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#3348236 - 09/05/13 01:16 PM Try This Cool-Season Mix
String Music
8 Point

Registered: 09/24/07
Posts: 1724
Loc: Knoxville

Here is an excellent cool-season mix recommended by Dr. Craig Harper:

Wheat or oats: 40 lbs./acre
Crimson clover: 15 lbs./acre
Arrowleaf clover: 5 lbs./acre

I also like to include 5 lbs of Red Clover and 3-4 lbs of Groundhog Radishes.

This is the best annual mixture I have ever used. It grows nearly everywhere sandy soils, clay soils, down South, up North as far as Pennsylvania and southern Michigan and deer and turkeys absolutely love it. We spray 2 to 3 quarts of Butyrac 200 (per acre) postemergence with a non-ionic surfactant before cool-season weeds reach 3 inches in height. Once the arrowleaf dies in summer, we spray incoming warm-season weeds with a glyphosate herbicide. When planted in early to mid-September, we have lush, highly digestible forage from October through July with this mixture. By July, the deer are concentrating on our soybean plots. Its that easy! No mowing whatsoever, and relatively little spraying. We have tested and used several variations of this mixture. Results of these tests will be provided in a future issue of Quality Whitetails.
- Craig Harper
"For I know the plans I have for you..." Jer. 29:11

#3350095 - 09/07/13 04:50 AM Re: Try This Cool-Season Mix [Re: String Music]
4 Point

Registered: 10/14/00
Posts: 433
Loc: Huron, TN, USA

I use something similar, and it come up and grows well. It is usually gone by Feb or March though. Seems it gets tired of being wet all winter. It is not underwater or anything, the ground is just wet & soggy, usually from Nov - April.
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