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  1. Re: Interesting Article on Farmers Fighting Back Against Monsanto

    Interesting. According to Monsanto's Technology Ussage Guide, Roundup Ready (RR) winter canola, RR spring canola, RR alfalfa, and RR sugarbeets are not permitted to be planted in any wildlife feed...
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    Re: Whats a good sunflower ?

    I get black oil sunflowers for the bird feeders in the winter. When broadcast and disked in this germinates great. You can get the larger grey stripe at many bird shops by the pound, or pet...
  3. Re: When to plant Crimson clover in the midwest ???

    Been planting crimson the last 5 years, usually between Aug. 15 and September 15 ... for a late May-early June bloom in SE Wisconsin(border zone 4/5). The problem with planting is the weather. ...
  4. Thread: Clover

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    Re: Clover

    Exactly, clover will utilize nitrogen in the soil just like any other green plant. As a legume, clover may also store atmospheric nitrogen in root nodules if the correct Rhizobium bacteria is...
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    Re: dutch clover

    No, you can do what is called frost seeding. If you broad cast the seed now, he tiny clover seeds are worked into the soil by the freeze-thaw cycle of the top soil in the spring... in northern...
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    Re: Buckwheat setting?

    Since every spreader is different .... you just have to look at it and guess. If you think it is coming out too fast, close it up a bit. There is no harm in broadcasting over an area 3 times to...
  7. Re: What varieties of clover encourage the bees?

    I border zone 4 and 5. Dutch white and Ladino clover attract a few honey bees .... but the crimson attracts alot more bees, even with just a 4 week bloom period. Planted mid to late August,...
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    Re: Crimson clover

    The cattle would never let it produce a flower. You might want to try dividing your field in two, and planting each half 6 weeks apart. You would double the bloom period. Clover seed keeps very...
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    Re: Clover Seed?

    Oregon is a major producer of various types of clover seed. Aside from perennial northern white clovers like Ladino or dutch white, an annual crimson clover has a higher bee attraction for the...
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    Re: Dark Pollen

    Ha! I had some crimson clover planted near Genesee, WI. But the blooms were mowed off about 3 weeks ago.

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?t=228233
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    Nope, you are out of luck. Blooming/seed...

    Nope, you are out of luck. Blooming/seed production takes alot of nutritional value out of any type of hay harvest. Then there is the nutrient removal .... A moderate alfalfa harvest will remove...
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    They will dry up in July. When you roll a dried...

    They will dry up in July. When you roll a dried seed head between your palms, and the yellow seeds fall out, it is time to mow to scatter the seeds.
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    Honey bees love my crimson clover. I fall plant...

    Honey bees love my crimson clover. I fall plant end of August as part of a deer foodplot, in a mix with dutch white and Ladino clovers. The clover sprouts, goes dormant for the winter, matures...
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    Inoculant bacteria has nothing to do with...

    Inoculant bacteria has nothing to do with germination, and is not required for growth. Legumes will use Nitrogen in the soil just like any other green plant. The correct inoculant bacteria simply...
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    The key to mowing for weed control is timing. ...

    The key to mowing for weed control is timing. You want to mow the target weeds just as they start to flower, before seeds are produced.

    The field could also be mowed in sections, stagared, so...
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    You can let buckwheat stand mature, stand through...

    You can let buckwheat stand mature, stand through the winter, mow and shallow disk (2") the following late spring .... and get a very thick stand the following year. This may be the easiest, least...
  17. Thread: Roundup

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    Yes, and you can add Foxtail grass the RR...

    Yes, and you can add Foxtail grass the RR resistant list, in some areas of Eastern US. Which is why it is extremely important to rotate crops and alternate herbicide use .... better for soil quality...
  18. Thread: Roundup

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    It can be depending on the dose. Some clovers...

    It can be depending on the dose. Some clovers can be somewhat resistant to glyphosate. Many deer foodplotters have discovered that low doses of roundup, 1/2 qt/acre, will kill most grass and some...
  19. Thread: Roundup

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    An excellent suggestion. new and old seeds have...

    An excellent suggestion.
    new and old seeds have sprouted, thats all.
    Roundup only kills what was green and growing when you sprayed. Use any generic roundup which is 41% glyphosate, for alot...
  20. Thread: Sunflowers

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    It grew great for me, almost too well. $12 for...

    It grew great for me, almost too well. $12 for 50 lbs. Don't over crowd it and give it some Nitrogen.
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    Alsike clover, ladino clover, white dutch clover,...

    Alsike clover, ladino clover, white dutch clover, all good for northern climates. Alsike will handle poorer and wet soils. Clovers like plenty of phosphorus and alot of potassium. A soil test...
  22. Thread: Sunflowers

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    The last two summers I planted 3 strips of...

    The last two summers I planted 3 strips of sunflowers, 15ft x 400ft, two black oil type, and one grey stripe type. The deer nibbled on them alittle, but not much. Nearby I also had planted...
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    Divide your field into 4-6 accessable plots. ...

    Divide your field into 4-6 accessable plots. Plant a variety. Alfalfa, white clovers, buckwheat.

    Alfalfa can be easily maintained for 3 to 4 years with timed cuttings. Have a local farmer...
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    grey stripe sunflowers are supposed to be more...

    grey stripe sunflowers are supposed to be more attractive to honey bees than black oil sunflowers.

    Last year I did a couple 200' strips of black oil sunflowers, this year 1 - 400' strip of grey...
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    "The plant looks like alfalfa, but has a yellow...

    "The plant looks like alfalfa, but has a yellow flower,"

    Sounds like birdsfoot trefoil. It has alfalfa like properties, almost as nutrutious, but handles poor soil alot better. Can be used for...
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