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Summer plots

PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 3:23 pm
by huntall
I broke the ground up real good 2 weeks ago to let it set.
It may be too wet this weekend, but I am going to see if
I can work the ground and plant or have to wait.
I planted iron clay peas last year that did great!

This year I am planting one plot of iron clay peas and
about 550 yards of powerline with a mix of 40%
forage soybeans-40% iron clay peas-10%
sunflower-and 10% of sorgum.
Yall ever tried a mix like this? Yall planting any plots?

I got lots of good buck pictures off of my summer plots last year so I am ready to get them going again this year!
I also just bought a new trail cam last weekend to have it
ready in a couple of months when I need it! :ylsuper:

Re: Summer plots

PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 6:46 am
by sardisdeerhunter
Sounds like a great mix !! Hope it all turns out for you !!


:)

Re: Summer plots

PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 8:28 am
by Smacko
sounds like a good mix to me...I have had great experience planting summer plots...

Re: Summer plots

PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 2:08 pm
by huntall
I was able to plant the 550 yard long powerline plot in the soybean mix.
I broke it all up again and it looks good after draging over the last time
to cover the seed. I still have one plot that I couldnt plant because of
the old grass needs to be worked again in about a week or two. Now
lets see if I can get some rain on it before the crows get full!
I will post some pics to see how it is growing.

Re: Summer plots

PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 3:00 pm
by dustygoodson
:ylsuper:

Re: Summer plots

PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 7:40 pm
by huntall
Its been planted 4 days and already had 2 rains on it!
I usually dont have that kind of luck!

Re: Summer plots

PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 11:28 am
by j-bo
Sorghum... yuck.

How big is the I/C plot?

Re: Summer plots

PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 3:57 pm
by huntall
j-bo wrote:Sorghum... yuck.

How big is the I/C plot?

The iron clay plot is 1 & 1/2 acre.
This is a couple pic of it from last year.
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Re: Summer plots

PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 8:55 am
by j-bo
Sweet... I wish I had a plot that big as IC peas would def. be in it.

My small plots looked like that the 1st year. 2nd year...no chance as the deer didn't let it get up past a few inches.

Did your I/C peas last through the browsing pressure? Or did they just mow it down and that was that?

Re: Summer plots

PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 1:56 pm
by huntall
j-bo wrote:Sweet... I wish I had a plot that big as IC peas would def. be in it.

My small plots looked like that the 1st year. 2nd year...no chance as the deer didn't let it get up past a few inches.

Did your I/C peas last through the browsing pressure? Or did they just mow it down and that was that?

They lasted through the main browsing pressure. The deer was eatin them lower and lower
until it was time to do my fall plot. Bucks was hitin them hard!

Re: Summer plots

PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 10:20 am
by j-bo
Good deal huntall.....I might try fencing my small plot and putting in some eagle soybeans or IC peas. I know the Eagles really come back fairly well.