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No Till Food Plots - So Easy

at1010

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We talk a lot about deer plots - but something we are also really passionate about is cover crop science.

Here is a cover crop I have between blueberries- now many would think this crop wouldn’t do well in low PH soils, yet because of the diversity and some timely rains, we have fantastic growth.

This cover crop will help feed soil, feed plants, increase water infiltration and cut back on inputs.

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at1010

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A few updates on a new farm we are working to make a super spot. This was first year planting it and it had a TON of carbon load on soil surface. Because of this we trickle applied liquid N to help cycle the carbon this first year. We also seeded twice and increased total seeding rate per acre by about 50%. As you can see the results are fantastic. 3 acres of food - all no till. This field will only continue to become better, over time.
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at1010

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No till carbon load into herbicide burned off nitro boost.

Although ultimately we want to eliminate our need for herbicide - this is a very successful planting method and maximizes food offering. Because we are no tilling, we continue to have thatch. We have our super diverse mix feeding the soil through root exudation and nutrient cycling. Lastly - we have some awesome food for bucks, does and fawns. Great nutrition and attraction!!


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giles

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I have a creek bottom that floods from time to time. (Mostly spring) I used to plant it with Big and Beasty. I use it because I like to disturb as little as possible. (The place is small and it is very easy to blow the deer out for months at a time.) It is now way overdue to be redone again and a corn pile just doesn't seem like enough as it only offers one thing, and that candy ain't what they need.

Questions

1. Do you offer anything that will last multiple years?

2. I'd love to finally have that face to face. Strouds?

3. If 2 is an option, how much do you charge to check my soil if I bring you some? I'm not as dedicated to this as some and I think if you offered something like this, it would help you financially and the customers ease.

4. I have finally talked my wife into planting clover in the yard for the spots grass doesn't grow. Is there another plant out there that can withstand shade and constant mowing pressure?

5. Thank you for always answering my stupid questions. I know it takes time. You can PM, text or call me if needed. 👍🏻
 
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at1010

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I have a creek bottom that floods from time to time. (Mostly spring) I used to plant it with Big and Beasty. I use it because I like to disturb as little as possible. (The place is small and it is very easy to blow the deer out for months at a time.) It is now way overdue to be redone again and a corn pile just doesn't seem like enough as it only offers one thing, and that candy ain't what they need.

Questions

1. Do you offer anything that will last multiple years?

2. I'd love to finally have that face to face. Strouds?

3. If 2 is an option, how much do you charge to check my soil if I bring you some? I'm not as dedicated to this as some and I think if you offered something like this, it would help you financially and the customers ease.

4. I have finally talked my wife into planting clover in the yard for the spots grass doesn't grow. Is there another plant out there that can withstand shade and constant mowing pressure?

5. Thank you for always answering my stupid questions. I know it takes time. You can PM, text or call me if needed. 👍🏻

1. Hey buddy our carbon load product is a great planting that can be planted and terminated then planted again. It’s not technically a perennial but it has annuals that reseed.
2. Yes sir. I love to meet ya. I don’t think I’ll make it to strouds. I’ll look and try but between work and baby - my free time is saved for killing a buck. Unfortunately.
3. Even if I could get your soil. I don’t analyze myself. I send to a lab. I’d send to ward labs. I wouldn’t charge you a dime to review the results and make sense of it. I truly love it.
4. That’s a tough one. Alfalfa, birds foot trefoil and other can handle mowing - but would likely need to be reseeded more often than grass. Ladino type clovers are likely the best most economical bet.
5. Bro. Don’t thank me. It’s my freaking pleasure. I love the engagement and questions.

stay safe brothers!!

Albert
 
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giles

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Flooding isn’t great. Many species should survive short burst but long periods - you’ll be better with rice lol.
Haha!

One last question, for now, what time of year is best for planting that mix?

I hope you kill your buck early so I can finally put a hand shake to ya. 👍🏻
 

at1010

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Haha!

One last question, for now, what time of year is best for planting that mix?

I hope you kill your buck early so I can finally put a hand shake to ya. 👍🏻
Ideal is 45-60 days before first frost. Any later and you start to lose the ability for the bulb species to really develop.
 
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