Rye? Would I be wasting seed if I tried to put it down now in upstate NY

Discussion in 'Food Plots for Wildlife' started by CTM1, Sep 30, 2019.

  1. Mennoniteman

    Mennoniteman Well-Known Member

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    Yes, they like cereal rye when it's young and tender and readily eat it, but it doesn't attract them quite like corn would where they are guaranteed to be there eating it every day. I only see them eating rye from time to time, but when they are there eating it they keep at it for up to half an hour.
     
  2. farmhunter

    farmhunter Well-Known Member

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    Its cereal rye - but it was too late. Snow on the ground today - still basically no germination.
     
  3. Chainsaw

    Chainsaw Well-Known Member

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    I am very surprised that your winter rye did not germinate and flourish. The Triticale planted about the same time did so well here. Our elevation is only 350 to 500. But still?
     

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