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Fall Food Plot Ratios

Old 08-27-2007, 01:25 PM
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I am planning on putting in this plot in middle GA middle of September. The plot is between 1/2 and 3/4 acre and is open with a few trees sattered in the middle. I was lokking for advice to see if this ratio was good for the acreage and if yall had any suggestions. thanks for any help

3 lb. patriot clover
1 lb. Chicory
3 lb. duranna clover
10 lb. Austrian Winter Peas
30 lb. Buck Forage Oats
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Old 08-27-2007, 09:56 PM
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Thats about double the clover than what you need. The rest sounds about right.

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Old 08-29-2007, 10:15 AM
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Does this ratio look better
2 lb. patriot
1 lb. Chicory
2 lb. duranna
5 lb. Austrian Winter Peas
20 lb. Buck Forage Oats
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Old 08-29-2007, 09:17 PM
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It sounds better on the clover end- but mixing several seed types is always problematic, its tough to know which ratios are best unless you try.

On their own (not mixed)

white clover = 6-8 lbs/acre
buck forage oats = 100 lbs/acre
chicory - 4-6 lbs/acre
austrian Winter peas = 70-80 lbs/acre

So - it all depends on what you want from your mix. 5 lbs of Austrian Winter peas/acre probably wound get you much - so you probably need more like 20-30 in the mix. Same amounts with the BFO - it will act more like an ediblenurse crop for the clovers.

You just don't want so much/acre of one seed that it Outcompetes the others, and they dye off.

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