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How do I go about getting this done? where do I go? what do I do? How long does it take to get results? who do I send samples to? Any help appreciated. Finally going to get some food plots planted starting this spring.
 

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Take samples of your field towards the corners and then towards the middle, about 6 locations should be good. Mix all the soil together. You only want half a coffe can full of soil total.

Then take soil to a University extension office, or Local MFA (they will be able to send it to an extension office). Should cost about $15 and results in a few weeks
 

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[rquote=1502687&tid=104857&author=MellerAM]Take samples of your field towards the corners and then towards the middle, about 6 locations should be good. Mix all the soil together. You only want half a coffe can full of soil total.

Then take soil to a University extension office, or Local MFA (they will be able to send it to an extension office). Should cost about $15 and results in a few weeks[/rquote]

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if ya tell the guys at the extension office what crop your gunna plant they will calculate the lime and nutrients needed for that specific crop.
kudos, your doin the right thing starting with a soil test....:claphands:
 

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[rquote=1502692&tid=104857&author=Mr_Hannibal]if ya tell the guys at the extension office what crop your gunna plant they will calculate the lime and nutrients needed for that specific crop.
kudos, your doin the right thing starting with a soil test....:claphands:[/rquote]

Ditto to what Hannibal said, be sure and tell them what your going to plant, be it corn, beans, foodplot, ect. and they'll tell you how much fert. to use.
 

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[rquote=1502692&tid=104857&author=Mr_Hannibal]if ya tell the guys at the extension office what crop your gunna plant they will calculate the lime and nutrients needed for that specific crop.
kudos, your doin the right thing starting with a soil test....:claphands:[/rquote]

Thanks again. I am thinking alfalfa this spring then wheat in the fall. I have 1 acre at my place to plant. Some day, I will have about 100 acres of tillable land and 60 acres of woods to work with. I hope so at least.

If it's worth doing, it's worth doing right.
 

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The rectangle field in the middle is my place. 10 acres total.
the west edge of the field I am going to work the 1 acre plot. about where the cedar tree is in the middle of the pasture to the southwest of the field.
Turkeys and deer all the time out there. Hear turkeys roost in the creek bottom to the west every time I have been out. (which hasn't been too often actually)

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Judah, alfalfa is a perennial crop and should be left alone for 3 or 4 years. wheat is an attrantanct in the fall heads out the next spring/summer. you should do a annual summer crop and come first of sept plant your wheat....:wave:
 

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Make it 3 acres and plant roundup ready beans. :wave:

Sorry, its so easy to spend other people's money.

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Here is my grandpas farm. The 4 leaf clover of fields. most of the wooded area is in the northeast corner. Sorry, more like 60 acres of tillable land and 100 acres of cover. Hope I can find someone to rotate beans and corn on the place if I ever get the choice. Been used for cattle pasture rental from April till October for as long as I can remember.

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[rquote=1502708&tid=104857&author=Mr_Hannibal]Judah, alfalfa is a perennial crop and should be left alone for 3 or 4 years. wheat is an attrantanct in the fall heads out the next spring/summer. you should do a annual summer crop and come first of sept plant your wheat....:wave:[/rquote]

That's why I am posting on here. I know many people know more than I do about this stuff. I have thought about a clover mix too, that is an annual isn't it? Or do you have to plant that too early? Open for suggestions. Spend my money, or give me some ideas on how to. :2thumbsup:
 

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nope clover are perennial also...but great for deer. if you have enough room, its best to do perennials on a plot then summer annuals on another and an attratant plot for the fall, like wheat/oats/and alot of folks use brassicas.
 
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