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Re: Putting in a small food plot
« Reply #50 on: May 22, 2016, 01:43:32 PM »
About half of the plot is now planted in Whitetail Institute Extreme.   

Fertilized with 16-16-16 then dragged it in using a section of chain link behind the ATV.

Broadcast the seed then cultipacked by running over it with the ATV.

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Re: Putting in a small food plot
« Reply #51 on: June 06, 2016, 06:59:42 AM »
My bad, I forgot one very important aspect to those apple trees.   :bash:


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Re: Putting in a small food plot
« Reply #52 on: June 06, 2016, 07:00:53 AM »
Try eating them now  >:(:


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Re: Putting in a small food plot
« Reply #53 on: June 06, 2016, 01:48:55 PM »
Perhaps some constantina wire around it too.  :chuckle: 

I think the elk may still push into the fence to get at that tree.  Don't forget to give it water every time you're out there.  It could be a long dry summer.
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Re: Putting in a small food plot
« Reply #54 on: June 06, 2016, 02:37:20 PM »
Perhaps some constantina wire around it too.  :chuckle: 

I think the elk may still push into the fence to get at that tree.  Don't forget to give it water every time you're out there.  It could be a long dry summer.

Thanks.  I'll beef that up with some more posts next time I'm out there.  I can ATV in a trailer full of water as needed.  If these take I'll put some more in next spring.


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Re: Putting in a small food plot
« Reply #55 on: June 06, 2016, 03:17:26 PM »
What elevation are you at?  I am thinking of doing some apple trees at 3,800 feet.
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Re: Putting in a small food plot
« Reply #56 on: June 06, 2016, 03:19:02 PM »
What elevation are you at?  I am thinking of doing some apple trees at 3,800 feet.

I'm at 2,700 -

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Re: Putting in a small food plot
« Reply #57 on: June 06, 2016, 04:15:27 PM »
awesome, hope it all grows  :tup:
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Re: Putting in a small food plot
« Reply #58 on: June 06, 2016, 04:25:47 PM »
What elevation are you at?  I am thinking of doing some apple trees at 3,800 feet.

I'm at 2,700 -
:tup: I will be watching to see how it does.
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Re: Putting in a small food plot
« Reply #59 on: June 06, 2016, 08:50:15 PM »
Really cool man! Nice  :tup:

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Re: Putting in a small food plot
« Reply #60 on: June 07, 2016, 09:03:31 PM »
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Re: Putting in a small food plot
« Reply #61 on: October 21, 2016, 01:38:14 PM »
how did this turn out. I know it's an old post but am very curious.

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Re: Putting in a small food plot
« Reply #62 on: October 21, 2016, 04:29:08 PM »
Still a work in progress.  The Whitetail Institute Extreme was a bust, didn't even sprout.  Seeded some clover again and that's getting established in a few areas with some carry over from last year.  The apple trees are hanging in there - we will see how they deal with the winter snows.


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Re: Putting in a small food plot
« Reply #63 on: October 21, 2016, 06:43:39 PM »
I had to establish and maintain stands of clover at a previous job.

Two tips:
1. Maybe don't keep it in clover? The natural weeds at your site will probably be good forage. Just get it with the weed whacker twice a year.

2. White clover is resistant to Roundup. An overspray of 0.5% concentration glysophate will kill other weeds and leave the clover.

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Re: Putting in a small food plot
« Reply #64 on: February 06, 2017, 10:15:07 AM »
I don't know if these apple trees are going to survive.  They aren't looking too good.


 

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