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What to do When Summer Food Plots Fail

Food Plots Fail We've all been there.  We put in a lot of effort preparing the soil, spend a lot of money on seed and soil amendments, plant our seeds and...nothing, your food plots fail.  The lush plot full of nutritious forage you envisioned looks like a patch of weeds and bare dirt.  When it

Summer Food Plots

When to Plant Summer Food Plots When planting summer food plots, I like to get them in early since we will want the plants to mature as soon as possible in the late summer.  As soon as the soil temperature beneath the surface reaches into the 60s, its time to get seeds into the ground.

VPA-HIP, GWWA, EQUIP – Farm Bill Programs for Wildlife Habitat and Forestry

The Farm Bill is a giant comprehensive federal government expenditure that funds a lot of programs including farm subsidies and food stamps.  One of the broad categories is Conservation.  This category funds soil protection, forestry and wildlife habitat through landscape level initiatives that address protection of major watersheds, as well as programs for individual landowners

How to Get Rid of Thistles in Your Food Plots

A six-foot tall thistle plant with lots of nasty spikes. The inner stem is edible if you want to hack off all the outer leaves   A Spear Thistle, Native to America I got a phone call from a client that hired me to clear stones and plant some food plots

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Establishing Food Plots in the Summer for Winter Cover

Recently, the question came up from a couple of clients and information seekers about what to plant in summer food plots now that its hot and too late for clover.  Although the past couple weeks have been great for clover or just about anything you want to grow with consistent rain events and cool temps,

What to Plant for Deer Food Plots – Double Cropping Spring/Winter Forage Cocktails

Cover Crop Cocktails for Year Round Food Plots Just as hard liquor is better when mixed, cover crop seed is better when combined into a diverse mixture of plants that benefit the soil and the wildlife and maximize the biomass being produced about ground as well as the biomass of bacteria and fungi below ground.