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#3252597 - 05/22/13 08:56 AM Food Plot Troubles
Jarred525
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I drilled some milo on 5/9. I have not seen germination yet so I am assuming a crop failure. Maybe seed rot? I had some germination with my sunflowers but not great. I am assuming by this point if the seed hasn't sprouted it is not going to?

On a positive note, my eagle soybean plot germinated nicely.

Guess I am going to get the drill again and replant.

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#3252921 - 05/22/13 03:53 PM Re: Food Plot Troubles [Re: Jarred525]
Boll Weevil
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Hmm. I'd be interested to know if any of it ever pops up; that's right curious. Milo definitely has a hard coat but would certainly have thought it would germinate and sprout inside of 7 days if soil temps were right...we've certainly had enough moisure.
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#3259623 - 06/02/13 05:52 AM Re: Food Plot Troubles [Re: Boll Weevil]
RiverRat213
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Registered: 07/30/11
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Loc: Clifton, TN (some yonder)

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How deep did you plant? If to deep seed will rot before sprout can break crust. Might try digging down in a furrow to see if seed has sprouted below surface. I'd put my money on to deep. 1" has worked good for me I have heavy soil. If you have sandy lummy soil 1.5-2" will work.

Edited by RiverRat213 (06/02/13 05:56 AM)

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