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No Till Food Plots - So Easy

at1010

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I’d say the double cropping cover crops (throw and mow) before the tomatoes 🍅 was a major success. In just a few short weeks the NitroBoost has produced great tonnage and fixed N. I am certain both my soil and tomatoes will love this in another week or two.

The same idea works for foodplots. Tonnage, N fixation, biomass = results!


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Crimper update day 8

Deer feeding regularly
Plot is still laid over and again about 60-70% seems totally terminated.

I am impressed!! I look forward to continue to monitor this and crimping the NitroBoost in a few months.
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I had some trees arrive and didn’t have the time to plant them yet. So I decided to pot them until I have more time.

Every time I plant a tree, I use Spectrum+Myco - helping to inoculate the tree roots.

I have also used this product as a seed coating, especially on new fields. I want to help kick start the biology as quickly as possible!!
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Thanks to my buddy @legendary_habitat for having me on his great podcast. So much fun catching up and talking soils.

 

at1010

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That seed armr stuff sure makes you pretty dirty running an organ grinder style spreader.

Yea it’s dusty but any inoculant is - I lower bag so it’s spreading a bit lower and also don’t go as fast so that it’s now a cloud- has worked very well for me but my thighs get a bit dusty. Thanks for the support. It means a lot!!
 
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We love our wildlife foodplots but we also love timber management. The culmination of highly diverse food-plots and timber stand work - has absolutely resulted in better recruitment for the species we love.

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I was able to mow down a small plot, rake it, harrow it and throw down some no till clover. Not ideal but with my limited equipment, it works! Around 1/3 of an acre.
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Yea it’s dusty but any inoculant is - I lower bag so it’s spreading a bit lower and also don’t go as fast so that it’s now a cloud- has worked very well for me but my thighs get a bit dusty. Thanks for the support. It means a lot!!
Yup was definitely in a cloud.....
 
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Hedgelj

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Yea. Maybe use a little less per fill up. The packet covers entire bag so likely you didn’t have entire bag in the spreader at once?
no the whole bag fits in my spreader

I just looked like I was working with coal dust after I did 3 bags the other day after spraying round up, I know I'm later than ideal but better late than never
 
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no the whole bag fits in my spreader

I just looked like I was working with coal dust after I did 3 bags the other day after spraying round up, I know I'm later than ideal but better late than never

lol! It’ll be worth it. You’ll be fine. Especially with catching these rains! You ought to have some great germ!
 
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lol! It’ll be worth it. You’ll be fine. Especially with catching these rains! You ought to have some great germ!
That's why I did it Tuesday. I also did some grass seed stuff on Sunday on my yard. Hopefully the rain last night does it good.
 
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Recently finished this book, and wow was it in depth. From the botany to the organic chemistry - this is not for the faint of heart. All in all- I found the book to be very interesting, specifically around organic nutrient options and actual quantifiable metrics that go along with such.

Always more to learn!


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