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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 10:07 am    Post subject: Planted food plot now have question Reply to specific post Reply with quote

So a few days ago I disked up 2 area to plant a foot plot. I threw out feed corn since I know it will grow and is cheap. I went out to one of the plots yesterday and notice not much of the corn laying around. On Monday we got 2.25 inch of rain in an hour. So did the rain push the corn into the ground or did that deer I jumped up in the area eat most of it?? I did see some here and there and pushed some of it down into the ground. All I did was throw the corn out and then walked around and stepped on and used my foot to cover some of it.
 
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 10:21 am    Post subject: Re: Planted food plot now have question Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Rain washed the soil off from around the seed would be my guess. Corn is usually planted a little deeper than broadcasting and walking or driving over would get it. gobble
 
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 10:57 am    Post subject: Re: Planted food plot now have question Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I would assume it got washed into a pile and buried.
 
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 11:13 am    Post subject: Re: Planted food plot now have question Reply to specific post Reply with quote

If you have Crows in the area about bet that's where it went.
 
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 12:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Planted food plot now have question Reply to specific post Reply with quote

If that where the case the places where I can still see corn should have done the same thing. The areas I do not see the corn are now flat where as when I threw it out there where sort of rows lift by the disk and not those rows are gone and leveled out
 
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 5:07 am    Post subject: Re: Planted food plot now have question Reply to specific post Reply with quote


The Iowa DNR has determined that those food plots contribute to the spread of chronic wasting disease in deer herds. The food plots are a gathering place for the deer, including those that are diseased, and makes it easy for the disease to spread.
 
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 5:11 am    Post subject: Re: Planted food plot now have question Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Typical Gov't B-S why wouldn't corn and soybean fields do the same thing? Deer show up all the time at cattle mineral feeders.So What?
 
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 7:49 am    Post subject: Re: Planted food plot now have question Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Yep a corn field is a corn field be it as a cash crop or be it a food plot only difference is the cord field will be havastated and the food plot will be hunted over
 
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 12:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Planted food plot now have question Reply to specific post Reply with quote

CVPost-Traditional Farmer wrote:
(quoted from post at 06:11:22 05/17/1Cool Typical Gov't B-S why wouldn't corn and soybean fields do the same thing? Deer show up all the time at cattle mineral feeders.So What?


Food plots are normally planted in small clearings among standing timber, or on hillsides where very little of anything else grows. Since these plots are usually located far away from corn crops, the deer naturally migrate to them.

I am surrounded by fields of corn, soybeans, and hay crops. I still have to fence off my garden and sweetcorn patch to keep the deer out.
 
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 4:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Planted food plot now have question Reply to specific post Reply with quote

You need to quit planting a deer plot(LOL)
 
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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 2:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Planted food plot now have question Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Winter blizzards also cause the deer to bunch up. Better outlaw them.
 
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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 2:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Planted food plot now have question Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The wildlife ate it.Deer, birds, rabbits, possums. You have to get it in the ground. If you don't have a corn planter try to get a spike tooth harrow or even an old section of chainlink fence to drag over it.
I had some extra corn seed, triple stack) so I dumped a bag at the end of the field last week. Checked back in 8 days and it was all gone. (53 lbs)
 
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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 6:42 am    Post subject: Re: Planted food plot now have question Reply to specific post Reply with quote

When I broadcast anything in a food plot, I plow/disk first, then I throw the seed out. ( I use one of the old timey crank spreaders), then I take the disk, set if straight, then drive over the ground slow. Generally a disk will bury stuff about half the depth it is set. So for corn, it should be about 1 1/2" deep, so run the disk about 3" deep.

You need to incorporate the seed into the soil, not just let it lay on top.

You may have a replant in your future.

Call your crop insurance agent Smile

Gene
 
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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 4:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Planted food plot now have question Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I you will pay shipping I will give you up to 50 lbs RR Monsanto seed 2018. Offer good to four other ytrs too first come.
 
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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 5:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Planted food plot now have question Reply to specific post Reply with quote


I might take you up on that. What do you have? Corn or bean?

Gene
 
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