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#330839 - 08/07/07 03:45 PM Re: Advice for planting an attraction plot??? [Re: deerchaser007]
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 Originally Posted By: deerchaser007
You would be shocked at the difference between a 5.4 ph level and a 6.2 ph level for a food plot for wildlife.


Not me. Most folks need to remember that each 1 point in pH is a factor of 10 in acidity. That's 1/10 or 10x, depending on which way you're going.
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#330973 - 08/07/07 05:19 PM Re: Advice for planting an attraction plot??? [Re: DeerSlayer]
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The wheat can be covered up to 1/2 to 1 inch. BUT,.. you do not want to cover the clover and rape no more than 1/4 inch. Usually what i do is sow my wheat or oats,.. lightly disc,.. then sow the clovers and rape together and lightly drag the plot with a peice of fence.

I've noticed cooperseed is only advertising it as Rape. There are several varieties of rape,.. but dwarf essex is the best. You don't want Kale. I'm not sure what the deal is on cooperseed,.. but if you call abseed they will sell you the dwarf essex rape.

On the rape,... if you see low usage early on ,. don't worry. You'll go in to hunt in december and they will be hammering it.
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#331187 - 08/07/07 07:21 PM Re: Advice for planting an attraction plot??? [Re: DeerSlayer]
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NO...Rape Kale is different. You want Dwarf Essex.

The small seeds, clovers & rape can be broadcast all at the same time. Because the wheat is so large you will have to boradcast that seperately to insure an even spread.
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#331946 - 08/08/07 08:35 AM Re: Advice for planting an attraction plot??? [Re: deerchaser007]
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 Originally Posted By: deerchaser007

If you look at my post you will see i recommend a mix just about every time i post. The reason for this is its just about fool prove. Great results as far as attraction and nutrition. And it tolerates a lower ph level. The plot i used it in this past year was a terrible 5.4 ,.. and i received great results. The mix is..
50 lbs winter wheat
5 lbs arrowleaf clover
15 lbs crimson clover
5 lbs dwarf essex rape
PER ACRE



waiting on soil test results but with the mix what fert. and how much per acre
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#332033 - 08/08/07 09:55 AM Re: Advice for planting an attraction plot??? [Re: TREETOPPER]
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I have been using something similar to deerchaser007
If you live in an area of high deer density is doesn't hurt to add an additional 25 pounds/acre of winter wheat. I also like to plant the DER down a strip in the middle of the plot with none of the other seeds mixed in. DER will usually require additional nitrogen around the first of November. My deer won't touch the DER until after it has had a good frost.
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#332713 - 08/08/07 06:41 PM Re: Advice for planting an attraction plot??? [Re: David J]
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Treetopper,..Your soil test should come with a fertilizer recommendation and how much lime to apply.

David J makes a good point,... i use 50 lbs of oats ,.. but i also plan on throwing in an additional 15 to 20 lbs of winter wheat this year because of lack of mast. Depending on how much reseeding i get from my buckwheat that is doing great though...
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