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Rye for a dove plot?

Old 05-04-2005, 11:31 AM
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Default Rye for a dove plot?

Last fall I planted some rye (the cereal grain, not the grass) for deer. I planted it along the edge of my dove plot. Now the rye is 24-30" tall and producing seed heads.

Should I leave it standing until September? Would the seeds fall off by then?

Should I plow it under and plant sunflowers or corn over it?
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Old 05-04-2005, 09:10 PM
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Default RE: Rye for a dove plot?

If you want to use it to attract doves - I think its important to mow it - to a stubble for the doves to get it. Cereal Grain is not as good as some other seeds like corn or sunflowers but would have some benefit it would seem

Also - when mowed in Late August - a good bit "sprouts Back" for another - (less vigorous) fall Rye plot.

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