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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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Re: Putting in a small food plot
« Reply #65 on: July 30, 2017, 01:17:57 PM »
Well the trees survived.  They took a beating but they are still kicking.  I'm guessing that I'm several years away from getting any apples.

I've also got some green stuff growing where once there was only dirt and moss. 





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Re: Putting in a small food plot
« Reply #66 on: July 30, 2017, 01:28:19 PM »
Here is the browse line on an apple tree in whitetail country, the shovel is 58"

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Re: Putting in a small food plot
« Reply #67 on: July 30, 2017, 03:59:11 PM »
Food is definitely attractive to deer.  We have apple trees and plant sugar snap peas for the deer (protected by a dome of wire so the deer don't eat them before the plants have a chance to get a foot or so tall).  We have deer in our yard all the time.  They like to have the apples cut in half when they get too big.  The does and fawns get very use to us; the bucks are less friendly.  We hunt mule deer but enjoy the black-tail at home.

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Re: Putting in a small food plot
« Reply #68 on: July 30, 2017, 04:21:21 PM »
What elevation are you at?  I am thinking of doing some apple trees at 3,800 feet.
The smaller crab apples, the dolgo (sp?), do alright up to about 6000'.  They can take the cold and a late bloom.  At lower elevations, the fruit drop is around early Sept; at higher elevations it can be mid/late October.  The fruit is a little bigger than a cherry.

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Re: Putting in a small food plot
« Reply #69 on: July 30, 2017, 10:18:43 PM »
327' north of Monroe.  You will need to protect them so they get a chance to grow before you let the browsers get at them. 
The growing season will be short but they should do fine at almost 4000'

 

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