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Old 04-16-2012, 09:38 PM
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If you're going to plant sweet corn in Indiana, why would you want to plant it so early? Seems like you'd want to wait as long as possible so that it doesn't silk too early and be totally wiped out months before season. How many acres is your corn food plot? Do you have many raccoons in your area?

The corn plot isn't a big deal. My field corn I bout 150 yards away. I just put that out early to get them drawn there. I'm sure there are coons as I shot one using shotgun season. I'm gonna put more out later in July also. I've got a 6 row I use or my sweet corn patch at the house. I've got sweet corn at home that's bout 3" tall.
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:35 PM
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Sweet corn is going to get tore up and regular corn is gonna go in. Switchgrass is coming finally. My other patches are looking good. I planted a pro graze I bought at rural king and it looks pretty good.

Here's the pro graze.


Here's my switch grass and Indian grass and big blue stem.

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Old 05-08-2012, 08:50 PM
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Here are some updated pics of the plot.



My rye grass from last fall.


Here's the overall look back to the barns.



And here's a little track I saw while walking thru the plot


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Old 05-09-2012, 08:38 AM
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Hey, those plots are looking pretty good!

Have you been able to find where deer are entering/leaving and located signs of browsing? I imagine the turkeys will be enjoying that rye when the seeds finish ripening and the poults will find all kinds of bugs to eat as the various plants start to flower.

What kind of plants are in that pro graze? Looks like a lot of brassicas?
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Old 05-09-2012, 02:03 PM
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Hey, those plots are looking pretty good!

Have you been able to find where deer are entering/leaving and located signs of browsing? I imagine the turkeys will be enjoying that rye when the seeds finish ripening and the poults will find all kinds of bugs to eat as the various plants start to flower.

What kind of plants are in that pro graze? Looks like a lot of brassicas?

In the pro graze it is some brassicas, clover and I believe some chicory. I'm going to replant my sweetcorn with field corn so I can put some roundup on it. Yeah I was walking around looking for signs of grazing. I prolly won't see much until my screen gets bigger. The switchgrass and Indian grass and big blue stem are pretty short still.

I planted some beans on Friday and they're almost out of the ground. Going to plant some later on in July or when it's drier in August. Gonna mow off the old brassicas from last fall and put some brans in there and then frost seed some clover next spring. It's coming along.
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:10 PM
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Here is what is in the pro graze.
29% Rangiora Rape
29% Barkant Turnip
13% BArblanca White Clover
10 % Puna Chicory
7 % Start Red Clover

I also Planted But it didn't make it very far. I didn't have the seeder set very well.

Tecomate Frost Zone Mix
33% Bargala Perennial Rye Grass
15% Barextra Italian Rye Grass
15% Alice White Clover
5% T-Raptor Rape
4% Forage Feast Chicory


And the last thing I planted Besides corn and beans.
Frigid Forage Wild game Buffet

19% Alsike clover
19% Med Red Clover
10% Mammoth Red Clover
15% White Dutch clover
10 % Ladino Clover
10% Dwarf Essex Rape
5% Vernal Alfalfa
5% Perennial Ryegrass
5% Creeping Red fescue


Just trying different things to see what they like the best. And probably stick to one and keep corn and beans in there and then put a patch of clover in.
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Old 05-11-2012, 10:27 PM
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Had a couple visitors that I actually saw last night. They weren't real scared of the ranger as long as it was running. Watched them for a couple minutes before they decided to go.

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Cool, thanks for the updates.
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Is it just me, or is that one on the left looking really fat?! I'm guessing twins.
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Old 05-29-2012, 08:37 PM
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Here's a pic of my soybeans in the plot. Tried to split them with my 6 row corn planter. More like twin rows.



Here's my roundup corn I put in where the sweet corn didn't make it. Tried to split it too.


My food plot buddy helping me checking the beans.

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Old 05-29-2012, 10:19 PM
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Also put in some sorghum. Not up yet as we've had little rain. Need a rain dance.
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:17 PM
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Here's my corn in the plot. They're starting to nip it a little.


There poo in my beans!


Sorghum is starting to come up. A rain sure would make it pop up a lot better.



I need to spray it. I'm thinking lexar. Looked it up and it's good up to 3 qt for sorghum. I put a full gallon on field corn and it holds pretty good.

Here's my beans right next to the sorghum. Need sprayed again

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Man we need a rain. Plot's lookin a little dry.
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Man we need a rain. Plot's lookin a little dry.

Nothing sucks as bad as seeing stuff germinate really well and then languish due to a lack of rain. A food-plotter's nightmare is to get rain the day you planted seed and then nothing for the next 3 weeks. There is no indication of rain here in the Hoosier state for the next 5-7 days, anyway.
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Nothing sucks as bad as seeing stuff germinate really well and then languish due to a lack of rain. A food-plotter's nightmare is to get rain the day you planted seed and then nothing for the next 3 weeks. There is no indication of rain here in the Hoosier state for the next 5-7 days, anyway.

Forecast says a chance Sunday and next Friday. Better start doin some serious rain dancing!
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Well I'll try and update some pictures later but haven't been down to look since its been so hot lately. The deer are working on the beans pretty good. And the corn is tarting to tassel. Sorghum doesn't look bad considering it's probably only had about 1" of water or so since it was put in in early may.
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Been a while since I've updated.
Here's my beans in the plot. The deer are keeping them grazed down to about knee high.


Here's some sorghum I no tilled in. Not bad.


Here's the rest of it with all the mixes i put. Weeds over took them so I mowed them off the other day and there is a few brassicas surviving and some clover down in there.


Here's some bucks mowing on the beans

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