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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-22-2008, 12:19 AM
Hunting Man
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Oregon, Ohio
Posts: 8,380
hello, I only have about 5 years experience in food plots so I'm just learning. I do plant one plot in an old cow pasture with a mix of clover/chicory, and another plot in a tri-blend of clover/chicory/brassicas. I get most of my seeds from local feed store as I can't see any difference in production of the expensive seeds designed for deer. The deer do mow it down faster than it can grow but I figure their getting something with 25-35 % protien. One thing I can tell you is kill the plot in early spring with round-up then 3 weeks later plow/disk/fertilize/plant. Weeds will invade and take over the plot if you don't kill it first. Clover works well in moist soils, where chicory grows with less moisture Brassicas(which are large turnup type plants) seem to need more moisture than chicory. Deer love chicory! This is fun for me and gets back to hunting camp more often. I spent about $300.00 to plant two plots that total 1 3/4 acres . Hope you find some help from this.
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