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#3337774 - 08/27/13 11:03 AM Dry spell
tnbucs1
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Planted some plots over this past weekend and despite our unusually wet summer I see no rain in the forecast for the near future. Hope this changes.
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#3337854 - 08/27/13 11:59 AM Re: Dry spell [Re: tnbucs1]
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pretty much going to be a dry 30 days ............
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#3337993 - 08/27/13 02:01 PM Re: Dry spell [Re: JohnnyBond]
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Me too! Looks like ill be replanting!
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#3338469 - 08/27/13 08:00 PM Re: Dry spell [Re: W.Seay]
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I'm little worried about a short drought as I got 4 customers plots to plot and my own to get planted. Why did I start working a real job again
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#3338708 - 08/27/13 09:58 PM Re: Dry spell [Re: A.Hall]
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if it turns off dry thats just going to suck after this wet summer
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#3339511 - 08/28/13 02:56 PM Re: Dry spell [Re: southernhunter]
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Yep..... I am not thinking about planting for at least a couple of weeks.... too much time and money to jump early.
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#3339787 - 08/28/13 06:55 PM Re: Dry spell [Re: TS_13]
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Yep I planted clover and turnips the day after the last rain we had. LOL
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#3340927 - 08/29/13 05:58 PM Re: Dry spell [Re: timberjack86]
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Calling for 40% chance Monday here . I think I'll take a shot at it this weekend .
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#3341009 - 08/29/13 07:23 PM Re: Dry spell [Re: southernhunter]
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forecast is saying gulf is fixing to get active
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#3343622 - 09/01/13 12:04 PM Re: Dry spell [Re: tickweed]
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Good extended soak this way today!! Hope it clears up tonight to knock down some doves, but we needed it bad! My plots were starting to get burnt, but this should save them!
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#3343914 - 09/01/13 06:15 PM Re: Dry spell [Re: Hunt 365]
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Rained off and on all day here.
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#3344018 - 09/01/13 07:55 PM Re: Dry spell [Re: tnbucs1]
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Got a good shower today!
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#3345855 - 09/03/13 02:35 PM Re: Dry spell [Re: Hunt 365]
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Yep I think we lucked out over the weekend.
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#3350099 - 09/07/13 04:58 AM Re: Dry spell [Re: tnbucs1]
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Think I'll chance it with a portion of my area. Still a lot of ground moisture and maybe I can get lucky with a shower along the way. I'll finish prep work all over.
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#3350655 - 09/07/13 02:56 PM Re: Dry spell [Re: Swampster]
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Nothing still on the Alabama / tennessee line in Lincoln county .
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#3350818 - 09/07/13 05:08 PM Re: Dry spell [Re: southernhunter]
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Hope I didn't make a mistake in planting what I planted between August 29 and Sept 2. It should all be coming up now and over next few days (got rained on Sept 2), but no rain in forecast now for nearly two weeks.

I keep remembering something Dr. Woods said, something to the effect, more seed is wasted on Labor Day than any other day (planting too early).

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#3352207 - 09/08/13 09:13 PM Re: Dry spell [Re: Wes Parrish]
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I planted 7 small plots on August 31 and got rain that night and the morning of Sept 1 but since then nothing. They just sprouted and came up about 1 inch tall. It looked healthy Saturday (Sept 7th) but if we don't get rain in the next week I don't know. What irritates me is that I wasn't able to plant a single thing for Spring/Summer plots because of rain and standing water and now it's going to do a reverse on me. Blasted weather.
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#3352283 - 09/08/13 10:21 PM Re: Dry spell [Re: Hunter 257W]
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We planted 10 acres no-till yesterday, still had plenty of moisture in the ground
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#3353130 - 09/09/13 04:54 PM Re: Dry spell [Re: landman]
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No rain on my plots in 2 weeks \:\(
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#3353408 - 09/09/13 09:12 PM Re: Dry spell [Re: timberjack86]
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According to weather.com, Sept is the 2nd driest average month (3.6") of the year. So far 0" to date for the month of Sept. Knowing this makes me want to rethink when I plant.
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#3353435 - 09/09/13 09:24 PM Re: Dry spell [Re: drrxnupe]
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To my total surprise, "lake effect" came into play today, and we received a little unexpected rain in Stewart Co. Maybe a little more will happen tomorrow.
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#3353677 - 09/10/13 07:40 AM Re: Dry spell [Re: drrxnupe]
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 Originally Posted By: drrxnupe
. . . Sept is the 2nd driest average month (3.6") of the year.

And what rain that falls in Sept, the rainfall tends to more towards the last week of Sept, i.e. much seed is wasted on Labor Day weekend.

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#3354072 - 09/10/13 02:03 PM Re: Dry spell [Re: Wes Parrish]
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If you planted within the last day or so, you now stand the chance of having your seeds washed away. Total monsoon as we speak here in middle TN.
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#3354195 - 09/10/13 04:29 PM Re: Dry spell [Re: drrxnupe]
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We got 12 acres sprayed before the rain today, started no-tilling again but got too wet in the flash flood rains in Stewart Co today.
But 9 miles up the road no rain
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#3354196 - 09/10/13 04:29 PM Re: Dry spell [Re: drrxnupe]
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I did get some rain after all - about an inch - so looking forward to seeing some growth by the weekend.
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#3354350 - 09/10/13 07:05 PM Re: Dry spell [Re: Hunter 257W]
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Rained a good bit here in Lawrence county!
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#3356539 - 09/12/13 08:43 AM Re: Dry spell [Re: Wes Parrish]
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 Originally Posted By: Wes Parrish
much seed is wasted on Labor Day weekend.


Is there a time frame in which sown seed needs rain before it will not germinate?

Just curious what the difference would be in getting rain a day or so after sowing or it being 3-4 weeks?

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#3356586 - 09/12/13 09:28 AM Re: Dry spell [Re: PalsPal]
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I don't know an exact timeframe but soft-coated seets and cereal grains typically become bird food pretty quickly. If you have lots of turkeys, they can wipe out ungerminated seed that was broadcast faster than you can imagine.

Drilled will likely have a higher germination rate (if it's sown in moist soil) and less "bird predation" (because it's buried).

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#3356602 - 09/12/13 09:38 AM Re: Dry spell [Re: Boll Weevil]
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I cant get any rain to save my life. Early planted plots (Aug 10-20) are doing great but almost no rain since is hurting my later planted stuff. Sucks
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#3356648 - 09/12/13 10:24 AM Re: Dry spell [Re: smstone22]
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Hate complaining about weather because its out of my control, but my farms need it bad. Hasn't rained at my place since August 13th I believe. I don't know when I'm going to be able to plant. Small chance of rain this afternoon, but not going to chance planting with not rain. There is also no good rain chances in sight. Just a big cool front then by next Tuesday is going to be upper 80s low 90s again, drying us out even furhter.
I guess its good for farmers picking the corn, but not for my food plots. I am going to be in trouble if I can get my stuff planted by about October 15th.

I looked at some graphs of the state of TN and AL, and an image, and right where our farms is was one of the driest places in the southeast. It appears that the middle of high pressure is hovering over my house. I am not a meteorologist, just griping that I need some rain. I noticed Monday and Tuesday this week, places about 30+ miles from me got all the rain they needed. Monday it fizzled out about 30 miles from me, and Tuesday it bulit up about 30 miles from me and stayed in the same place, and gradually moved NW instead of E or SE like normal.


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#3357755 - 09/13/13 08:11 AM Re: Dry spell [Re: woodsman87]
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Has rained 3 out 4 last days on Wayne/Hardin line at out place, with 3/4" on Wed. We finished tillering 5 plots last Sat and didn't plant as thought this week would be dry...Will have to re-work ground tomorrow to finish planting.
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#3357800 - 09/13/13 08:50 AM Re: Dry spell [Re: tellico4x4]
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Finally rained. Got two out of four planted before rain yesterday afternoon. Maybe more rain soon so I can plant my others.
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#3359518 - 09/14/13 07:49 PM Re: Dry spell [Re: woodsman87]
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Got a inch 2 days ago but it seems to have dissapeard quick.
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#3361510 - 09/16/13 02:58 PM Re: Dry spell [Re: Hunter 257W]
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The seed I broadcast last weekend in August all went down the gullet of doves, crows and turkey.
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#3361788 - 09/16/13 07:21 PM Re: Dry spell [Re: BSK]
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 Originally Posted By: BSK
The seed I broadcast last weekend in August all went down the gullet of doves, crows and turkey.
I am afraid my cover seed is facing the same fate. \:\(
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#3362593 - 09/17/13 10:13 AM Re: Dry spell [Re: timberjack86]
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Since it only rained about 1/2" to 1" On Thursday when I planted, and has gotten more dry and more hot this week, mine will probably swell up then wither and die.
There isn't a such think as turkeys in southern Giles anymore, so I am not worried about them.

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