Pennington Deer Greens

Discussion in 'Food Plots for Wildlife' started by Creek chub, Mar 7, 2019.

  1. cutman

    cutman Administrator Staff Member

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    Deer love oats.
     
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    X-farmerdan Well-Known Member

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    Especially when the plant is less than 4-inches tall. They line-up in a field and go lockstep, up one side and down the other like a lawnmower!
     
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  3. Creek chub

    Creek chub Active Member

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    Well, I followed all your advice. I got oats disced in yesterday. How long does it take for them to usually germinate?
     
  4. X-farmerdan

    X-farmerdan Well-Known Member

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    Seven to ten days. Maybe as long as long as 14 days. Depends on moisture and soil temperature, but probably not an issue right now.
     
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  5. Creek chub

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    Both plots were small. One had almost as much rock as soil and the other had dormant weeds. I disced each pretty heavy, broadcasted seed, lime and fertilizer and used a drag harrow behind my 4 wheeler. Hopefully I get some growth to disc in for summer annuals in mid May
     
  6. pinetag

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    Just giving you an update creek. These were taken today and both oats and clover are germinating.
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  7. Creek chub

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    Awesome!
    How long have they been in the ground?
     
  8. pinetag

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    Two weeks.

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  9. Creek chub

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    I planted mine last Saturday. I checked them yesterday but didn’t see any sprouting but hope to see some next Saturday
     
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  10. pinetag

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    I would expect so with the warming trend this coming week.

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  11. Creek chub

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    2 week update. Still no oat germination. Both Saturdays I’ve been at the farm turkeys were in the plot. I am sure I got a fair amount of seed covered but looks like the turkeys are scratching hard to get what they can.
     
  13. DIY

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    Spring + turkeys = buy license and grab the 12 gauge
     
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  14. Creek chub

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    I had my 22 magnum on my 4 wheeler but I am a butterball man. I’ve cooked wild turkeys a dozen or so ways but give up.
     

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