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Old 05-30-2007, 12:41 PM
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27 yards x 3 = 81'
95 yards x 3 = 285'

81' x 285' = 23,085 sq. ft.
43,580 sq. ft. in an acre

a little over 1/2 ac in your plot

looks nice.
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Old 05-30-2007, 01:09 PM
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Hey Patch, thanks for the info! That helps me big time!
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Old 05-30-2007, 06:17 PM
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43,560 sg. ft. in an acre I missed it by 20 sq. ft. Happens !!!


Yes knowing the acreage helps a lot since thats the way you have to figure weed control, lime, fertilizer and seed.

I use to guess at acreage and then started measuring......like guessing yardage...it doesn't hurt to measure it off once in awhile.

Have fun with the plot and of course you plan to install a few stands around...yes!!!
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Old 06-06-2007, 11:07 PM
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Well I have go news and bad news!
The good news.....is that my we got about 2.5 inches of Rain this past weekend, a real good 2 day soaker! Everything started to pop out of the ground! All the hard worked was paying off!!!

The bad news.... is that the temps went down to 30 degrees last night and the ground was white with frost...

I assuming that I'll loose my Soybeans, some Pumpkins and watermellons?? I'm hoping the corn, chicory and brassicas make it! I'll know in a couple of days or so! I'm saying my prayers!


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Old 06-06-2007, 11:36 PM
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If it is wet, as long as the temps weren't at 30 for a long time, I wouldn't think you would have a lot of damage. Especially with it being wet. If they were wet when it froze, they should have had a layer of ice form around them. Once the ice is formed, the temp of the ice will hold at 32, and keep the colder outside air from reaching the plant. A lot of plants can live through32 for a while.

However, they can't live through 28 or lower for very long. Low spots are real bad about that. If there isn't any wind, the coldest air will settle in them, making them 5-10 degrees cooler than the surroundings.[]
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Old 06-07-2007, 06:59 PM
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Thanks NT, I got word that it was a hard frost for about 6 hours! Which SUCKS for me. Anyway the RR Soybeans were 2-4 inches in height. Most all the plants had at least 4 leaves on them and they came in real good and thick! I'll find out on Saturday when my Uncle goes over to check on them and see how they look! I more concerned about these more than anything! The Chicory really wasn't popping up yet, so I'm thinking that'll make it!

Like I said I'll find out by Saturday.

Thanks again NT!


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Old 06-12-2007, 02:27 PM
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Well it looks good for the soybeans, they are all looking great, the frost didn't hurt them at all! I did loose some pumpkins, sunflowers and corn. They got burned pretty bad. Good thing I planted them heavy!

I'll be going up in the next few weeks and I can't wait to see how it all looks and take a million more pictures! My uncle said all the plots are coming in real good, we just need more rain!
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