standing.
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You're right .... losing the acorn crop is one thing, but the tree's ........ let's hope not!
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Gonna be tempting not to plant grains and clover after Irma comes through next week. Still gonna wait till end of month of early October.
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Some decisions get hard!!! Thank goodness I don't have to earn a living off of food plotting!
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Gonna be tempting not to plant grains and clover after Irma comes through next week. Still gonna wait till end of month of early October.
Thats my plan for overseeding my clover
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I couldn't wait. Did it all last weekend. 14 days from now my plots will either be up and going strong or there's going to be some mighty fine feed troughs at the bottom of the hills.
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I couldn't wait. Did it all last weekend. 14 days from now my plots will either be up and going strong or there's going to be some mighty fine feed troughs at the bottom of the hills.
You might be ok. I think we got less than 4" over about 6 hours .... you might be ok!
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Looks like more rain the weekend of the 23rd
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Do you guys think I am ok to wait to plant about the middle of October or even the last week or so in October? Oats, Wheat, turnips is what I will be planting. Thanks.
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What a sad day.

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Old 09-13-2017, 11:28 AM
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Oh, T.P., say it isn't so!!! The good part about it, is the deer won't care and you'll spot them easier. The bad part, is you'll have lots of volunteer corn growing next year, which might not be all bad, if you plan for it.

Your pretty corn field, tho ...... You did raise a beautiful crop!
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Do you guys think I am ok to wait to plant about the middle of October or even the last week or so in October? Oats, Wheat, turnips is what I will be planting. Thanks.
I think you'll still be fine!
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Old 09-13-2017, 11:33 AM
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T.P., broadcast some wheat and clover in there! You'll have the best buffet!
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Old 09-13-2017, 11:36 AM
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I still think this will be great, but are you planning on over seeding anything into your corn?
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You might be ok. I think we got less than 4" over about 6 hours .... you might be ok!
I'm thinking so too. The plots that are on the really steep hillsides got cut in with the discs so I've got several rows of furrows to catch the runoff.
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I still think this will be great, but are you planning on over seeding anything into your corn?
I had bushhogged a couple shooting lanes in it and was planning on planting that as soon as I got all the volunteer corn under control. Now I guess I'll just broadcast over the corn itself.
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