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When to plant rape?

Old 07-21-2008, 10:27 AM
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Is it too late to plant rape? I'm in the NE corner of Wisconsin on the U.P. border.
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Old 07-21-2008, 11:01 AM
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I wouldn't think so, I'm in North western PA and I'm putting some in next week.

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Old 07-21-2008, 03:44 PM
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I'm in Ohio and I don't plan to plant my brassica plot until the last of August.
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Old 07-21-2008, 04:30 PM
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I just came from the Co-op and they told me to hold out until mid-late August. I am in North West Michigan
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Old 07-21-2008, 04:58 PM
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Ok, thanks guys!
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Old 07-21-2008, 05:19 PM
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I'm in central mn and planted mine this weekend. I thought i was a bit early though. we had a good rain, so hopefully it will workout.
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Old 07-21-2008, 09:08 PM
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I would plant soon. We planted last year in late August (north central WI) and never saw the rape come up. However, the clover came up terrific this year (2nd year). We just didn't have the time to get it down earlier.
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Old 07-22-2008, 08:11 AM
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I planted some rape last weekend in Central WI. The ground was nice and wet so I am sure it's starting to take off already.
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Old 07-22-2008, 11:35 AM
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I have a clover plot that is not doing well at all.....it never really recovered from the lack of rain last year. I want to spray, disc and plant something else in there.
Because of the lack of time to do all that, I think I'll spray it, disc it, and plant winter rye in there for this fall. The grass grew in and really choked the clover out. Next spring I'll plant it into corn for a winter food plot, and then back into clover in two years. That will give me two or three chances to knock back the weeds.
I'll have to find somewhere else to plant rape.....food plots are a lot like rifles, right? Everyone ought to have 5 or 6.......
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