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2017 Brassica plot thread

Discussion in 'Whitetail Deer Habitat' started by Groundsize, Aug 5, 2017.

  1. bigal06

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    We received 1/4" of rain early this morning according to the rain gauge.
     
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  2. Jdhunttrapfish

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    A half inch of rain last night was perfect just a few hours after planting!!
     
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  3. old graybeard

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    My driveway was wet when I left for work this morning! Hoping my plots got a good taste of it.
     
  4. Muskegonbow

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    Must not have had enough rain to germinate in a timely fashion. This is 17 days since planting. Was expecting it to be a little farther along. I put some rye down too to give them something to nibble on ImageUploadedByOhub Campfire1502501694.968546.jpg
     
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  5. bigal06

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    Ended up getting almost 3/4" total by then end of the day. It was much needed.
     
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  6. chuckinduck

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    Planted these two plots 3 weeks ago with eds brassica blend. Coming in good so far. Hoping the deer will stay off em for a while. Got a real problem with wild carrots (Queen Anne's lace) in the second plot which is the more green looking plot and I can't seem to beat it. Each year it seems to be getting progressively worse.
     
  7. moose1

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    What do you guys use to fill in light spots in your brassicas? Last year I tried rye but I think the birds ate it before it germinated. Should I try raking it in or just throw rape or clover or all three?
     
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  8. chuckinduck

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    I always overseed with field rye or WW and usually it comes in fine. I tried buck forage oats one year and had dismal results. Not sure if it was the year or it needs more seed to soil contact but it was pretty much a bust using it.
     
  9. Jdhunttrapfish

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    I would try raking
     
  10. hawgeye

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    The plots are doing good at week 2. The left lane is forage radishes, purple top turnips, rape and soybeans. The right lane is beets and greens by Whitetail Institute that I won at the Standish Mill at customer appreciation days.
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    Beets and greens.
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    Radish, turnips, rape beans.
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  11. northwoods whitetails

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    This is our brassica blend at 4 weeks.

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  12. noshow

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    I would go lighter on ur seed rate next time so u will get bigger radishes and turnip bulbs. At what rate lbs per acre did u plant those plots and how big are those plots?
     
  13. hawgeye

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    Ya I'm definitely not a farmer!
     
  14. northwoods whitetails

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    Brassica is very easy to overseed.
     
  15. noshow

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    Radish, turnip, crimson clover mix feild at 3 1/2 weeks
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    This one is at 2 1/2 weeks closed in by sorghum Sudan and grain sorghum screen. There is another acre on the other side of that screen.
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    Now a small 3/4acre crimson clover, chicory plot at 2 1/2 weeks between another screen and the brassica feild
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