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Re: Land Management

Postby gunther89 » Sun May 22, 2011 8:18 pm

We were able to plant our beans on Friday the 20th. The plot is just over a acre big and we had another smaller plot next to it we disk up and planted some beans and clover in that. We broadcast our beans in at a rate of 60-70 pounds per acre. Hopefully with the rain we just got they start to pop up soon.
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Re: Land Management

Postby jonny5buck » Tue May 24, 2011 3:36 pm

gunther89 wrote:We were able to plant our beans on Friday the 20th. The plot is just over a acre big and we had another smaller plot next to it we disk up and planted some beans and clover in that. We broadcast our beans in at a rate of 60-70 pounds per acre. Hopefully with the rain we just got they start to pop up soon.


You can broadcast beans? i thought they had to be drilled in...My alfalfa plot is looking good about 4 inches high right now,one of the clover plots was way to sandy and turning it over and broadcasting the clover seeds didnt take...instead it will be a grass and weed plot...the other 2 are up and looking good...good luck -

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Re: Land Management

Postby bigwisconsinbucks » Tue May 24, 2011 8:31 pm

Yes you can broadcast beans in. You just have to use a larger amount of beans than you would if you were using a drill. It is recommended to use 50 pounds of beans per acre when drilling them, so we used about 60 to 70 pounds to broadcast them in.
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Re: Land Management

Postby gunther89 » Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:31 pm

I was able to check out our beans we planted 2 weeks ago and they are growing and looking great. I was a bit worried at first since most of our beans were laying on top but with the hot temperatures and rain we had, they took off. I attached a few pictures of them.
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Re: Land Management

Postby buckhunter21 » Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:22 pm

Pictures look great sir!

Put in (most) of my food plots this last weekend. Latest we've ever put them in, but with the timing with the wet spring and only being able to get in mainly on the weekends and with other stuff going on, that's just how it worked.

My dad put in our corn last Wednesday. Saturday we put in some Eagle Forage Beans (super pumped about these), Antler King Red Zone (similar to Whitetail Institute's Powerplant that I put in last year). I would have preferred to put in PP, but am trying Red Zone out this year. Also, I put in some Tecomate Max-Attract. This has peas, clover, chicory, and other cereal grain. Supposed to be an all-season plot, so we'll see how this does. One thing to note, I wasn't able to spray any of my plots so we'll see how they do. Not worried about the beans and corn since they are RR, but the Max-Attract and Red Zone could be an issue.

I'm planning on planting a fall plot this year. Any suggestions? I'm leaning towards Buck Forage Oats.

Where is everyone else on here...I know I haven't been on much. But, seems like a ghost town around here?
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Re: Land Management

Postby bullwinkle » Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:03 pm

Planted 2 acres of beans - head to head trial of Eagle vs Forage and 2 acres of Iron Clay cow peas. In one plot I included some strips of peas against the beans (they have more protein). Also planted an acre of clover on trails.

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Re: Land Management

Postby bullwinkle » Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:27 am

Early reports - both the beans and peas are up 4-5". We just sprayed the beans. If I had to guess the cheap forage beans are doing better height wise than the Eagle. It was hard to tell if browsing is really different in the Eagle vs the Forage. Both seemed to be getting hit. We have cages up and finally some warm weather, hoping the next couple of weeks shows a difference. The deer have not hammered the peas. I am kind of surprised, these should be ice cream to the deer. Maybe they just need to grow a little more. They should be higher since they have been in the ground for 3 weeks but I believe the cold weather wasn't the best for them

My clover is just popping up on the trails I planted. Hoping that heavy rain didn't wash away all my seed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The deer look very, very healthy. This wet summer is again going to play big dividends in Waupaca/Shawano county again from everything I am seeing.

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Re: Land Management

Postby buckhunter21 » Sun Jun 26, 2011 11:37 pm

Checked my plots today. Everything seems to be coming up great. Might be spraying the beans this coming weekend. I'll post some pics when I get some good ones, possibly this weekend. I took some with my phone today but they didn't turn out well and I think my camera phone took a crapper. :(
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Re: Land Management

Postby gunther89 » Thu Jun 30, 2011 9:00 am

We were able to spray our beans this past Monday so I figured I would post some pictures of all of our food plots so far. You can tell our big bean plot needed to be sprayed but driving through them, there are tons of beans in it. Also we could see browsing on them so the deer found them. Also we planted to different brands of clover, 1 from Antler King and the other from Evolved Harvest. We have seen deer in the beans and in the Clover Crush.
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Re: Land Management

Postby gunther89 » Thu Jun 30, 2011 9:02 am

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