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10-11-2022, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,319
Posted By North Texan

Planting a mix isnít a bad idea. Rye is the most...

Planting a mix isnít a bad idea. Rye is the most hardy of the three, but normally the least favored. Beardless wheat is good. Oats are the favorite, but can winter kill sometimes.

Would not...
Forum: Blades
02-20-2022, 09:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,831
Posted By North Texan

Since this is the blade forum, you may not get as...

Since this is the blade forum, you may not get as many answers as if you posted in the general hunting forum.

Which is better for hunting is a pretty broad question. First, is the game you are...
02-11-2022, 07:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,571
Posted By North Texan

Howdy, and welcome to the forums! The...

Howdy, and welcome to the forums!

The extension service did a study years ago that estimated it would take removing 75% of the population annually to make a dent in the population.

I've quit...
01-11-2022, 12:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,358
Posted By North Texan

Being burned by people wanting to "help" by...

Being burned by people wanting to "help" by hunting hogs is one reason a lot say "no". Been there, done that. Not sure how anyone can mistake a 600 lb. angus steer for a wild boar, but it happened....
01-11-2022, 12:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,358
Posted By North Texan

I've always had trouble navigating that site. ...

I've always had trouble navigating that site. Where are you finding the numbers for hog damages?
01-11-2022, 12:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,582
Posted By North Texan

With 10 acres, you will not necessarily be able...

With 10 acres, you will not necessarily be able to keep them on the property, so like you said, the goal would be to maximize their time on the property. If you have areas already under cultivation,...
01-11-2022, 12:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,179
Posted By North Texan

Let's start with the corn. Corn is a...

Let's start with the corn. Corn is a carbohydrate source but does not contain enough protein or many of the other nutrients a deer needs to survive and thrive. Too much corn can upset the balance...
10-27-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,157
Posted By North Texan

Sometimes the location of the yellowing can be...

Sometimes the location of the yellowing can be helpful. Nitrogen is mobile, both in the soil and in the plant. Nitrogen deficient plants will start to yellow on the older growth first.
09-27-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 806
Posted By North Texan

Lots can be done right, but the nerve-wracking...

Lots can be done right, but the nerve-wracking part is the weather still has to cooperate.

Hereís hoping for good weather and good production.
09-06-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,109
Posted By North Texan

I would not. The label on Jolt shows it is...

I would not. The label on Jolt shows it is 9-17-8, so you are paying a lot for a basic fertilizer that will not provide enough of those nutrients to make a dent. Foliar feeding is not very...
08-23-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,678
Posted By North Texan

I wouldn't spray if I were going to use a tillage...

I wouldn't spray if I were going to use a tillage method that can also control vegetation. If your tiller cannot handle the vegetation, a shredder should. Then the tiller should be able to make...
08-23-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,060
Posted By North Texan

I don't think exotics are the money maker they...

I don't think exotics are the money maker they once were, especially since they have become so common. Also keep in mind any changes to land use can affect property tax values.

With 4100 acres...
05-15-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,546
Posted By North Texan

Not familiar with the DT 3000, and assume you are...

Not familiar with the DT 3000, and assume you are are talking about the L3000 DT? If so, that tractor should be worth $10,000 if it is in any kind of shape at all with those hours. If it is running...
11-15-2017, 03:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 678
Posted By North Texan

I thought it was the food plot, but am beginning...

I thought it was the food plot, but am beginning to think you have a monitor up behind the camera showing deer porn. :D
11-13-2017, 01:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,157
Posted By North Texan

Holding in that moisture is the key, and that's...

Holding in that moisture is the key, and that's why a lot of the farmers around here have made the switch to no-till. Pretty dry climate here and moisture is almost always an issue, so anything that...
11-06-2017, 08:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,157
Posted By North Texan

Looking good! Lots of green and lots of deer.

Looking good! Lots of green and lots of deer.
10-10-2017, 03:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 822
Posted By North Texan

Clover could potentially add some amounts of...

Clover could potentially add some amounts of nitrogen to the soil, but that would generally be only if it is turned under when it is green. Spraying, mowing, or anything else that does not actually...
08-21-2017, 07:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,483
Posted By North Texan

Probably not feasible for you, but this would...

Probably not feasible for you, but this would look like a good solution for this type of problem:

http://www.roborockpicker.com
08-19-2017, 06:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,483
Posted By North Texan

I would steer clear of the landscape rake. I've...

I would steer clear of the landscape rake. I've not ever found them that useful period, but I guess they work ok on loose aggregate. Anything very large or hung in the ground, tines bend and break....
08-19-2017, 01:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,759
Posted By North Texan

I would agree with Semi. I would till,...

I would agree with Semi. I would till, broadcast, then cultipack. I wouldn't want to broadcast into a firm seedbed. I would want to broadcast, then firm the seedbed. It should get better...
07-08-2017, 05:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,124
Posted By North Texan

I would add it every time I used glyphosate. ...

I would add it every time I used glyphosate. Calcium and magnesium will bond with glyphosate, so something like hard water will reduce effectiveness, or plants that contain an abundance of either. ...
07-08-2017, 07:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,124
Posted By North Texan

Will get you kicked out of the nudist colony...

Will get you kicked out of the nudist colony every time.
07-08-2017, 07:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,124
Posted By North Texan

Are you mixing any ammonium sulfate in with your...

Are you mixing any ammonium sulfate in with your glyphosate?
07-06-2017, 02:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,124
Posted By North Texan

My only issue with that one is the frames for the...

My only issue with that one is the frames for the clip and weigh system I use for measuring forage are 37 3/16" square. The smaller the exclusion, the lower the ability to take samples and...
06-29-2017, 07:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,124
Posted By North Texan

Couple of suggestions: First, you said you...

Couple of suggestions:

First, you said you used 2,4-D. I would suggest a general use herbicide like glyphosate instead, as 2,4-D is specifically a broadleaf killer. It will not kill grass. I...
06-05-2017, 02:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,978
Posted By North Texan

Grain sorghum might also be worth considering.

Grain sorghum might also be worth considering.
04-10-2017, 09:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,049
Posted By North Texan

No-till drills are super expensive and they don't...

No-till drills are super expensive and they don't like hitting hard objects. A lot of pressure is put on those openers to enable them to do no-till seeding effectively, and hitting something hard...
04-04-2017, 07:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,299
Posted By North Texan

Stands work great for hog hunting. Not so great...

Stands work great for hog hunting. Not so great in my experience for coyote hunting. Coyotes are generally leery of coming up to anything they know is man-made if they can help it. Better to just...
02-14-2017, 04:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,362
Posted By North Texan

How big of a plot are we talking about here? Is...

How big of a plot are we talking about here? Is it level ground or on a hill? Rocky? What kind and how deep is your soil? How much sunlight does it receive?

With a perennial clover, I'd...
01-10-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,289
Posted By North Texan

Soybeans fix nitrogen, but growing soybeans...

Soybeans fix nitrogen, but growing soybeans doesn't necessarily mean you won't have to put out nitrogen for the corn. You just shouldn't have to put any out for the beans. Soybeans, or any legume...
12-22-2016, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,514
Posted By North Texan

Unless the deer are really hurting for groceries,...

Unless the deer are really hurting for groceries, I wouldn't expect them to utilize the downed trees much, if at all.

Light is generally the limiting factor in a forest environment. Now that you...
12-13-2016, 01:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,755
Posted By North Texan

Your local feed & seed store probably has options...

Your local feed & seed store probably has options that are more suited to your specific location, and also probably more economical.

A good source for information that not a lot of people use is...
12-12-2016, 02:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,825
Posted By North Texan

Wheat and/or oats are usually a good option for a...

Wheat and/or oats are usually a good option for a fall/winter plot. They are usually less expensive and a little more forgiving than some of the bag mixes. With a little research, you might find a...
12-02-2016, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 807
Posted By North Texan

I'm sneaky like that. I always thought I would...

I'm sneaky like that. I always thought I would have made a good double-naught spy . . . :D
11-30-2016, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 942
Posted By North Texan

Sometimes the best thing to do is try to sit back...

Sometimes the best thing to do is try to sit back and wait it out. It can be the most economical option, for sure. If it hasn't rained and the seed hasn't germinated, there's still a chance you...
11-30-2016, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 807
Posted By North Texan

I like to keep my location a mystery.

I like to keep my location a mystery.
11-22-2016, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 862
Posted By North Texan

Just be patient. If it rains in the next couple...

Just be patient. If it rains in the next couple of weeks, it will come up. What you don't want to have happen is for it to rain and get it up, then not rain for 60 days after you get it up.
09-14-2016, 12:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,355
Posted By North Texan

It works. I've been using a garden spade. I...

It works. I've been using a garden spade.

I will probably try something else next year. The past two wheat conferences, the extension service has mentioned the need to account for soil fertility...
09-13-2016, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,420
Posted By North Texan

In my neck of the woods, if you are planting for...

In my neck of the woods, if you are planting for grazing, you need to plant now. I don't plant mine for grazing, so I generally try to plant a little later to avoid a hard freeze damaging the heads...
08-20-2016, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,388
Posted By North Texan

I don't let others ever borrow or operate my...

I don't let others ever borrow or operate my equipment. Learned my lesson there long ago.
08-20-2016, 07:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,388
Posted By North Texan

Have about 200 acres that I would be planting...

Have about 200 acres that I would be planting right now (may expand to 650 in the near future), probably 2x per year. One of the perks of switching to no-till would be the opportunity to plant...
08-19-2016, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,388
Posted By North Texan

No-Till Drill Question

Question for some of you that may have used a Great Plains no-till drill before. I have a 60 HP tractor. Found a deal I liked on a 10' no-till drill. It is end-wheel, so the capacity of the 3...
08-18-2016, 03:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,442
Posted By North Texan

Around here today, some spots have received over...

Around here today, some spots have received over 7" of rain. Still raining, but slowing down some.
08-15-2016, 09:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,442
Posted By North Texan

If you feel like sharing the wealth, send a...

If you feel like sharing the wealth, send a couple inches this way.

Battled wildfires all day this past Monday that were lightning starts. Got just enough rain to douse them early the next...
07-27-2016, 02:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,209
Posted By North Texan

Looks like a much smaller version of what they...

Looks like a much smaller version of what they used to pull behind the old D8 Caterpillars here for brush control.
07-21-2016, 01:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,640
Posted By North Texan

Welcome! Nice to see you guys migrate this...

Welcome!

Nice to see you guys migrate this direction.
07-06-2016, 02:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,553
Posted By North Texan

There is not a "minimum" size for food plots. I...

There is not a "minimum" size for food plots. I would offer a couple of suggestions, as it isn't necessarily what you can do, but what you can do within your budget that will give you the best...
06-27-2016, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,112
Posted By North Texan

I've had the same luck with almost any type of...

I've had the same luck with almost any type of block product I've ever tried. About the only exception is the salt blocks out for the cattle.
06-27-2016, 12:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,603
Posted By North Texan

Take the money you would spend on an ATV...

Take the money you would spend on an ATV ($7-$9K), and you can get a decent tractor, possibly with a loader and a few attachments. Then as the budget permits, start accumulating attachments. And...
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