How to Defeat Herbicide Resistant Weeds in Deer Food Plots

Weed control is one of the most important considerations to produce high-quality food plots, and herbicides are the most effective and efficient tool to reduce weed competition. Unfortunately, several weeds have developed resistance to some herbicides. Herbicide-resistant weeds have been a problem for farmers for several years, and increasing populations of these weeds have begun …

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Planting American Jointvetch for Deer

Don’t overlook this browse-tolerant, easy-to-plant summer forage just because its name isn’t “soybeans.” Annual warm-season food plots are commonly recommended to address nutritional limitations when bucks are growing antlers and does are lactating. Warm-season plantings also provide forage during the late-summer stress period in the South prior to cool-season forages becoming available. Additionally, warm-season plots …

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Ladino Clover for Deer | A Step-by-Step Guide

This article was updated on March 15, 2022 Few things are more attractive in the deer food plot world than a solid stand of ladino clover, particularly when it is still there after the third or fourth year. Ladino clover is a cool-season perennial legume that spreads by stolons. In the proper growing environment, ladino …

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Frost Seeding Clover and Other Food Plot Species: When and How

This article was updated 3/1/2022 If you live in an area where the surface layer of soil freezes during winter, you can save fuel and equipment costs by frost seeding a portion of your clover food plots. Frost seeding involves spreading seed on frozen ground and allowing the freeze-thaw-freeze-thaw cycle that occurs as spring approaches …

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