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Food Plots & Weather :=(

Old 05-23-2011, 05:22 AM
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Default Food Plots & Weather :=(

Hey guys, Im trying to put some plots in for the first year and have a few questions. With the weather in western Pa this year, it has been hard to get in the fields. I am planning on planting whitetail institutes clover, as well as round up ready corn and soy beans. My question is, what date is to late to plant these. I know the package on the clover says May 15, but I called them and they said I could do it anytime and it should take off. Any experience with this??
Im even more concerned with the beans and corn. Since Im not harvesting it though and plan on leaving it all year, is there a deadline I need to keep in mind?

Any input would be great. Thanks......
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Old 05-23-2011, 02:50 PM
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The soybeans can be planted well into June. You are not looking for economic yield, you are just making feed for deer. The corn should get in soon, although it somewhat depends on the maturity days of the corn you have. I would try to get the corn in first. The clover can be planted in mid-August if you have moist soil and "typically" moist falls. The soybeans will be fine going in later, they like heat and deer like the leaves too.
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Old 05-23-2011, 03:42 PM
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agree with soilman...in texas we have a small window...i think temp is everything..you should look to see what the germination temps are on each one and plant accordingly...if ya try and plant on a 100 degree day, ya wont have any luck, unless ya have a boatload of water.
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