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
You want to have a food plot on your land but it doesn't have any open ground or fields. Where do you start? First of all, your land is not farmland for a reason - nobody cleared it to farm because it wasn't suitable for farming. The early settlers where adept at locating soil that
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
We were anxious to see how much use the new bedding and feeding areas would be this fall. Having just finished up the season in NY, I would have to say that the work we did was a success. During archery season, I shot a big buck chasing a doe around the thicket we created.
Food Plots – What Not to Do By Steve Chilcote, Forester, Wildlife Biologist Stephen A. Chlcote Land & Timber Consulting814firstname.lastname@example.org This year I have been called out to go look at food plots that were established and then let go, or half way established and the client is in a big hurry to get something
I was working on an invasive species herbicide project along the new Dominion pipeline up in the big woods last month when I drove past this well site way back in the woods. Yikes! What a waste of a nice forest opening! The site had probably been planted with some grass but aggressive
Crissman Camp Project Case Study This 500+ acre property in Mifflin County had a severe fern problem and lack of understory food and cover. A timber stand improvement harvest was planned and conducted on 95 acres of the best growing site in the spring of 2003. The forest was harvested using mechanized
Warm Season Grasses and Wildlife In case you’re not up on what NWSG (native warm season grass) is and why it is important, here is some relevant information for you. As the name implies, these grasses are native to North America and they grow in the warm season of June, July and August. They are