No Plow - Food plots

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RE: No Plow - Food plots

Postby msbadger » Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:31 pm

Thanks W.W........[;)]

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RE: No Plow - Food plots

Postby Woods Walker » Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:13 pm

Hunt Hard,

Kill Swiftly,

Waste Nothing,

Offer No Apologies.....

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RE: No Plow - Food plots

Postby Ohio farms » Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:56 am

It takes all kinds I guess...
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RE: No Plow - Food plots

Postby freak nasty 145 » Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:23 am

Good job W.W!!!
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Re: No Plow - Food plots

Postby ajkremer22 » Fri May 27, 2011 6:54 am

Hey guys had to change my screen name to ajkremer22 after we switched to the new version.

Wanted to say thanks for all the advice, and because of it I did a bunch of research on planting food plots. Even talked to a couple local farmers who really helped me get set up. Below is the process I went through.

Measured off a 3/4 acre plot.
Mowed grass as low as I could and spread 1,000 lbs of Lime
Spread another 1,000 Lbs of Lime
Tilled again
Let plot sit for about 3 weeks
Sprayed round up
Spread 500 Lbs of 10-10-10 Fertilizer
Waited about 1 week
Planted half the Plot in Whitetail Institute Imperial Clover
Planted hald the plot in Whitetail Institute No-Plow
Sprayed just the Imperial clover with Arrest

Waiting for the results - Hope to have some pictures up in the next few weeks


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Re: No Plow - Food plots

Postby ajkremer22 » Tue May 31, 2011 9:02 pm

Checked my fields this past weekend.and to my suprise lots of grasses and weeds. Should I try spraying arrest and slay herbicides. Or should I try cutting everything real short with a mower.. Any advice would be appreciated. Also does anyone have pictures of a mature no-plow plot? If so I would love to see what it looks like.


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Re: No Plow - Food plots

Postby kbdeerdown » Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:08 pm

Wow, thats suprising Andy. It sounded like you did a pretty good job prepping it up for seed. Don't have any pic's of what no-plow should look like but it will likely have some annuals and some perennials in it - check the bag and see if you can determine if what's coming up was in the seed bag or not. Clover takes some time to establish well. If you have some coming up underneath weeds then you could try mowing. If all else fails you can always turn it over again and plant some brassicas later in the summer!


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