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#515532 - 12/03/07 09:47 PM Re: Hiding a field from the road??? [Re: big 8's in Weakley county]
spctbone
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We also thought about "hog wire" and letting the native grasses take it over.

Anyone got about 100 yards of hog wire for sale cheap?
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#515614 - 12/03/07 11:42 PM Re: Hiding a field from the road??? [Re: spctbone]
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kenaf, better make sure they cant drive in the field either o r theyll do that once the brush grows up.
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#515683 - 12/04/07 07:17 AM Re: Hiding a field from the road??? [Re: smstone22]
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Kenaf will produce a visual barrier in a single growing season, but better let the authorities know what you are growing as it looks exactly like pot.

For the long-term, I recommend several staggered rows of pines in addition to a 10-yard-wide strip of unbush-hogged weeds, grass and brush.
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#515720 - 12/04/07 07:44 AM Re: Hiding a field from the road??? [Re: scn]
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 Originally Posted By: scn
It depends on how high of a visual barrier you need. I've seen a few rows of closely planted corn work well. Prairie switchgrass will grow quickly and give you a thick 3.5-4' barrier. Autumn olive will provide a great barrier, but will become a major problem if you don't bushhog the field on a regular basis.


Ditto:

Autumn olive is a great no shoot through hedge we planted that along with white pine at our farm. Haven't had any road hunting problems since.

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#515862 - 12/04/07 09:44 AM Re: Hiding a field from the road??? [Re: big 8's in Weakley county]
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I would suggest planting pine and staggering them, then you could do about 5 rows of corn on the other side.
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#516069 - 12/04/07 02:34 PM Re: Hiding a field from the road??? [Re: TN24081]
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Autumn olive.
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#516128 - 12/04/07 03:08 PM Re: Hiding a field from the road??? [Re: Winchester]
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OK, say i plant autumn olive. What "food plot" seed will with stand the frequent bush hogging needed to control the olive?
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#516142 - 12/04/07 03:15 PM Re: Hiding a field from the road??? [Re: spctbone]
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spctbone,

If the autumn olives are planted near the food plot, you will be able keep them in check by just maintaining the plots. As long as you bush hog every couple of years, you will be fine.

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#516151 - 12/04/07 03:18 PM Re: Hiding a field from the road??? [Re: RS]
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Cool.
We are looking at planting a mix of Chufa and clover or chickory.

Wanting to keep both the Turkey and deer in the area
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#516160 - 12/04/07 03:23 PM Re: Hiding a field from the road??? [Re: spctbone]
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 Originally Posted By: spctbone
Cool.
We are looking at planting a mix of Chufa and clover or chickory.

Wanting to keep both the Turkey and deer in the area


Unless you have sandy soils, I wouldn't bother with planting chufa.

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