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#3313348 - 08/06/13 09:21 AM Planting an old clover field?
buckaroo
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I have an acre clover field I planted 4 yrs ago. Thinking of resowing and throwing turnips in with it, will this work? Will clover come up good in spring?
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#3314017 - 08/06/13 08:23 PM Re: Planting an old clover field? [Re: ]
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 Originally Posted By: CAMARO12
If you plan on maintaining the clover I wouldn't sow any turnip seed.
agreed did it last yr. not again
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#3314322 - 08/07/13 05:07 AM Re: Planting an old clover field? [Re: tickweed]
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#3314916 - 08/07/13 02:46 PM Re: Planting an old clover field? [Re: buckaroo]
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Last year I included Buck Forage oats into my fall plantings for clover. It has been my experience that clover planted in the fall does not produce enough fall forage. The deer went crazy over the Buck forage oats. When spring rolled around I began mowing the plot. Now I have a lush clover plot.It was my first time planting the Buck Forage Oats and I will never buy any oat other than BUCK FORAGE. Dr. Deers videos are no B.S their oats are 6 times larger/thicker per seed than the cheap oats
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#3315185 - 08/07/13 07:15 PM Re: Planting an old clover field? [Re: shwackmaster]
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 Originally Posted By: shwackmaster
Last year I included Buck Forage oats into my fall plantings for clover. It has been my experience that clover planted in the fall does not produce enough fall forage. The deer went crazy over the Buck forage oats. When spring rolled around I began mowing the plot. Now I have a lush clover plot.It was my first time planting the Buck Forage Oats and I will never buy any oat other than BUCK FORAGE. Dr. Deers videos are no B.S their oats are 6 times larger/thicker per seed than the cheap oats
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#3315195 - 08/07/13 07:21 PM Re: Planting an old clover field? [Re: ]
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 Originally Posted By: CAMARO12
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#3315269 - 08/07/13 08:28 PM Re: Planting an old clover field? [Re: timberjack86]
tickweed
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I planted two bags of BF oats,deer never really touched em.

Edited by tickweed (08/07/13 08:28 PM)
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#3317328 - 08/09/13 02:54 PM Re: Planting an old clover field? [Re: tickweed]
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Planted Buck Forage Oats 3 years ago, waste of money in my opinion for what they charge for a sack of them. Deer didnt hardly touch them. Planted turnips, peas, winter wheat and winter rye last year. Covered up with deer, especially late gun season
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#3318550 - 08/10/13 08:04 PM Re: Planting an old clover field? [Re: 1shot1kill]
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 Originally Posted By: 1shot1kill
Planted Buck Forage Oats 3 years ago, waste of money in my opinion for what they charge for a sack of them. Deer didnt hardly touch them. Planted turnips, peas, winter wheat and winter rye last year. Covered up with deer, especially late gun season


BFO oats work great for us, actually they work better than any other grain on our place. However, I have heard BFO's do not work in other places, so goes the story of food plots...

As for the clover, you might want to consider a soil test and fertilizing the plot. Then maybe doing a dose of Slay if yo have bad broadleaf issues, if your clover is thin and you think it is not going to make it then a "re-do" may be the best thing. Every clover field or plot I have seen this year is doing fantastic, even heavy grazed cattle pastures are doing good. It might be your clover has played out or didnt recover from the previous years drought/heat.
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#3320008 - 08/12/13 08:33 AM Re: Planting an old clover field? [Re: tickweed]
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 Originally Posted By: tickweed
 Originally Posted By: CAMARO12
If you plan on maintaining the clover I wouldn't sow any turnip seed.
agreed did it last yr. not again


Why? We plant brassica in our clover plots every year. Our experience is that this is almost a perfect combination. By the time the clover gets grazed down in winter, the brassica is coming on strong. Red clover pops in March, followed by Yucchi & then Landino. Truley a year round high protein source and doubly so this year with all the rain. Just sowed 20 clover plots with brassica this weekend.
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