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Old 04-11-2012, 04:27 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

Should be.
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:32 PM
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Thanks guys Im gonna buy that little thing and if I dont like it Ill get a different one
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:00 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

OK, if you get the sprayer with the smaller pump, remember to read the instructions so that you understand how fast to go to achieve the desired application rate. That's really true with either pump, it's just that you'll be going at a speed that feels like a crawl, with the 2.2gpm.
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Old 04-12-2012, 08:18 PM
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Heres a look at the plots. There just sitting trying to grow some weeds. Hoping this rain coming sprouts all the weeds so I can blast em next weekend

Heres the Valley plot from north tree stand


Heres same plot from south stand


Heres the really small 15 yrd x 20 yrd bottom trail plot from behind the ground blind


Looking at the blind from plot
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Old 04-12-2012, 08:23 PM
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Heres another shot at the blind from the way the bucks enter the plot



Heres the NW top plot. This is the biggest plot Im thinking a little under 3/4 acre
Im gonna plant clover in this little inlet that is connected to the big plot
From the stand


Its kinda hard to see its the fresh dirt in the left of the crp. It connect to the last picture



Ill be also planting a plot screen on the left side of the plot to close off the neighbors and the open alfalfa field
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:12 PM
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I was drinking a lot of expensive Scotch Whisky when I calculated this but if you got math you might want to check my figures:


If you go 4.6 miles per hour then:

There are 5280 feet in one mile. Therefore, 4.6 miles per hour is equal to 4.6 x 5280 = 24288 feet per hour.

There are 3600 seconds in one hour. Therefore, 24288 feet per hour is equal to 24288/3600 = 6.746 recurring (that is, 6.7466666...) feet per second.

If you can spray 14 feet wide, then you have to travel about 3000 feet to cover an acre which is about 43,000 square feet.

6.746 feet per second is 404 feet per minute.

3000 feet would take you about 7.5 minutes to cover.

at 2.2 GPM you would spray about 15 to 16 gallons during this time.
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:28 PM
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Thanks alot if your right
It seems it will be the perfect size tank for 1 acre then
Thanks again
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Old 04-13-2012, 09:35 AM
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The Northern Tool web site at the link you specified has a PDF file link for the product manual and in the appendix at the end on page 38 there are calibration tables for how much volume to use and how fast to drive.
Here is the link:

http://www.northerntool.com/download...als/268110.pdf

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Old 04-14-2012, 10:32 AM
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Im thinking Im going to add some cow peas to my mix of crimson clover and oats for my spring/summer plots for a little extra draw to get them to start eating in the new plots.
Can anybody tell me how much to add to the mix. Ill be doing 12#s clover and 60#s oats
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Old 04-14-2012, 10:07 PM
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Im thinking Im going to add some cow peas to my mix of crimson clover and oats for my spring/summer plots for a little extra draw to get them to start eating in the new plots.
Can anybody tell me how much to add to the mix. Ill be doing 12#s clover and 60#s oats
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I planted a mix of WR, oats, clover and AWP's last fall. I used 20# of peas, but it almost doesn't matter how much you include...it will all be gone in a few weeks, anyway. If you're just using it to get them acclimated to feeding in your plot, 15-20#/acre should be plenty.
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Old 04-14-2012, 11:06 PM
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Ill give 20#s a try see how it goes
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Old 04-16-2012, 08:48 PM
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So is it safe to plan to plant crimson clover, oats and cow peas the first week of may in west central WI
Trying to get my game plan down.
Im going to spray the little bit of weeds thats there mid next week and then spread the seed/ ferts a week later
The extended forecast calls for lows in the high 40s low 50s
Seems to me Ill be ok but this is my first real food plots done right dont wanna screw up and throw away $
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:34 PM
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So is it safe to plan to plant crimson clover, oats and cow peas the first week of may in west central WI
Trying to get my game plan down.
Im going to spray the little bit of weeds thats there mid next week and then spread the seed/ ferts a week later
The extended forecast calls for lows in the high 40s low 50s
Seems to me Ill be ok but this is my first real food plots done right dont wanna screw up and throw away $

Is the main goal of this plot to provide warm season forage, act as a cover crop for a later fall planting, or are you hoping this mix holds on as an attractant until hunting season? Your goals and future plans will help you decide when to plant, but with that being said: What's the hurry?

I think you'd be pretty safe with planting mid-May and there is little to be gained by getting it in any earlier, particularly if you're keeping the plot free of weeds until you plant. Then again, those plants are pretty hardy, unless they get hit with a heavy frost just after they seed out. Up to you, but I'd wait until after the last normal frost in your area.
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:44 AM
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It is going to be warm season forage cover crop. Ill be dicing it all in come mid summer/fall. I just dont like seeing all that bare dirt just sit there and I dont want to start any erosion either.
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You definitely don't want to leave it sitting there bare for too long as you will have to fight the erosion problem and the weed problem. I believe you have an excellent plan outlined right now, both with the timing of your final spray, and following up soon after with your initial planting. I planted my spring summer mix two weekends ago (Southern TN) and it is now getting the first rain since planting it. We are due some cooler temps. this coming weekend, but it shouldn't be any further damage of frost in the forecast. The good thing about getting it in early, is so it can establish some deep roots with the early spring rains and cooler weather, and make healthier mature plants later on through the summer when the temps are harsh and the rain is scarce. Good luck!!
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Thanks guys for the info
I think Im gonna stick to my plan. Was out there today and from all the rain the last couple days and todays warmth the weeds are really starting to sprout thru out the plots which is what I want before I spray

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Old 04-26-2012, 09:28 PM
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Im planning on planting next weekend and I have a question
When I plant my oats, peas and crimson can I add the fertilizer at the same time or should I disc it in the day before I spread seed ???

Dont want to screw anything thing up been putting a lot of work and effort into this

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Old 04-27-2012, 09:00 AM
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You can spread the fertilizer, disc it in, and then spread the seed on the same day, that is the method that I use every time and I get good results. Good luck, you will find that the plotting is almost as must fun as the actual hunting!
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:01 AM
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Ive been having a great time at the farm this year already. I agree that all the prep and planting is really fun and it will feel real good come fall hunting over what I have planted and smacking one of the 4-5 yr old bucks that are roaming the property
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Old 04-29-2012, 02:21 PM
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^ Keep us updated. We like pictures too
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