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    beans and corn plot

    OK started prepping this site since the ground thawed

    Its a about 2.5 acres in one big section and about a 1/2 acre in a small section
    whole field is just over 6 acres

    will plant half now and then other half later in fall, if things go well, budget wise

    this whole plot was made using my ATV, a small harrow section I took off a big gang harrow
    I started turning teh ground over while it was soft after winter, and then every few weeks did it again to help keep it soft

    two weks ago I sprayed it with a round up type chemical, last saturday I turned over half of it, didn't have enough time to turn over whole plot

    so today I turned the whloe plot over

    added some fertilizer, 200 lbs of soybean seeds and 25 lbs of round up ready corn(beans were round up ready as well)

    I then turned over the plot two more times to mix the seeds and fertilizer in

    then rolled it with a culti packer

    in about 3-4 weeks I will respray again with round up if need be!

    and then come mid Aug.
    I will reseed this plot with Brassicia

    some pic's to see it now
    and will up date as it grows


    what it looked like before I started more or less









    this is a view of the plot from one of my treestand's too!!



    and this too is a view from another treestand of the smaller plot!


    also, I picked and removed about 6 trailer loads of stones out of this site too
    its lots of hard work, but help make the site better
    do this every time I turn it over before a planting

    seems like new rocks show up every yr too!! LOL
    trailer holds about a ton at a time, so the ATV gets a work out doing this and the plots, 12 yrs of doing this with this ATV too, well worth what I paid for it, its a tool of an ATV!!




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    well was at the farm today

    as my plot is over run with weeds
    so sprayed the plot down with round up
    as the beans and corn are round up ready

    and the beans are doing very well besides the weeds, a good 90% take on the beans, on the corn???
    well it took pretty well, but the deer are hammering it, a good 80% of the corn is eaten down to about 2-3 inch level, so odds are very slim if any stalks will make an ear of corn, or even a stalk at this rate!

    here is what the plot looked like today, almost looks like a lawn, as to a food plot, all but the real small plot that one is still pretty weed free, but sprayed that too to try to keep it that way








    and the small plot



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    Well hopefully you can get the weeds under control. Sorry I missed this post the first time through. Looks like you put a lot of hard work into it all!!
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    Thanks
    it is a lot of work, but its good work, you get to see the hard work pay off

    weeds should clear up after spraying, but even spraying takes a lot of time, I have a 40 gallon sprayer but only covers about 6 ft at a time, so thats a lot of seat time at 3 mph on a 3 acre plot

    but again, you get out of it what you put in I feel!

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    I've always been told not to plant corn and beans unless you have atleast 3-5 acres to work with. Especially in high deer density areas. Hopefully everything works out for you

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    Quote Originally Posted by no trespassing View Post
    I've always been told not to plant corn and beans unless you have atleast 3-5 acres to work with. Especially in high deer density areas. Hopefully everything works out for you
    well I would tend to agree, if your goal is to make any beans, but on corn, a acre is about as small as I would go to expect any ears, but bigger is always better, as critters, not just deer love to eat growing beans and corn, for the first ft or so of growing on the plants, everything sucks them down like candy!

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    That is why I typically plant clover, chicory, cereal grains (rye, oats) and brassicas. Not to mention they are cheap to plant unlike corn.

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    OK a few up dated pic's on my beans and corn plots since I sprayed two weeks ago
    as you can see I got ride of all the weeds, and well, not really any corn left, deer ate it all or so it seems!













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    managed to get some rain, and it did wonders for the crops, even the corn is bouncing back, but low odds on any ears amkig it, being browsed way too heavy
    its still weed free since spraying, but will see now after some rain fell!
    a few updated pic's from today






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    It is going to be a tough year for any kind of plots that were spring planted. I think the Aug to Sept planters will be on top this season. I gave up on my tiny plot at my place. Just not enough sun gets in to grow much. I will not plant a clover type plot again. I'm thinking turnips if I ever do try again.
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