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Tools of the Trade => Management Practices & Food Plots => Topic started by: yari on July 24, 2018, 07:58:58 PM

Title: plot time
Post by: [Blocked] on July 24, 2018, 07:58:58 PM
i'm heading up Thursday and getting all the annuals planted. my forage beans didn't come up so that's an extra 1.6 acres I wasn't planting to plant. (I was sold last years seed that was getting baked all last summer) i'll get approx. 5 acres done if all goes well. there is rain predicted Wednesday. anything less than 1" will be fine. the temps will be low 80's. i'll take that!!

here's a good one. my fertilizer ag store no longer bags fert. they said if I want, I could bring 5 gallon pails to fill. I NEED 750#!!! THAT'S 25ISH PAILS. seriously ??? ??? I did find some bagged fert, but it adds another 50 miles. I sure hope the bambis appreciate what we go through to feed them @--0--0105

I really enjoy planting. this is a fun time of the year for me. hopefully I get timely rain. 5 acres will be a lot of food if all goes well. plus, the 50+ mature apple trees are loaded. should be a deer meca I hope. can you tell i'm ready for hunting season?
Title: Re: plot time
Post by: [Blocked] on July 25, 2018, 06:10:28 AM
yari, you sound fired up and ready to go. Hope the rain holds off and you can get things done. Talking about those five gallon pales of fertilizer makes my back hurt just thinking about it... @--0--0105
Title: Re: plot time
Post by: [Blocked] on July 25, 2018, 06:39:15 AM
Good Luck and Git'er Done!   @--0--0101


Hope you get the correct rain right after.   @--0--0119

Weather people sure are getting it wrong here.  Have floods all around us and we have gotten half an inch in three weeks.  My water bill is going to be high keeping water in the wife's pond for her Koi fish.   @--0--0127

http://www.newsargus.com/news/archives/2018/07/22/crops_suffer_from_heat_lack_of_rain/

PJ
Title: Re: plot time
Post by: [Blocked] on July 25, 2018, 07:35:43 AM
Yari - Split Toe and the rest of the club members know how you feel....time for sweat and more sweat...and the Aleeve!!! Holy Cow, it is a lot of work fixing to be done by the TH members!!! Split Toe told the members to be down at the club on Saturday the 25 of August to put in the food plots and to rebuild the main bridge, thanks to the loggers!!

Split Toe will be down probably a few times before the last weekend in August just prepping the food plots getting the ready for the "toppings" we normally put down. Jap51 is the master director and keeps track of what goes where......he does a good job of it....each member has been asked to bring down 3 bags of pelletized lime and 3 bags of 10-10-10 fertilizer and this year a 2x8 x 12 ft long piece of wood for the bridge....   

We are on private land so it is OK to bait our food plots and put out some mineral licks and food supplements for the deer!!! Also put a game trail camera there too!!!

So we all feel you pain Yari - Keep Hydrated, it going to be a hot one!!!



 
Title: Re: plot time
Post by: [Blocked] on July 25, 2018, 07:55:48 AM
Yep, bushhogged the plots the day before yesterday. Chance of rain this weekend and cooler weather.  I will be spraying the first of next week and start the dirt work, fert/lime, putting up stands, etc. two weeks following the spraying.  Don't forget to take pictures and post them of everyone's progress!!!
Title: Re: plot time
Post by: [Blocked] on July 25, 2018, 10:53:20 AM
bo- cant you get lime delivered vs pel-lime? it's a lot cheaper and lasts longer. from what i've read, pel-lime is a booster but doesn't last long. after i read this, i get 26 tons of ag lime delivered at a time. i think i'm on my 4th delivery.

ben- i disced it all up 4 weeks ago. the weeks should be just coming up. i'll disc it again and plant this weekend. these are all established fields this year. hopefully i will have some impressive plot pics in a month

      - i was planning to round-up the fields, but my sprayer isn't working. that will be a fall project when i have time. the motor runs, but doesn't pump. i'm guessing it's the agitator. if i have time, i'll soap it in Dawn dish soap for a couple days. that worked last time
 

thx all.
Title: Re: plot time
Post by: [Blocked] on July 26, 2018, 06:51:59 PM
good luck with the planting yari...I put in soy beans and they are doing ok considering we are in a level one drought here.It was one month with no rain and very hot so everything is brown except for my beans.The deer have eaten quite a few of them but they do have food.We just got a good soaking rain for two days finally.
 We will start tilling for fall plots in about two weeks and hopefully get more rain.
Enjoy the time out there guys and gals.Life is short and can change very quickly.Good health and hunting to all of you south of the border.
Title: Re: plot time
Post by: [Blocked] on July 26, 2018, 08:16:18 PM
Good luck Yari , should have enough water in the soil for a good start .  ##$%#1118
Title: Re: plot time
Post by: [Blocked] on July 26, 2018, 09:30:35 PM
Good luck Yari, stay hydrated, 5 acres the hard way is a big workout.  I put about a quarter acre of Powerplant in about a month ago - have just barely had enough rain to keep it going.  I think you guys have had a higher amount of rain by far in recent weeks so should be in decent shape to get things going as long as it's not too sticky.
Title: Re: plot time
Post by: [Blocked] on July 29, 2018, 03:42:46 PM
it was a good weekend. i'm glad I went up Thursday. I needed every minute. I got all 4 plots in. 1/2 a day Thursday and two 12 hour days after that. i'm beat!!! @--0--0100

since I didn't get to roundup, I may have to spray w/ a grass herbicide later. has anyone done this? any problems?

plenty of deer. I saw 8 does thurs and no fawns. finally last night I saw 1 fawn. she was a handful and kept the 3 does she was w/ on their toes. I also saw 4 bucks. 2 spikes and 2 small 8 pts

the apples in the open were basically gone. I think the wind got them. I hope the plots make up for the smaller yield

it sure feels good to get that job done @--0--0118 good luck to all and be careful.
Title: Re: plot time
Post by: [Blocked] on July 30, 2018, 08:26:17 PM
Big accomplishment Yari - congrats!  I haven't messed around with any of the post-emergent herbicides here, the main thing to do is research what impact they have on the different plantings you put in (the stuff you don't wanna kill) and how mature those plants have to be before you hit the plots with the herbicide.  We're just dying for a rain around here - it just keeps missing us. 

That Powerplant plot I put in a month ago started out pretty nicely but has stalled & the native stuff is overtaking it.  Some moisture soon might still allow it to get above the junk and shade it out but it will have to be quick.
Title: Re: plot time
Post by: [Blocked] on July 30, 2018, 09:13:42 PM
mad- you must be just missing the rain. it looked like most of ILL got rain yesterday. good luck
Title: Re: plot time
Post by: [Blocked] on July 30, 2018, 09:38:59 PM
Last week went north - the inlaws about 90 miles away got over 2 inches.  This past weekend it went just south and west of us - drove back home from KC yesterday in rain most of the way, we had dust in the rain gage when I got home.  Crazy.
Title: Re: plot time
Post by: [Blocked] on July 30, 2018, 09:41:59 PM
Last week went north - the inlaws about 90 miles away got over 2 inches.  This past weekend it went just south and west of us - drove back home from KC yesterday in rain most of the way, we had dust in the rain gage when I got home.  Crazy.

Saturday after I finished it was thundering. on the way home, 5 miles north had puddles. soo close to perfect timing
Title: Re: plot time
Post by: [Blocked] on July 31, 2018, 08:01:37 PM
got four tenths this afternoon finally - much needed.  Ground is still hard and cracked but I'll take what I can get at this point.
Title: Re: plot time
Post by: [Blocked] on August 01, 2018, 10:03:07 AM
Yari - As Mad said, make sure what you planted is round-up ready.  I've sprayed round-up ready perennials (alfalfa) with success.  It probably won't be worth the effort to spray if you planted annuals due to such a short growing season.  Just hope what you planted out-competes the invasive grasses.  Just my opinion.
Title: Re: plot time
Post by: [Blocked] on August 01, 2018, 02:55:30 PM
Yari - As Mad said, make sure what you planted is round-up ready.  I've sprayed round-up ready perennials (alfalfa) with success.  It probably won't be worth the effort to spray if you planted annuals due to such a short growing season.  Just hope what you planted out-competes the invasive grasses.  Just my opinion.

not round-up. i'm talking about grass herbicide. most of my weeds are grasses. i don't know of any brassica blend that round-up ready
Title: Re: plot time
Post by: [Blocked] on August 02, 2018, 11:31:54 AM
Like this..  https://www.whitetailinstitute.com/arrest-max-herbicide/
Title: Re: plot time
Post by: [Blocked] on August 02, 2018, 02:56:13 PM
Like this..  https://www.whitetailinstitute.com/arrest-max-herbicide/

yes, but i buy it in bulk, the 2 1/2 gallon size for ag. it has the same active ingredient. from what i see, it should work. i'll try it on my weediest plot first.

it looks like i got 1/2" of rain yesterday. that may be enough to germinate. we'll see