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Old 08-15-2008, 06:48 PM
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I planted 4 plots of buck forage oats last saturday in northern MI and still no rain has fallen, the 8 day forecast is mid 80s and not a drop in the forecast, is this plot gonna make it or am I in trouble
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Old 08-15-2008, 08:25 PM
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is this plot gonna make it or am I in trouble

If rain comes in the next 3 weeks or so the oatswill make it. Friend of mine planted oats in mid-August last year and they grew fine when it finally rained in mid September. I like to plant oatswhen the ground is very moist after a rain: Okies call it "mudding" oats.
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Old 08-15-2008, 09:45 PM
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me too my clover is dying man
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Old 08-16-2008, 09:27 PM
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I just planted my fall plot today and mowed my clover plot. I watched the weather about 3 days ago and they said rain Monday. I just got done watching the news and now they are saying it will be another week before we get any rain.[:@]
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Old 08-18-2008, 11:40 PM
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We planted our plots on 08/08, and we haven't had any rain yet. I spoke to the dealer today, and he said he's experiencing the same thing. He did say though that the seeds will come once the conditions are right i.e. once we actually get some rain.
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Old 08-19-2008, 05:56 PM
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I'm in MI too. I was going to plant my Buck Forage Oats Saturday. I checked the forcast, and just put down my fertilizer and lime. I didn't dare seed, I was afraid it would burn up. I'll seed in the next week or two.We sure could use some rain though.


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Old 08-20-2008, 06:22 PM
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I checked the forcast, and just put down my fertilizer and lime.
you're supposed to put lime down about 6 months before you plant so it can get in the soil beforehand, might have better results that way, jmo
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