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  1. dbltree

    Cereal Grains and cover crops

    <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:RelyOnVML/> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> My friend David sent pictures from his place down in Texas, he was by locals not to bother trying to plant food plots because they would never grow...
  2. dbltree

    Cereal Grains and cover crops

    Kudos for getting your family involved and sharing your passion for the outdoors
  3. dbltree

    Cereal Grains and cover crops

    <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:RelyOnVML/> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> It’s mid-November and peak breeding is the rut stage at this point. Bucks hammer the plots relentlessly, not for but in search of does in estrus. Does weary of...
  4. dbltree

    Tree Planting

    <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:RelyOnVML/> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> Chestnut trees Unfortunately most of the nation’s chestnut trees succumbed to blight decades ago, but when these trees were common, they were highly favored...
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    Brassicas

    <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:RelyOnVML/> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> My friend John Komp of Northwoods Whitetails sent me this picture of his brassicas, definitely worth showing off! John sells a mix he put together that is very...
  6. dbltree

    Herbicides

    That is correct, clethodim is used to kill RR volunteer corn and will kill any grasses, use crop oil and apply to green, growing plants.
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    Edge Feathering and bedding areas

    <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:RelyOnVML/> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> Cover is the single most important habitat improvement we can make, yet most landowners completely overlook it. Whitetails don’t need food plots, they are merely...
  8. dbltree

    Cereal Grains and cover crops

    <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:RelyOnVML/> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> I am often asked “what if brassicas don’t make it” (drought, flood, etc.) to which I reply “they will be just as happy and indeed quite content with rye mix” ;)...
  9. dbltree

    Milo

    <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:RelyOnVML/> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> We don’t plant much milo but it is a favorite of mine for many reasons. Grain sorghum has a short growing season of 60-90 days and is very drought resistant. It...
  10. dbltree

    Miscanthus x Gianteus

    <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:RelyOnVML/> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> We planted 5000 miscanthus rhizomes this past spring and this what they look like this fall. Jess sprayed 4 qts atrazine per acre but...
  11. dbltree

    Brassicas

    <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:RelyOnVML/> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> Fertilizer Lot’s to be learned about soil nutrients but starting out, a basic understanding of NPK and PH will suffice. Soil testing should be the starting...
  12. dbltree

    Cereal Grains and cover crops

    Great stuff! Thanks for posting, stick a exclusion cage in the peas just for fun ;)
  13. dbltree

    Cereal Grains and cover crops

    <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> Our clients purchased their farms with one goal in mind, to manage it for hunting mature whitetail bucks. This means they want their land managed to support the maximum number of...
  14. dbltree

    Native Warm Season Grass

    <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> Jess and IDNR Private Lands biologist Kevin Andersen inspected a CRP NWSG seeding that Jess seeded in late June. The seed mix in our area calls for 8-12 native grasses and...
  15. dbltree

    Cereal Grains and cover crops

    I assume that the peas are 4-6" taller then everything else then? When cold weather comes the only thing left is the peas?
  16. dbltree

    Cereal Grains and cover crops

    That is a new one for me? I would put up some exclusion cages and trail cams to see what is going on my? How many deer are using how many acres? How many acres of timber? Pictures would help, if you wish you can email to me [email protected]
  17. dbltree

    Brassicas

    We don't use cowpeas (which are not peas they are beans ) because they die at the first hard frost which typically is October 5th here in SE Iowa. You have done a great job with your plots so you have a ton of food and very few deer. Here peas rarely get 3-4" tall but deer in your area are...
  18. dbltree

    Brassicas

    <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> Things don't always go as planned, weather can stall planting date's well beyond what we recommend. This year we fought rain every step of the way starting in July, we...
  19. dbltree

    Switchgrass

    We got a special measuring cup when ordered Oust XP and use that with SFM75. Not sure if weight = volume but you can buy an electronic scale on Amazon for $30
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    Clover

    I would leave it alone at this point, hard frost will soon knock the weeds back ;)
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