Almost time to plant!

Jim Boyd

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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!!!
 

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ucfireman

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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.
 

Canuck5

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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.
 

Jim Boyd

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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.

Best of luck!
 
#7
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!
 

Deernut3

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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.
 

antharper

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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 !
 

Jim Boyd

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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.
 

Jim Boyd

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

Good luck.
 
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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!! :whip: :whip:

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... :banana:
 

Jim Boyd

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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.


Best of luck folks!
 
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