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Winter Rye, Winter Wheat & Oats

Old 07-06-2022, 01:45 PM
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I've seen where some of mixed winter rye and oat when planting their food plots but has anyone tried mixing all three (winter rye, winter wheat & oats) with any luck?
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Old 08-17-2022, 03:40 AM
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My cousin swears by winter wheat as a food plot. He's tried the rye with less success. But his location is in a big woods area with poor soils. There is no other cropland within a couple miles. Don't know if that's a factor.
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Old 08-17-2022, 07:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Golfernhunter View Post
I've seen where some of mixed winter rye and oat when planting their food plots but has anyone tried mixing all three (winter rye, winter wheat & oats) with any luck?
Whatever you plant, take a soil sample to get checked to see what soil amendments it needs. I believe your local Agriculture extension will do it for you.
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Old 08-21-2022, 11:25 PM
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It kinda depends on area you're in. I've had good success with winter rye over here, but my buddies in other state had no success pretty much at all. I'm not sure if mixing all 3 would be the play thought, I'd rather stick to 1 type
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Old 09-20-2022, 09:29 AM
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Try Tritical seed. t is a hybrid of cereal rye and wheat.
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Old 10-11-2022, 10:29 AM
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Planting a mix isnít a bad idea. Rye is the most hardy of the three, but normally the least favored. Beardless wheat is good. Oats are the favorite, but can winter kill sometimes.

Would not hurt to throw a legume or two in the mix. I have used vetch and winter pea in my area.
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Old 10-27-2022, 06:49 AM
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On my property last year I planted a half acre of BFO oats and a half acre WR and deer were always in the rye plot. The year before the deer liked the oats better. This yr I used Tritical in one plot and have seen very few deer in that plot.
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