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Offline dave 1211

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food plot question
« on: June 05, 2013, 10:12:12 PM »
some of my food plots need to have new planting done here is my question


it has been mowed  so do I till next then let it grow then spray weed killer  then till again

OR

let it grow weed kill it then till  maybe kill one more time then till and plant


I got whitetail cover I can plan and or no plow give me your ideas please
planting end of July or first of august
turkey season was a wet one now on to deer hunting in October





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Re: food plot question
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2013, 08:11:36 AM »
My feeling is everytime you till, you turn up a new crop of weed seeds, I till as often as I have time to, than spray and seed.  Don't forget to lime and fertilize also.

Check on the WTI site for recommended planting dates for both in your area.
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Re: food plot question
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2013, 08:49:22 AM »
I would till it and let it start growing again before spraying. Then till again 3 to 4 days after spraying and then plant.
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food plot question
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2013, 10:06:46 AM »
If its small plots I would round up them ASAP.  Then come back and round up in July and again 2-3 weeks before planting. Before discing  I would scalp it low and either rake the dead stuff away or blow it all to the outside with your mower. Then I would disc it up good and add any fertilizer and/or lime. Then prep the seed bed for planting. It sounds like weeds are a big issue. Once you get your plots re-established try to spray the weeds regularly and before they develop seed heads. There's my two cents...
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Re: food plot question
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2013, 10:37:18 AM »
The thing about weeds..if you disc or till before a spay down ...you risk an explosion of weeds from the roots of many of your worst ones....all those little pieces you made discing will produce new plants...not  all will grow at the same rate...so your next step of spraying won't work

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Re: food plot question
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2013, 12:29:37 PM »
Growalot has a good point on the weeds which is why I till multiple times before spraying and if possible do not till after spraying.  I give myself 2 to 3 weeks after the last tilling before I spray
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food plot question
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2013, 04:07:09 PM »
I like to kill 2-3 times before I till.
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