Food plot problems

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  1. GTbowhunter

    GTbowhunter 8 pointer

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    4 weeks too early in my opinion but then again, Im not an expert.
     
  2. Hilltop Hillbilly

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    I'd say flea beetles or cabbage flys... goodluck!
     
  3. Feedman

    Feedman Cyber-Hunter

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    If we could get some cold weather it will kill the army worms
     
  4. Stone Branch

    Stone Branch 10 pointer

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    It is next to impossible to grow brassica in Kentucky for the armyworms.

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  5. hondo1892

    hondo1892 6 pointer

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    SB I've had pretty good luck in the past. This is the first year since 2006 when I planted my first food plot that I've had any problems.
     
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  6. barney

    barney 12 pointer

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    Here's the culprit for the leaves that look like they were shot by a shotgun at close range. I've never in my life of gardening seen diamondback moths in so many numbers or successive generations as this year!
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  7. Stone Branch

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    Striped army worms are hard on my brassica plants.

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  8. rlb165

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    After reading this thread, I went over our food plots with a fine tooth comb, and saw something I’ve never noticed before.
    Something is eating horse nettle like it’s going out of style, but there was almost no damage to the brassicas, or anything else, that was in the blend we planted.
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    This area was all tall grass and weeds when I sprayed with glyphosate, so I’m guessing that protected the horse nettle from getting sprayed. Now the pests are feeding on the horse nettle, and leaving the brassicas alone.
     
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  9. hondo1892

    hondo1892 6 pointer

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    My brassicas look like you horse nettle. However in years past my brassica patch always did really well. No idea why the army worms showed up this year.
     

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