Wildlife Management / Food Plots This forum is about all wildlife management including deer, food plots, land management, predators etc.

looking for some help

Old 02-10-2011, 11:36 AM
  #1  
Fork Horn
Thread Starter
 
okeechobeefishing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: south florida
Posts: 291
Default looking for some help

Hi everyone looking for some help for next year food plots. have permission to hunt a small farm in southern Indiana. The landowner is willing to let us build a couple of small food plots and even help in making them. Was wondering what would be good to plant in these plots. Proably will both be 1 acre or so. any help would be great. Thanks Jerry
okeechobeefishing is offline  
Old 02-10-2011, 06:46 PM
  #2  
Boone & Crockett
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Ponce de Leon Florida USA
Posts: 10,079
Default

For a fall hunting plot, I would plant Buck Forage Oats and then overseed with clover. It would be good to soil test and lime ASAP, but if the soil is good you might be able to get by without it.
timbercruiser is offline  
Old 02-21-2011, 09:21 PM
  #3  
Spike
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Maryland
Posts: 20
Default

I prefer clover and alfalfa. Like timbercruiser said a pH test is a must. Ask around and see what other people have been using and whats been good but I know they hit clover hard.
BigLettx is offline  
Old 02-22-2011, 09:13 AM
  #4  
Nontypical Buck
 
BuckAlley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Altmar New York USA
Posts: 1,247
Default

Like others have said, the Soil test is where it all begins. With out one your just wasting your time & $. From there it'll all depend on the soil results, and what looking at. You may get to put in something this year, or you might be another year away depending on prep you'll need. By that I mean 1- if your looking at a area that hasn't been previous tilled and has a thick sod. You would want to till it, turning the sod to let it rot, and prep the surface. Weed killing it as well. 2- If soil ph comes back too acidic, and it doesn't take much. You may need several tons of lime to get the ph right. Without the proper ph the soil will not utilize any fertilizer spread, and your seed will not grow or taste to its potential.
As a example of my first plot. I turned the soil in summer. That fall I spread 3 tons of lime per acre on it. Let it sit all winter so it was absorbed. Following spring I disc'd the soil to prep the seed bed, fertilized, dragged it out smooth, then seeded.
BuckAlley is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.