Avoid Herbicide Trouble in Food Plots With Simple Plant-Back Intervals

Jun 7, 2023 Mark Turner

Soil-active herbicides can greatly improve weed control in food plots as they control weed seedlings before they compete with planted species. However, soil-active herbicides can have similar, damaging effects on your future plantings if the…

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Is Craig Harper’s FSI Cocktail Safe for Non-Target Trees?

Jan 9, 2023 NDA Staff

You can quickly restore sunlight to a closed-canopy forest to fuel deer forage production – a technique called “Forest Stand Improvement” (FSI). We recommend girdling and spraying select trees to kill them standing using an…

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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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Your Food Plots are Dying for You to Learn the Other 2 Types of Weed Control

Feb 2, 2022 Ryan Basinger

For the diehard food-plotter, it doesn’t get much worse than pouring time and resources into the perfect deer food plot only to see your hopes and dreams overtaken by undesirable weeds. Unfortunately this has been…

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5 Herbicides Every Deer Steward Should Know

Apr 24, 2017 Brian Grossman

Let’s face it, food plots are a lot of work. They can also be costly when you consider the seed, lime, fertilizer, as well as the fuel needed to keep the tractor or ATV running….

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The Deer Steward’s Guide to Herbicide Terms

Jun 24, 2016 Brian Grossman

Herbicides can play a key role in your deer habitat management strategy. Their use can assist with creating and maintaining viable food plots, help control non-native, invasive species, and even control less-desirable brush and trees…

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Try These Warm-Season Food Plot Mixes

Feb 20, 2013 Craig Harper

In my past article “Weed Control Primer” in Quality Whitetails magazine, I shared strategies for effective weed control in cool- and warm-season food plots. I also included several food plot mixtures and matching weed-control methods…

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Hack-and-Squirt for Timber Stand Improvement

Jan 16, 2013 Lindsay Thomas Jr.

Planting the right trees and removing the wrong ones can both be part of effective deer habitat management. You might need to remove trees for timber stand improvement (selecting low-value tree species to allow sunlight…

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Try These Cool-Season Food Plot Mixes

Aug 6, 2012 Craig Harper

There are a myriad of combinations that can be used with cool-season food plots. Many contain grasses, leguminous forbs (such as clovers and alfalfa), and non-leguminous forbs (such as chicory and brassicas). This can be…

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Avoiding Glyphosate Resistance

Jun 25, 2012 Brian Sheppard

Over the last 30 years, no other herbicide has proved as useful to corn and soybean farmers and deer managers as glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup®. Glyphosate and Roundup Ready® technology have simplified weed…

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