Summit Treestands
Hairy Vetch
Whitetail Deer
Contributors to this thread:
BullBuster 10-Aug-18
nutritionist 14-Aug-18
Quinn @work 15-Aug-18
midwest 15-Aug-18
darralld 15-Aug-18
EmbryOklahoma 15-Aug-18
wild1 15-Aug-18
GhostBird 15-Aug-18
BullBuster 06-Sep-18
APauls 06-Sep-18
GhostBird 06-Sep-18
BullBuster 06-Sep-18
Bow Man 10-Aug-20
Heritage 10-Aug-20
Treeline 10-Aug-20
ahawkeye 10-Aug-20
t-roy 10-Aug-20
BullBuster 10-Aug-20
Missouribreaks 11-Aug-20
From: BullBuster
10-Aug-18
Planted my first Vetch plot this Spring. Did well and had been really drought resistant until the conditions brutalized. Idaho. No rain since mid June. Weeks of 90-100s. Humidity 15-30%. Some is still green but much has turned totally brown. Question is will it recover when rain comes like clover or is it dead? Also is it good to mow Vetch when not stressed to surpressor weeds? Thanks

From: nutritionist
14-Aug-18
Dont ever clip any forages that are stressed and in drought situations. If you clip at all, clip high.

From: Quinn @work
15-Aug-18
Honestly expected something totally different when I clicked on this post. Thought it may of been a typo.

From: midwest
15-Aug-18
Ditto, Quinn. I clicked with extreme caution. :-)

From: darralld
15-Aug-18
Was at my brothers in Idaho a couple weeks ago. Couldn't believe how dry it was. Worst I have ever seen it.

15-Aug-18
Quinn, Midwest... agreed. I was about to google "vetch" so I knew what I was about to see.

From: wild1
15-Aug-18
Got me too.

From: GhostBird
15-Aug-18
Back in the 70's hairy vetch was all the rage.

From: BullBuster
06-Sep-18
Little feedback. Moderate rain came one day and much of plot greened up. Of my 8 acres of different plots planted, it is my only plot that is not overbrowsed to the ground. But the deer love it. Feed in it all day long.

From: APauls
06-Sep-18
Ya, I kind of clicked and looked through my fingers. Just sounds disgusting lol.

From: GhostBird
06-Sep-18
... in the 70's it was not considered disgusting... just sayin'

From: BullBuster
06-Sep-18
Y'all are dorks

From: Bow Man
10-Aug-20
How did that field work out? Did the vetch reseed? I planted some, but have not seen any germination yet.

From: Heritage
10-Aug-20
I thought this was a Rosie O'Donnell picture.

From: Treeline
10-Aug-20
Was afraid I’d see Michelle Obama with a 5 ‘O clock shadow...:-(

From: ahawkeye
10-Aug-20
Had me wondering!

From: t-roy
10-Aug-20
Treeline & Heritage......Those would be considered hairy wretches, and make me WANT to retch!

From: BullBuster
10-Aug-20
I plowed my HV under year 2. Few reseeders here and there. I’m planting winter rye plus HV in a new plot this month. I think it’s great companion crop. Deer love it, drought and cold resistant and good nitrogen fixator.

11-Aug-20
Good for the pollinators too.

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