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Old 02-11-2021, 10:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Any of yall ever tried growing it here in Mississippi?
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Old 02-11-2021, 11:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Any of yall ever tried growing it here in Mississippi?
We tried a variety that was supposed to be heat tolerant. I don't know what went wrong, but it didn't do squat despite us trying to baby it along. We ended up disking and replanting with clover.
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I planted some in with some clover. The clover drowned it out
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Thanks. We just have a really big field on our land(like 100 acres) that use to get planted for soybeans and corn but he no longer does that and we are trying to come up with what will be best for the deer and turkey long term. A guy has started cutting hay on about 50-75 acres of it but just weeds and grass growing on the rest. I think I may just disc a section and try planting clover and trying that.
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With that kind of acreage why not just broadcast some clay peas? Trying to maintain that much clover could get expensive once all the grass sprouts in it.
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Thanks. We just have a really big field on our land(like 100 acres) that use to get planted for soybeans and corn but he no longer does that and we are trying to come up with what will be best for the deer and turkey long term. A guy has started cutting hay on about 50-75 acres of it but just weeds and grass growing on the rest. I think I may just disc a section and try planting clover and trying that.
If that much land was available to plant, I would rent a notill drill and plant RU ready beans on a large section. Then disk some other places for vetch and another section for clover. Vetch will compete with and choke out most grasses and weeds, but frost will kill it quickly. The vetch is for growing deer, nut rifle hunting over. Clover really isn't that bad but you do have to be vigilant with your spraying and clipping routine to keep with weeds and grass out.

I help a neighbor with about 10 acres of plots. He has a 6 acre plot of beans with 2 acre plots of clover on each side of it. We fenced off the beans and kept them out for the majority of the summer. After we pulled the fence, the deer hammered the beans. He went back through and drilled strips of wheat and elbon rye in the beans. That 10 acres feeds an incredible amount of deer.
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