food plot

How to Hunt Food Plots: Maybe Don’t

Sep 21, 2022 Lindsay Thomas Jr.

You worked hard to prepare that fall food plot, from filling the first soil-sample baggie to the final roll of the cultipacker, leaking drops of sweat onto the Earth the whole way. Now a green…

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How to Defeat Herbicide Resistant Weeds in Deer Food Plots

Jul 6, 2022 Mark Turner

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…

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Food Plot Myths Busted: Why Your Clover Doesn’t Need Mowing and Brassicas Don’t Get Sweeter After a Frost

Aug 11, 2021 NDA Staff

In this episode of the Deer Season 365 podcast we are talking with Mark Turner, a PhD candidate at the University of Tennessee working under Dr. Craig Harper. Mark and Brian discuss some of the…

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Food Plot Species Profile: Oats

Jul 15, 2020 Ryan Basinger

It’s no secret that cereal grains – wheat, oats, cereal rye, triticale – are popular choices for planting in food plots managed for whitetails. Cereal grains are highly attractive to deer, and they perform well…

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Recover From Food Plot Failure by Planting a Salvage Plot

Oct 9, 2019 Ryan Basinger

It never fails. Around mid- to late October every year, my phone starts ringing constantly from concerned food plotters frantically explaining that they planted their food plots in early September but then watched them wither…

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Successful Food Plot Seeding Rates

Feb 6, 2018 Craig Harper and Ryan Basinger

Have you ever gone to great lengths to plant your food plots correctly, but they didn’t turn out as you had hoped? There are many potential explanations, but we want to cover one that is…

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Grain Sorghum for Deer

May 31, 2017 Ryan Basinger

Sorghums are classified into four groups – grass sorghums, grain sorghums, broomcorn, and sorgos. The grain sorghums are typically planted for deer and other wildlife because of their ability to produce grain. It is this…

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