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Old 03-01-2011, 05:44 PM
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my best foodplot is opening up to a public road that gets medium/low traffic...there are about 10 rows of planted pines between the plot and road but they are trimming themself and stuff is not growing in thick there for cover..what type of plant would be best to plant for cover from people/trucks...i live in south georgia so the summers are hot and fall and winter are not that bad..the plot is in a bottom so we get plenty of moisture..i was thinking about some egyptian wheat, thats the best i can come up with...we have all the equipment nessary
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Old 03-01-2011, 06:03 PM
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Clover maybe, clover likes a lot of moisture.
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Old 03-01-2011, 08:03 PM
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Egyptian wheat would be good, but for a long term cover I would look at a couple of rows of Virginia pine. They won't prune the lower limbs like a loblolly.
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Old 03-02-2011, 05:51 AM
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The only down side to egyptian wheat is you'd have to plant it every year. Switchgrass would work well. Not sure how clover would work as a screening?
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I agree with switchgrass. The bigger types love moisture and tolerate a fair amount of acidity in the soil.

My only concern would be the amount of light? I have never tried any in partial to heavy shade like pines.

Also switchgrass is long term project. Figure 3 years to full benefit.
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Old 03-03-2011, 07:37 AM
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Kenaf. I grew some here in Kansas, and it grows fast. It grew about 10' tall in one season, so I'd imagine it would be even taller where you are located. I got my seeds from something like Mississippi State, U of Alabama, U of Georgia, or something like that. It was from their department of agriculture, division of alternative crops.
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Old 03-07-2011, 06:24 PM
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Originally Posted by psandhu View Post
Kenaf. I grew some here in Kansas, and it grows fast. It grew about 10' tall in one season, so I'd imagine it would be even taller where you are located. I got my seeds from something like Mississippi State, U of Alabama, U of Georgia, or something like that. It was from their department of agriculture, division of alternative crops.
^Good stuff. I planted a screen with kenaf and egyptian wheat. 12' easily in a season and kenaf stands all winter. Great stuff but hard to find.

Far as I know, mississippi state is the only place in the country to get a few lbs of seed. It took me forever to find his info to find some to try. Let me search my old emails.....

Got it. Try this guy.

email: [email protected]

Eugene P. Columbus
Agricultural Eng. & Coord. of Biomass Research
Box 9632, 130 Creelman
Mississippi State, MS 39762
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Old 03-11-2011, 07:27 AM
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Originally Posted by hossdaniels View Post
^Good stuff. I planted a screen with kenaf and egyptian wheat. 12' easily in a season and kenaf stands all winter. Great stuff but hard to find.

Far as I know, mississippi state is the only place in the country to get a few lbs of seed.
^ My last post made me want to plant some Kenaf again. So last week I poked around and found that guys webpage. I emailed him for 2 ounces of seed, and he replied back within an hour. 2 ounces was $5 delivered. My seeds arrived in the mail yesterday.
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