Food Plot and Habitat Management Blog

Fall planted crops intended for summer use

Alfalfa is an excellent choice for nutrition and is drought tolerant. This perennial can be tricky to establish and maintain. It requires a high pH and control of fungus and insect problems. It is best to find someone to harvest the hay to keep excess residue from...

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Fall planted crops intended for fall and winter use

Clovers include white, red, subterranean, and crimson. Each has benefits over the other depending on your situation. White Clover is a perennial that does well on our area and provides quality forage throughout the spring and fall. Popular varieties are Ladino,...

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Spring planted crops intended for fall and winter use

Corn is a huge favorite for most kinds of wildlife, but it has high fertility requirements and is susceptible to drought. Corn can have problems with grazing when small. Grain sorghum also has a high fertility requirement, but is much more drought tolerant than corn....

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Spring planted annual plots for summer use

Beans make great food plots. They provide very high quality food, both in the foliage and the actual beans later in the year. They are prone to overgrazing and have a low nitrogen requirement, but require moderate levels of both phosphorus and potash. Soybeans are...

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