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Author Topic: Starting a new food plot within planted pines.  (Read 1377 times)

Offline treefarmer

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Re: Starting a new food plot within planted pines.
« Reply #30 on: April 06, 2018, 09:40:50 PM »
Our two grandsons spent a few days with us this week.  Besides their usual fishing, they learned to do a controlled burn in the pines adjacent to the new clover we planted last fall.  I had plowed the fire lines earlier, before the last rain and was ready to do the burn when they arrived last Tuesday.  The morning was pretty foggy making the vegetation damp, so we waited till after dinner and my nap to do the burn.  The wind was out of the southwest so we began the burn on the northeast side of the pines.  The wind changed around on us and we moved on down to the south side and fired it.  The boys made it all the way around the pines and did a good job.  They are 12 and 13.
We made another makeshift fire starter, as usual a propane torch duct taped to a pole.  I would love to have a drip pot or fire pot like the forestry service uses but they are too expensive for what little time I would use one. 
The burn took just a little over an hour to complete.
Some pictures to show what went on.
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Re: Starting a new food plot within planted pines.
« Reply #31 on: April 06, 2018, 09:48:01 PM »
 a couple of additional pictures showing the completed burn next to the Durana clover and the clean burn in the pines.

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Re: Starting a new food plot within planted pines.
« Reply #32 on: April 07, 2018, 07:13:25 AM »
That new growth will have the deer and rabbits in it along with the clover.    @--0--0119

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Re: Starting a new food plot within planted pines.
« Reply #33 on: April 07, 2018, 08:47:49 AM »
it looked pretty green to burn. i'm surprised how well it turned out. nice work
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Re: Starting a new food plot within planted pines.
« Reply #34 on: April 12, 2018, 10:27:44 PM »
I removed the camera during the burn, replaced it as soon as fire was out.
The camera doesn't lie.  Deer were back in the burned pines within 3 1/2 hours.  I was surprised they came back that soon.
We started the burn around 1:30 pm and by 5pm deer were at the feeder and in the Durana Clover.
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Re: Starting a new food plot within planted pines.
« Reply #35 on: April 13, 2018, 09:50:52 AM »
very interesting TREEFFARMER I HAVE SIMILIAR SITUATION ON OUR LEASE IN MIDDLE GA. STILL THINKING ABOUT USING DURANA CLOVER AS WELL.
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Re: Starting a new food plot within planted pines.
« Reply #36 on: April 13, 2018, 10:52:14 AM »
they will be happy w/ all the new growth. nice job
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Re: Starting a new food plot within planted pines.
« Reply #37 on: April 15, 2018, 12:06:57 PM »
I'm chomping at the bit to plant some food plots If and when the weather permits.I hope to but a tiller since I have the use of my farmer and neighbors Disc harrow and cultipacker if needed.I have a few varieties of seed and just ordered more.Tired of the rain and wind of April .
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Re: Starting a new food plot within planted pines.
« Reply #38 on: June 15, 2018, 03:23:14 PM »
I should likewise our place was thinned every 5th row removed but lots of trash remains they did virtually no cleanup after thinning , so well have a lot of work ahead before we can plant. did get a new plot started in an open grassy area.   you will like the durana clover it will grow sooner or later . 
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Re: Starting a new food plot within planted pines.
« Reply #39 on: June 22, 2018, 09:34:12 PM »
It has been way too wet to mow the weeds and grass that has come up in the new Durana Clover patch without doing a lot of damage (making ruts).  I finally mowed it yesterday, cut it about 12 inches above the ground, need to give it a shot of fertilizer in a week or so.
The deer are working on it regularly.
There is a lot of volunteer clover coming up in the old food plot that will be good for the critters too!
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Re: Starting a new food plot within planted pines.
« Reply #40 on: June 24, 2018, 02:11:32 PM »
looks great. i'm getting much more volunteer clover lately to
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