Building Better Food Plots I have seen lately that guys are thinking about what kind of seed they will plant in the spring. They are looking for a magic bean that will grow bigger and better food plots. I have learned over the years that I can achieve better food plots by building healthy soils.
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,
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.
Recently, I have had a couple of landowners ask me what to plant now that it is June and they haven't planted their food plots yet. Now that summer is well underway and we can get some very hot, dry conditions, it is too late to plant tender perennials like Ladino Clover. Although the past
Use of Prescribed Fire to Regenerate Oak Forests Prescribed fire is the best tool foresters have to regenerate oak forests. Periodic fire shaped the composition of the forest prior to fire exclusion over the last century. We can see that oak-dominated forest is now being overtaken by more shade-tolerant species, most of which are of
Any time you push out a patch of woods and install a food plot, you will surely need lime and fertilizer to grow most food plot plants. The first tip I have is when you pick a place to put your plot, if you can, place it where you can get to it with
Most landowners sell timber from their land once or twice in a lifetime. Its a big step and should not be taken lightly. Of course, once a tree is cut down, you can't put it back and 80 to 180 years of growth is wasted unless the timber sale is done right. Keep in mind
Now that Spring is in full swing, its time to make your plans for this year's planting projects. The first step is to get your map done that will tell you how many acres each plot measures and what you will do there in order to get your thoughts together and be able to order
Ok, so its early spring and still cold here in Pennsylvania. You have already done your frost seeding, right? Frosty nights and snow are over and we are in for some rainy weather this time of year in our part of the country. Clover is starting to green up as are cool season grains. Now,
Preferred Bedding Preference of Whitetail Deer A lot has been written and discussed lately about deer bedding areas. Some even claim to have the secret method to making a buck bed in a particular place. I don't know about that – all I know is what I00% of the time, when I pick up where