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Old 03-25-2012, 11:19 AM
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Cant do
This is a lease and thats pretty much all I can cut down.
The deer travel threw there a lot already Im hoping the brush pile will help them feel just a little safer
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Old 04-06-2012, 02:49 PM
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Finally got all the plots disced up and ready to go.
I have also gotten my soil test back
I think Im kinda lucky with one plots ph 7.1 and the other two plots ph 7.4
Two of them need a little K 100#s per acre and one of them is pretty much stacked up only calling for 20# of K per acre so I think Im good.
I didnt spray anything before I disced up the plots figure it would be good for the soil. Now Im just gonna sit back and wait for the weeds to grow in and kill them off with round up. Im not planning to plant til mid may so if need to be Ill spray the plots twice.

Does anybody think these wild onions will be a problem there all over the place?

Ill get some new pics next time Im on the farm but so far so good

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Old 04-07-2012, 08:09 AM
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Wild onions shouldn't be a problem, unless you've got wild pigs in the area...in which case, you won't need to worry about tilling! They'll do it all for ya!

With soil like that, have you considered alfalfa? It does well with a pH over 6.8 and can be an excellent perennial that stands up to a fair amount of grazing. A single field that is half white clover and half alfalfa would be a pretty solid bet for keeping deer around most of the year.
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I would consider alfalfa but the neighboring land has about 50 acres of it already. Im gonna stick with the plan.
Crimson clover and oats for summer then disc in
fall Ill plant brassicas and rye combo with 10% white clover with rye
There are no pigs in our area YET thank god
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That's an excellent plan, particularly if someone else is feeding them alfalfa during the summer for ya.
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Old 04-11-2012, 12:35 PM
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I need to get a sprayer. Im wondering if a 16 gal sprayer will be big enough to spray 1 acre. 2.2 gpm 60 psi pump on 4 wheeller going roughly 3 mph
Im going to have to fill it up at home and wont have access to water

Im looking at this sprayer here
http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...7991_200347991

Will this work I wont be doing more than 1 acre in plots

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Old 04-11-2012, 01:06 PM
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I need to get a sprayer. Im wondering if a 16 gal sprayer will be big enough to spray 1 acre. 2.2 gpm 60 psi pump on 4 wheeller going roughly 3 mph
Im going to have to fill it up at home and wont have access to water

Im looking at this sprayer here
http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...7991_200347991

Will this work I wont be doing more than 1 acre in plots

Thanks

I noticed on the website that this sprayer is a spot sprayer only. I have the 16 gallon boomless and spot sprayer and its great for spraying my plots, trails and my trees with round-up and other ground applied pesticides.
Not certain if you need a boom or boomless also or just need a spot sprayer.

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Old 04-11-2012, 01:08 PM
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sorry me bad...
just read the overview and its a boomless sprayer also...Friggs
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Old 04-11-2012, 01:20 PM
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IME - You're better off with a pump on your sprayer that is closer to 3GPM, if you're going to be using a quad. With the 2.2gpm, be prepared to go slower than you normally would, and have it take a bit longer.
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Old 04-11-2012, 04:14 PM
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As long as its doesnt take me 4hrs to spray 1 acre Im good
Will 16 gallons be enough to spray 1 acre worth of weeds
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