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Best no till throw and grow
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Contributors to this thread:
sir misalots 05-Dec-17
woodstick 05-Dec-17
Pat Lefemine 05-Dec-17
Catscratch 05-Dec-17
kluzakd 05-Dec-17
woodstick 05-Dec-17
drycreek 05-Dec-17
The last savage 05-Dec-17
jdrdeerslayer 05-Dec-17
RIT 05-Dec-17
RIT 05-Dec-17
woodstick 05-Dec-17
Deerplotter 05-Dec-17
Catscratch 06-Dec-17
Catscratch 06-Dec-17
Catscratch 06-Dec-17
Catscratch 06-Dec-17
Catscratch 06-Dec-17
LETEMGROW 08-Dec-17
From: sir misalots
05-Dec-17
looking for an easy no till broadcast seed for shaded area Looking to increase deer activity and browse

any thoughts?

From: woodstick
05-Dec-17
What's growing there now? What time of the year do you want to increase deer activity? Might just spread fertilizer and lime and boost whatever is already there.

From: Pat Lefemine
05-Dec-17
There is no such thing as throw and grow. You may get 10 turnip plants to pop up that way but it's hardly effective. If you can work your soil in some small way, then there are crops that germinate fast and are decent at popping up on direct soil contact with no tilling, but even a minimal effort at tilling, amending and seeding will yield dramatically better results. Basically, the label "Throw and grow" should be labled: "Throw us your cash to grow our profits"

From: Catscratch
05-Dec-17
How shaded is it? Under a full canopy in a forest type of shade, or shaded half a day clearing in the forest type of shade? What do you want to grow there? I've done throw-n-mow successfully with wheat, oats, winter rye, buckwheat, millet, beans, milo, turnips, radishes, and sunflowers. Real easy to do with a sprayer, some sun, and rain.

From: kluzakd
05-Dec-17
I am with Pat on this. I have tried throw and grow and all I did was throw away money. Ken

From: woodstick
05-Dec-17
Throw and mow is different from throw and grow. Throw and mow means that something is already growing there. You kill what's there, sow something else, and mow the dead vegatation. Throw and grow is throw some seed and walk away, then come back to a foodplot. Sometimes that will work with ryegrass on bare ground, but not much will grow in the woods with six inches of red oak leaves. I've had decent results with white clover, buckwheat, and rye grain with minimum prep on bare fround.

From: drycreek
05-Dec-17
A leaf blower or a rake will clear the ground of debris, but most of the throw and grow stuff looks like they swept it up off the floor. I would much rather plant a good blend from GRO that is a proven blend. If you can get to bare dirt, you can spread it and roll it in with a four wheeler or side by side.

05-Dec-17
I appreciate the input from you guys that are established food plot infectinados...I have annually considered throw n gro,,,until now. .I simply can't afford to waste money,,,,,thx

05-Dec-17
best thing alo g those lines is clover frost seeded.....assuming it's in a field or open area and skip is decent

From: RIT
05-Dec-17

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1acre Throw and Mow
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I wouldn't be so quick to dismiss a form of throw and mow. I did an acre this year and didn't spray before planting. The results were only the best food plot I have managed the past 5 years even with almost no rainfall. It's December and I still have deer routinely hitting the plot.

In years past I have disced, tilled, cultipacked. Plots look great until they didn't. I have poor soil that needs improvement and there is zero chance a disc makes it any better.

From: RIT
05-Dec-17
Just a little background I have about 3 hours spent on this plot. This site has been a food plot for the last 5 years. This year I let it go natural. I did fertilize the natural vegetation in the spring. I had volunteer brassicas, clover, ragweed, a few other natural "weeds" that the deer didn't mind browsing on.

September 1st I broadcast Winter rye, clover, and a few tillage radishes into the 3-4' vegetation. I then mowed it to the ground with a brush hog and walked away. I ended up with a nice stand of WR, clover, a few radishes, and more volunteer brassicas. The plot is virtually weed free.

From: woodstick
05-Dec-17
For the original post, I'd suggest rye and clover for an easy no till broadcast seed for a shady area. You'll get some growth with minimal input. That should increase deer activity. A chainsaw will increase browse better than any thing you could sow. Nice looking plot RIT. some of my best plots were done similar to yours, but the prep work was done in the years before.

From: Deerplotter
05-Dec-17
If you are not going to do much ground prep choose a small seed variety. Rape, Clover, Winter Rye, and be sure to fertilize. Agree with others in that tilling and ground prep and doing it right to start with you are money ahead.

From: Catscratch
06-Dec-17

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I don't care how anyone plants their plots but I hardly see how throw n mow would be throwing money away. It costs no more to plant a field than buying seed and a gallon of generic gly. No tractor, no fuel, no implements to buy. Of course if you already had a tractor and implements then I could see how you would consider tillage a cheap alternative, but even then it still doesn't get cheaper than seed and spray. A crop failure is expensive in many respects (time and money), but throw-n-mow is almost impossible to get a failure with so I don't see the dislike for it.

From: Catscratch
06-Dec-17

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Brassicas
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Brassicas

From: Catscratch
06-Dec-17

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Winer rye , clover, chicory mix
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Winer rye , clover, chicory mix

From: Catscratch
06-Dec-17

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Millet
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Millet

From: Catscratch
06-Dec-17

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Sunflowers with buckwheat strips.
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Sunflowers with buckwheat strips.

From: LETEMGROW
08-Dec-17
If there is anything green and growing there now(besides trees) you may have some luck. Id start by thinning your trees for more light. As for throw and grow. That is garbage seed. I plant all my plots with a sprayer(Gly) and a roller. kill vegetation, then spread seed and roll right before a good heavy rain.

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