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My 2nd Year Year Crimson and Arrowleaf Clover Plots

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My 2nd Year Year Crimson and Arrowleaf Clover Plots

Postby Yellow Lab » Thu Feb 24, 2011 7:57 am

Here are some pictures of my two year old crimson and arrowleaf clover plots that I took today. The warm weather has kicked off a real growth spurt. I originally planted these plots in September 2009 using 10 lbs of crimson and 5 lbs of arrowleaf clover per acre.

This past August, I bushhogged the plots down. After two weeks I came back and sprayed the plots with a good dose of glyphosate. This killed all the summer grass and weeds. In mid September, I fertilized the clover. The clover has reseeded itself in the fall of 2010.

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Re: My 2nd Year Year Crimson and Arrowleaf Clover Plots

Postby RoadRanger » Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:22 am

That is BEAUTIFUL
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Re: My 2nd Year Year Crimson and Arrowleaf Clover Plots

Postby gtk » Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:22 pm

That is a great looking food plot. I imagine you do it "right" with soil tests and such..
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Re: My 2nd Year Year Crimson and Arrowleaf Clover Plots

Postby Yellow Lab » Thu Feb 24, 2011 2:12 pm

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gtk wrote:That is a great looking food plot. I imagine you do it "right" with soil tests and such..


gtk - I try to run a soil test every three years. I also try to lime my soil as needed and keep my Ph above 6.0.
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Re: My 2nd Year Year Crimson and Arrowleaf Clover Plots

Postby LazyGhost » Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:41 pm

Looks great!
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Re: My 2nd Year Year Crimson and Arrowleaf Clover Plots

Postby huntall » Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:10 pm

lookin good!!! :2TU:
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Re: My 2nd Year Year Crimson and Arrowleaf Clover Plots

Postby dustygoodson » Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:51 pm

:thumbsup: looks great
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Re: My 2nd Year Year Crimson and Arrowleaf Clover Plots

Postby FireCloud » Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:15 pm

Two questions, please.

How much pressure did the plots get as they were germinating and getting started?

Compared to your other plots, do the deer hit this plot more, the same, or less than the others?

I believe you have by far the best looking plots of any I have seen posted on this forum year after year. Keep up the good work!
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Re: My 2nd Year Year Crimson and Arrowleaf Clover Plots

Postby Yellow Lab » Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:44 pm

FireCloud wrote:Two questions, please.

How much pressure did the plots get as they were germinating and getting started?

Compared to your other plots, do the deer hit this plot more, the same, or less than the others?

I believe you have by far the best looking plots of any I have seen posted on this forum year after year. Keep up the good work!


I do not have a high deer population so germination is not a problem.

I have both Durana and Crimson-Arrowleaf clover plots (13 total clover plots), I cannot tell if they favor one over the other.

Thanks for the complement. I enjoy my food plot hobby!
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Re: My 2nd Year Year Crimson and Arrowleaf Clover Plots

Postby Yellow Lab » Mon May 16, 2011 9:30 am

My arrowleaf clover has started to bloom.

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Re: My 2nd Year Year Crimson and Arrowleaf Clover Plots

Postby FireCloud » Mon May 16, 2011 8:29 pm

Yellowlab, you have some great looking clover plots again this year! Congratulations.

If you have time, would you please take a look at a thread I posted entitled "Food Plot Question?" It is probably a couple pages back as it is more than a week ago when I created the thread. I'd like your help and advice about the clover growing in my plot. I'm trying to identify what kind of clover it is. There are some pics posted in that thread of the clover.

Some others have given me some good advice too but if you can help me determine if that is Durana, Arrowleaf, etc. I would appreciate it. There are stalks with clover heads that are probably about 8 inches high. Some clover leaflets have very large leaves. (At least the ones the deer are not eating down!) The seeds were from a Wildlife Mix I planted a couple years ago but I don't remember what mix or what kind of clover was in it. It is not "wild white" clover, for sure.

I am set to mow down the winter wheat, bob oats, and elbon rye after the clover has seeded out but am not sure just when to do that. Then I plan to fertilize with 0-8-8 per package directions to cover the 5,000 SF area. I applied 280 pounds of packaged lime last October.

Thanks for any help you can offer.
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Re: My 2nd Year Year Crimson and Arrowleaf Clover Plots

Postby Yellow Lab » Mon May 16, 2011 10:15 pm

FireCloud - I see some arrowleaf and white clover in your pictures. It looks like you have a mixture of clovers from the seed that you planted.

I would let the wheat and oats die and dry out, then clip your plot down to 5 or 6 inches in height. I only fertilize my clover in late September as the weather starts to cool down and the clovers begin to start their fall growth.
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Re: My 2nd Year Year Crimson and Arrowleaf Clover Plots

Postby gtk » Tue May 17, 2011 7:55 am

i bet the bee's are happy
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Re: My 2nd Year Year Crimson and Arrowleaf Clover Plots

Postby Yellow Lab » Mon May 30, 2011 9:28 pm

My arrowleaf clover is in full bloom.

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