Simple Food Plot Sizes and Forage Choices

Simple Food Plot Sizes and Forage Choices

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If you can only plant food plots of an acre or less, put half in clover for warm-season feed and half into a cereal grain such as oats, brassica or winter wheat, or a tuber, such as radishes or turnips. If your soil has a pH of 6 or higher, clover offerings will thrive, providing you have normal rainfall and you add the necessary fertilizer to help the plants grow.

If you can plant more than 1 acre, offer a greater variety of forages: 40 percent annuals and 60 percent perennials. Plant clover in the feeding plots to attract deer from May through mid-October (in the North) and annuals like those mentioned to attract deer from September through winter.

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