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Pheasant Hollow Farm
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« on: October 03, 2007, 03:44:34 PM »

Dale,

How did all of your food plots on the preserve make out? All of mine, this year, due to the lack of rain, and 2 empty ponds, and one super low creek, I didn't have any irrigation water that I usually water from and they are really said looking. What a total waist :sad:.

The Sorghum and Milo have the smallest seed heads I have ever seen in 7 years :sad:.

The only thing that grew decent were the weeds, :mad: and the Foxtail millet, :mad: . The white pearl and Brown Top Millet never made it.

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« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2007, 08:57:36 PM »

All of my craps (crops) where just that.......crap!   And what did make it, the deer have completely wiped out in last week or so. Pond is lower than I ever remember.
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« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2007, 10:29:27 PM »

Well,
The lack of rain effected everything, including the crops.
On a great year we get 125 bushels per acre in corn. i got 30 on some and mostly 40-60 on others. Planted allot of corn due to the high prices. Soybeans are not going to make more than 5-10 bushels per acre and i don't know how much the combine will get due to the small bean size. (10.50 per bushell price now)
Fortunately we did get 2 cuttings on the hay. made enough to feed my horses and sale some. We did have enough rain to make insects for the wild birds to eat. Also grew some OK cover mix of switch grass and broom sage. The weeds did good with allot of ragweed and beggar lice. The Partridge peas will make some and all of the bi-color lesbedeza will make some, not allot of seed. I think the insects and natural weed seeds are the most important to the birds anyways. I was going to plant some sorghum and Egyptian wheat latter around mid august but something told me not to bother. Food plots for the deer are non-existant, as soon as the peas or other stuff sprouts they mow it down.
I started hunting this year on October 1. I have never had anyone hunt with me before the 15th of the month. I am looking forward to a great season, but i know i must be very careful to conserve the cover and make it last all season. I will not be mowing paths on the preserve this year.
I guess i will get used too carrying water for the dogs as well, Never had a issue with places to get water before now
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