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#3353435 - 09/09/13 09:24 PM Re: Dry spell [Re: drrxnupe]
Wes Parrish
16 Point

Registered: 06/12/02
Posts: 19470
Loc: Knoxville-Dover-Union City, TN

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.
#3353677 - 09/10/13 07:40 AM Re: Dry spell [Re: drrxnupe]
Wes Parrish
16 Point

Registered: 06/12/02
Posts: 19470
Loc: Knoxville-Dover-Union City, TN

 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.

#3354072 - 09/10/13 02:03 PM Re: Dry spell [Re: Wes Parrish]
8 Point

Registered: 02/15/09
Posts: 1027
Loc: Nashville, TN & Oxford, MS

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.
#3354195 - 09/10/13 04:29 PM Re: Dry spell [Re: drrxnupe]
10 Point

Registered: 11/15/09
Posts: 2746
Loc: TN & Western KY

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
- Will Rogers

#3354196 - 09/10/13 04:29 PM Re: Dry spell [Re: drrxnupe]
Hunter 257W
10 Point

Registered: 10/04/12
Posts: 3522
Loc: Franklin County

I did get some rain after all - about an inch - so looking forward to seeing some growth by the weekend.
#3354350 - 09/10/13 07:05 PM Re: Dry spell [Re: Hunter 257W]
Boone 58
16 Point

Registered: 06/23/04
Posts: 15185
Loc: Food Plot

Rained a good bit here in Lawrence county!
The problem in America is not that ungodly people have said yes to ungodly things, but rather that Godly people have refused to say "no" to ungodly things.

#3356539 - 09/12/13 08:43 AM Re: Dry spell [Re: Wes Parrish]
8 Point

Registered: 10/01/12
Posts: 1630
Loc: TN

 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?

#3356586 - 09/12/13 09:28 AM Re: Dry spell [Re: PalsPal]
Boll Weevil
8 Point

Registered: 06/26/11
Posts: 1332
Loc: Hardeman

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).

#3356602 - 09/12/13 09:38 AM Re: Dry spell [Re: Boll Weevil]
16 Point

Registered: 01/11/04
Posts: 16954
Loc: Allardt, TN

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]
8 Point

Registered: 09/27/12
Posts: 1326
Loc: south TN

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.

Edited by woodsman87 (09/12/13 10:29 AM)

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