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Old 03-11-2008, 08:17 PM
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has anyone every used or heard of blue lupine? Its suppose to be highly palatable and grows well in the winter...i think its also a green manure crop. Did the deer eat it?
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Old 03-11-2008, 08:41 PM
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I've used it but never got it to grow much. My cousin grows it in Washington County, GA and says it is the iron-and-clay peas of the winter.

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Old 03-11-2008, 10:21 PM
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I planted some this year here in SC for the first time. For me it was okay, the deer did eat it. But, I'm not so certain it was better than oats, wheat, clover etc. Some boys down here like it a lot. For the cost, I think I will just stick with the basics like oats.
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Old 03-12-2008, 10:16 AM
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According to the Quality Food Plots book, Lupine ranges from 25-30 percent protein and the use of deer can be real heavy to none at all. It also provides good cover for turkeys and quail. Ideal pH range is 6.0 to 6.5. If you don't have a source for the seed then maybe this link will help you.

www.wannamakerseeds.com
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I saw some of this in the local feed store this weekend, said it needed little fertilizer and pH 6.

Recommended planting with oats. Appearently when planted in the fall it doesn't flower and seed until spring.

Said it supplies a lot of N well.

10lbs was $30 though.
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has anyone every used or heard of blue lupine? Its suppose to be highly palatable and grows well in the winter...i think its also a green manure crop. Did the deer eat it?

I've never planted it but the salesman from Wannamaker at the Pee Dee Deer Classic last month had some convincing pics of it getting hammered by deer.

He did say you could plant it in fall, too. Fall for me's kinda' warm though.
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