Too late for cereal rye?

Discussion in 'Whitetail Deer Habitat' started by RicknWendy97, Oct 17, 2020.

  1. RicknWendy97

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    I put in a small plot in late summer. The deer have stripped it bare. Can I oversees with cereal rye or would it be a waste? I'm about 2 miles from lake michigan near Muskegon.
     
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    Farmer next to where I hunt planted early this week and it is growing good. Ottawa county, but further off the lake.
     
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    No, but don't waste any time if you are in the northern lower.
     
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    Farmer right next to me just planted WW yesterday. I don't expect much growth though from my experience... Rye will grow down to very low temps but it also grows very slowly in those conditions. Depending upon weather conditions moving forward this may or may not be a worthwhile move.. YMMV. However if you are still planning on doing it, you need to get it done ASAP..
     
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    We have two small rye plots that are mainly bare ground. One is due to deer use and the other is because I screwed up the seeding rate.

    Nailed them both yesterday with a lot of rye. I don't have high hopes that it will make much of a difference but considering how inexpensive rye is I figured why not give it a shot.
     
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    I have one small plot that is bare ground not because of deer but because we’ve had .20” of rain since August 18th. So were expecting some decent rain, I’ll believe it when I see it, tonight so I over seeded my plot again with rye and ww. If we get the rain I think I’ll be fine. We shall see.
     
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    The farmer just worked my ground and planted a cover of rye yesterday, it's gonna be 70's late this week in the SE part of the state. I'm sure it'll be popping up by next weekend.
     
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    Finally!! We had a really nice rain last night and this morning. Got about 1.3”. I was so happy I nearly cried.
     
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    planted oct 15 th in cheboygan county 1 year, grew fine, it was a warmer fall..if calling for 50-60's go for it
     
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    This rye was planted October 17th, it’s s up 2-3” as of today. I’m guessing by next week after this warm up it’ll be filled in and perfect for browsing.

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    Saw this warm up coming a few days ago and reseeded. Already sprouting in the driveway where I spilled some.
     
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