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woody 01-11-2008 10:00 AM

Food Plots
Whats The Best Seed For A Food Plot?

TLC 01-11-2008 10:15 AM

woody, thats a trick question. lots of variables to consider. what type of ground. what type of equipment do you have. what are you looking to draw in? good all around seed would be a clover of some type. or even a mixture of clover seeds. have tried the biologic and didn't do anything for me. but have heard some say its great. where I am(farm) in southern illinois, there isn't much agricultural stuff.(corn and beans) so this spring I am going to be putting in a corn patch(2-3 acres) and beans(2-3 acres) and see what happens. and when it gets picked, will put winter wheat in after the corn. am also going to be seeding the pastures for the cows with some clover seed.

farmcntry 01-11-2008 10:27 AM

I tired the biologic stuff this year and the deer would not touch it.

I'm going back to soy beans in the spring - summer.
Rye and winter peas in fall - winter.

It's cheaper and easier for me. Just takes a lot of lime.

TLC 01-11-2008 11:25 AM

FC, as you noticed I didn't get into all the work that is involved with food plots. soil samples, land clearing, etc. figured I'd wait to scare woody til, he asked more questions.

pbg40g 01-11-2008 11:53 AM

I've heard ryegrass is good, and also turnips (along with other brassicas). but the brassicas don't really draw the deer in good until they get hit with frost, because then the starch in them turns to sugar.

woody 01-11-2008 11:55 AM

Iknow Its A Lots Of Work!ive Been Clearing An Old Apple Orchard On My Land>about 3yrs Ago A Heavy Ice Storm Blew Down A Bunch Of The Trees Its Roughly 1ac Been Cuting The Up Trying To Save Them.just Sent For A Soil Sample.i Was Wondering If Any One Tried Power Plant By Whitetail Instute?and Thinking Planting SoME Noplow.I HAVE SO ANTLER KING HONEY HOLE BUT NOT SURE IF IT WOULD WORK BECAUSE THE LAND IS ON A STONE SHELF.

indiana boy 01-13-2008 12:17 AM

You cant go wrong with a clover in the mix. But for a late season plot I love purple top turnips. They tear them up come December.

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