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#3358082 - 09/13/13 12:20 PM Re: Need a second opinion [Re: muddyboots]
infoman jr.
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Great! I feel like we're speaking the same language now. The clover we ended up with is ladino. I'm guessing it will still come back in the spring?

Can you tell I've never done this!? \:\)
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#3358095 - 09/13/13 12:25 PM Re: Need a second opinion [Re: infoman jr.]
muddyboots
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Spread your wheat and oats first and then cut in or drag then spread rape, clover, and turnips on top and roll or cultipack. Do not bury the small seed.
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#3358097 - 09/13/13 12:27 PM Re: Need a second opinion [Re: muddyboots]
muddyboots
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Also welcome to the world of food plots. If your like the majority you will like growing things almost as well as the hunting lol.
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#3358099 - 09/13/13 12:29 PM Re: Need a second opinion [Re: infoman jr.]
smstone22
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The issue I would have with buying ladino is that your paying a perennial clover price then just killing it next Fall. That works but I hate to buy a more expensive perennial clover then just kill it. Another consideration... turnips, what kind? Reason I ask is this... if I were to plant purple top turnips this late, I wouldnt get optimal green size or optimal bulb size, so I wouldnt fool with it. I like 60 days prior to average first frost for purple tops, so sometime around August 15th for me. Seven top would be a little different story, they are a greens producer, while they wouldnt produce huge leaves this late, they would be decent so I might could live that but I probably personally just wouldnt bother. I dont know your average first frost date though where you are planting. I would delete turnips and increase rape, but thats just me at 2000 ft elevation and average first frost of Oct 15th plus me liking to get large leaves and large bulbs if Im going to do it.
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#3358129 - 09/13/13 12:49 PM Re: Need a second opinion [Re: smstone22]
muddyboots
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Good point stone!
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#3358133 - 09/13/13 12:53 PM Re: Need a second opinion [Re: muddyboots]
infoman jr.
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We are considering establishing these as perennial clover plots next year and overseeding them in the spring. I'm not sure about the turnips. In everything I buy, I've always gone in as in informed consumer. We should've started our homework a little earlier.

Good points, though.
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#3358217 - 09/13/13 02:04 PM Re: Need a second opinion [Re: infoman jr.]
drrxnupe
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infoman... I highly recommend that you get this book:

http://www.qdma.com/shop/quality-food-plots-your-guide-to-better-deer-and-better-deer-hunting

I'm by no means an expert...but I betcha I have learned more in the last 3 months by reading this book than a lot of guys know in a lifetime without reading the book. I feel like it has saved me money from buying excess and unneeded stuff for plots.

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#3361006 - 09/16/13 08:17 AM Re: Need a second opinion [Re: drrxnupe]
infoman jr.
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Thanks for the tip, nupe. The guys got everything planted on Saturday. Everything went pretty well except the tractor with the small disc would hardly touch one of the overgrown plots, so they had to get the dozer out and pull the big disc and follow with the tractor. I couldn't make it as I was shooting a sporting clays tournament, but they said everything seemed to be in good shape. Hopefully I'll have some good update pics in a couple weeks.

The 5-acre bean plot is looking good!
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