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What is it? Tamara, maybe?

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  • What is it? Tamara, maybe?

    We rode at Baker's Creek yesterday, through fields of wheat, and also fields of this stuff. It looks a lot like the wheat from a distance, but has pods like this.



    So, what is it?

  • #2
    Originally posted by katyb View Post
    We rode at Baker's Creek yesterday, through fields of wheat, and also fields of this stuff. It looks a lot like the wheat from a distance, but has pods like this.



    So, what is it?
    oats was the vote from here

    Tamara
    Production Acres,Pro A Welsh Cobs
    I am one of the last 210,000 remaining full time farmers in America.We feed the others.

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      #3
      Huh. It doesn't look like I think oats look, but then I'm wondering how I know what oats look like in the field. Maybe I don't.

      Thanks!

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      • #4
        http://www.visualphotos.com/photo/2x...eld_949456.jpg

        Tamara
        Production Acres,Pro A Welsh Cobs
        I am one of the last 210,000 remaining full time farmers in America.We feed the others.

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        • #5
          Calvin says some guys in Loudon Co. grow a forage oat that is darker than most when dry like that...

          Tamara
          Production Acres,Pro A Welsh Cobs
          I am one of the last 210,000 remaining full time farmers in America.We feed the others.

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            #6
            That must be it. Thanks. The horses liked it, but I think they liked the wheat better. It's like a horsey buffet out there right now, although some of the fields have been completely killed off this year. Have you been there? It's an interesting place. Much of it is planted in corn this year; last year it was soybeans.

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            • #7
              Is it where the old Kennels were on the river??
              I have been there.

              Tamara
              Production Acres,Pro A Welsh Cobs
              I am one of the last 210,000 remaining full time farmers in America.We feed the others.

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                #8
                I know it is where the old fox hunt was. Is that what you mean? I really don't know how the use of the property is determined. It's obviously public lands, but private farmers utilize it. It's a cool place.

                Here's a link to part of our ride, except I haven't mastered My Tracks yet, so you have to zoom in. There were probably ten trailers there yesterday, but we only saw one group of riders.

                https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid...16394,0.032573

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                • #9
                  seems nice...the fixture I have been to is in upper NE knox county

                  Tamara
                  Production Acres,Pro A Welsh Cobs
                  I am one of the last 210,000 remaining full time farmers in America.We feed the others.

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                  • Original Poster

                    #10
                    No - this is on Tellico, in Greenback, right across from Rarity Bay.

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                    • #11
                      yes which would make the black forage oats more plausible

                      Tamara
                      Production Acres,Pro A Welsh Cobs
                      I am one of the last 210,000 remaining full time farmers in America.We feed the others.

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                      • #12
                        Hard to tell proportions from that picture, but it seems like a funny kind of oat.

                        I was expecting to see some seed with smut on it, a black fungus, but that doesn't quite look right for that either.

                        A bit less close up may make determining what it is better, maybe more than one stalk.
                        I don't think I can cross my eyes enough to see anything that small, unless they are way larger than normal.

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                        • #13
                          there is also a weed variety of oats. But it certainly looks like a grass of the oat family (if that is a even a scientific way)
                          Originally posted by BigMama1
                          Facts don't have versions. If they do, they are opinions
                          GNU Terry Prachett

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                            #14
                            Sorry about the photo, but it was hard getting my camera to focus on the whatever, while also riding. The pod or whatever they are, are about the size of a raisen, and the seeds were the right size to be oats, I guess.

                            This is it, growing.

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                            • #15
                              cross referenced with Calvin
                              that is the exact place his friend grows the black forage oats
                              he even talked to him about people riding thru the crops but as it is TVA land there is not much the farmers can do about it.

                              Tamara
                              Production Acres,Pro A Welsh Cobs
                              I am one of the last 210,000 remaining full time farmers in America.We feed the others.

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by Tamara in TN View Post
                                cross referenced with Calvin
                                that is the exact place his friend grows the black forage oats
                                he even talked to him about people riding thru the crops but as it is TVA land there is not much the farmers can do about it.

                                Tamara
                                It hurts my feelings to see anyone trampling a crop of any kind.
                                People should stay out of fields when there is something growing there, just as you would stay out of your garden.
                                Every place we trail rode, we would have lost our riding privileges if we had done that, as the crops get damaged.

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by Bluey View Post
                                  It hurts my feelings to see anyone trampling a crop of any kind.
                                  People should stay out of fields when there is something growing there, just as you would stay out of your garden.
                                  Every place we trail rode, we would have lost our riding privileges if we had done that, as the crops get damaged.
                                  I thought you "had" to stay off the fields when the crops were growing? Or maybe I was just scared enough of the farmers (!) that I always did. That's someone's hard earned money underfoot and being the "buffet."

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by Bluey View Post
                                    It hurts my feelings to see anyone trampling a crop of any kind.
                                    People should stay out of fields when there is something growing there, just as you would stay out of your garden.
                                    Every place we trail rode, we would have lost our riding privileges if we had done that, as the crops get damaged.
                                    they lease it from the power giant TVA and TVA has made it "public" land as well and so the farmers have to share it with the riders....they can't complain about it.

                                    Tamara
                                    Production Acres,Pro A Welsh Cobs
                                    I am one of the last 210,000 remaining full time farmers in America.We feed the others.

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by Tamara in TN View Post
                                      cross referenced with Calvin
                                      that is the exact place his friend grows the black forage oats
                                      he even talked to him about people riding thru the crops but as it is TVA land there is not much the farmers can do about it.

                                      Tamara
                                      well, true, but it is bad trail etiquette.

                                      But then again, one can leave a machine's width around the edge as right of way when you know you have traffic.
                                      Originally posted by BigMama1
                                      Facts don't have versions. If they do, they are opinions
                                      GNU Terry Prachett

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by Alagirl View Post
                                        well, true, but it is bad trail etiquette.
                                        But then again, one can leave a machine's width around the edge as right of way when you know you have traffic.
                                        you are already losing the crop underfoot...why would you plant less intentionally off the bat? anyway...none of my affair and just a total coincidence that she and I were talking about the same fields.

                                        Tamara
                                        Last edited by Tamara in TN; May. 21, 2012, 09:55 AM.
                                        Production Acres,Pro A Welsh Cobs
                                        I am one of the last 210,000 remaining full time farmers in America.We feed the others.

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