Choosing The Right Seeds For Your Food Plot

To choose plants for a wild life food plot consider the unique features of your area. If food is abundant but limited mostly to corn and soybeans, choose different crops that will add variety to the diet of game animals and birds. In wilder areas, perennials and fruit trees, as well as grains and legumes can provide important year round forage. Always pick varieties that are hardy in your planting zone. Ask your County Extension Agent for advice about what works best in your area.

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Test Your Soil For Better Food Plot Growth

Once you’ve decided where to put your food plots, soil samples should be taken. These should come from each area to be planted, and sent to a soil-testing lab for analysis. A soil test determines how much lime and fertilizer is needed to grow a specific crop to its maximum potential. Soil tests should be done at least every two years since tremendous amounts of nutrients are removed from the soil each year by growing plants and leaching due to rain.

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