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#3516003 - 12/25/13 06:46 PM Logging Roads Getting Planted Questions Tho!
DBLAARCHERY
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I have one food plot established that we plant every year...Its in the bottom of our holler...Comes up great...We had a section of the property logged this year and opened up the back of our property with new logging roads...I do not want to do too much in this area because they clear cut it and it will be great for bedding areas next year...I do however want to plant the roads...I haven't decided yet what to put on them...I have 150 lbs of wheat and will probably buy some clover...I have tons of turkey in the area and several resident deer that hang out...We have never hunted this property hard but its time we start...Its roughly 100 acres surrounded by 300+ acres with little to no hunting...I see deer all the time but have too many places to hunt...Its time to pump this place up and make this a deer heaven...

Here is the question...I know you can frost seed plots...My plan as of now is to disc the roads in Feb. and then seed...What is your thoughts?


Edited by DBLAARCHERY (12/25/13 06:49 PM)
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#3518474 - 12/27/13 03:28 PM Re: Logging Roads Getting Planted Questions Tho! [Re: DBLAARCHERY]
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I tell you what I would do in there as well.I would plant some apple,pear,persimmon,and sawtooths oaks in there.that sunlight will make them go to town
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#3521611 - 12/29/13 09:37 PM Re: Logging Roads Getting Planted Questions Tho! [Re: ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER]
DntBrnDPig
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Heck yeah. But lots of options. Clover could be good.
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#3583977 - 02/11/14 06:16 PM Re: Logging Roads Getting Planted Questions Tho! [Re: DBLAARCHERY]
danny1975
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 Originally Posted By: DBLAARCHERY
I have one food plot established that we plant every year...Its in the bottom of our holler...Comes up great...We had a section of the property logged this year and opened up the back of our property with new logging roads...I do not want to do too much in this area because they clear cut it and it will be great for bedding areas next year...I do however want to plant the roads...I haven't decided yet what to put on them...I have 150 lbs of wheat and will probably buy some clover...I have tons of turkey in the area and several resident deer that hang out...We have never hunted this property hard but its time we start...Its roughly 100 acres surrounded by 300+ acres with little to no hunting...I see deer all the time but have too many places to hunt...Its time to pump this place up and make this a deer heaven...

Here is the question...I know you can frost seed plots...My plan as of now is to disc the roads in Feb. and then seed...What is your thoughts?


I'm in the same boat as you , but I'm leasing 1500 acres ,a lot of hardwoods and clear cuts but we go a section nobody ever used. been thinking about planting the road.
and in the middle of a cutover ,I got a .5 acre of flat spot been thinking about planting a plot about 150 yards from the shooting house.

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#3583988 - 02/11/14 06:24 PM Re: Logging Roads Getting Planted Questions Tho! [Re: danny1975]
smstone22
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I would wait til Fall for the wheat. Frost seeding would be ok for the clover providing soil conditions are right. I would prefer to establish clover in the Fall though as well and just frost seed to thicken up thin areas but thats just me. If the roads are getting enough light, I would simply plant buckwheat this Spring after the threat of frost and double crop it until establishing clover/wheat in the Fall.
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#3584212 - 02/11/14 08:24 PM Re: Logging Roads Getting Planted Questions Tho! [Re: smstone22]
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One thing to really consider when planting roads is how they're oriented: north/south or east/west or some other variant. As mentioned above the hours of sunlight per day + rain collection and time of day when they get that direct sun has huge impact.

I've (honestly...no reason to tell a stretcher) got roads through planted pines where plantings are super thick and 10" tall in the heat of June. Go around a bend just a little ways and it's barely 2" tall. Round the next bend and it jumps right back up. You wouldn't think it makes that much difference but it does.

Seed/lime/fertilizer in those unproductive areas will just result in disappointing outcomes and wasted money. Let those crappy sections go to native grass and just mow it each summer. Those good plot growing spots though...look out!

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