First time sunflower success

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  1. dw84

    dw84 Junior Member

    Oct 18, 2013
    Lincoln co.
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    Just got this picture posting some what figured out:banana:. This will be our first attempt at sunflowers and dove hunting in general. Also it's our first food plot for wildlife on our new place. Thanks to all on this sight that helped in answering questions that I had back before planting!! Couldn't have got it done without your all's help. We also planted millet around the outside edges. We have total of two plots identical , about 2 1/2 to 3 acres each. We were a little late getting it in do to closing dates but I think we'll have some awsome hunting a couple weeks into the season. Thanks again !
     
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  2. henry

    henry Fan Boy aka Mr Twisty and

    I think opening weekend will surprise you. They look good.
     
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  3. Mailman

    Mailman Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    Blue Springs Mo
    Are you letting them stand as is or are you brush hogging a strip or more to attract the doves?
     
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  4. Gamegetter

    Gamegetter Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2004
    Looks great. Congrats! Quail will find them and love them too.
     
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  5. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    Sunflowers look good. What was your weed control program and when did you plant?

    That millet is going to be an added bonus also.
     
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  6. Clucker

    Clucker Active Member

    You will have every tweety bird in the county also.
     
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  7. Farmball35

    Farmball35 Member

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    Sep 14, 2010
    Lincoln County,MO
    Looks good! There are plenty doves to go around! I have a few patches on my farm in that vicinity if I am thinking of the right place... was dynamite in that area when we started planting them 10 years ago but since then sunflower plots have been popping up everywhere but we still have some good hunts! When you shoot and miss send them my way! :wave1:
     
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  8. dw84

    dw84 Junior Member

    Oct 18, 2013
    Lincoln co.
    Figuring on brush hogging a few strips. But I was always under the impression that you couldn't do that for a certain period of time before you hunt it. But if I understood right in another thread that you can mow them anytime you want. Is that correct?
     
  9. dw84

    dw84 Junior Member

    Oct 18, 2013
    Lincoln co.
    I don't remember the exact date but I know we were about 2 weeks later then what we should have been. Sprayed with Broad Axe XC after we planted and before they came up. Spray worked awsome but the sprayer we used didn't work so well and in the other patch you can see where the spayer didn't work. A new sprayer is definitely on the need to buy list. We planted two varieties of millet , White proso millet and German R millet.
     
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  10. dw84

    dw84 Junior Member

    Oct 18, 2013
    Lincoln co.
    Where are you located ? If your close we probably know each other. I guarantee you we will do some missing lol !
     
  11. Clucker

    Clucker Active Member

    Yes
     
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  12. dw84

    dw84 Junior Member

    Oct 18, 2013
    Lincoln co.
    Where are you located ? If your close we probably know each other. I guarantee you we will do some missing lol !
     
  13. Clucker

    Clucker Active Member

    Bang Bang Bang you aint got a thing if you aint got that swing.
     
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  14. SGH31

    SGH31 Member

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    Dec 20, 2011
    Lincoln County
    Fields look good. :kewl:
     
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  15. Farmball35

    Farmball35 Member

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    Sep 14, 2010
    Lincoln County,MO
    i believe south of you off hwy TT
     
  16. dw84

    dw84 Junior Member

    Oct 18, 2013
    Lincoln co.
    Yep we're on the hwy.E side of Norton rd.
     
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