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    food plot update pictures

    OK here are a few pictures of my spring food plots
    here is two of them before I seeded, after just turning them over, and then some pic's of it as of today, after spraying the weeds down last week or so

    looking pretty good, , one is a mix of corn and soybeans, and the other is about 95% soybeans with a few corn seeds mixed in


    front field
    just prepped






    and a view of it NOW



    and a view from the other end





    back field



    and then again now on this plot, wish I would have taken some pic's of it with all the weeds in it, as it was getting pretty weedy before I sprayed 10 days ago, cleaned up real good ,better than expected to be honest!



    small 21 rows by 60 yards of pure corn, had some extra seeds, the main farmer drilled in for me, I had to hit it with roundup after he drilled them, but looking good!


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    The first plot looks huge. Your deer always seem to have plenty of food. But, your area being overbrowsed, they need it.
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    Yea all in all I planted about 6 + acres this spring, and they will have kt all mowed down by mid to late dec of beans and corn, if it makes it that long.
    Right now there mostly hitting the clover, was just mowed last week, and they love the fresh growth clover, leaving the beans alone for now!
    but there is over 15 acres of food plots, and without them, hunting here would just plain suck Lol

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    looks very nice there mrbb, six acres should hold them for a while, i myself planted about an acre of the real world wildlife soybean 2 weeks ago the stuff is doing awesome up here in the VT hills, have 2 cameras on it right now going to check them this weekend, also have an 1/2 acre of clover and chicory there as well and thats what they are feedig on right now, not big plots but they seem to last until the season ends.

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    thanks
    the size of the polt to me, is more based on your deer heard size
    bigger isn't alway better either, leaves way too many places out of range for them to enter LOL
    but I just have a ton of mouths to feed so I tend to have a lot of acres in plots anymore
    also having 50 acres of corn this yr will help me too, as they like to live in the middle of the big corn field, eating a lot of that as it grows, and thenw hen ut gets some ears
    But early summer clover and chicory work great!
    even into fall,mowing or spraying can kepp it super fresh too, making deer flock to it too!
    good luck

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    Man those are looking great mrbb!! I have a couple of pictures to get uploaded too on my plot progress. Keep 'em coming!!
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    mrbb what would you reccomend for spray for clover and chickory.

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    Maxxix31, well theer are a LOT of options these days, so a lot depends on your budget I guess
    the Whitetail Institute stuff works great, but its pricy and your paying alot for the name and marketing
    I have been using Poast Plus, last few yrs
    it works OK, results are in all honesty based on at what time of growth you spray at, if I can stay on top of weeds and time it right its a great tool
    this is true with all chemicals
    that and well, you have to mix it correctly, too much chemical, and it can kill, too little and it might not work at all
    Poast plus is way cheaper than the White Tail Institute stuff, and about the same mix
    , BUT Poast Plus isn;t cheap either, been going up every yr since I been using it(started back in I think 1999)
    BUT< NOW< Over the past few yrs I have been wanting to try , "Arrow 2EC Herbicide"
    or Butyrac 200 Herbicide,as I have been reading up many articles on it, and its way cheaper to use
    you must use crop oil to get better results, and one is for grass, other is for broadleaf weeds in clover and chicory
    BUT don't take my my word for it, look into it and decided if you want to try
    NExt, simple mowing can be a great way to just keep weeds and grass out, have to time cuttings , just before they go to seed

    ON Spraying, same deal, you want to spray when weeds just come out in spring, and if you miss that, you need to mow and then spray, pending how tall it all is, for best results

    weeds in clover in most places it a hard thing to control, as so many weeds near by will seed up and the darn wind will blow them into a clover plot, or they sure do in mine!

    here is 2 links to look at if you like have some good info, or I thought so!

    http://iowawhitetail.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17861

    http://www.keystonepestsolutions.com...02d43d11709577

    Plus this is the main chemical that is used in most clover weed control chemicals, some times , or should I say, I know folks that just buy this, and mix and spray

    clethodim and crop oil
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    Cropsmart Clethodim

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    Hey thanks a bunch mrbb, i will deffinetly look into this, i do have a smaller plot of just whitetail institute imperial clover, and the grasses have gone to seed unfortunaetly but i am going to mow this right down short and give the Arrest grass killer a try, see what happens from there, the clover is thriving very well but the grass is very tall right now so i think now would be a good time to knock it down and go from there, again thanks for your info.

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    OK, you DO NOT< want to cut clover down below about 6 inches if you can help it, and after you cut it, you need to wait about 2-3 days or so before spraying, or you could kill it all
    it needs time to heal up after mowing, before putting down chemicals
    if you can just mow it as needed, you can do without spraying, and after every mow, it will get thicker clover to grass percentage
    But chemicals sure help
    Just because its Whitetail clover, doesn't mean you HAVE to use there chemicals
    not saying NOT to use there's, just saying its not a must do deal, there clover is the same as every one else's more or less, as far as chemical resistants and such
    you can buy a lot more of the chemicals to treat many times over, what the same $$ will get you in Whitetail arrest/slay
    as long as you store it right it will last several yrs(if you don't use by then)
    I go through about 5 gallons a yr, so it doesn't last me long, and at the amounts I use, I cannot swing the Arrest/Slay, when same stuff is had cheaper!
    one last thing, try to spray when there is no rain expected for a full 24 hrs, most chemicals are rain fast in a few hrs , but the less moisture on the ground and air the better I feel!
    But best of luck

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