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I went to the farm this week-end and looked for some sheds and looked at the food plots . The Turnips just didnt do it for me this year I know there were tons of acorns but it doesnt look like to me they used them hardly at all. I have planted
rape seed and some biologic in the past and had good luck
but for my money I think I m going to stick to beans, clover and maybe wheat this fall.
 

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Rmr, I ll have to agree with your findings. I was out looking at mine about 10 days ago, ofcourse I hadnt been out there in several weeks. It looked like some of the tops had been eaten and a few, very few turnips had a bite here and a bite there taken out.
The wheat, ben oats and buck forage oats surrounding the turnips had been grazed to the ground.
 

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I had planted turnips last year and didn't see any activity at all. I'm sticking with the basic grains.
 

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Hey those first two pics look like you took them on my plot :whinging:
They ate more of the leaves back in Sept/Oct than anything, but I will be doing it again this fall with a dose in the spring to kick it up a notch.
 

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We had similar results,,,but it was with turnips, rape, sugar beets, milo, clover alfalfa and winter peas. The most activity any of these foods have had since the acorns started falling has been the past 2 weeks. There are still some acorns on the ground,,I've never seen a year like this one.

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I'm with you henry. Plots just weren't utilized this year like they normally are no matter what was in them. All my turnips got eaten for the most part, but still things aren't normal. Hope the acorn crop sucks next year!
 

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Thats really interesting . Year before last I put in about 1/4 acre of turnips and swore I would never do it again because the deer had them eat to bare ground by october . I planted them in early september .
 

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I checked my turnip patch on sunday and had the same results as everyone else, I got a few pulled out of the ground and a few with a bite taken out of them, but nothing to go wild over. Hopefully next year we will have better results.
 
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