Last day for corn or milo

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  1. Shell Shocked

    Shell Shocked Senior Refuge Member

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    I am trying to get some corn and milo in for food plots. It has been another wet spring for me and am having trouble working over my ground due to moisture. I am feeling a little panicked. This coming weekend is the last until June 24th that I will be able to work over and plant. I have everything ready, except dry ground.

    My question is; in West TN, when would be the absolute latest day to get 108 day corn and 104 day milo in? I'm just looking for a decent stand for deer and ducks. Worst case scenario, it's back to Millet and maybe soybeans.
     
  2. mrmallerd

    mrmallerd Elite Refuge Member

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    In Southern Illinois, we always use July 4 as a rule of thumb, for duck corn
     
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  3. thatguy2

    thatguy2 Senior Refuge Member

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    I planted a milo/millet mixture last night. Got more to plant tonight.
     
  4. da fowl slayer

    da fowl slayer Elite Refuge Member

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    I do two different Farms in west Tn

    July 15 is about us late as I go

    I went aug 3rc on a 78 day corn
    It was better than zero but bang for the buck was horrible

    If it doesn't flood I would plant it now

    If you are at risk for flooding i would plant 4th of July week
     
  5. Shell Shocked

    Shell Shocked Senior Refuge Member

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    Thank you all. I can sleep a little easier now knowing I have some time.
     
  6. Crow Creek

    Crow Creek Refuge Member

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    You will have a lot better chance of your late corn making it if you use seed with the BT gene. Lots of folks in the south in the same boat as you, I have to replant most of my corn if it will ever dry up. What a difference a year makes. Good luck.
     
  7. Clayton

    Clayton Elite Refuge Member

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    You had better have BT corn if you plant late!!!
     
  8. Chris Daniels

    Chris Daniels Refuge Member

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    Why such a long maturity corn variety? Just curious
     
  9. NOLUCK

    NOLUCK Senior Refuge Member

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    Duck corn ? you mean legal bait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  10. JFG

    JFG Elite Refuge Member

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    For you guys planting short season corn, is it comparable in price to say..114 day corn? Any differances in planting protocol? I ask because I would like to leave water in my place as long as possible before drawing down, drying out and then strip planting corn between the moist soil areas. I do understand the risk of planting late around here, pretty hot and dry in July.
     

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