sunflowers 2009

Discussion in 'Deer Management, Habitat & Conservation' started by TOBRYAN, Jun 1, 2009.

  1. TOBRYAN

    TOBRYAN Well-Known Member

    Dec 4, 2002
    Liberty, Mo
    Here is my sunflower journal for this year.
    On the 8th of May I chisel plowed about 4 acres out of my fescue, red clover, orchard grass pasture.
    I didnt add a single drop of chemical to the field to kill the fescue. I did add 2.5 tons of lime per acre back in March.
    No fertilizer at all (could be my downfall!)
    I then disked the field twice that evening until dark.
    On Saturday May 9th I sprayed 1 quart to the acre of eptam and 1 qt/acre Treflan.
    I disked it in 3 different directions.
    That after noon I hooked up the planter and put down about 20k per acre. The seeds were a very small number 2 size black oil sunflower seed.
    The seeds are on 30"" rows with seeds 10-11 inches apart in the row.
    Here is a pic of the field yesterday 3 weeks later. We have had a lot of rain and cool weather. I believe I placed the seeds a little deep, had to get it around sod.

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  2. TOBRYAN

    TOBRYAN Well-Known Member

    Dec 4, 2002
    Liberty, Mo
    some pics

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  3. TOBRYAN

    TOBRYAN Well-Known Member

    Dec 4, 2002
    Liberty, Mo
    another pic

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  4. TOBRYAN

    TOBRYAN Well-Known Member

    Dec 4, 2002
    Liberty, Mo
    I have a little yellow on some..Rat or someone have an idea?

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  5. Rebel2

    Rebel2 Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2003
    Ozark, MO
  6. Rebel2

    Rebel2 Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2003
    Ozark, MO
    btw.. u2u terry
     
  7. fishshooter

    fishshooter Well-Known Member

    Mar 30, 2007
    Reform
    :thinking: could be N defiancy, but my guess is their just wet right now
     
  8. letemgrow

    letemgrow Well-Known Member

    I would go with wet feet on the yellowing.
     
  9. TOBRYAN

    TOBRYAN Well-Known Member

    Dec 4, 2002
    Liberty, Mo
    There was some heat the last few days...but more rain for today.
    All of it drains pretty good..
     
  10. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    That chlorosis could be any number of things. I might be hesitant to call it N-deficiency that early in growth but who knows. It probably wont carry through..
    For now lets just call it yellering. :D
     
  11. fishshooter

    fishshooter Well-Known Member

    Mar 30, 2007
    Reform
    [rquote=1283449&tid=89723&author=rat]That chlorosis could be any number of things. I might be hesitant to call it N-deficiency that early in growth but who knows. It probably wont carry through..
    For now lets just call it yellering. :D[/rquote]

    :thinking: yellering..........................I like it :rock:

    What % do you figure you lose to deer TO, woodchuck conviently forgot to tell me they were a prefered browse when they were little till my little dove plot looked like a golf course :stickfight:
     
  12. TOBRYAN

    TOBRYAN Well-Known Member

    Dec 4, 2002
    Liberty, Mo
    I figure out of 4 acres, Ill lose 2 to deer. In my several years in putting in these buggers I found that the first time I put them in a new area it takes the deer a bit to find them. Second year...the food bag is on. The deer kind of looks like Reb drinking 3 bottles at a time..
     
  13. Rebel2

    Rebel2 Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2003
    Ozark, MO
  14. TOBRYAN

    TOBRYAN Well-Known Member

    Dec 4, 2002
    Liberty, Mo
    Sorry Reb...4 bottles.
    Well went a took some pics Saturday with my daughter of the field before we worked bees.
    WE NEED SOME HEAT AND SUN!!
    They are a little over a month old and should be bigger.
    Here is a pic of one of the fields. I did spray some poast plus a week ago and 3pt/acre, that stuff just doesnt do it for me.

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  15. TOBRYAN

    TOBRYAN Well-Known Member

    Dec 4, 2002
    Liberty, Mo
    Here is one of the better plants.

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  16. henry

    henry Fan Boy aka Mr Twisty and

    I think soybeans, corn and the sunflowers could use some warmer days and sunshine. I'm sure its right around the corner.

    :cheers::cheers:
     
  17. letemgrow

    letemgrow Well-Known Member

    :eek:::eek:::eek::


    They are looking better Terry!!
     
  18. Redonthehead

    Redonthehead Active Member

    May 2, 2005
    Springfield
    Do you think you are going to have a grass problem?
     
  19. TOBRYAN

    TOBRYAN Well-Known Member

    Dec 4, 2002
    Liberty, Mo
    Yes but not enough to hurt em if I can get some growth , they are planted thick enough and should canopy.
    Ill rotate with some RR beans next year to do a smack down on the fescue remaining.
     
  20. TOBRYAN

    TOBRYAN Well-Known Member

    Dec 4, 2002
    Liberty, Mo
    Here are some pics yesterday....come on Sun!

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