#1  
Old 01-11-2008, 11:00 AM
woody's Avatar
woody woody is offline
Black Bear
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: pa
Posts: 275
Default Food Plots

Whats The Best Seed For A Food Plot?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-11-2008, 11:15 AM
TLC's Avatar
TLC TLC is offline
Caribou
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: southern, Il
Posts: 640
Default

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.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-11-2008, 11:27 AM
farmcntry's Avatar
farmcntry farmcntry is offline
Black Bear
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: NC
Posts: 311
Default

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.
__________________
Youth Outdoor Connection
www.youthoutside.org
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-11-2008, 12:25 PM
TLC's Avatar
TLC TLC is offline
Caribou
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: southern, Il
Posts: 640
Default

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.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-11-2008, 12:53 PM
pbg40g's Avatar
pbg40g pbg40g is offline
Elk
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Newnan, GA
Posts: 912
Default

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.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-11-2008, 12:55 PM
woody's Avatar
woody woody is offline
Black Bear
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: pa
Posts: 275
Default

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.

Last edited by woody; 01-11-2008 at 12:57 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-13-2008, 01:17 AM
indiana boy's Avatar
indiana boy indiana boy is offline
Antelope
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: West Central Indiana
Posts: 118
Default

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.
__________________
Live to Hunt, Hunt to Live
HOOSIER H.I.T SQUAD Team Member
www.hoosierhitsquad.com
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

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

Forum Jump