Fall plantings

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  1. bigbuckhunter88

    bigbuckhunter88 PMA Member

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    Alright so typically I'm not permitted to plant on my private properties. However this year, the cows are coming off of part of the pasture this week and I got the okay to either burn or partially til part of a pasture to plant something. I know nothing about plots as I haven't been allowed them. Any advice is welcome. Trying to get the best advice the fastest as I'm assuming time is of the essence. After some quick searching I'm guessing a cereal grain/clover/turnip mix might be the way to go. But I'm basically clueless.
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    Cereal rye is tough to beat, you can't go wrong with the dbltree cereal grain mix of you want to get fancier.
     
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    I am a fan of Oats, rye, peas, and radish. Easy to plant, good forage and easy to grow. Sometimes I add a little forage beans.

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    This late, oats rye or winter wheat is about your only option.
    Gonna take a bit of time to prep the ground.
     
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    oats rye winter wheat,,,good for Sept,,BUt,,and with the weather a big BUT,,it's gotta start Raining again. I have seen Septembers so dry I couldnt get rye to germ. Dry Pattern ongong now for Iowa. 85% is on the drought Monitor. I know I am just the Dry Guy,,but it is DRY!
     
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    I spit on rye in the back of my pickup once and it germinated.
     
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    Funny,,but I am not fooling. Two Septembers I could not get enough precip to grow some Rye. Most of Iowa is dry now. Maybe Sept- will see a change? Maybe not. I already have a failed Brass plot from lack of moisture. I figure I would probably see as many deer without all the sweat and effort of plots actually.
     
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    I'm not overly concerned about water. Were droughted up pretty bad but I have access to a trash pump and the creek is within 30 yards if it needs it once
     
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