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My Food Plot 2010

Postby gtk » Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:39 pm

I checked my corn/beans yesterday... 6 days and a couple rains later, the beans are sprouting like crazy.. I only found a couple pieces of corn sprouting. I'm afraid one of two things have happened. Either I planted the corn too deep, or the crows are pulling it up !
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Re: My Food Plot 2010

Postby jv » Fri Jun 04, 2010 6:00 pm

Did you dig around some to see how deep you might have planted the seed ?
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Re: My Food Plot 2010

Postby gtk » Fri Jun 04, 2010 8:51 pm

Not yet. I was in a hurry with a wife and two kids in the truck with me ;)
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Re: My Food Plot 2010

Postby jbullard1 » Sat Jun 05, 2010 9:58 pm

you got to watch them crows
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Re: My Food Plot 2010

Postby gtk » Sun Jun 06, 2010 3:54 pm

jbullard1 wrote:you got to watch them crows

yeah, i'm fixing to go "watch" them with a .22 ;)
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Re: My Food Plot 2010

Postby gtk » Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:36 pm

May 14, right after disking
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Re: My Food Plot 2010

Postby gtk » Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:37 pm

June 3rd right after planting....

Round-up ready Corn & Eagle Forage Beans

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Re: My Food Plot 2010

Postby gtk » Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:38 pm

June 9th.. No remarks about all the grass :P

starting to come up... Beans being mowed down by the deer...
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Re: My Food Plot 2010

Postby gtk » Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:39 pm

What the deer are doing to the beans....
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Re: My Food Plot 2010

Postby gtk » Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:40 pm

The deer are eating all the beans before they can grow, and NOW, the cutworms are mowing the corn down ... :bash:
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Re: My Food Plot 2010

Postby mshunter » Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:53 pm

I feel your Pain GTK !!!!! :livid: especially toward the cut worms
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Re: My Food Plot 2010

Postby lugnutzz » Fri Jun 11, 2010 7:21 pm

spray with 12 eggs to 100 gals of water at 15 gals per acre for deer and add some fury or karate to it for the worms...
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Re: My Food Plot 2010

Postby FireCloud » Fri Jun 11, 2010 11:48 pm

Looks like you have plenty of hungry deer in your woods. Deer eat about 8 pounds or so of forage per day and newly spouted tender beans are irresistable. A half dozen deer will gobble up about 50 pounds of those young sprouts every day so it can be really hard to get a good stand with a smaller plot and a big deer herd.

When fall comes, just host a week long open hunt for all MSDeer members and thin the herd way down to well below the level where they can do any serious damage to your food plots. That way next year you can grow beans easily but of course there won't be many deer to hunt.

It's really a see-saw. You can push one end up (raise a lot of deer) but when you do the other goes down (grow lots of beans on small plots.) If you want to grow an abundance of beans easily to produce lots of forage, you must reduce the deer population to a point where they cannot eat the beans faster than they grow. Either that, or plant more beans than the deer can eat.

Data I have read says one acre of normal soybeans will produce enough forage to meet the poundage of food needed by three adult deer. Most managers under estimate the total deer population on their land. If you plant two acres of beans that would only fully support six deer. If you have a herd of two dozen deer, the beans don't stand a chance to ever get going. It's just basic math.

Of course you could always try kudzu! It grows fast enough and deer will eat it. :D
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Re: My Food Plot 2010

Postby 204 ruger » Sat Jun 12, 2010 11:21 am

Of course you could always try kudzu! It grows fast enough and deer will eat it. :D[/quote]

I would be willing to let ANYONE whom wants to try planting a kudzu plot free tubers to get your plot started. Kudzu is incredible for food plots with hardly any weeds to compete with it and is a perrennial so it is saving you money all around. I have presently about 80 acs planted in this high protein preferred deer food source and have never had the deer completely eat it down before it can sprout again.

If not interested in Kudzu as a foot plot, may I recommend it as an ornamental lawn grass guaranteed to cover any dead spots in your yard.....or flowerbed, driveway, garden,etc :bash:
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Re: My Food Plot 2010

Postby j-bo » Sat Jun 12, 2010 5:48 pm

Gallagher fencing until the beans get up.
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Re: My Food Plot 2010

Postby FireCloud » Sun Jun 13, 2010 12:21 am

204 ruger wrote: may I recommend it as an ornamental lawn grass guaranteed to cover any dead spots in your yard.....or flowerbed, driveway, garden,etc :bash:



You forgot to mention "house" in your list of things kudzu will cover. :D
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Re: My Food Plot 2010

Postby gtk » Mon Jun 14, 2010 12:14 pm

I've come up with a new game plan.. I am not going to spray/kill the weeds, until the beans get big enough to take heavy browsing. With all the rain we have had, & the heat, the weeds are growing super fast, and it seems the deer will have a harder time picking the beans out of the weeds :P ...

yesterday afternoon I was going to replant with a hand-held push type planter, the corn that was destroyed by cutworms. after 30 minutes in that heat, I honestly thought I was going to pass out... way too hot to be fooling with food plots, unless you have an air conditioned tractor :?
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Re: My Food Plot 2010

Postby buckcrazy » Tue Jul 06, 2010 6:39 am

12 eggs to 100 gallons of water, what do the eggs do?
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Re: My Food Plot 2010

Postby gtk » Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:26 am

eggs will supposedly keep the deer off for a few days/weeks... depending on whether you get a rain & it washes it off..
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Re: My Food Plot 2010

Postby sardisdeerhunter » Thu Jul 08, 2010 5:09 pm

I had two plots hammered by Army Worms .. Got them , But they got me first .. Going to prep these two plots for MAJOR clover plots ...



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Re: My Food Plot 2010

Postby sardisdeerhunter » Thu Jul 08, 2010 5:14 pm

gtk wrote:I've come up with a new game plan.. I am not going to spray/kill the weeds, until the beans get big enough to take heavy browsing. With all the rain we have had, & the heat, the weeds are growing super fast, and it seems the deer will have a harder time picking the beans out of the weeds :P ...

yesterday afternoon I was going to replant with a hand-held push type planter, the corn that was destroyed by cutworms. after 30 minutes in that heat, I honestly thought I was going to pass out... way too hot to be fooling with food plots, unless you have an air conditioned tractor :?




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