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Old 01-20-2009, 04:10 AM
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What can I plant in east Tx that is drought and heat tolerant? I'm leaning towards chickory and would like to try soy beans as well. The plot will be on a logging road, long and narrow. It will get a good amount of sun.
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Old 01-20-2009, 12:01 PM
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Extreme may work, I think it is supposed to be very, very hardy regardless of conditions


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http://www.whitetailinstitute.com/products/extreme/


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Old 01-20-2009, 02:50 PM
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I hunt in E.Tx also, I've had very good success with Iron/Clay Cowpeas. They are tolerant to drought/heat. Best of all, the deer love them,they are high in protein, and with good conditions are very lush, and continue to grow after grazing.
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Lablab is suppose to work. There is suppose to be a browse tolerant climbing soybean available, but I havn't seen them yet.
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Old 01-21-2009, 04:23 AM
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Soybeans are not drought tolerant, and not real heat tolerant, either. They don't grow well in most parts of Texas.

Peas (black-eyed, purple hull, iron and clay, and the like) are not a bad option for a warm-season plot. Beardless winter wheat is hard to beat for a cool-season plot.
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Thanks guys. I think peas will be the cost effective option for me.
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Old 01-22-2009, 04:12 AM
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Lablab is suppose to work. There is suppose to be a browse tolerant climbing soybean available, but I havn't seen them yet.
Lablab might work in east Texas. Where I'm at, we just simply don't get enough rainfall for it to work unless it is a really, really wet summer. And we only have one of those maybe once every five or ten years.
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