Upstate Obsession

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    3BE0DD7D-876B-43C7-9B66-8A71583857DC.jpeg DB9B9F79-3497-43C7-9B27-5E868F16C454.jpeg 6C8988DE-43D8-482F-A771-7865B7ADDF46.jpeg Time for another update. I got my corn and beans in. As usual, we broadcast the seed. As you will note, they are a bit thin in some areas. With our deer numbers, I doubled the amount of bean mixed into the corn hoping the deer would focus on them. It appears to be paying off! With all of the young beans, they’ve left the corn alone. As you may be able to see, we had an explosion of lambs quarter last year. It was so prevalent in our brassicas, I thought we got a bad batch of seed. We are now fighting it in the corn. It appears harder to kill than grass and many of our other weeds.
     
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    I’ve been so busy working remotely that I didn’t get last fall’s grain/clover/chicory planting sprayed this spring to kill the rye/triticale. This 1.5 acre plot is predominately an archery hunt in early October so 4’ tall grain was not an option. I mowed it as 8F295B91-C9F0-4127-95AF-A1C84E56A522.jpeg 8B8A90AF-DB02-4538-BE4A-08487F57D23E.jpeg 8930C445-B889-489D-8F24-0F9B0730294C.jpeg high as I could to have as little trash on top of the young clover as possible. In places where the tractor tires had matted the stalks, I heavily overseeded before heavy rains. I’m actually really excited to see how this works out. I’ve noticed that mature bucks feel a lot more comfortable feeding in areas where they don’t feel as exposed. I’ve also seen how well the clover does when partially protected. I anticipate a very lush clover/chicory spot mature bucks will feel comfortable in.
     
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    Lambsquarter has type of wax on the leaves, so it's very important to put the right adjuvant into your herbicide mix to allow the active ingredient to work.
     
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    As noted, this was rye/triticale planted las fall. I noticed their were two distinct growing heights. I’m assuming the triticale grew a little slower and shorter. Thoughts? 425E6AAC-200B-4E9F-AFCB-CF0128E32053.jpeg
     
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    I finally got our first stand of brassicas in. This is 1.5 acres of Winfred brassicas and rutabagas. I hope to get another 5 acres of the same mix in the next week or so. In addition to being exceptional forage, I’ve found these can be planted in late June without a risk of maturing too soon. E66D97DC-2FED-458D-80C9-9F91533BED42.jpeg
     
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    Our awnless wheat is also quite a bit shorter than the winter rye. Heads look fully developed and have a lot of seed though.
     
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    Rye is always a much taller grain than most of the other types of cereal grain. Wheat is of a medium height and barley and oats are genrally shorter. Since triticale is a cross between wheat and rye it will be a little shorter than rye.
     
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    Yes, by how green it is, it would also appear a little slower to mature.
     
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    Triticale matures a week later than wheat and two weeks later than rye assuming the same growing conditions. Barley and oats mature earlier than rye.
     
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