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Offline 87duker

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newb at food plots
« on: June 30, 2013, 10:09:23 PM »
Ok I have an area tilled up twice with tractor.  Wondering what next step is? Do ph test?  Also whats best thing to plant in northern MN?   Plan to make another food plot out at parents once I get mine done first.  Any help would be great. 

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Re: newb at food plots
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2013, 11:33:20 PM »
 Everyone is going to tell you soil test and they are right, if you have the time. Down here it has been as high as 108 the later part of last week and I can't plant until Sept. I you have time get your soil sample and if nothing else call WTI they can give you some good pointers. If nothing else Chic magnet I think is a mix of chicory and clover.
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Re: newb at food plots
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2013, 05:00:56 AM »
Welcome to Talkhunting 87duker, bholt is correct, get the soil tested, PH and fertilization are keys to successful plots, a phone call too Whitetail Institute would be well worth your time. Tell them Talkhunting.com had you call, give them all of the questions you may have and from what region you are in. They are the most knowledgeable folks in the industry.

Good Luck, and let us know how it goes.

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Re: newb at food plots
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2013, 07:23:13 AM »
Sounds like you got the hard part done all ready. Now follow through with the small easy important things and you will have a food plot you will be proud of. Welcome to the site and Glad You Joined.

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Re: newb at food plots
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2013, 09:41:45 AM »
Soil test, then apply fert and lime to as needed, work again and plant.
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Re: newb at food plots
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2013, 09:46:34 PM »
As others have said, do your soil test and follow the recommendations for lime and fertilizer. I like to put in an annual like WTI Oats or WTI WinterGreens for the first couple of years in a new plot, but WTI clover is always a good choice.

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Re: newb at food plots
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2013, 05:05:06 AM »
Welcome to Talkhunting 87duker, bholt is correct, get the soil tested, PH and fertilization are keys to successful plots, a phone call too Whitetail Institute would be well worth your time. Tell them Talkhunting.com had you call, give them all of the questions you may have and from what region you are in. They are the most knowledgeable folks in the industry.

Good Luck, and let us know how it goes.

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AND, I agree.  The folks there will help you every step of the way.  They will also be able to recommend just what to plant determined on the size, location, use and time you have to care for your plots.
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Re: newb at food plots
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2013, 08:27:24 AM »
Glad to have you here duker!! One thing else to consider, a few of us plant buckwheat to help with soil condition. It is fast grower. It does good at keeping weeds out also. Just an option. Enjoy your time here.
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newb at food plots
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2013, 09:44:47 PM »
Y'all gave the one timer some good advice. I wish these guys would at least take part in their own conversation instead of posting 1 time.  I don't understand the 1 post guys...
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Re: newb at food plots
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2013, 12:12:45 PM »
Good advice here, get a soil test ran and put in an ann8ua;l crop for a year or two


Working the ground for a couple years as well as spraying for a couple of springs will eliminate a lot of weeds for you
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Re: newb at food plots
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2013, 03:24:01 PM »
welcome. if this is your first planting and the pH is low, and i'm guessing it will be, add lime ASAP. lime takes 6-12 months to get going. if it's low, add lime and your best bet would be WTI forage oats. oats are better at low pH's.

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Re: newb at food plots
« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2013, 04:39:32 PM »
Give the guys at WHitetial Inst a call. Tell them what you have and they will give you good advise. I had almost given up a few years ago and they helped me along and now I'm having success with the plots. Wish I had figured it out sooner.

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Re: newb at food plots
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2013, 07:19:44 AM »
 ##$%#11 "Thank you Lord" It's raining in  central Texas.  ##$%#11
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Re: newb at food plots
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2013, 07:31:49 AM »
##$%#11 "Thank you Lord" It's raining in  central Texas.  ##$%#11

I send it West, had too much here.  Three years of drought and then we get this much??!!!    ???    @--0--0117   :2)   ##$%#1119


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Re: newb at food plots
« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2013, 01:57:22 PM »
Good advice from the guys also ask yourself what is the purpose of the plot is it to hunt over or is it for nutrition that will help when selecting seed
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