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Old 08-25-2004, 12:23 AM
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To late to start a plot? I saw some pre-made seed stuff at a local hunting store. Thought it would be cool to try with all the rain we are expecting.

what do you think?
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Old 08-25-2004, 08:13 AM
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What are you planing to plant? Clovers don't do well with a fall planting in your area.
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Old 08-25-2004, 09:38 AM
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I just planted some Secret Spot in the north east yesterday. According to the planting map published by the Whitetail Institute it says not to plant a fall crop of their products. If you are inclined to try something you might try a winter wheat. I'd get in the ground asap if you're going to try.

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Old 08-25-2004, 11:19 PM
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not to late for cereal grains like Rye, Wheat or Oats.

The issue in the fall is Rainfall - if you are above average for rainfall - a fall crop is a great option.
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Old 08-27-2004, 09:38 PM
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I've had good luck planting Imperial Whitetail Clover in the fall, usually aroung Labor Day. Check with the Whitetail Institute on the planting dates in your area.
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Old 08-29-2004, 09:23 AM
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It isnt too late to plant a lot of deer goodies, turnips, rape, clover, cereal grains, that should be enough of a choice for you to try, a little early out here for cereal grains but about 3 weeks can start..good luck
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Old 08-29-2004, 09:47 PM
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It depends what needs to be done. If you have done nothing, you may want to wait until you can get a soil sample and can add lime. Lime should be applied approx. 6 months before. With that said I have had good success with fall plantings (both with lime pre applied and at seeding) in my area (south central NY). If it isn't a big area or big investment, give it a try. First I would consult with local ag agents, farmers, and/or seed reps.
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