Howdy from Texas Bird...Complete with Coastal Question
Posted 07 September 2012 - 05:53 PM
The Coastal fields are more like weed fields as they have had no care in years. The Coastal is there, but there's a lot of other too. I know I need to get soil samples pulled. The locals won't even cut it for cow hay if that tells you anything. There was almost no rain there last year and there's been little this year.
My question is that I've had two pieces of advice on improving the hay. One faction says to mow it and the other says to lightly disc it
Which way do I go and when? Or do you recommend something else? I've spent several hours looking for information on an ailed Coastal field, but have found none.
Trying to get viable production under way.
Appreciate all recommendations and comments.
Thanks in advance...Bird
Posted 07 September 2012 - 09:43 PM
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Posted 08 September 2012 - 06:08 AM
Posted 08 September 2012 - 07:21 AM
Posted 08 September 2012 - 05:10 PM
There's NO BETTER resource than the people that do it. Appears that the best course would be to plow and re-sprig. It's only money.
The large field is 57 acres. Starting at the South fence line of this field is wild plums and about 200 feet back towards the North from there are Texas Wild Tomatoes. As this property will serve for many services the tomatoes will stay. Takes me back to childhood when vine tomatoes would grow up in some of the orange trees, via birds. We'll just back up the line a little for hay production.
Thank you for your time.
In appreciation...Texas Bird
Posted 09 September 2012 - 07:50 AM
Posted 09 September 2012 - 09:15 AM
Posted 09 September 2012 - 01:19 PM
Grady...Thanks for the reply. You make a strong point about not being there most of the time. A good leasor might be a move in the right direction. You aint fibbin about that money thing. I just put out 3k to get the one water well on the place workin and it aint no gusher. And it appears that'll be a drop in the bucket.
I did write the extension agent for Brown county a couple of days ago.
You're not real far from that area. Hope you got more rain the last 2 years than Brown county did. Got a little recently, but nothing to really speak of.
It's dry, dry, dry.
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