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
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.
What to Plant in spring food plots Summer is right around the corner and with all the rain we’ve been having is making everything grow and green up in our spring food plots like crazy. If you are thinking about planting a new plot and wondering what to plant in your spring food plots, read
Food Plot Soil Health Today I would like to write about soil health. Everyone knows we have to lime and fertilize our food plots, but why? When? How much? How often? Once you have your food plot soil corrected in terms of pH and fertility and plant and animal communities working correctly in the soil,
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
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
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,
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.
Soil Test Report: PH is the Most Important Characteristic to get Right I recently received a message from a client who, after sending in his food plot soil test and getting the result was asking me to get him a delivery of lime. He told me his test came back with a 6.2 pH, close
How much is my timber worth? Wow, that's a loaded question. Especially in current market conditions. The most important thing to keep in mind is that timber is a fungible commodity. In other words, since there is a lot of it on the market and there is constant flow of it, the price of it