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Calling all food-plot specialists... need help!

Old 10-02-2008, 09:21 PM
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Default RE: Calling all food-plot specialists... need help!

Its late for any fall plot right now - but.......... Iif you haven't already plater..........'d key on the "best fall plaot that is different than what is already growing" if I were you.

Sounds like your soil is top-notch -
In some areas - RYE is a great plot because few farmers fall plant it, others - its a plot like Buck Forage Oats.

If you are interested in primarily this fall's hunting - I'd stay away from Perenial clovers and brassicas -
Grains are probably the ticket - if you didn't do a soil test - put down a balanced fertilizer like 13-13-13 - 100 or 200 lbs/acre. The worst that could happen is you are out a couple dollars for "extra fertilizer".

You want a plot you can hunt over in 3-4 weeks - it has to be something that comes in quick.


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Old 10-06-2008, 07:21 PM
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Default RE: Calling all food-plot specialists... need help!

I agree you should plant something different than what is already there. A plot of standing corn is great but where you hunt there is alredy alot of corn and beans. On my farm in Indiana we have corn, beans and alfalfa, so even after the corn is picked there is still alot on the ground for the deer to eat so in my food plot i plant different crops. I have great luck with a mix ofchickory/clover during November and turnips work well in december once the ground freezes it forces the bulbs up and the deer love them. Drilling the seed is far better the broadcasting and coating the seed with an accelerator will give the plant a good boost early in the growing cycle.
The key is to get somthing out that the other farms in the area dont have and the deer will flock to it.
Brands Tecomate, BioLogic,Antlerking are good
Oh and I dont know where you found that farmer but he sounds like a gift from the heavens

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