Cover Crop Food Plot Mix for Spring of 2018 After studying up on cover crops and talking to several successful cover cropping no til farmers, I have come up with a summer food plot cover crop mix that I will try this spring for both my established plots in PA and up in NY in
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.
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
A site visit to the NY property revealed a rare problem, that is, too much rain. Never thought I would be complaining about too much rain, but we have fields now that are waterlogged and plants suffering from lack of air. There is a lot of yellowing in some fields and the neighbor's corn is
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
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
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,