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Campbery
06-09-2008, 03:35 AM
Hi guys, new to the forum, second year doing plots on our place. We have 100 acres with two 1 acre clover, alfalfa and chicory plots from last year. This year we are putting in a few smaller plots with annuals. We have the following seed; milo, millet, sunflowers, corn, soybean, pea, winter canola and a clover/alfalfa mix. Was looking for any feedback on what would be a good blend/blends for three or four plots, ranging from .2-.5 of an acre.
First couple pics are of our perennial plots and last two are from a plot sprayed two weeks ago and worked this week with a king kutter ATV disc not yet planted.
Appreciate any insights, thanks.

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dogdoc
06-09-2008, 10:00 AM
I'd mix the milo, millet, sunflowers, soybeans, and peas (assuming warm season peas such as cowpeas) and skip the canola (save it for a fall planting), corn, and clover/alfalfa.

BTW--your plots and land looks awesome!

scotman
06-09-2008, 02:20 PM
Welcome to the forum your plots look great. Nice and thick.

nickT
06-09-2008, 03:12 PM
Welcome im new to the forum myself.Not to sure about your area so will not make any comment about what to plant.But i will say what a great looking plot you have.

Campbery
06-09-2008, 03:27 PM
mix the milo, millet, sunflowers, soybeans, and peas (assuming warm season peas such as cowpeas) and skip the canola (save it for a fall planting), corn, and clover/alfalfa.


Thanks guys, we are blessed with great soil (virgin soil with pH 7.1 and no need for fertilizer) a but a short growing season. Dogdoc would you recommend just mixing everything together for all of the plots? Was thinking competition could be an issue. Peas are a warm season forage purple pea.

dogdoc
06-09-2008, 05:22 PM
yep--mix them all together. Competition won't be a problem if mixed at the proper ratios and broadcasted correct rate----and get them in the ground asap. Save the canola and then late summer/early fall over seed the plots with the canola--that way the plots will continue to provide food thru the winter. clover/alfalfa is up to you--I'd leave it out and save it for when you are wanting to plant a perennial plot--but it wouldn't hurt to mix it in also. The only problem is the bigger seeds need to be buried a little and your clover/alfalfa just needs to be packed down.