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#449382 - 10/15/07 03:17 PM Re: Food plots are doing well but ............. [Re: RS]
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 Originally Posted By: RS
BSK,

It's truly amazing how much better the valley plots produce as compared to the ridge tops. As of now, I only have one small valley plot and it has at least 4X more growth than the ridge plots (all were planted at the same time). I have only one more hollow on the farm that is wide enough to make a great linear plot. However, I first have to get the old-growth timber cut out of it.

So what do you attribute this to? Less sun, more water? Interesting.
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#449407 - 10/15/07 03:29 PM Re: Food plots are doing well but ............. [Re: gil1]
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gil1,

there's more soil moisture (the ridge tops dry out rather quickly) and the soils also tend to be more fertile in the bottoms.


Edited by RS (10/15/07 03:30 PM)

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#449429 - 10/15/07 03:45 PM Re: Food plots are doing well but ............. [Re: RS]
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Thanks RS.
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#449506 - 10/15/07 04:38 PM Re: Food plots are doing well but ............. [Re: gil1]
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RS,

Unfortunately, that is the only valley I have on the whole property "tillable" and it is only 15 yards wide. I sure would like more. The summer heat burns up my ridge-top plots even in a normal year. And that's why I let so many of my summer ridge-top plots purposefully "go to weeds" in summer. Weeds are naturally drought resistant and make a decent summer "food plot."
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#449980 - 10/15/07 07:45 PM Re: Food plots are doing well but ............. [Re: RS]
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You know guys with this drought situation i may look at some low lying locations for next year for planting since most of ours are exposed fully to the sun and dry out in record time. In areas where we have more shade we have tremendous growth and green but where it is dry from long exposure we are almost dead. Too bad we arent in a rainy season we would be in excellent shape....as it is we are desperate!!
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#450372 - 10/15/07 09:18 PM Re: Food plots are doing well but ............. [Re: Boone 58]
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Rain looks good for tonight-tomorrow!

Nice steady rain going on west of KY Lake now.
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#450680 - 10/15/07 10:56 PM Re: Food plots are doing well but ............. [Re: BSK]
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Yep looks like we should get wet tonight and tomorrow. I ran out this afternoon and thru out some DER seed in anticipation of getting watered in.
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#451073 - 10/16/07 09:10 AM Re: Food plots are doing well but ............. [Re: Stick'n'String]
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Looks good through Thursday, then again next Tuesday.
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#451082 - 10/16/07 09:19 AM Re: Food plots are doing well but ............. [Re: BSK]
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Did Humphreys get much rain last night? We just got a few sprinkles in Cookeville.
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#451215 - 10/16/07 10:27 AM Re: Food plots are doing well but ............. [Re: RS]
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about a 1/4 inch.
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