Dove fields 2018

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  1. T-wil69

    T-wil69 8 pointer

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    its getting closer to that time and I enjoy seeing everyone’s progress on their fields and learning different ways to do it, I will be planting sunflower for the first time this year, I have asked around the diff nwtf chapters in ky and I don’t believe they will have any sunflower this year so I will be planting the $20 bag from rural king, hope all goes well can’t wait to see everyone field come to life .
     
  2. Capttrae

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    I’m planning on planting a couple fields this year. Thinking about either Milo or Grain Sourgum. Never done it before but worst case scenario if flops best case I have a couple good dove shoots.
     
  3. T-wil69

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    I thought about doing milo but really don’t have the equipment to do it
     
  4. DH13

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    Going to put one out on my farm this year. Going to combo seed. Milo Millet Sun Flowers and Sorgrum. Going to to kill off the field in April. Plant right after Derby day.
     
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  5. K9trapper

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    Has anyone had a good shoot over sorghum? I've never seen/heard of a good shoot on such a field except in the deep south. Usually people overseed sorghum so you get a ton of vegetation with small seed heads.
     
  6. DH13

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    YES I have like you said over seed it tho. But mowed down and seeds scattered Doves tear it up.
     
  7. riverview

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    Quail Forever has a sunflower that is going to be much better than that farm store bag. You can order online.
     
  8. hunt-4-life21

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    They have a seed labeled "Dove Kandy" online. What's so special about it? It's not round-up ready and it's not a clearfield sunflower. So, I can't spray it with anything post emergence.
     
  9. DH13

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    It is about like Deer corn at rural king or Walmart. Nothing different about it.
     
  10. hunt-4-life21

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    Oh I didn't catch that sarcasm. My bad.
     
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  11. riverview

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    We get a better stand with it than we do from the bird seed sunflowers from the farm store. But hey, you guys do what you want. I thought you asked for opinions and insights, my bad.
     
  12. K9trapper

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    I think most folks serious about sunflowers buy better seed. A bag of peredovik seed is only $35 per 50# and it keeps good if not all used. I usually shoot for 8# per acre so a bag lasts me a couple yrs.
     
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  13. bigbonner

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    I have found Clearfield Sunflowers again this year at $280 a 30 pound bag bag .
    I will pock mine up in a couple of days .
     
  14. hunt-4-life21

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    Someone told me that Southern States in Owensboro has Clearfield Sunflowers for $160 a bag. I can't confirm it but that's what I heard.
     
  15. bigbonner

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    That is cheap if they are Claerfield sunflowers . I wonder if they can ship it to other SS stores in KY ?
    The cheapest I have found is $250 a bag .
    I have a bunch of Dove proso millet on the way
     

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