Getting some work done

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  1. Sunklands

    Sunklands Elite Refuge Member

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    I agree, corn for the most part is just for hiding in. A flooded corn field that has been harvested, with about 10-12” of water in the stalks is nice.
     
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    Do you fertilize the corn?
     
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    I honestly can’t think of anything I plant, that I don’t fertilize. I am guilty of cutting rates of usage but, on the other hand I sometimes over apply in some areas and some conditions. If your wanting corn for a duck hole, then I’d recommend no less than 25k population because, your wanting to draw ducks but, your wanting to hide in it. At 25k population, I’d recommend 40 units of nitrogen, 50 units of potassium and 50 units of phosphorus per acre at planting. Using a means of tillage would be very beneficial, since your in a low lying area. When the corn gets at V5 or half knee high, get a fertilizer buggy that’s set on what ever row spacing your crop is on and apply 75 units more of nitrogen. Don’t worry about cultivating it in. These requirements are for a duck hole and do not necessarily meet my requirements for “farming”.
     
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    Awesome Mack. Love seeing the updates.
     
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    Agreed, that is some heavy equipment right there! Those pools will be clean before you know it! Looks like the rain is going to hold off for now although I still desperately need it.

    The stars have definitely aligned for you dirt work in this off season Mack!

    Looks good!
     
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    We’re needing a rain bad too. I’ve got some soybeans this year in a field with an Osceola pit and it’s in a “ducky” location. Hopefully I’ll lay to rest the myth that a soybean field is a bust when it comes to killing ducks.
     

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